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OUR VISION, MISSION, AND PROMISE

Vision

To grow spiritual maturity for a more compassionate and wiser world.

Mission

To cultivate a collective of seasoned spiritual companions and thought-shapers who offer trainings and experiences grounded in and reaching beyond contemplative Christianity to bring perennial wisdom to today’s world.

Promise

To be an authority in spiritual direction by offering certified trainings and transformational experiences provided by qualified facilitators enlivened by Wisdom.

“Nothing has ever been said about God that hasn’t already been said better by the wind in the pine trees.”

- Thomas Merton

Our Beliefs:

  • We believe that Wisdom is God’s love and knowledge in action and we are to cultivate a relationship with as well as follow ways of Wisdom (Proverbs 3:17)
  • We believe Wisdom is perennial as it arises through all of Creation—at all times, in all places, through all people and traditions.
  • We believe Jesus embodied Wisdom and his Wisdom teachings both spoke to and transcended his own culture, religion, and tradition, so to follow Jesus is one way to cultivate and deepen a relationship with Wisdom.
  • We believe in the reality of and the need to tend to our inner Wisdom as the Spirit of God dwells within each of us.
  • We believe an openness to Wisdom beyond our own experience enriches our own experience and deepens our collective wisdom.
  • We believe Wisdom empowers us with discernment to respond to suffering and evil, both personal and systemic.
  • We believe Wisdom disrupts compulsive dualistic thinking in both individuals and groups and invites nondual thinking (the Christian tradition calls this transformation “the mind of Christ”).
  • We believe in the power of spiritual companionship in helping us grow in Wisdom and discernment. (historical Christian examples are healthy discipleship and ekklesia or beloved community).

 


 

Our Ecosystem:

  • Wisdom grounded in contemplative practice (silence, solitude, listening, and discernment)
  • Compassionate curiosity as our Wisdom lens
  • Growing awareness of the nature of Wisdom and the Wisdom Pattern
  • Celebrating Wisdom’s ability to unify and find expression through spirituality, art, and science
  • Nurturing the sharing of collective wisdom for the common good (referred to as the Body of Christ in Christianity)

 


 

Our Staff Ecosystem:

All three are necessary in order to thrive:

  • Tend to your work with Wisdom (take care of your work with love and knowledge).
  • Tend to your workmates with Wisdom (take care of your workmates with love and knowledge).
  • Tend to yourself with Wisdom (take care of yourself with love and knowledge)

"God has arranged all things in the world in consideration of everything else."

- St. Hildegard of Bingen

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