Much more than knowledge or even understanding, wisdom is seeing life through the eyes of an awakened heart and transformed consciousness. Rather than being the result of the accumulation of information, wisdom comes from acquiring a new mind. The Christian name for this new mind is the mind of Christ. Seeing through the mind of Christ is seeing the real, not merely the apparent. This is the basis of wisdom.
Wisdom is grounded in a deep awareness of the sacredness and interconnectedness of everything in existence. It is living in alignment with the creative Spirit of Wisdom who inhabits all of creation and is our truest and deepest self. It is learning to participate in God’s transformational agenda of cosmic whole-making, this being the way in which everything that exists becomes new and whole in Christ.
CASCADIA LIVING WISDOM SCHOOL helps small groups of program participants (typically less than 15) learn to access and live wisdom through teaching and mentoring that is built around guided readings, online interaction, videoconferences, and retreats. Retreats are four days in duration and normally held in or near Toronto (Canada) in September of each year. However, while these retreats form an integral part of the program, they are elective – this making the non-residential aspects of the program available to those living overseas or unable to travel.
Through readings, teaching, conversation, modelling, and contemplative practices, CASCADIA LIVING WISDOM SCHOOL participants will be equipped to: