Welcome to Wisdom's Well!
We're glad you've found us on the Web---and we look forward to meeting you in person at some of our upcoming programs, held at a variety of venues throughout the Madison area.
A message from Sister Lynn Lisbeth, OP
As the new year approaches, calendars turn over a new leaf & sometimes we do, too.
Recently I realized “it’s time” to resign from my position as one of Wisdom’s Well’s co-directors, effective Dec. 31, 2014.I joined the Wisdom’s Well staff in 2008. Over the past six years, I’ve been involved in a wide variety of programs, especially collaborating with various churches and co-presenters: a Busy Person’s retreat, our third Summer Evening: Merton by Heart, a pre-Parliament of the World’s Religions “Come to the Waters” and a Thomas Merton series. Recent years have included: Spiritual Longings and Belongings with Paula Hirschboeck, in the series Hard Times: Spiritual Opportunity - A Day Away and Aware: the Universe Story with Penny Andrews, Being and Belonging with Ann Marie Waterhouse, The Labyrinth Called Life - a four-part series at Madison Christian Community and First United Methodist, The Golden Rule: Compassion in Action
- a three-part series and this year, Being Faith-filled Citizens in the spirit of Parker Palmer.
I heartily support the spirit and mission of Wisdom’s Well and the work of Mo and Beth to nurture spirituality ministry here in the Madison area. Blessings on it all and on you all.”
With a loving, grateful heart,
Lynn Lisbeth, OP LisbethOP@aol.com 608 285 – 5312
We are deeply appreciative of the six years of intentional, compassionate service that Sr. Lynn offered through her work at Wisdom's Well Spirituality Center. Her wide range of offerings over the years allowed many people to explore and deepen their spirituality - connecting mind, body, and Spirit.
Blessings to you, Lynn, in your new life ahead...
Sr. Maureen and Beth
Bridges to Contemplative Living
new group now forming.
Are you yearning for a contemplative space in the busyness of your daily life?
Come, join other seekers in reflective dialogue—a grounding point for living a life of contemplative awareness.
Check out the book we use
Booklet #1: Entering the School of Your Experience
Jan 5, 19, Feb 2, 16, March 2, 16, 30, April 13 2015
Booklet #6:Writing Yourself Into the Book of Life
Tuesdays, Jan 6, 20, Feb 3, 17, March 3, 17, 31, April 14 2015
Placing Our Mind in Our Heart:
An Introductory Wisdom School Part A
Only when the mind is “in the heart,” grounded and tethered in that deeper wellspring of spiritual awareness, is it possible to live the teachings of Jesus without hypocrisy or burnout. The gospel requires a radical openness and compassion that are beyond the capacity of the anxious, fear-ridden ego.
- Reverend Cynthia Bourgeault
Following the Benedictine rhythm of ora et labora (prayer and work),this 4-day retreat will offer an introductory immersion into Wisdom Work. Silence, small group teachings, instruction in spiritual practices, and group meditation will provide the framework to introduce retreatants to the Christian contemplative tradition.
Gathering the Guides
As an on-going piece of our ministry, Wisdom's Well offers bi-annual gatherings for those serving as Spiritual Guides (Directors) in Madison and the surrounding area. Our purpose in these gatherings is to offer on-going education as well as support for those who have been called to serve as Holy Listeners. If you are currently serving as a Spiritual Guide, you are invited to join us at our next gathering.
Next Gathering will be in spring, 2015. Details coming soon.
Contact Beth O’Brien at email@example.com OR (608) 833-4118
Centering Prayer I, II & III Christian Meditation
as Transformative Practice
Centering Prayer is a simple, meditative form of prayer with roots in the monastic and mystical traditions of the Christian faith. Based on the teachings and practices of Fr. Thomas Keating and Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, these series of 6 classes each will look to Christian meditation as a means of transforming consciousness.
Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian / Without Sophia I Would Not be a Buddhist
Paul F. Knitter and Paula C. Hirschboeck
Registration deadline for all events is one week before event begins, unless otherwise noted. There is a 50% refund until the registration deadline, no refund after the deadline