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From 1-7 April 2019 Cynthia Bourgeault gave a Wisdom School called “Luminous Wisdom” at the Cowichan Lake Education Centre on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Her teaching on this occasion was based around eight points that she sees as the “defining characteristics” of the branch of Wisdom in which she situates herself and which inform the teaching and practice of the Contemplative Society.

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I have spent many hours of my adult life sitting with people struggling to make difficult decisions.

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In the game of “dueling texts” I will certainly lose when the topic of slavery is raised.

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The mysterious visitors Matthew’s Gospel portrays as coming to pay homage to Jesus in Bethlehem were operating from a different paradigm than guides most people.

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When the “mä’-gos ” arrived in Jerusalem, they explained to King Herod that they were seeking “the child who has been born king of the Jews.”

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The “mä’-gos” who traveled to Bethlehem to kneel and pay homage to the baby Mary bore, and to offer “gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh”, point the way for those who seek skills of wisdom for the journey of life.

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It is unfortunate that The Rev. John Henry Hopkins (1820-1891) has so completely shaped the popular imagination about the Christian festival of Epiphany (celebrated on January 6).

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39 When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.

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Conversations of the Heart VST Summer School
Cynthia Bourgeault Wednesday 9-15 July 2007

Thursday 12 July 2007

Kenosis – emptying, the path of letting go – this is the path Jesus taught.

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Pema Chodron is a prophet of bearing with the pain.

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