Images and Videos from Wisdom Ways Events

Workshops: Winter/Spring 2016

Wisdom Ways Outdoor Labyrinth Dedication
August 15, 2016
Photo credit: Kabeya Media

On August 15, 2016, Wisdom Ways held a dedication for the two recently installed outdoor labyrinths on the Carondelet Center grounds: The Garden Labyrinth and the Chartres Labyrinth.

Boundless Compassion Retreat

Joyce Rupp
June 19-23, 2016

During this five day retreat, Joyce led participants into an examination of the theoretical and experiential dynamics of compassionate presence, including relational skills, self-care, loss and suffering, and compassion in the work place. Based on the format and themes of The Institute of Compassionate Presence, retreat days alternated content with participative processes of quiet reflection, various dialogue formats, music, and rituals that contribute to the integration of compassion into everyday life.

Two Events with Naomi Shihab Nye
Naomi Shihab Nye
March 18-19, 2016
Photo credit: Kabeya Media

March 18: With over 400 people in attendance, Nye read her poems, reflected on poetry as an act of spiritual devotion, and probed the ways that poetry and literature help open our hearts to one another.

March 19: This morning focused on the craft and process of poetry as well as the public role of writers in building bridges across cultures and providing counter-frames to the lenses of fear and xenophobia in our world.

Red Roads and Blue Highways: An American Journey in Song and Word
Kent Nerburn and Larry Long
February 19, 2016
Photo credit: Kabeya Media

Highly acclaimed author Kent Nerburn and Larry Long led an evening of songs, stories and music that expressed how their time with First Nations peoples has changed their hearts and transformed their lives. The experiences of the two men created an unexpected synergy and chemistry—while shining a light on the humanity behind our cultural differences. Over 300 people attended this event.


Spring 2016 Hedgerow Field Trips

Appetite for Change, 2/15
Gandhi Mahal, 3/7
Hope Community, 4/4
Photo credit: Kathy Berken

During the Winter/Spring 2016 Hedgerow class, particpants learned about why what we eat matters. As part of the class, participants visited thrree local organizations committed to social and ecological justice and putting spiritual, ethical principles into practice.