Tuesdays, February 16 and 23, and March 2, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 pm (Central Time via Zoom)

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack,
a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

—Leonard Cohen, Anthem

Longing by Bob Schmitt

Join brush painter Bob Schmitt for three meditative evening chats, each focused on three of his Nine Gates scrolls:

  • darkness
  • longing
  • abandonment
  • rage
  • emptiness
  • compassion
  • unbridled joy
  • oneness
  • delusion

Bob will share his process of creating these images, which are grounded in the particulars of his own journey. Come enter into the energy held by each scroll and share the words, sounds, images and movements stirred from within as we explore the thresholds of spiritual journeys.

Bob’s exhibit the Nine Gates: thresholds of a spiritual journey will be on exhibit at Carondelet Center from January 8 – March 31, 2021.

COST:  Free. RSVP to 651-696-2788 or info@wisdomwayscenter.org.

Each session in this series will be held via Zoom and has a total contact time of one hour.

Online Course Expectations + Details:

  • Register as individuals.
  • After registering and prior to the date of this program, you will receive an email from Wisdom Ways with the Zoom link and other information. Generally, this email is sent 24-48 hours before the program.
  • Have the technology and internet connection that allow for stable video and audio connection through a computer or a hand-held device (e.g., tablet or smart phone).
  • This Zoom session will include a facilitator from Wisdom Ways who will help with navigation.



Bob Schmitt

Bob Schmitt is a Quaker and a student and teacher of Chinese calligraphy and painting who lives and paints a stone’s throw from Minnehaha Falls. He began brush painting as a 12-year-old watching public television and has studied weekly with a Chinese painting master for over 20 years.

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