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Center for Spiritual Wisdom

Living a Vibrant Spiritual Life

We teach spiritual practices as tools of transformation for the common good. We strive to align our work with God’s loving presence and action in the world.

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PROGRAMS

Center for Spiritual Wisdom offers workshops, conferences, group learning, retreats, and pilgrimages to promote Vibrant Spiritual Life. During the pandemic, most of our offerings take place online. Click here to discover our current programs.

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Our Inspiration page features enouraging words and good-for-your-soul reflections by our staff and associates. Center for Spiritual Wisdom is here to support you and your spiritual journey. This section will serve as a good resource.

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The Center is a young non-profit organization. We rely on individual donations to help sustain our operating costs. From our very beginning, donations have been our largest source of funding. Please partner with us!

WHO WE ARE

Center for Spiritual Wisdom serves all seekers — whoever you are and wherever you are in your spiritual journey.

The mission of Center for Spiritual Wisdom is to help people learn about spiritual practices in the interest of spiritual growth and transformation. Anyone may participate in the Center’s events, whether or not they are members of a faith community.

The Center strives to integrate the active and contemplative dimensions of life: soul work & justice work, science & spirituality, faith & reason, individual needs & the public good.

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WHAT WE DO

Center for Spiritual Wisdom promotes compassionate action and transformative growth in relation to God, neighbor, self, creation, and cosmos through the integration of practice, learning, engagement, and reflection.

We emphasize experiential learning through spiritual practices, real-world engagement, peer teaching, and other learning methods.

At CSW, spiritual practices are defined broadly to include traditional disciplines such as lectio divina and contemplative prayer, personal learning tools such as the Enneagram, and contemporary approaches such as eco-spirituality, social justice engagement, and the creative arts.

We offer multiple learning opportunities: one-day workshops, multi-day retreats, ongoing spiritual practice groups, and multi-week courses of study. Center offerings are held in a variety of settings, including colleges, faith communities, conference & retreat centers, etc. During the coronavirus pandemic, most of our events are held online.

CURRENT PROGRAMS

Thomas Merton Pilgrimage to KY

Thomas Merton Pilgrimage to KY

November 10-16, 2024 CLICK HERE to Register   Join us for Thomas Merton’s Interspiritual Journey, a special pilgrimage to Kentucky November 10-16. Together we will travel to the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University, Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey where Merton...

White Christian Nationalism discussion series

White Christian Nationalism discussion series

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist.Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a...

‘The Holdovers’ Movie Discussion Aug. 15

‘The Holdovers’ Movie Discussion Aug. 15

On Thursday, August 15 from 7 - 9 PM, the Center will revive the Reel Spirit Movie Project with an online discussion of the film The Holdovers (2023) starring Paul Giamatti. This dramatic comedy is set during the winter break of 1970 at a New England prep school where...