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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

Eco-Spirituality: A Day Retreat with Laura Collins

Eco-Spirituality: A Day Retreat with Laura Collins

Saturday, May 11, 2024  9:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Cradle of Forestry - Pisgah National Forest Join us on Saturday, May 11 for a day with Laura Collins in Pisgah National Forest at the Cradle of Forestry. Our goal will be to slow down long enough to observe, listen,...

20th Century Wisdom for Modern Relationships

20th Century Wisdom for Modern Relationships

Tuesdays May 7 - 28, 2024  5:30 PM @ Elk Haven Wellness Center Join us for a spring learning series to discuss the 20th-century Jewish philosopher, thinker, and political activist Martin Buber. Psychologist, author, and teacher Dr. Justin Levitov will guide an...

Fresco Pilgrimage May 2-3, 2024

Fresco Pilgrimage May 2-3, 2024

Renowned Artist Ben Long has painted frescoes found in many locations in North Carolina Our pilgrimage will visit five of them and make an overnight stop in West Jefferson. Come join us!   CSW Director Rob Field will lead a two-day pilgrimage in Western North...