May 19, 2022 — May 22, 2022
Hallelujah Farm Retreat - Chesterfield, NH

What if our financial resources were aligned with the ancient wisdom of spiritual transformation and right action? The contemplative stream of Wisdom Christianity offers practices that aid both the inner healing and the opening of the heart that bring us and our money into resonance with higher knowing. We will be delving into these practices as a group of 6-12 people at Hallelujah Farm in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, from May 19-22. Read on for details and how to register.

Details

Wisdom & Money retreats are a time to enter into a monastic rhythm of silence, chanting and prayer.  During our time together, we invite participants to share a question, issue or growing edge that they are working with related to money. Facilitators offer teaching in contemplative spiritual practices that flow from the Christian monastic tradition, an ancient source of spiritual wisdom, and also teach practices such as the Be Present Empowerment Model™ that flow from contemporary movements for social justice.  In addition to our time in circle together, we will have ample time to be on our own. We will gather Thursday evening at 5:00 PM and conclude with lunch at noon on Sunday.

Who This Retreat is For

Wisdom & Money retreats are intended for people who see themselves as having more than enough financial wealth and/or who come from a culture of wealth. At Wisdom & Money, we do not put a number on what constitutes wealth. We are aware that different people have different definitions of wealth. Our retreats are for those who recognize that they have more than they need. Most people who come to our retreats are keenly aware of economic inequities and/or have friends who struggle to make ends meet. Together, we listen for how to make financial decisions in order to create a world in which everyone has their needs met.

Small Circles

Wisdom & Money retreats are small circles to allow ample time for each person to bring his or her voice into the circle. The facilitators participate in that sharing and also offer teaching about the practices that we use. That said, Wisdom & Money retreats are not “teacher centered.” The participants and our questions are the focus, and the learnings emerge primarily from within ourselves and from listening to each other.
Wisdom Christianity offers practices that aid both the inner healing and the opening of the heart that brings us and our money into resonance with higher knowing.
This retreat will be facilitated by Steven Bonsey.

All Faiths & Spiritual Backgrounds Welcome

You do not have to be Christian to attend our retreats. We often have participants who are not Christian and/or people who were raised Christian and who are no longer active in their church (as well as people who are). That said, Wisdom & Money as an organization is rooted in the Christian tradition. We are not affiliated with a particular denomination or church.

The Location

This in-person retreat will take place at Hallelujah Farm, set in the beautiful wooded hills of Chesterfield, New Hampshire. Nestled into the southwest corner of New Hampshire, vibrant greenery and flower gardens abound in the summertime.The retreat center offers rooms beautifully appointed rooms, a stunning chapel and meditation space, a peaceful sun-filled dining room, and expansive rural grounds. The farms are beautifully renovated 18th century buildings. They retain all of the history and farmhouse charm while the updates bring comfort and modern conveniences. Along with the use of the physical spaces, Hallelujah Farm offers delicious, locally grown, vegetarian meals with gluten and dairy-free options.

Cost & Registration 

In keeping with Wisdom & Money’s practice of Living in Gift, Wisdom & Money retreats do not charge a fee. Part of what we are hoping to create in the world is a transformed flow of money. One way we practice that is by operating in the flow of gift. Our retreats are offered as gift, and everyone who comes is invited to make an offering into the flow of gift, as we are so led or inspired, so that this ministry can continue to exist and thrive. Wisdom & Money also practices financial transparency. To that end, we share information on the organization’s finances openly with people in our network, including the costs associated with hosting our retreats.

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We ask that you confirm your attendance by April 30, 2022.

Health & Safety Protocols

To read our evolving Covid safety protocol for in-person retreats, please visit this page. Our group of 6-12 people will be staying in private single rooms (with double occupancy rooms available for couples). We will not be interacting with any other groups at the retreat center for the duration of our stay.

If you're interested in attending this event, please sign up here and we'll be in touch with you.