December 3, 2020 — December 6, 2020
In our homes

What if our financial resources were aligned with the ancient wisdom of spiritual transformation and right action?

Wisdom & Money 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. This “retreat-in-place” will draw from the Advent lectionary and will be an opportunity to reflect on year end giving and other seasonal money questions, as defined by each participant.

The retreat will offer an experience of the spiritual practices and money conversations that comprise the work of Wisdom & Money. Each of us will enter into the retreat in our home locations. The retreat is intended for people who know that they have more than enough financial wealth and/or who come from a culture of wealth.


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 or growing edge that he or she is working with related to the theme of the retreat.  Facilitators offer teaching in contemplative spiritual practices that flow from the Christian monastic tradition, an ancient source of spiritual wisdom, and also teach practices that flow from contemporary movements for social justice, such as the Be Present Empowerment Model. In addition to our time in circle together via videoconference, we will have ample time to be on our own.

Wisdom & Money retreats are intended for people of financial wealth and/or who come from a culture of wealth who desire to bring awareness to their relationship with money in order to participate in the transformation needed in our personal lives as well as in the world.   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 see themselves as having more than they need; are from a culture of wealth, from a wealthy family or community; and/or who work with wealth in their professional lives.

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.

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 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.

Participants will engage in the retreat activities in their own locations. Wisdom & Money will provide suggestions for how to prepare our space; instructions on how to enter into a retreat way of being in our homes; teaching in transformative practices and opportunities to gather with other participants via videoconference throughout the weekend.

This retreat will be facilitated by Steven Bonsey and Rose Feerick.


(Times are Eastern time zone; please translate to your location.)


5-7 pm Gather via Zoom


9-9:30 am Contemplative Practice (participants may opt to practice together on zoom or on our own)

11-12:30 Morning Session

2-3:30 Afternoon Session

5-6:30 Creative Practice on our own

8-9 Collective Discernment (optional)


9-9:30 am Contemplative Practice (participants may opt to practice together on zoom or on our own)

11-12:30 Morning Session

2-3:30 Afternoon Session

5-6:30 Conscious Work

8-9 Happiness Hour


9-9:45 Contemplative Eucharist

11-1:00 Session & Closing Ritual


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. Toward that end we share information on the organization’s finances openly with people in our network, including the costs associated with hosting our retreats.

We ask that you confirm your attendance by November 30, 2020.

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