September 24, 2020 — September 27, 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. Our fall “retreat in place” will be an opportunity for participants to identify and reflect on a particular money issue that is present in their lives.  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 own locations.  This retreat is intended for people who know that they have more than enough financial wealth and/or who come from a culture of wealth.

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 he or she is 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 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 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.

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.

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.

Fall Retreat: Praying with our money questions

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.

Schedule

(Times listed are Eastern Time; please translate to your local time zone.)

Thursday

5-7 pm Gather via Zoom

Friday

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)

Saturday

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

Sunday

9-9:45 Contemplative Eucharist

11-1 Session and Closing Ritual

Cost

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 September 11, 2020.  

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