Below is a list of retreats and workshops planned for 2018.
February House Gathering: Intro to work of Wisdom & Money
February 12, 2018 — February 12, 2018
My friend and Y2Y board colleague Stephanie Dodson has kindly offered to host a lunchtime gathering at her home in the Back Bay. I will present a general introduction to the work of W&M, with a special emphasis on engagement with philanthropy. This gathering is meant for new folks in our network who may be considering joining one of our W&M Circles for people who know themselves to have “more than enough” financial wealth. Existing members of our network are also invited to come share something of their experience.
Sacred Silence: Stillness & Contemplative Practice
February 16, 2018 — February 23, 2018
Hallelujah Farm · Chesterfield, NH
Winter’s invitation is to move downward and inward, to join the plants and hibernators in darkness, waiting, and unknowing. To listen in the quiet depths of the heart, opening to a greater mystery within. Practicing together in silence calls us to the core of who we are, inviting transformation at the deepest levels and preparing us to be in the world with equanimity and grace. This week-long retreat, with a weekend-only option, is a rare opportunity to enter deeply into silence and solitude within a Wisdom community of support through the practice of silent prayer as well as the exploration of Silence as a presence that can be experienced directly by our whole being; body, mind and heart.
April House Gathering: Introduction
April 5, 2018 — April 5, 2018
Thursday, April 5 – Steven Bonsey will host an evening gathering at his home in Cambridge with a light supper. He will make a general presentation introducing the work of W&M, this time with a special emphasis on engagement with impact investing.
This gathering is meant for new folks in our network who may be considering joining one of our W&M Circles for people who know themselves to have “more than enough” financial wealth. Existing members of our network are also invited to come share something of their experience.
Workshop: Introduction to Wisdom Christianity
April 7, 2018 — April 7, 2018
Cathedral Church of St Paul
Saturday, April 7 – Steven Bonsey will present a half-day (morning) teaching workshop at the Cathedral Church of St Paul, in partnership with Contemplative Outreach of Boston. This “Introduction to Wisdom Christianity” will feature both a practical and conceptual introduction to the contemplative practices that are part of our work in Wisdom & Money. The workshop is open to all free of charge, with donations accepted to cover the costs of light refreshments.
Retreat: Working with Money as a Spiritual Practice
May 31, 2018 — June 3, 2018
Bethany House of Prayer in Arlington, MA
This 3-night retreat at Bethany House of Prayer in Arlington will offer a deeper experience of the contemplative practices and money conversations that comprise the work of Wisdom & Money Circles. This retreat may serve as an on-ramp for those who wish to join a bounded Circle; it may also serve as a valuable stand-alone experience. This retreat is meant for those who know themselves to have “more than enough” financial wealth.