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Sources of Wisdom

An Online Retreat

With Laurence Freeman OSB

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Given that most of our communication and exploration is - for the moment – online,
what better time to take part in an online retreat?

The time of self-isolating and social distance that we are currently experiencing is a kind of extended Lent: a voluntary restriction which reminds us of the limited control we have in reality – at any time – over the circumstances of our daily lives. A willing and conscious entering into these limitations can, paradoxically, bring us to an unexpected experience of limitless freedom. This is also how a retreat will often work. Another way of thinking of our new collective social reality is that we are undertaking an enormous global retreat. Some are following it more attentively than others; some are quite unaware that they are on this retreat; but more and more are quieting down and joining in. Given that most of our communication and exploration is – for the moment – online, what better time to take part in an online retreat?


COURSE OVERVIEW

Sources of Wisdom has been designed so that you can participate in a way that suits you. It doesn’t involve setting aside an enormous amount of time (that’s already been done for you), but it will work best if you designate a certain period during which you are on retreat, whether that be a morning, an afternoon, a day, a weekend, a week or a month. The retreat is structured into one-and-a-half hour sessions: meditation, video of a talk, followed by a time for personal reflection.

At the end of this course, Fr Laurence will be adding an additional talk to the already rich reflections on wisdom, illustrating his main themes from the riches of other spiritual traditions.

What you will discover on this retreat:

Session One

The Essential Teaching of Meditation

Session Two

The Taste and Experience of Wisdom

Session Three

Light, Glory, Time and Ritual

Session Four

The Purpose of Ritual, Discipline and Community

Session Five

The Wisdom of the Mantra: Poverty and Humility

Session Six

From Law to Grace: The Wisdom of Failure

Sources of Wisdom

An Online Retreat with Laurence Freeman OSB

Free for Supporting Members

Get unlimited access to our ever-growing library of selected digital content when you sign up for a regular monthly contribution.

$44.99

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About Laurence Freeman OSB

Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of Sta Maria di Pilastrello, Lendinara, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation. He is also Director of Bonnevaux, the International Centre of the World Community for Christian Meditation where he now resides. Fr Laurence 
 
 

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