Cultivating Wisdom

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In These Chaotic Times, How Do You Cultivate the Wisdom to Move Forward?

“We are becoming nuclear giants and technological wizards while remaining ethnical adolescents and wisdom dwarfs.”Roger Walsh

Roger has designed this ILP module to explore what is wisdom and how is it cultivated. These are among the most important questions we can ask, but questions that have been routinely ignored in modern times. In the twentieth century, the search for wisdom was replaced by a search for knowledge as science and technology promised answers to life’s ills. However, along with scientific achievements came disasters, particularly the devastation of the planet through the accelerating use of modern technology.

In an era drenched in data, a desire for wisdom has been reborn. Where can we go to learn about wisdom? The answer is clear: to the world’s great contemplative religions and their accompanying philosophies and psychologies. This ILP module offers distillations of the world’s accumulated wisdom—ancient and modern, religious and scientific, philosophical and psychological. It is a unique resource that brings together our collective understanding of wisdom and the ways to develop it.

In this ILP module Roger explores…

  • What is wisdom?
  • Examples of wisdom teachings from the great traditions.
  • How to cultivate wisdom utilizing contemplative practices
  • General wisdom practices
  • Specific wisdom practices
  • Working with a teacher
  • Lectio Divina Practice
  • Integrated wisdom practice