Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Weird Wisdom Taught at Episcopal Convent

The Episcopal Convent of Saint Helena flyer sometimes makes me wonder what kind of convent this is, but then I remember the modifier...


Here is an example,

The monthly Wisdom Group continues its gatherings at the convent, working with recorded material by Adyashanti, a spiritual teacher who emerged from the Zen tradition yet draws on all great spiritual traditions.

Says Sr Linda, the group host, "There’s a familiarly quoted adage, ‘When the pupil is ready, the teacher appears.’

If Adyashanti’s teaching is for you, it is so healing and freeing. The effect of people who hear him must be similar to the effect on people who heard Jesus speak.”

We watch and reflect on one DVD ateach gathering, meeting from 9:30 until noon, and
closing each gathering with a time of silence.
To partially quote their spiritual teacher,
"If you want to learn something, go elsewhere."
Maybe the sisters don't realize that their teacher might not be all in it for Christ. After all, he also wrote,
"You are the Buddha! You are freedom itself! Stop dreaming your dream! Stop pretending that you are in bondage—stop telling yourself that lie! Stop pretending to be someone, or something!"
Hey St. Paul, can you help them out on that bondage issue?
"I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness." Romans 6:19 KJV
Don't worry too much about the poor sisters being led away from the convent, because they plan on balancing Adyashanti with a dose of Former Presiding Bishop Frank (Continue the Conversation) Griswold.

In a weekend teaching, Bishop Griswold will explore the various ways we are prepared and rendered open to the sometimes wild and unexpected “Lion of the Tribe of Judah” who bounds into our lives and lays claim to our hears and imagination.

Now that creates an interesting image: the Lion of the tribe of Judah pouncing on Adyashanti with Frank Griswold asking us enter into a deeper conversation about it as it happens. Now that would be an impact worth awakening for!


  1. Episcopal Convent of Saint Helena???

    "If you want to learn something, go elsewhere."

  2. Anonymous7:48 AM

    It's spelled "weird".

  3. This is the stuff that ruined the West.