One River Wisdom — The Heart of Spiritual Living

Oct 24th, 2020 @ 11:00 AM
- @ 1:00 PM

(All Event Times Listed are Central Standard Time)
St. Mary’s Sewanee
770 St. Mary's Lane
Sewanee, TN 37375

The Heart of Spiritual Living —
One Teaching: Perennial Wisdom; One Practice: Be a Blessing

The Rig Veda teaches, “Truth is one. Different people call it by different names.” Sadly, we live in a time when the names have come to replace the Truth, and the very idea of Truth has yielded to the narcissism of sacred opinion.

Our goal in this seminar is simple: to return to Truth. We call this Truth Perennial Wisdom, the four–fold insight at the mystic heart of the world’s religions:

      • All reality is a manifesting of a non-dual Aliveness called by many names.
      • You have the innate capacity to awaken in, with, and as this Aliveness.
      • Awakening to Aliveness calls you to be a blessing through the Golden Rule.
      • Awakening to Aliveness and being a blessing is your highest calling.

Blending conversation and contemplation, we reveal what it is to be spiritually awake and culturally woke in a time of darkening fear, anger, and desperation.

Recommended reading before the workshop: The World Wisdom Bible which is available for purchase here.


One River Wisdom School fosters religious literacy and spiritual maturation in a welcoming, contemplative setting. While each event has its own focus, all retreats are grounded in five core disciplines practiced throughout the day: Qigong, Lovingkindness, Mindfulness Meditation, Contemplative Study, and Self–Inquiry.

Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an author, lecturer, and podcast host. A congregational rabbi for 20 years and a Professor of Religious Studies for 10, Rabbi Rami writes the Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler column for Spirituality and Health magazine, and hosts the magazine’s weekly podcast, Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami (

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