One River Wisdom — Cup of Wisdom

Jun 12th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
- Jun 14th, 2020 @ 11:00 AM
St. Mary’s Sewanee
770 St. Mary's Lane
Sewanee, TN 37375

Cup of Wisdom: Games People Play

The Golden Rule and the Dark Side of Holy Scriptures

Holy books are the product of not always so holy humans. For every “Love your neighbor” (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 22:39) there is a “Destroy every man, woman, child and cow of the Amalekites.” (I Samuel 15:3). This weekend participants will tackle the darker forces of religion and spirituality, the mindset that feeds them, and how to free ourselves from both.


One River Wisdom School fosters religious literacy and spiritual maturation in a welcoming, contemplative weekend retreat setting. While each retreat 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 and Rev. Dr. Gordon Peerman comprise the core faculty, and are often joined by other teachers.

The Rev. Dr. Gordon Peerman is an Episcopal priest and psychotherapist in private practice in Nashville, TN. He leads One River Wisdom School Nashville, which meets weekly at Second Presbyterian Church. Gordon is the author of Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering.

Rabbi Rami 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 ( Among Rami’s many books are Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent and The World Wisdom Bible.

Select Lodging Options (choose one lodging space per booking)

Ticket Type Price Spaces
The Anna House (Single) $465.00
St. Mary's Hall (Single) $365.00
Commuter Ticket
Cost includes program and meals