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Conference

Emerging Wisdom
San Diego, California, USA
7–15 April 2016

Thursday, 7 April 2016
Pre-conference Institutes

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.             Leadership Institute
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.             Men’s Institute
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.             Spirituality and Health Care Institute
5:00 p.m.                              Exhibitor space open to public
7:00 p.m.                              Welcome to Emerging Wisdom 2016
                                             Free Community Event


Friday, 8 April 2016
Emerging Wisdom Conference

7:00 a.m.                               Morning contemplative practice
                                              (optional)
9:00–10:30 a.m.                    Morning session: welcome, ritual
                                              gathering, Greg Boyle, SJ,
                                              "Barking to the Choir—Now
                                              Entering the Kinship of Heaven"

10:30–11:00 a.m.                  Break
11:00 a.m.                             Group spiritual direction offered by
                                              Sr. Mary Ann Clifford Rodriguez, RSM,
                                              and Elsy Arevalo
12:30–1:30 p.m.                    Midday meal (included)
2:00–3:15 p.m.                      Workshop I (F1)
3:45–5:00 p.m.                      Workshop II (F2)
5:00–7:00 p.m.                      Meal break
7:00 p.m.                               Evening session: Meet the 2016 New
                                              Contemplatives


Saturday, 9 April 2016
Emerging Wisdom Conference

7:00 a.m.                                Morning contemplative practice
                                               (optional)
9:00–10:30 a.m.                     Morning session: welcome, ritual
                                               gathering, Mary Jo Leddy, “Borders,
                                               Barriers, and Blessings”

10:30–11:00 a.m.                   Break
11:00 a.m.                              Group spiritual direction offered by
                                               Sr. Mary Ann Clifford Rodriguez, RSM,
                                               and Elsy Arevalo
12:30–1:30 p.m.                     Midday meal (included)
2:00–3:15 p.m.                       Workshop III (S1)
3:45–5:00 p.m.                       Workshop IV (S2)
5:00–7:00 p.m.                       Meal break
7:00 p.m.                                Evening session: Contemplative
                                               Concert    


Sunday, 10 April 2016
Emerging Wisdom Conference

7:00 a.m.                                Morning Contemplative Practice
                                               (optional)
9:00 a.m.                                Morning session: Rabbi Art Green,
                                               “Judaism as a Path of Love:
Inner
                                               Mysticism and Outward Service”

10:00 a.m.                              Group spiritual direction offered by
                                               Sr. Mary Ann Clifford Rodriguez, RSM,
                                               and Elsy Arevalo followed by closing ritual
11:00 a.m.                              Adjourn


Monday, 11 April 2016

Post-Conference Multi-faith Pilgrimage
8:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.            TBD


Tuesday–Friday, 12–15 April 2016

Emerging Wisdom Contemplative Retreats

Scheduling


Wisdom from past SDI event participants: The full schedule provides many opportunities for learning and engagement. Please make sure you take care of yourself. If you need more quiet time, select fewer options. If you seek stimulation, take advantage of all the options.

Select a schedule that works best for you. Give yourself permission to make space for your contemplative needs. A twenty-four hour meditation space will be available during the conference.  To discover local sacred sites and emerging wisdom, plan your visit to San Diego with ideas from the sacred sites webpage.

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