WISDOM CENTER, Grants Pass, Oregon
WISDOM CENTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY 2008
APRIL 2008 - WISDOM CENTER has moved the core of its library to the UU Community Room behind Creative Alternative on G-St. Inquire there about checking out materials. Mission Statement: "To provide meaningful and enriching multimedia educational opportunities that meet the social and economic needs of Josephine Co. citizenry and provide access to information, communication and educational entertainment for the whole community." **************** "Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power." (Lao-Tzu)
Help us reveal a more positive future engaging global vision for a better world. Wisdom Center sponsors events, educational forums, infotainment and research for expanding awareness, conscious creating, and shifting into more aligned identity.
Topics include community, spirituality, self-help, healing, art, science, philosophy, mind/body science.
This learning organization is not affiliated with any religious, spiritual or mystical path and does not endorse any particular system. Our search to know is not to be right, but because we crave understanding and living connection with Wisdom and Souce. We support you in your own beliefs, service and practice as well as in drawing your own conclusions. Ours is a shared vision of team learning, community learning, developing a shared vocabulary and vision, finding common ground.
WISDOM CENTER is a not-for-profit, volunteer-operated organization, a teaching and research center providing easy access to books, videos, and audiocassette programs on a variety of coommunity interests and topical meetings in response to member interest.
Mission Statement: "To provide meaningful and enriching multimedia educational opportunities that meet the social and economic needs of Josephine Co. citizenry and provide access to information, communication and educational entertainment for the whole community."
"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power." (Lao-Tzu)OUR PHILOSOPHY: Our ability to discern truth is enhanced by exposure to a broader perspective on the human experience. As we integrate new truths into our awareness, the expansion of knowledge in the collective mind advances the evolution of human consciousness.
Wisdom Center Events 2008
The Wisdom Center is a nonprofit corporation located in Grants Pass, Oregon to provide access to the great wisdom literature by creating and maintaining a library and offering classes and study groups to its members and the general public. For more information about the Wisdom Center and its offerings, please call.
GRANTS PASS COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Wisdom is about inspiration, healing, meaning and purpose.
Collective wisdom implies we interact in those dimensions with outreach. Participatory wisdom means service. As well as a lending library, the Wisdom Center is a great place to learn and exchange new ideas and information. We hope to create a lively forum where thoughts and feelings are shared freely and regularly, with warmth and heartfulness. We want to open the worlds within and expand our world without.
"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." -Marcel Proust
"The human's most powerful metaphysical drive is to understand, to order, to sort out, and rearrange in ever more orderly and understandably constructive ways. You find then that man's true function is metaphysical." --Buckminster Fuller
BEHIND THE SCENES OF The WISDOM CENTER
WISDOM IS a direct apprehension of our intrinsic interconnection that is grounded in compassionate action. In some traditions this contact has been characterized as an experience of a feminine nature. Knowledge arises as a result of past experience and the transmission of that knowing. Wisdom is discernment, and commitment to a course of action based on that discernment. Wisdom arises as a direct intuition of the existent interconnection of life. Knowledge may or may not be wise. Wisdom is always so.
Knowledge is transmittable information that has been tried and found to be true. Much of our conventional social norms are built on this form of knowing. But the source of wisdom speaks to us from another dimension of our experience. Wisdom is our living legacy to be directly experienced as part of the art of being human.