Creation’s Wisdom: Exploring the Five Wisdom Teachings

Offered by Rev. Daniel Wolpert, M.Div.

In Person:
Thursday, October 21st — Sunday, October 24th

Suggested donation: $425

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The Five Wisdom Teaching describes five personality and constitutional types, each arising from a unique elemental energy. Based upon Chinese and Tibetan Five Element Theory and contemplative (mindfulness) psychology, these teachings promote contemplative practice that grounds us in our created, elemental world. Together, we will explore these energies through a special meditation practice and learn how to relate to each one with greater wisdom and clarity to enhance personal growth and health. We will also explore how these teachings intersect with the Christian spiritual life and how they can be helpful to us in our time of climate crisis.


Daniel Wolpert, MDiv, a Presbyterian minister, is cofounder of the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing (MICAH). He has been a student of the spiritual life since age 21 and has taught in the fields of psychology and spiritual formation. Dan provides counseling and spiritual direction. He is the author of five books: Leading a Life with God: the Practice of Spiritual Leadership, Creating a Life with God: the Call of Ancient Prayer Practices, co-author of Meeting God in Virtual Reality, The Collapse of the Three Story Universe: Christianity in an Age of Science, and most recently, Creation’s Wisdom: Spiritual Practice and Climate Change.