Full Throttle Joy Ride: A Wisdom Gathering with Coyote Joe Munshaw, April 12-13, 2019

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An event that will explore and celebrate the way of wisdom.


Friday April 12, 2019 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday April 13 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Lunch Provided Saturday
Coffee/tea/soda/snacks on Saturday


The St. Joseph Room
Mercy Conference Center
2039 North Geyer Road
St. Louis, MO 63131

Cost: $80

Knowledge: the broad path. Leads to information, skills, brightness, quickness, success, cleverness, effectiveness. Knowledge is useful and produces so much good that it is highly valued in our culture as the main way of helping us better deal with the people and circumstances of our lives. I can attest to this having spent nearly forty years in academe. I made an excellent living as a knowledge merchant.

Wisdom: the narrow path. Leads to a state that is subtle, intuitive, awake, alert, and alive. Wisdom leads to the abundant treasure all around us that we usually overlook. This narrow path leads to joy.

This is my invitation to you to an event that will explore and celebrate the way of wisdom. We have space for about forty people. Consider coming.

Mind Juggling — a full activation and synchronization of both brain hemispheres
Upsets — the wisdom of understanding the set-up and the set-down
Key Questions — designed to give you immediate access to the wisdom frame of mind
Unbinding — moving from a small self to a full self who freely accesses grace
The heart — an organ of perception
Wisdom is as wisdom does — explanation and exploration of specific wisdom practices

In the gathering we will have ample time for participant questions and answers, also  periods of collective silence. I am convinced that the fruit of wisdom is joy, so come prepared to smile and laugh.

Make your check payable to The Silent Center for $80

Download a printable registration form.

Send to Joe Munshaw 864
Whispering Meadows Drive
Manchester MO 63021-7177
Phone: (618) 210-1537       
Email: munshawjoseph431@gmail.com

Coyote Joe Munshaw lives in Manchester, MO with his mindfulness teacher wife, Coke Hennessy. In 1955 his third grade teacher, Mrs. Smith, lit a fire that continues to burn: the most important thing you can do with your life, Joe, is to teach. He did his undergraduate and graduate work at Mizzou studying communication. After completing his Ph.D. in 1972 he took a professorship at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where he spent his entire 32-year career. A pioneer in teaching and researching interpersonal communication, he developed and taught courses in listening, nonverbal communication, honesty and deception in human relationships, interracial communication, and communication theory. In 2004 he retired to a life revolving around family, friends, and the study of wisdom. He lives a contemplative life with a daily practice of Centering Prayer. For ten years he has been a student of Cynthia Bourgeault, an Episcopalian priest and mystic. On the occasion of his seventieth birthday he decided it was time to come out of retirement and begin Wisdom Teaching. He currently is writing a wisdom memoir: Trickster at the Banquet.

Wisdom is a perspective on living. It involves a subtle and intentional tuning in to focus on the good, the true, and the beautiful. We do this day by day. The mystic poet Rumi says, “Every object, every being, is a jar full of delight. Taste with caution.”  Wisdom also involves focus on large scope questions: Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? One of the major fruits of traveling the Wisdom Path is an abiding sense of joy – a joy of delight, appreciation and celebration. The Wisdom Perspective keeps us focused on what is essential and important, less likely to be distracted by the shiny objects of triviality. This is the basis of “Full Throttle Joy Ride.”

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