Welcome

The Contemplative Society is an inclusive non-profit association that encourages a deepening of contemplative prayer based in the Christian Wisdom tradition while also welcoming and being supportive of other meditation traditions.

We offer a consistent and balanced path for spiritual growth and transformation rooted in prayer, silence, mindful work, and in the 1500-year-old wisdom of our Benedictine contemplative heritage.

The Society supports the work of Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault in her role of Principal Teacher and Advisor for The Contemplative Society and her vocation as a hermit and writer. We do so by sponsoring retreats, wisdom schools, and workshops led by Cynthia and other distinguished teachers of the Christian contemplative path, and through the sales of instructional and inspiration materials, in both textual and audio format, supportive of the contemplative life.

The Contemplative Society actively nurtures local teachers of the contemplative way and maintains an office to communicate with members and to provide a regular and balanced schedule of retreat, teaching, and workshop opportunities.

 

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A current schedule of

UPCOMING EVENTS WITH
CYNTHIA BOURGEAULT

is available HERE

MEMBERSHIP & DONATIONS

The Contemplative Society is a charitable organization depending largely on the financial contributions of donors and members.

It is through the generosity of our donors that The Contemplative Society can continue to offer services and resources to our global community of fellow contemplatives, and to provide assistance and direct financial support to Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault in her tireless efforts and ministry.

Become a Donor and join our Membership HERE

 

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Featured Live Recordings of Cynthia Bourgeault’s Teaching

 

Our work is made possible through the generous support of our donors and the following organizations:

Meditation_Trust
Victoria_Foundation
Vancouver_Foundation