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Mary Magdalene in Metchosin

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Liz Vickers, board member of The Contemplative Society, reflects on her recent experience preparing and "post-holding" for the Quiet Day celebrating the…

Abortion, Pro-Life, and the Secular State: A Modest Proposal

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This piece by Cynthia Bourgeault is the second in a series beginning with "A Surprising Ecumenism", her response to “Evangelical Fundamentalism and…

A Surprising Ecumenism...

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This is the first post in a series by Cynthia Bourgeault. The second post, "Abortion, Pro-Life, and the Secular State: A Modest Proposal" was posted July…

Opening to the Eye of the Heart: A Report

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Nancy Van Kirk (cellist, artist, and soon-to-be Scot) offers this report on our recent retreat with the Rev. Matthew Wright, student of Cynthia Bourgeault's…

Substituted Love

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Cynthia Bourgeault has been leading a Lenten e-course from Spirituality & Practice titled, "Becoming Truly Human: Gurdjieff's Obligolnian Strivings".…

"Conscious Circle" Ingathering

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I watched them disappear this morning into the snowstorm, making their way home through the Maine winter after an extraordinary weekend of prayer, tears…

Wilber's Trump and a Post-Truth World: An Overview and Critique

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Cynthia Bourgeault offers a critique on Ken Wilber's article "Trump and a Post-Truth World: An Evolutionary Self-Correction" as a study guide for contemplatives. Now…

On Beelzebub's Tales

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Dear Wisdom friends, Wow! What an amazing heart-outpouring from all of you! I feel the energy, the strength and, most important, the clarity. I believe…

Advent 2016 - Letter from President

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Dear Members and Friends of The Contemplative Society, Advent: a time of waiting, of drawing more inward, a season of contemplation. It is easy for…

Deep practice, deep listening, deep hope

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Dear Wisdom friends, I want to make very clear to all of you that the “keep calm and carry on” tone of my earlier (immediately post-election) post…

That's How the Light Gets In (by Matthew Wright)

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Dear Wisdom seekers, I’d like to share with you some reflections on what’s happening in this (post-) election cycle here in the United States. There…

Transmitting and Transforming

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Brian Mitchell, The Contemplative Society's Audio Ministry Coordinator, connects the relationship between you and the ministry, and how you can play your…

Epilogue to Tintern

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We’d arranged to spend a day of sightseeing on my most recent teaching swing through the UK, so the afternoon of November 7 found me in a car with my…

Unified in Hope

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This letter comes from Cynthia Bourgeault in a time when many are celebrating new hope, while others are struggling to barely hold on. Her words of wisdom,…

Saying "Goodbye" to Felicity Hanington

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Dear friends in The Contemplative Society, It is with great sadness that I must share the news with you of the death of Felicity Hanington in Victoria…

Beatrice Bruteau Archive to Reside at Emory University

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Big news, all you Wisdom Seekers. Thanks to the incredible persistence and deft touch of Wisdom student Joshua Tysinger, the priceless collection of unpublished…

Thanksgiving 2016 - by Heather Page and Jennifer England

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Soon after the recent Wisdom School with Cynthia Bourgeault, retreat participant Jennifer England (Integral Master CoachTM with sparkcoaching.ca) wrote…

Love is the Answer - What is the Question?

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This blog post first by Cynthia Bourgeault appeared on Ilia Delio's new website, The Omega Center on September 12, 2016. I was a hidden treasure and…