Events with Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault

A note about Wisdom Schools:

For information and answers to common questions about Cynthia Bourgeault’s Wisdom School structure and schedule, please refer to her FAQs. This introductory video also serves as a good example.

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Save the date! Cynthia in 2019

All dates and event details are subject to change without notice. Only public events are listed.

  • January 20-25: Introductory Wisdom School at La Casa de Maria in Montecito, CA (with Darlene Franz)
  • February 21-26: “Desert Fathers and Mothers” Wisdom School at Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tuscon, AZ
  • April 2-7: retreat TBD in Victoria, BC
  • May 12-17: “Jesus for Quakers: Rediscovering the Fire at the Center” Wisdom School at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA (with Marcelle Martin and Paulette Meyers)
  • October 21-27: “Teilhard and Gurdjieff” Wisdom School at Claymont Society in Charles Town, WV
  • November 14-18: Centering Prayer Ingathering at Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT (sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of New England)

Click the links above for more information if available, or check the Events with Cynthia page for more details again soon. You can also sign up for our newsletter for timely updates, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. See below for all her 2018 and 2019 offerings.

09 Aug -
03 Jan
2018
The Experiential Depth Approach to the Enneagram

Hosted by The Shift Network, discover experiential practices to activate higher realization — and embody the deepest, most sacred aspects of your Enneagram type in your everyday life.  Russ Hudson, Jessica Dibb, and guest teacher Cynthia Bourgeault will show you how to heal ‘core suffering’ in yourself and our world by immersing yourself in the true teachings (and purpose) of the Virtues, Holy Ideas, and Instincts.

Find out more and register for today to gain access to the 17-week video training course summit. The program starts August 9, but registration is open until August 23.


COURCES DETAILS

Online: August 9, 2018 through January 3, 2019
Cost: $597 USD

For more information and to register, please visit TheDepthApproach.com.

21 Sep -
23 Sep
2018
Contemplating the Ennegram The Enneagram Institute®, Stone Ridge NY

Organised by the The Enneagram Institute®, join Cynthia Bourgeault and Russ Hudson for workshop exploring the original meaning of the Enneagram, the history of the authentic contemplative path in the Western tradition, and how these foundations of inner work can be successfully woven with the Enneagram of personality. Cynthia and Russ come together in this brand new exploration to present a dynamic and different take on how a deeper understanding of the Enneagram, grounded in its roots, can radically expedite our psychological and spiritual growth.

Topics will include:

  • The various lineages of the Enneagram.
  • How the Enneagram relates to cosmic laws.
  • Lawful asymmetry and the dynamism of the Enneagram.
  • The Enneagram as a tool for the evolution of conscious development.
  • Using the Enneagram to work with flow rather than against it.

EVENT DETAILS:

Cost: $795 USD (including $500 deposit) – includes tuition, materials, lunch, and dinner.

Time: 

  • Friday, September 21: 6:00-9:00 pm EST
  • Saturday, September 22: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm EST
  • Sunday, September 23: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm EST

For more information and to register, visit The Enneagram Institute’s event page or contact their support team at support@enneagraminstitute.com.

10 Oct -
10 Oct
2018
Entering the Gateway: A Day With Cynthia Bourgeault Lyon Room – Home of Compassion Retreat Centre, Wellington

The Contemplative Network is hosting Cynthia in Wellington for a day-long retreat introducing some of the ideas from her latest book, The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice. Cynthia will review Thomas Keating’s teaching on the purification of narrative self, introduce the Witnessing self, and have a closer look at the Welcoming Prayer as a gateway into it. There will also be time for meditation practice, and an opportunity for Q&A.


RETREAT DETAILS:

Cost: $75 (includes a “brown bag” lunch)

For more information and to register, please contact Pip Nicholls at pip.nicholls@xtra.co.nz with the names of all attending. This event has limited capacity and registration is require to attend.

11 Oct -
15 Oct
2018
Wisdom School: The Conscious Circle of Humanity Te Moata Retreat Centre, Whenuakite

Join Cynthia Bourgeault for this Wisdom School exploring Peter Spink’s legacy from the context of “The Conscious Circle of Humanity” or, in other words, what his teaching may be calling us to engage in now. 


RETREAT DETAILS:

Cost : $500 (includes meals and accommodations; special diets add another $40)

Time: Thursday, October 11 at 4:00 pm to Monday, October 15 at 1:00 pm

Pre-requisites: open to experienced meditators on all paths, but it will be of special interest to those coming from a Christian context and who practice Centering Prayer.

To register or for more information, email Bev Silvester-Clark at bev.s-c@outlook.com or phone 027-431-6205.

17 Oct -
19 Oct
2018
From Narrative Self to Witnessing Self: The Journey Toward Personhood Vaughan Park, Long Bay, Auckland City

Held at Vaughan Park, join Cynthia Bourgeault for a retreat grounded in meditation and teaching both a theoretical and practical enquiry into the gradual transition from a more limited sense of self anchored in personal story-telling and drama (“narrative self”) to a more spacious and less cognitively constructed self (“witness self”). While a common concept in much Eastern spiritual practice, witnessing presence is often still a stumbling block for many Western Christians. Cynthia will approach this challenge from the perspective of Christian nonduality, attempting to help practitioners root from a place of witnessing with more confidence and ease.


RETREAT DETAILS:

Cost : $300-$460 (depending on accommodations; meals included in all packages)

Time: Thursday, October 11 at 4:00 pm to Monday, October 15 at 1:00 pm

Pre-requisites: open to experienced meditators on all paths, but it will be of special interest to those coming from a Christian context and who practice Centering Prayer. While not mandatory, Cynthia’s latest book The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice is recommended reading.

To register or for more information, email Bev Silvester-Clark at bev.s-c@outlook.com or phone 027-431-6205.

14 Nov -
18 Nov
2018
From Narrative Self to Witnessing Self: Crossing the Threshold Garrison Institue, Garrison New York

Hosted by the Garrison Institute, this silent, meditation-based retreat will combine theoretical and practical learning to cultivate the transition from the sense of self anchored in personal story-telling and drama to one of more spaciousness and equanimity, also known as “The Witness”. Cynthia Bourgeault will help participants confidently navigate the stumbling blocks that arise for many Western Christians by integrating the Christian nondual perspective.

While people who practice all forms of meditation are welcome, Cynthia’s approach will be of particular interest to those practising Centering Prayer. She will be drawing on ideas explored in her book, The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice.


RETREAT DETAILS:

Prerequisite: an established meditation practice

Cost: $590-$850 USD, depending on room type

For more information and to register, see the Garrison Institute.

21 Feb -
26 Feb
2019
Desert Fathers and Mothers Wisdom School 2019 Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tuscon AZ

Wisdom Southwest is hosting another Wisdom School on the Desert Fathers and Mothers. These early Christians living in the desert developed a way of life that has much to teach us in this age. Cynthia Bourgeault brings a rhythm of silence,
contemplation, teaching, and personal time during these desert days at the beautiful Redemptorist Renewal Center in the northwest part of Tucson, AZ. There are no pre-requisites for attendance.


RETREAT DETAILS

PLEASE NOTE: this retreat is now full. Please follow the instructions below to be added to the waitlist.

Cost: Full board, single or double occupancy: $1100 to $1610 USD (including $300 non-refundable deposit)
Recommended reading: The Sayings of the Desert Fathers by Benedicta Ward, Listen to the Desert by Gregory Mayers, and The Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton.

You might also wish to listen to Cynthia’s Desert Fathers & Mothers audio teaching from the last retreat to familiarise yourself with these concepts.

Please contact Jane Waldron Bearce at 602-725-9260, or by email at wisdomschoolsouthwest@gmail.com for more information. To register, please complete this form and follow the enclosed instructions.