Events with Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault
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Save the date! Join Cynthia for retreats and other events in 2018!
Cynthia in South Africa: COSA National Conference (April 27-May 1) and Wisdom School (May 1-7)
Check the Events with Cynthia page for more details again soon. You can also sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page for timely updates, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. See below for all her 2017 and 2018 offerings.
10 Sep -
The Survivor’s Guide to the Galaxy: Teilhardian Wisdom for Troubled Times La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara California
La Casa de Maria is hosting a Wisdom School retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault where she will continue her groundbreaking exploration of Teilhard de Chardin. Focusing on the insights and tools he brings forth for a more skillful and hopeful passage through the social upheavals of our present era, she will address questions like “How do we live in deep hope and in tune with the ever-evolving universe, and where do we need to shift our perspective of the spiritual journey to do so?”
Cost: $795-$995 USD (including $200 non-refundable deposit)
The retreat will consist of contemplation, prayer, teachings, and mindful work.
18 Oct -
Science & Nonduality Conference 2017 Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose CA
Science & Nonduality is an annual conference where leading scientists, philosophers, and spiritual teachers gather to explore a new understanding of who we really are, both as individuals and a society. This year’s theme is “The Emergent Universe”: when the many parts of a system interact, behaviors appear in the whole system that weren’t present in the parts themselves. These surprising “emergent” behaviors are what our universe appears to be made of, from the Big Bang, to the unfathomable complexity of Life, to the unimaginable future yet to come.
Cynthia Bourgeault is a featured speaker at this conference on October 19 and 20, lending her Christian nondual perspective to this expanding understanding of who we are as individuals, as societies, as humanity, and as cosmos. Cynthia will be speaking to “Seeing With the Eye of the Heart” – please visit SAND17’s program page for details as they unfold.
Pre-conference workshops: October 18 and 19
Main conference: October 20 to 22
11 Mar -
Introductory Wisdom School Part B: The Divine Exchange with Cynthia Bourgeault Kanuga Conference Center, NC, Hendersonville NC
Following the very successful Introductory Wisdom School Part A in 2015 at Kanuga, NC, Cynthia Bourgeault invites you to learn The Divine Exchange with her and another “mega” group of students. Cover the Wisdom metaphysical map, the Divine Exchange, the Vertical Exchange, Reciprocal Feeding, and the Jesus teachings based in exchange, as well as an introduction to Trinitarian Metaphysics. You will also get the chance to work more with selected logia from the Gospel of Thomas.
Pre-requisite: an established Centering Prayer or meditation practice
For more information and to register, please visit WisdomWayofKnowing.org.
17 Mar -
The Heart of Centering Prayer: Christian Nonduality in Theory and Practice one-day conference Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta GA
Hosted by the Cathedral of St. Philip and Contemplative Outreach Atlanta, this day-long conference will feature lectures, discussion and Q&A, and time for practising Centering Prayer. Registration will open in January, so save the date!
Cost: $50 USD
Registration will open in January 2018. For more information and to receive updates, please visit the Cathedral of St. Philip’s website.
18 Mar -
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, Atlanta GA
Hosted by the Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, Cynthia Bourgeault will go further than offering an introduction to her comprehensive guidebook Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening in this retreat, but will examine how the practice is related to the classic tradition of Christian contemplation, looking at the distinct nuances of its method, and exploring its revolutionary potential to transform Christian life.
Cost: $550 USD
Time: Sunday, March 18 at 6:15 pm to Wednesday, March 21 after Mass and lunch
For more information and to register, see Ignatius House’s registration page. Please contact them for any questions or concerns.
27 Apr -
The Heart of Centering Prayer - COSA National Conference Padre Pio Retreat Centre, Rietvalleirand Pretoria
Contemplative Outreach South Africa‘s National Conference this year features Cynthia Bourgeault as their distinguished teacher.
After the conference, Cynthia will also be hosting a Wisdom School from May 3-6.
Full board (single – limited); full board (shared with en suite); or day-visit only attendance options available. Please contact Wendy Maree at 012-993-3525 or 082-339-9969, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. To register, please download this form and follow the enclosed instructions.
03 May -
South Africa Wisdom School Goedgedacht Farm, Malmesbury Western Cape
Following Contemplative Outreach South Africa’s National Conference, Cynthia Bourgeault will lead a contemplative Wisdom School in the Western Cape. She will be working with meditation, contemplative prayer, lectio divina, the language of sacred gesture, and the daily practices of mindfulness, inner observation, and surrender in a traditional Benedictine context.
Pre-requisites: An established meditation practice and a willingness to participate fully in the program.
Cost: R2000 plus accommodation (includes bedding, towels, and full board) – accommodations range from R2400-R3000. Please see the registration form for more information.
Time: May 3rd at 6:00 pm to May 6th, ending with lunch
For more information, please contact Penny Joy Day at email@example.com.