Welcome to The Contemplative Society website. We are an inclusive non-profit society that encourages a deepening of contemplative prayer based in the Christian Wisdom tradition while also welcoming and being supportive of other meditation traditions. We are based in Victoria, BC, Canada and serve a global audience. Our work is conducted by a voluntary Board of Directors and one part-time Administrator.
We offer local retreats, wisdom schools, and workshops led by Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault and other teachers of the Christian contemplative path. In cooperation with other similar organizations, we promote the contemplative Wisdom path and offer events in other geographic locations.
On this website you will find instructional and inspirational materials, in both text and audio format, supportive of the contemplative life.
Annual General Meeting of The Contemplative Society
2:30 to 3:30 pm – Saturday, October 26, 2019
You are invited to join The Contemplative Society Board and membership at the Annual General Meeting, October 26, 2019.
To participate in our AGM, your membership must be current (having made a donation since October 20, 2018). There will be an opportunity to do so at the meeting. To make a donation now, visit our Support Us page.
AGMs give organizations an opportunity to discuss the past year and to plan for the future. Your presence will help us discern the direction our members wish to go. If you are not able to join us physically on that day, please take a moment to hold the Board and organization in your prayers at that time.
Coming up at the University of Victoria Multifaith Chapel
Learn to Meditate Mini Retreat: The Practice of Centering Prayer
1:30 to 4:30 pm, Sunday, November 3, 2019
Advent Silent Mini Retreat
9:30 am to 1:30 pm, Saturday, November 30, 2019