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.
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Through the generosity of our donors, The Contemplative Society is able to offer scholarships and sponsorships for youth and others to attend retreats, produce audio recordings of retreats, provide financial contributions to Cynthia Bourgeault for her writing and teaching, and support our contemplative network.
Virtual Advent Retreat with Bill Redfield
December 1 – December 25
This is an innovative Wisdom approach to movement through Advent and our preparation for Christmas. Participation in this retreat can be done on one’s own schedule and in one’s own home.
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