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 inspiration materials, in both text and audio format, supportive of the contemplative life.
Teilhard: A Visionary for Our Time – teaching by Cynthia Bourgeault
Recorded at Holy Isle in Scotland in 2017, this new set explores Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s evolutionary and contemplative ideas, made especially accessible by Cynthia’s knack for translating his language and ideas for our modern paradigms. The result is that we’re given the understanding and tools necessary to participate fully in the cosmic unfolding toward the Omega point of unification in diversity.