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.
We regret that we have had to cancel our June retreat with Ward Bauman due to public health concerns regarding the covid-19 pandemic.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
We offer daily prayers for the safety and good health of all our Contemplative Society friends and family. Take care of each other.
The Welcoming Silence Retreat with Christopher and Heather Page has been postponed until October 2020. We will send out more information as it is available.
Registration is now open for Feb 14-19, 2021 Wisdom School Southwest “Introducing the Imaginal” with The Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault
Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Arizona
All inquiries: Jane Waldron Bearce firstname.lastname@example.org
Current availability for 21 people—all shared 2 person rooms. Wait list for single rooms.
Save the Date for 2020-2021