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.
SEPTEMBER 2020 UPDATE
Dear Contemplative Friends,
This has been a year of momentous change and uncertainty!
Here at The Contemplative Society, we have been prayerfully discerning our future path through the challenges and opportunities during this tumultuous time.
The Board has made some difficult decisions to reduce administrative costs and bring expenses into alignment with income. We’ve had to change our usual way of operating and are exploring alternative and creative means to support the Contemplative Wisdom community seeded by Cynthia, shifting to on-line meditation gatherings and our first online retreat. We are looking at what is before us now and listening deeply to what the Spirit is calling us to live into.
NAVIGATING CHANGES…. >>> continue reading here >>>
IT’S HERE: CYNTHIA’S NEW BOOK!
Eye of the Heart: A Spiritual Journey into the Imaginal Realm
by Cynthia Bourgeault
Available now through Shambhala Publications and other booksellers.
Thank you to Matthew Wright and all who recently participated in our inaugural virtual retreat!
Sign up below if you are not yet on our contact list and would like to be notified when the recording of Matthew’s event will be available.
Matthew will also be the keynote speaker for the Annual Gathering of the Spiritual Life Center, providing reflections on the “Knowing Heart” on Sunday, September 20th 2020 (Virtual event). More information available HERE