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.
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
Click here for more information and registration link.