Our Program


Regularly scheduled retreats, instructional days, self-organized study groups, and quiet days offer an opportunity to deepen individual and group practice. While Centering Prayer is the basis of our teaching, all meditation paths are welcome and honoured.

Please see our Groups page for a listing of current Centering Prayer and meditation groups.

Wisdom Teaching

Our teaching comes from the best and deepest of the Christian mystical and contemplative tradition, with an emphasis on those teachings attuned to personal spiritual transformation, “right action,” and compassionate presence in a pluralistic world.

Please see Events with Cynthia for a current listing of scheduled Wisdom Schools and retreats facilitated by Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault. Please see our Events page for a more comprehensive list including other teachers in Western North America.

Contemplative Resources

Our goal is to support each other in our learning and growth. We produce teachings in audio format of our Principal Teacher Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault’s valuable wisdom for those on the contemplative path. We also have other teachers available to groups wishing to organize a workshop on “An Introduction to Centering Prayer and the Contemplative Practice”. Through our website and emails we share and circulate information of benefit to contemplatives and other interested people.

If you would like more information about our programs and services, or to arrange a workshop or training session such as “An Introduction to Centering Prayer and the Contemplative Practice”, please contact us at admin@contemplative.org.