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Deepening the Practice of Centering Prayer by Cynthia Bourgeault

Notes #3 from Cynthia Bourgeault: Olympic Park Inst. Centering Prayer Retreat - Sept. 1-5, 2003

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This post was originally published in Christopher Page’s blog, In A Spacious Place (#2 and #3).Tuesday a.m.There are two modes of spiritual being:1.…
Deepening the Practice of Centering Prayer by Cynthia Bourgeault

Notes #2 from Cynthia Bourgeault: Olympic Park Inst. Centering Prayer Retreat - Sept. 1-5, 2003

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This post was originally published in Christopher Page’s blog, In A Spacious Place.There are different kinds of mediation situated on a sliding scale…
Deepening the Practice of Centering Prayer by Cynthia Bourgeault

Notes #1 from Cynthia Bourgeault: Olympic Park Inst. Centering Prayer Retreat - Sept. 1-5, 2003

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This post was originally published in Christopher Page’s blog, In A Spacious Place.Monday eveningIt’s not really dark in that dark night.  It’s…

The Freedom of Lent

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Cynthia Bourgeault Commenting on Kabir Helminski's Living Presence - chapter 7 - "Voluntary Attention"Thomas Merton has a wonderful tape on the difference…

Incarnation

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As we celebrate this season of mystery, and at the end of a year which seems to have dissolved into tragic chaos, it is good to reaffirm the spiritual…

Guest Post - The Horror

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This post is from Christopher Page, who is a long time member of The Contemplative Society. (See Local Teachers page.)The original post appears in full…

AT HER EUCHARIST - A Poem by Becky Crigger

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 This poem was written in honor of Reverend Cynthia Bourgeault, Episcopal priest and mystic…Original posting on Becky's blog.  On the last day of…

GUEST POSTING - Daily Rhythm in the Corn Fields of North Carolina with Cynthia Bourgeault

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This blog post comes to us from Robbin Whittington who shares her reflections on attending a recent Wisdom School led by Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault.The Wisdom…

The Fall Triduum - another turn of the spiral

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This post originally appeared on October 31st, 2011.  It bears a resurrection!Helen Daly, one of our Wisdom students in Brattleboro, Vermont, emailed…

Where the Rubber Hits the Road

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 An interview with Cynthia Bourgeault by Keely Bays, a teacher and devoted practicioner of the contemplative path in Victoria, BC. The Question: How to…

Jesus' Wife

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You know there’s a buzz out there when 100 emails come into your box all bearing identical links to the New York Times article responsible for the stir.I…

Taize: Kindling a Fire That Never Dies

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Seven years ago this month, Brother Roger, beloved founder of the Taizé Community, was slain during community prayer by a mentally disturbed assailant.…

Unless You Are Not There

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We are told that we have to balance our budget; whether in Washington or at home. On the other hand, we are also told to love your neighbor as yourself.…

Living School

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Dear contemplative friends,This post comes to alert you to an extraordinary learning opportunity, which I hope you will find as exciting as I do. Richard…

Assisi

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Hello friends,I thought you might be interested in this unique link, which will lead you to Marty Schmidt’s blog account of our Assisi teaching. Marty…

St. Brendan

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My St. Brendan icon is arrived! It made its way across the waters (natch!)—by air (quite unknown to St. Brendan)—and in only three days (as compared…

Cosmic Intimacy

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I have come to see that our yearning for intimacy is the way in which we human beings show ourselves to be most profoundly made in the image of God. Too…

PUT WOMEN BACK IN HOLY WEEK - Washington Post blog by Cynthia Bourgeault

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Cynthia recently provided this posting for the Washington Post On Faith blog site: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/put-women-back-into-holy-week/2012/04/06/gIQAmAhO0S_blog.html"...With…

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