Resources featuring Cynthia Bourgeault
Click on headings to explore online material featuring Cynthia Bourgeault.
Tom Bushlack is dedicated to exploring contemplative practices and compassionate social action. He has recently started a podcast, with his first interview taking on CAC’s Richard Rohr. His second interview features Cynthia Bourgeault, and she describes it as “one of the better interviews I’ve had the honor to participate in. Journey with Tom and Cynthia through old stories and new material.
On November 5, 2017, Cynthia Bourgeault gave an inspiring sermon to the full congregation at Chichester Cathedral in West Sussex, UK. For more on the Fall Triduum, see Cynthia’s blog post on the subject.
This heartful interview begins with Cynthia Bourgeualt’s biography, then dives deep into her wealth of spiritual wisdom drawn from her personal contemplative practice and study of the Christian Wisdom path.
Ever since the time of Jesus, people have debated what he really taught and what his intentions actually were. In this podcast by Sounds True, Cynthia Bourgeault brings a unique realness and excitement to the idea that Jesus’s vision for humanity is fully alive and accessible right now.
Friends of Silence
A variety of audio files are available from the Friends of Silence who have recorded their events with Cynthia Bourgeault.
Wisdom Ingathering in Stonington, ME (on Teilhard de Chardin) – 2016
Enneagram in Motion (the “co-teaching” files feature Cynthia) – 2017
Recorded at St. James Priory, the oldest church in Bristol, UK on November 8, 2016. This event was organised by the World Community for Christian Meditation.
A wonderful interview with Cynthia Bourgeault discussing her book Love is Stronger Than Death, recently re-released in a 20th anniversary edition. “Life breaks us open…and out of that brokenness comes the most beautiful flavor of divine compassion and healing, if we can stay with the underlying trust…”
Interview with Terry Patten – The Eye of the Needle and the Cave of the Heart: Cultivating a Pure and Single Heart in a World Stuffed Full of Way-Too-Muchness
Their dialogue was illuminating and lively, and the recording is now available for those who missed it. Many have commented on the depth of this exchange and especially were appreciative of the useful and simple practice for making wise, non-reactive choices about life that Cynthia shared in the course of the conversation.
Terry Patten also provides his
Beyond Awakening host, Terry Patten, also offers a blog post in appreciation of the wonderful dialogue that unfolded, including a discussion of the Trinity as a transformational metaphor and “mystical mandala”, and a nuanced conversation about how radically non-dual consciousness expresses itself equally in deep contemplative silence, profound heart-devotion, and muscular, engaged activism and service in the world.
This is an edited version of the talk Cynthia gave at St. Matthew-in-the-City.
Interview with Patricia Albere and Cynthia Bourgeault – The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity
“We are recovering in general from the spirituality of the ’80s and ’90s that had a kind of narcissistic preoccupation to it…to one that has a much more and deeper diaphanous solidarity — that we are here on this beloved planet to serve, and what Love really does in this quest of service is it erases boundaries, allowing us to form higher collective units. But we have to keep coming back to a sense of sobriety when we are dealing with the intoxicating language of Love — if we lose we our bearings we can get swept over the waterfall of Eros.” ~ Cynthia Bourgeault
Interview with Patricia Albere and Cynthia Bourgeault – Love is Stronger than Death: The Mystical Union of Two Souls
“True love expresses the sacred promise that love is stronger than death,” Cynthia Bourgeault says in her book. What kind of ‘soulwork’ can continue in a relationship that expresses ‘true love’? Join author and Episcopal Priest Cynthia Bourgeault and Patricia Albere as they explore the reality of sacred union.
Sounds True founder Tami Simon and Cynthia speak about new insights on the relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, and the concept of the “abler soul”—when two souls come together to form something greater.
Sounds True founder and interviewer Tami Simon recently spoke with Cynthia about kenosis and Jesus’ life understood as a sacrament, the Welcoming Practice, and a number of other enlightening topics.
As Cynthia starts her sermon she refers to the congregation having just heard the traditional reading of the passion narrative, and invites us to consider an alternative message – one that places the mystery of love at the center of the Easter story. (Recorded April 17, 2011 at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, BC Canada.)
Jean Feraca from Wisconsin Public Radio, interviews Cynthia about her newest book. As Cynthia asserts in the conversation, “to reclaim Mary Magdalene is to reclaim Christianity.”