18 Oct -
24 Oct
In Person: The Secret Embrace Silent retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault

This will be a silent Centering Prayer immersion retreat, most suitable to those with an established Centering Prayer practice and prior familiarity with Thomas Keating’s teachings on The Human Condition and The Divine Therapy. Experienced practitioners on other meditational paths are also warmly invited to join this deep dive into Thomas Keating’s final teachings on unity consciousness and nondual awakening.

This retreat will feature three daily periods of meditation, morning and afternoon teaching by Cynthia Bourgeault based on an in-depth exploration of Father Thomas’s final work The Secret Embrace, and daily time for group reflection and synthesis. We will be particularly alert to the prophetic and collective implications of this unitive awakening for our own shattered times.

Location: Garrison Institute, Garrison NY
Details, fees, and registration HERE


26 Oct -
31 Oct
Gurdjieff and Teilhard in conversation, Part II: Consciousness, Conscience, and the Human Condition

Location:  Charles Town, West Virginia

More information will be posted as it becomes available. 


10 Dec -
15 Dec
Ground Luminosity Retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault

This silent, Centering Prayer-based retreat will prepare practitioners enter more deeply into the Christian season of Advent, that mysterious liturgical “thin place” where light and darkness, birth and death, heaven and earth, apocalyptic rumblings and tender new birth all draw very close together. The mystically attuned heart can approach this cosmic wellspring—or wormhole— and begin to read here “the signs of the times,” drawing from it both the strength and lucidity to live courageously in a world apparently adrift.

The purpose of this retreat will be to attune our hearts, both individually and collectively. Grounded in the rhythm of the classic Centering Prayer immersion retreat, our time together will include three daily periods of formal meditation, sacred chanting and body prayer, and teaching by Cynthia Bourgeault drawing particularly on Thomas Merton and Rumi, whose respective deaths (on December 10 and December 17) bookend this week and. anchor us in the cosmic heart from which all else flows.

Location: Garrison Institute, Garrison NY

Details, fees, and registration HERE.


23 Apr -
27 Apr
SAVE THE DATE: Retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault

Location: Southern Vancouver Island, BC Canada

More information will be provided as details are confirmed.


24 Sep -
26 Sep
CONSPIRE  Capstone Conference


We are excited to announce that CONSPIRE will now take place on September 24, 25 and 26, 2021. The Alumni Gathering will take place on September 23, 2021.

Thank you for all the patience and kindness you’ve shown us while we worked to finalize the necessary details for postponing a conference of this size. While we are aware of how distant 2021 may seem, we feel this amount of time is necessary in order to protect the the health and well-being of all attendees and staff.

with Richard Rohr, James Finley, Barbara Holmes, and Brian MacLaren

SOLD OUT! Webinar and waiting list still available.

Albuquerque, New Mexico 

For more information, contact Center for Action and Contemplation.