18 Oct -
24 Oct
2020
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

 

24 Oct -
24 Oct
2020
TCS Annual General Meeting 2020

Notice to members and TCS community

The Contemplative Society invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting, for the first time to be hosted virtually. 

Please sign up here to receive your Zoom link to attend. 

(NOTE: your Zoom link will arrive from Henri Lock, our TCS President and meeting host

 

We welcome Contemplative Society followers to become members of our organization. Members support our mission, vision, and values of The Contemplative Society,  and can vote at our AGM. Members in good standing must have made a monthly or annual donation to the Society within the past 12 months.

If you have not donated since October 23rd 2019, we invite you to consider renewing your membership, or becoming a new member of TCS

You can learn more about our TCS membership here.

 

 


AGM DETAILS:

Date and time: Saturday, October 24th – 2:00 pm PT
Please sign up here to receive your Zoom link to attend. 

(NOTE: your Zoom link will arrive from Henri Lock, our TCS President and meeting host

 

 

26 Oct -
31 Oct
2020
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. 

 

04 Dec -
08 Dec
2020
The Infinite Within - Online Conference - Center for Christogenesis

Cynthia Bourgeault will join other notable speakers for the third annual conference of the newly renamed “Center for Christogensis”

Full details and registration can be found HERE

Overview:

We are prodigal children of an infinite love. The mounting crises of our time show that we are exhausting our capacity to center our lives in the radiating power of God.  

We are called to be more. We have the capacity for a new world, and the energy for this world is already within us; it is the presence of God-Omega. We need to discover the vast inner layers of the human person, not merely to comfort ourselves in mystical depths, but to radiate out with the love from which we are made—to heal our world, save our planet, and bring justice to all. 

Join this third annual online conference, as we seek to meet the infinite within and explore these depths together toward the future of our world and our God.

Speaking at the conference will be Ilia Delio, Cynthia Bourgeault, Barbara Brown Taylor, Rami Shapiro, and Catherine Keller. Six workshops will also be offered, on themes ranging from “Rewilding the Infinite Within” with Mark Wallace, to “Incarnational Engagement in Justice Work” with Alison McCrary.

December 4 – 8, 2020

Find out more at the Center for Christogensis

10 Dec -
15 Dec
2020
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
2021
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
2021
CONSPIRE  Capstone Conference

CONSPIRE HAS BEEN POSTPONED

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.