Events Archive

30 Mar -
30 Mar
2021
Mary Magdalene and Attention of the Heart with Cynthia Bourgeault - Online This online talk is part of a the Bonnevaux Speaker Series with Laurence Freeman, hosted by World Community of Christian Meditation (WCCM.org) Mary Magdalene and Attention of the Heart - online talk with Cynthia Bourgeault Event Description: She’s known as a lover, but what is love? Cynthia will explore the...
23 Mar -
28 Mar
2021
POSTPONED: Ground Luminosity Retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault NOTE: This event has been postponed indefinitely until further notice. This silent, Centering Prayer-based retreat will prepare practitioners to enter more deeply into the Christian season of Holy Week, that mysterious liturgical “thin place” where light and darkness, birth and death, heaven and earth, apocalyptic rumblings and tender new birth...
24 Feb -
17 Mar
2021
Lenten Learning Series - Online - St. Georges Victoria Hosted by St. George's Anglican Church in Victoria, this online "Wonderful Wednesdays" Lenten series explores the themes of Mindfulness and Spirituality.  More information and registration can be found here.  Wednesday at 10am Feb 24 to Mar 17 February 24 speaker: Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW  Topic: Mindfulness: Let's get Curious! March...
18 Feb -
01 Apr
2021
Spiritual Gifts from the Imaginal Realm with Cynthia Bourgeault - Online In this e-course hosted by Spirituality and Practice, Cynthia Bourgeault will explore the gifts of the Imaginal realm, in a way that can help us adopt a larger perspective and make a difference today using the cosmic assistance available to us all. She will be introducing us to the teachings...
06 Feb -
06 Feb
2021
Buddha at the Gas Pump - Interview with Cynthia Bourgeault Coming up on Saturday, February 6th Cynthia Bourgeault will once again be the guest on the widely popular conversation series Buddha at the Gas Pump (BATGAP).
07 Dec -
11 Dec
2020
Cynthia Bourgeault Speaking at Enneagram Global Summit CYNTHIA BOURGEAULT will once again be a featured speaker at the ENNEAGRAM GLOBAL SUMMIT - A FREE ONLINE EVENT DEC 7 - 11, 2020
04 Dec -
08 Dec
2020
The Infinite Within - Online Conference - Center for Christogenesis Cynthia will join numerous other guest speakers for the third annual conference of the Center for Christogensis
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.   
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...
31 Aug -
25 Sep
2020
Cynthia Bourgeault: e-course on Fr. Thomas Keating's The Secret Embrace Father Thomas Keating is widely known as the co-founder of the Centering Prayer movement and a master teacher of contemplative prayer and devotion. In a final of creative energy during early winter 2018 — the last winter of his life — he and his nephew, filmmaker Peter Jones, worked intensely for three months, pooling their respective artistic gifts to create an extraordinary, visually stunning collection of eight small poems, haiku like in their leanness and breathtaking in their wisdom. They are, essentially Thomas’s final will and testament, his spiritual legacy to the world.
18 Aug -
20 Aug
2020
Matthew Wright on Julian of Norwich: A Voice for Our Time Join Matthew Wright for an exploration of the works of Julian of Norwich. Registration fee: $100 Registration will open June 30, 2020.  
16 Aug -
21 Aug
2020
VCCC Imaginal School Southeast Virtual Access Registration for Imaginal Wisdom School 2020 with Cynthia Bourgeault: August 16-21, 2020 For more information, contact Robbin Brent at robbin@wisdomwayofknowing.org 
19 Jun -
24 Jun
2020
"The Imaginal Realm, Part II; The Great Exchange.” UK Wisdom School  Holy Isle, Arran Island, Scotland For information, contact Jill Benet, jillbenet@hotmail.com
30 May -
05 Jun
2020
Fourth Annual Maine Wisdom Ingathering: “Introducing the Imaginal Realm.” THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. For more information, please go to the NorthEast Wisdom page.   Our theme this year is 2020: HONORING THE YEAR OF PERFECT VISION. The morning teachings will feature a “sneak peek” into my forthcoming (September 2020) book, Eye of the Heart: A Spiritual Journey into...
17 May -
23 May
2020
Wisdom in a Time of Crisis - SAND Wisdom in Times of Crisis: a 7-day, interactive online journey with 40+ leading visionaries Please join our friends at Science and Nonduality online journey of talks, interviews, live Q&A, poetry, films, breakout sessions, and social networking.
30 Apr -
02 May
2020
Cynthia Bourgeault: Public talk on Thomas Keating's "The Secret Embrace" Due to COVID-19, this event has been moved online and is open to all. “The Secret Embrace:” exploring Thomas Keating’s final spiritual gift to the world. Cynthia Bourgeault will unpack Thomas Keating’s emerging final vision of Oneness. He saw it as a state of consciousness/selfhood, oneness among the religions and oneness in our fragile and embattled...
29 Apr -
03 May
2020
“Oneness: Thomas Keating’s Final Gift to the World,” April 29-May 3, 2020: Contemplative Outreach of South Africa National Conference. Stellenbosch, South Africa. For information contact Janie Potgieter, Janie@telkomas.netor janoepotgieter01@gmail.com. 
24 Apr -
26 Apr
2020
Welcoming Silence: 2020 Spring Weekend Retreat Cowichan Lake Research Station Conference Centre, Mesachie Lake BC All are welcome to join us in the practice of silence, meditation, chanting and lectio divina.
24 Apr -
25 Apr
2020
“The Gospel of Thomas: Gateway to the Wisdom Jesus” Public talk followed by day of teaching and contemplative practice. For more information, contact Penny Joy Day
14 Apr -
18 Apr
2020
Second Year Intensive Retreat Second Year Intensive Retreat.  (closed group, open only to second year students in the Living School).
09 Mar -
20 Mar
2020
Courageous Faith Summit We need courageous faith leaders today and Cynthia Bourgeault is thrilled to be joining this conversation! We will gather online from March 9-20, 2020 and you can find out all the details about this Summit at convergencesummit.online. Register today to watch the live version of each conversation free of charge....
08 Nov -
14 Nov
2019
Reclaiming the Mystical Heart of Christianity Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford CT Hosted by the Holy Family Retreat Center and co-sponsored by Copper Beech Institute, this silent retreat (with teaching) is your sacred opportunity to gather with a large group of fellow contemplative as a healing presence to the world and one another. The retreat will help deepen your Centering Prayer practice...
19 May -
19 May
2019
Tell the Tale: The Wisdom of Story Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA A talk by biographer Roger Lipsey, Joined by special guest, Cynthia Bourgeault GURDJIEFF RECONSIDERED: The Life, The Teachings, The Legacy Written by Roger Lipsey Foreword by Cynthia Bourgeault Published by Shambhala / Random House Dr. Lipsey will give a talk on the role of story-telling in the teachings of G....
12 May -
17 May
2019
The Wisdom of Jesus and the Light of Christ: A Quaker Wisdom School Pendle Hill, Wallingford PA Cynthia Bourgeault, along with Marcelle Martin and Paulette Meier, invite you to join them at this Quaker Wisdom School at Pendle Hill, open to Quakers and Wisdom Seekers of all faiths. Cynthia will draw from classical and enduring mystical principles to guide your exploration of Jesus as a Wisdom teacher...
02 Apr -
07 Apr
2019
Luminous Wisdom - Wisdom School with Cynthia Bourgeault Cowichan Lake Education Centre, Lake Cowichan BC This Wisdom School will trace the roots of the Christian mystical and visionary tradition as they bear on the rich lineage of teaching and practice being transmitted through Cynthia and her students. As with all Wisdom Schools, there will be a balance of teaching, meditative sitting, liturgy, and embodied practice....
21 Feb -
26 Feb
2019
Desert Fathers and Mothers Wisdom School 2019 Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tuscon AZ Wisdom Southwest is hosting another Wisdom School on the Desert Fathers and Mothers. These early Christians living in the desert developed a way of life that has much to teach us in this age. Cynthia Bourgeault brings a rhythm of silence, contemplation, teaching, and personal time during these desert days at the...
16 Jan -
12 Mar
2019
E-course - Mary Magdalene: Apostle to Our Own Times Mary Magdalene is one of the most controversial characters in the Gospel story. While history has often portrayed her as a prostitute, there is so much to discover about the widely recognized ministry of the woman who earned the title “Apostle to the Apostles.” Hosted by the Center for Action and Contemplation, join Cynthia...
08 Dec -
08 Dec
2018
Advent Silent Mini Retreat University of Victoria Interfaith Chapel, Victoria BC Offered by the United Church Campus Ministry in association with The Contemplative Society, join fellow contemplatives and spiritual seekers for a transforming time of contemplation with a group of heart-centered friends. The day will include chanting in the style of Taizé, lectio divina, labyrinth walking mediation, and resting in the...
17 Nov -
17 Nov
2018
Labyrinth Workshop St. Philip Anglican Church, Victoria BC Facilitated by Judith Slimmon, this workshop will define and explore the value and importance of symbolic life as represented by the labyrinth, provide a history of the labyrinth, give participants the opportunity to walk the St. Philip labyrinth, and reflect on and discuss this experience. This ritual can quiet the mind,...
14 Nov -
18 Nov
2018
From Narrative Self to Witnessing Self: Crossing the Threshold Garrison Institue, Garrison New York Hosted by the Garrison Institute, this silent, meditation-based retreat will combine theoretical and practical learning to cultivate the transition from the sense of self anchored in personal story-telling and drama to one of more spaciousness and equanimity, also known as "The Witness". Cynthia Bourgeault will help participants confidently navigate the...
08 Nov -
11 Nov
2018
International Symposium for Contemplative Research 2018 Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Phoenix AZ The Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Research (ISCR) is the flagship conference for interdisciplinary investigations of the mind, meditation, and other contemplative practices. From academics to activists, parents to philosophers, this diverse group of change-makers brings together leading research, experiential learning, and community-building all under one roof. Cynthia...
03 Nov -
03 Nov
2018
Christian Wisdom As Prophecy: an ongoing conversation between Centering Prayer and the Wisdom Tradition Benedictine University in Lisle, Lisle IL Hosted by Contemplative Outreach Chicago at Benedictine University in Lisle, the seventh annual fall workshop will explore practices developed and passed down over many centuries that include the recognition and utlisation of our entire being rather than only rational thought. As taught by Cynthia, Wisdom shows us that perception and...
28 Oct -
28 Oct
2018
Introduction to Centering Prayer: Mini Retreat Interfaith Chapel – University of Victoria, Victoria BC A beautiful and gentle workshop to learn the meditation practice of Centering Prayer. Through silence and an inner gesture of letting go, we learn to experience Sacred Presence beyond words, emotions, and thoughts, and to release our attachment to the egoic perspective. The practice cultivates a deep relationship with sacred...
24 Oct -
28 Nov
2018
Conspire 2018 - Interactive Webcast Series St. Anne and St. Edmund Church, Parksville BC Spirituality Beyond Borders invites you to join a piece of the global contemplative community for an interactive rebroadcast of the Center for Action and Contemplation's CONSPIRE 2018 webcast featuring Richard Rohr, Barbara Brown Taylor, Mirabai Starr, and more who will explore the idea "Path of Descent: Path of Transformation". The webcast...
20 Oct -
20 Oct
2018
TCS Annual General Meeting 2018 University of Victoria Interfaith Chapel, Victoria BC Notice to the public The Contemplative Society invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting, a great opportunity to connect with your fellow contemplatives. Everyone is welcome, but only members in attendance can vote. Desserts, coffee, and tea provided! All in attendance will also be eligible to enter a prize draw...
17 Oct -
19 Oct
2018
From Narrative Self to Witnessing Self: The Journey Toward Personhood Vaughan Park, Long Bay, Auckland City Held at Vaughan Park, join Cynthia Bourgeault for a retreat grounded in meditation and teaching both a theoretical and practical enquiry into the gradual transition from a more limited sense of self anchored in personal story-telling and drama ("narrative self") to a more spacious and less cognitively constructed self ("witness...
15 Oct -
15 Oct
2018
Public event: Awakening Heart - Living from and for the Whole with Matthew Wright University of Victoria Interfaith Chapel, Victoria BC In conjunction with his four-night retreat on beautiful Cowichan Lake, the University of Victoria Multifaith Services, the United Church Campus Ministry, and the Anglican Diocese of BC join The Contemplative Society in welcoming the Rev. Matthew Wright for this special public event that will parse the value our culture puts...
11 Oct -
15 Oct
2018
Wisdom School: The Conscious Circle of Humanity Te Moata Retreat Centre, Whenuakite Join Cynthia Bourgeault for this Wisdom School exploring Peter Spink's legacy from the context of "The Conscious Circle of Humanity" or, in other words, what his teaching may be calling us to engage in now.  RETREAT DETAILS: Cost : $500 (includes meals and accommodations; special diets add another $40) Time: Thursday, October...
11 Oct -
15 Oct
2018
The Way of Union - The Metaphysics of Early Christian and Sufi Wisdom with Matthew Wright Cowichan Lake Research Station Conference Centre, Mesachie Lake BC This retreat with Matthew Wright is made possible by a grant from the Trust for the Meditation Process, a charitable foundation encouraging meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative prayer. Join The Contemplative Society and the Rev. Matthew Wright for a four-night Wisdom School that will explore the metaphysics undergirding the teachings of Jesus and the...
10 Oct -
10 Oct
2018
Entering the Gateway: A Day With Cynthia Bourgeault Lyon Room – Home of Compassion Retreat Centre, Wellington The Contemplative Network is hosting Cynthia in Wellington for a day-long retreat introducing some of the ideas from her latest book, The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice. Cynthia will review Thomas Keating's teaching on the purification of narrative self, introduce the Witnessing self, and have a closer...
21 Sep -
23 Sep
2018
Contemplating the Ennegram The Enneagram Institute®, Stone Ridge NY Organised by the The Enneagram Institute®, join Cynthia Bourgeault and Russ Hudson for workshop exploring the original meaning of the Enneagram, the history of the authentic contemplative path in the Western tradition, and how these foundations of inner work can be successfully woven with the Enneagram of personality. Cynthia and...
09 Sep -
12 Sep
2018
Conspire 2018 - Interactive Webcast and Retreat Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo BC Spirituality Beyond Borders invites you to join their community for an immersive retreat and to view the a rebroadcast of the Center for Action and Contemplation's webcast featuring Richard Rohr, Barbara Brown Taylor, Mirabai Starr, and more who will explore the idea "Path of Descent: Path of Transformation". The webcast will...
31 Aug -
02 Sep
2018
Conspire 2018 - Interactive Webcast St. Edmund’s Anglican Church, Parksville Spirituality Beyond Borders invites you to join their community to view the Center for Action and Contemplation webcast featuring Richard Rohr, Barbara Brown Taylor, Mirabai Starr, and more who will explore the idea "Path of Descent: Path of Transformation". The webcast will be enhanced by in-person contemplative practice and a beautiful...
09 Aug -
03 Jan
2018
E-course - The Experiential Depth Approach to the Enneagram Hosted by The Shift Network, discover experiential practices to activate higher realization — and embody the deepest, most sacred aspects of your Enneagram type in your everyday life.  Russ Hudson, Jessica Dibb, and guest teacher Cynthia Bourgeault will show you how to heal "core suffering" in yourself and our world...
03 Aug -
05 Aug
2018
Stabilitas: The Forgotten Virtue with Cynthia Bourgeault Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham Massachusetts At this time, registration is only open to oblates of the monastery. Space will be very limited, so check back here for public registration or visit GlastonburyAbbey.org. Cynthia Bourgeault will spend the weekend at Glastonbury Abbey working with participants to reflect on the core Benedictine value of stability, the intuition that genuine...
20 Jun -
25 Jun
2018
Teilhard for our Times Part 2 at Holy Isle Scotland with Cynthia Bourgeault Holy Isle, Lamlash Bay This retreat is now full, but you can contact Jill Benet to be added to the waitlist: jillbenet@hotmail.com. Hosted by Holy Isle, join Cynthia Bourgeault for a retreat building on last year's retreat on Teilhard de Chardin's masterpiece, The Human Phenomenon. This retreat will expand on Cynthia's more succinct e-course on...
11 Jun -
15 Jun
2018
Enneagram Global Summit 2018 - FREE online event What if you had a roadmap - a "soul-map" - for understanding who you are and what makes the people around you tick? The Enneagram can help you tap into your powerful inner wisdom and shed light on behaviours that may be undermining your journey to wholeness, true intimacy, and...
03 Jun -
10 Jun
2018
Wisdom Ingathering 3 in Stonington, ME with Cynthia Bourgeault Unnamed venue, Stonington ME Northeast Wisdom invites you to participate in this special family-friendly wisdom event on Cynthia Bourgeault's home island at Stonington, ME. She will be focusing the teaching on "The Good, the True, and the Beautiful",  refocusing our attention on wonder, goodness, and truth as opposed to the violence and immorality we've...
14 May -
19 May
2018
Peer-led silent retreat Cowichan Lake Research Station Conference Centre, Mesachie Lake BC The Contemplative Society joins the local Living Presence group in inviting you to take part in an entirely self-led silent retreat. While most of the retreat will be in silence, participants will decide the structure of sits, Lectio Divina, chanting, and supportive debriefing to help bolster each other's practice. Registration...
03 May -
06 May
2018
South Africa Wisdom School Goedgedacht Farm, Malmesbury Western Cape Following Contemplative Outreach South Africa's National Conference, Cynthia Bourgeault will lead a contemplative Wisdom School in the Western Cape. She will be working with meditation, contemplative prayer, lectio divina, the language of sacred gesture, and the daily practices of mindfulness, inner observation, and surrender in a traditional Benedictine context. Please note that...
27 Apr -
01 May
2018
The Heart of Centering Prayer - COSA National Conference Padre Pio Retreat Centre, Rietvalleirand Pretoria Contemplative Outreach South Africa's National Conference this year features Cynthia Bourgeault as their distinguished teacher. After the conference, Cynthia will also be hosting a Wisdom School from May 3-6. EVENT DETAILS Full board (single - limited); full board (shared with en suite); or day-visit only attendance options available. Please contact...
17 Apr -
20 Apr
2018
Exploring the Gospel of Thomas with Matthew Wright King’s Fold Retreat Centre, Cochrane AB Hosted by the Wisdom Centre, Matthew will explore the Gospel of Thomas over the course of four days, the 2000-year-old non-canonical text that features short sayings of Jesus (similar to kōans) which are often used today in the practice of lectio divina. Matthew will lead us through the ways in...
02 Apr -
10 May
2018
E-course - Coping and Thriving with Catastrophe Hosted by Spirituality & Practice, join Cynthia Bourgeault, Mirabai Starr, Camille and Kabir Helminski, Rami Shapiro, Ed Bastian, and Swami Atmarupananda for a six-week e-course where these respected teachers will share the gifts of resilience, rebirth, and renewal from the spiritual traditions that have shaped their lives. All proceeds will...
28 Mar -
28 Mar
2018
Labyrinth Workshop University of Victoria Interfaith Chapel, Victoria BC Henri Lock of UVic's Multifaith Services will lead this workshop on walking the labyrinth. The winding path that takes us to the center of the labyrinth becomes a metaphor for our own spiritual journey. Come learn about the history of the labyrinth, how to meditate while walking the labyrinth, and...
18 Mar -
21 Mar
2018
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, Atlanta GA Hosted by the Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, Cynthia Bourgeault will go further than offering an introduction to her comprehensive guidebook Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening in this retreat, but will examine how the practice is related to the classic tradition of Christian contemplation, looking at the distinct nuances of its...
17 Mar -
17 Mar
2018
The Heart of Centering Prayer: Christian Nonduality in Theory and Practice one-day conference Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta GA Hosted by the Cathedral of St. Philip and Contemplative Outreach Atlanta, this day-long conference will explore themes from her latest book The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice, featuring lectures, discussion and Q&A, and time for practising Centering Prayer. To register, please visit the Cathedral of St....
11 Mar -
16 Mar
2018
Introductory Wisdom School Part B: The Divine Exchange with Cynthia Bourgeault Kanuga Conference Center, NC, Hendersonville NC Following the very successful Introductory Wisdom School Part A in 2015 at Kanuga, NC, Cynthia Bourgeault, hosted by the Wisdom Way of Knowing, invites you to learn The Divine Exchange with her and another "mega" group of students. Cover the Wisdom metaphysical map, the Divine Exchange, the Vertical Exchange, Reciprocal Feeding,...
03 Mar -
03 Mar
2018
Lenten Quiet Day at UVic Interfaith Chapel – UVic, Victoria BC Offered by the United Church Campus Ministry in association with The Contemplative Society, join us for a renewing day of quiet meditation, chanting in the style of Taizé, lectio divina, labyrinth walking meditation, and resting in the solitude of Finnerty Gardens. Refreshments and a simple soup lunch will be provided....
31 Dec -
31 Dec
2017
New Year's Eve Taizé 2017 St. Philip Anglican Church, Victoria BC Hosted by St. Philip Anglican Church, everyone is invited to this simple candlelit Taizé service on New Year's Eve. "What an extraordinarily beautiful way to greet the new year!" For more information, please visit stphilipvictoria.ca, or contact office@stphilipvictoria.ca or 250-592-6823.
25 Nov -
25 Nov
2017
Advent Quiet Day at UVic University of Victoria Interfaith Chapel, Victoria BC Offered by the United Church Campus Ministry in association with The Contemplative Society, join fellow contemplatives and spiritual seekers for a renewing day of quiet meditation. The day will include chanting in the style of Taizé, lectio divina, labyrinth walking mediation, and resting in the solitude of Finnerty Garden. Refreshments...
19 Nov -
19 Nov
2017
TCS Annual General Meeting 2017 University of Victoria Interfaith Chapel, Victoria BC Notice to the public The Contemplative Society invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting, a great opportunity to connect with your fellow contemplatives. Everyone is welcome, but only members in attendance can vote. Desserts, coffee, and tea provided! If you are interested in electing or appointing members to be our...
05 Nov -
05 Nov
2017
Cynthia Bourgeault at Chichester Cathedral (UK) Chichester Cathedral, Chichester West Sussex Chichester Cathedral is celebrating 2018 as the Year of Prayer so, in preparation, their Contemplative Prayer Group "Be Still" has arranged for Cynthia Bourgeault to preach there. All are welcome. Please contact bestillchichester@btinternet.com for more information.
04 Nov -
04 Nov
2017
Cynthia Bourgeault at Silence in the City Greencoat Pl, London While this event is now full, they are taking a waitlist. Cynthia Bourgeault will be leading a special one-day teaching on "Seeing with the Eye of the Heart: Contemplation as a Path of Numinous Knowing" in London.  EVENT DETAILS Cost: suggested donation £27.50 (including booking costs). Refreshments will be provided, but please...
31 Oct -
31 Oct
2017
Perennial Wisdom for Troubled Times: Contemplative Awakening and Conscious Engagement St. James Priory, Bristol Organised by the World Community for Christian Meditation, join Cynthia Bourgeault for an evening exploring the persistent intuition of the Wisdom tradition that there is s such a thing as "a conscious circle of humanity" from which we may receive guidance, and how contemplative practice prepares us to awaken to...
22 Oct -
22 Oct
2017
Learn to Meditate: The Practice of Centering Prayer Interfaith Chapel – University of Victoria, Victoria BC Centering Prayer is a form of prayer in the Christian contemplative tradition that trains the heart, mind, and soul to open to Sacred Presence. Through silence and an inner gesture of letting go, we learn to experience Sacred Presence beyond words, emotions, and thoughts, and to release our attachment to...
18 Oct -
22 Oct
2017
Science & Nonduality Conference 2017 Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose CA If you can't attend in person, check out the live stream featuring Cynthia Bourgeault at the opening of the event, starting October 19th at 7:00 pm PST. Science & Nonduality is an annual conference where leading scientists, philosophers, and spiritual teachers gather to explore a new understanding of who we...
11 Oct -
18 Oct
2017
Inner Awakening with Mary-Clare Carder The Dining Room of the Orchard, Victoria BC Join Mary-Clare Carder, a seasoned contemplative, for a course over two sessions exploring the contemplative path, inner life, and the heart. Contemplative practices such as centering prayer, lectio divina, and chanting will be used. (This course is a repeat of Inner Awakening 1.) Mary-Clare was a board member of The Contemplative...
27 Sep -
01 Oct
2017
One Heart: Weaving a Tapestry of Inter-spiritual Community with Mirabai Starr Cowichan Lake Research Station, Mesachie Lake BC Registration for this event will remain open until September 26; however, after September 12 we can no longer guarantee full balance refunds should you need to cancel your registration. We are pleased to host Mirabai Starr this fall, inter-spiritual author and teacher, best known for her accessible and evocative translations...
26 Sep -
26 Sep
2017
The Feminine Face of the Divine: A Journey Across the Spiritual Traditions - an evening with Mirabai Starr Cadboro Bay United Church, Victoria BC Join us for an evening of poetry and sacred prose by and in honor of women mystics from Judaism, Christianity, Sufism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism with inter-spiritual author and teacher Mirabai Starr, best known for her accessible an evocative translations of the Christian mystics. Experience the beauty of embodiment as...
21 Sep -
21 Sep
2017
Finding Calm in the Centre of the Storm: Redefining Yourself and Your World Through Radical Enquiry University of Victoria Interfaith Chapel, Victoria BC Facilitated by Ramana and offered by the United Church Campus Ministry, come explore your true nature and discover the power of presence. Emphasis is on direct experience and opening to new spaces in your life. All are welcome to attend! Ramana is a direct disciple of Indian master Papaji, named...
20 Sep -
20 Sep
2017
Emmaus Community Information Session University of Victoria Interfaith Chapel, Victoria BC Many of us long to simplify our lives, surrendering to the ancient monastic rhythm of prayer and work, which can be tough to do on our own. Join the Emmaus community for an evening where they will share their vision, some exciting new developments including the expansion of their Companion...
11 Sep -
11 Dec
2017
Adyashanti Gatherings: Recognizing Quiet and Spaciousness in a Noisy World St. Philip Anglican Church, Victoria BC You're invited to gather in community and listen to recorded talks by Adyashanti, participate in an Adyashanti guided meditation, and finish the evening by sharing your process (30 minutes of each). This series of Monday evenings is open to people of all levels of meditation experience, though is geared toward...
10 Sep -
15 Sep
2017
The Survivor’s Guide to the Galaxy: Teilhardian Wisdom for Troubled Times La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara California La Casa de Maria is hosting a Wisdom School retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault where she will continue her groundbreaking exploration of Teilhard de Chardin. Focusing on the insights and tools he brings forth for a more skillful and hopeful passage through the social upheavals of our present era, she will address...
27 Aug -
01 Sep
2017
Celtic Spirituality with Fr. Michael Fish Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo BC   West Coast Ecumenical Retreats is pleased to invite you to a retreat with Fr. Michael Fish, OSB, CAM, held at the Bethlehem Centre. Together, you will explore the relevance of Christian Celtic spirituality in today's world, specifically its respect for nature, awareness of everyday mystery, and cosmic harmony seen...
04 Aug -
06 Aug
2017
Humility: Chapter 7 of the Rule of St. Benedict with Cynthia Bourgeault Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham Massachusetts Cynthia Bourgeault will spend the weekend at Glastonbury Abbey directing a retreat that looks at this chapter of the Rule of St. Benedict from the viewpoint of humility as non-identification. This retreat only has room for 23 people, so sign up today! RETREAT DETAILS: Cost: suggested $300 (single rooms only); $100 non-refundable...
23 Jul -
25 Jul
2017
Conspire 2017 - Interactive Webcast and Retreat Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo BC Spirituality Beyond Borders and Bethlehem Centre invite you to a retreat featuring a rebroadcast of the Center for Action and Contemplation's webcast featuring Angel Kyodo Williams, Richard Rohr, Mirabai Starr, and Ken Wilber who will answer the question "How do we approach evil in our world today?" by exploring our inherent unity and...
22 Jul -
22 Jul
2017
Quiet Day to Honour St. Mary Magdalene St. Mary of the Incarnation Anglican Church, Metchosin BC How can Mary Magdalene help us experience and cultivate an inner ”dwelling place for Wisdom” as we harken to the needs of our times? We invite you to explore this question with us as we celebrate the feast day of this special saint, known and recognized as the “Apostle to the...
07 Jul -
09 Jul
2017
Conspire 2017 - Interactive Webcast St. Edmund’s Anglican Church, Parksville Spirituality Beyond Borders invites you to join their community to view the Center for Action and Contemplation webcast featuring Angel Kyodo Williams, Richard Rohr, Mirabai Starr, and Ken Wilber who will answer the question "How do we approach evil in our world today?" by exploring our inherent unity and our belovedness....
21 Jun -
26 Jun
2017
Teilhard for our Times at Holy Isle Scotland with Cynthia Bourgeault Holy Isle, Lamlash Bay This retreat is now full, but you can contact Jill Benet to be added to the waitlist: jillbenet@hotmail.com. Hosted by Holy Isle, join Cynthia Bourgeault for an exploration of Teilhard de Chardin's masterpiece, The Human Phenomenon. This retreat will expand on Cynthia's more succinct e-course on the same topic, which is...
12 Jun -
17 Jun
2017
Peer-led silent retreat Cowichan Lake Research Station Conference Centre, Mesachie Lake BC The Contemplative Society joins the local Living Presence group in inviting you to take part in an entirely self-led silent retreat. While most of the retreat will be in silence, participants will decide the structure of sits, Lectio Divina, and supportive debriefing to help bolster each other's practice. Get your name...
05 Jun -
09 Jun
2017
Enneagram Global Summit 2017 - FREE online event What if you had a roadmap - a "soul-map" - for understanding who you are and what makes the people around you tick? The Enneagram can help you tap into your powerful inner wisdom and shed light on behaviours that may be undermining your journey to wholeness, true intimacy, and...
04 Jun -
11 Jun
2017
Wisdom Ingathering 2 at Stonington with Cynthia Bourgeault Unnamed venue, Stonington ME Northeast Wisdom invites you to participate in this special family-friendly wisdom event on Cynthia Bourgeault's home island at Stonington, ME. She will be focusing the teaching on "Wisdom Perspectives in Turbulent Times", while also exploring spiritual voyage narratives, particularly St. Brendan, in music and drama. The program will include meditation,...
23 May -
28 Jun
2017
Spirituality Beyond Borders - Spring Mid-week Program St. Edmund’s Anglican Church, Parksville Spirituality Beyond Borders invites you to explore key sections of the material from conference and the Center for Action and Contemplation "Trinity" webcast held April 3 to 9 at the Bethlehem Centre. This series will be held over six 3-hour sessions on either Tuesday mornings or Wednesday evenings - your choice! Exact dates...
14 May -
19 May
2017
Our Life is Love: A Quaker Wisdom School Pendle Hill, Wallingford PA Cynthia Bourgeault hosts this first-time Quaker Wisdom School at Pendle Hill, open to Quakers and Wisdom Seekers of all faiths. Teaming up with Marcelle Martin (Quaker retreat leader and teacher) and Paulette Meier (singer/songwriter), they will attempt to more deeply weave these threads of the Christian contemplative tradition. The Benedictine...
07 May -
09 May
2017
Trinity: The Soul of Creation (Spirituality Beyond Borders webcast-in-community replay) Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo BC This is a replay of the webcast shown during the webcast-in-community held April 6-8, 2017 at the Bethlehem Centre. The Bethlehem Center, in partnership with The Contemplative Society, invites you to join them for an immersive, dynamic, and interactive educational opportunity. Combining gathered community, popular presenters, embodied spiritual practices, and...
19 Apr -
22 Apr
2017
Festival of Faiths Center for Interfaith Relations, Louisville KY Cynthia Bourgeault is part of the 22nd annual Festival of Faiths, an interfaith event of music, poetry, film, art, and dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual leaders, thinkers, and practitioners. This year's subject is "Compassion: Shining like the Sun", shining a bright light on the compassionate work in Louisville, KY and...
06 Apr -
09 Apr
2017
Trinity: The Soul of Creation - webcast or in-person Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque NM Hosted by CAC, join Cynthia Bourgeault, Richard Rohr, and Wm Paul Young for a special webcast. Taking a three-dimensional view of the mystery, they examine the Trinity as the foundation and template for the entire universe, and a metaphor for the nature of reality. If Trinity is the model for...
03 Apr -
08 Apr
2017
Spirituality Beyond Borders: Education for Transformation Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo BC The Bethlehem Center, in partnership with The Contemplative Society, invites you to join them for an immersive, dynamic, and interactive educational opportunity. Combining gathered community, popular presenters, embodied spiritual practices, and contemplative space, this two-part retreat will help you make a difference in your daily life and your global community....
26 Mar -
30 Mar
2017
Opening the Eye of the Heart - Wisdom & the Gospel of Thomas with Matthew Wright Rivendell Retreat Centre, Bowen Island The Gospel of Thomas is a newly discovered early Christian text which is rich in teachings, intended to re-orient us inward toward a deeper knowing and Self-awareness. Rev. Matthew Wright returns to Rivendell Retreat Centre on Bowen Island, BC to share his heart-centred wisdom and will lead us through the...
24 Mar -
29 Mar
2017
Centering Prayer and Nondual Awakening Garrison Institue, Garrison New York Hosted by the Garrison Institute, this retreat will continue a pattern of annual "deep immersion" in Centering Prayer. During this retreat, Cynthia Bourgeault's teachings will draw from her most recent book The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice. She will focus particularly on the heart as an...
23 Mar -
23 Mar
2017
Opening to the Eye of the Heart: Christianity and Unitive Wisdom - An Evening with Matthew Wright St. George’s Anglican Church, Victoria BC Sponsored by The Contemplative Society, join the Rev. Matthew Wright for an evening in the beautiful Sanctuary at St. George's. We will explore the unitive and contemplative wisdom at the heart of the teachings of Jesus, and how a heart-centred practice derived from this tradition can help us all feel more...
18 Mar -
18 Mar
2017
Contemplative Outreach Colorado Annual Conference Arvada Center, Arvada CO Cynthia Bourgeault will be the keynote speaker for Contemplative Outreach Colorado's annual conference. Her talks will be based on her new book, The Heart of Centering Prayer: Christian Nonduality in Theory and Practice (pre-order your copy today!). For more information, see Contemplative Outreach Colorado's event page, or call them at 303-698-7729. To...
17 Mar -
22 Mar
2017
Opening To the Eye of the Heart - An Exploration of the Gospel of Thomas with Matthew Wright Cowichan Lake Research Station, Mesachie Lake BC Inspired by the success of the weekend retreat Matthew Wright led for The Contemplative Society in 2015, he is returning to share his heart-centred wisdom over the course of five days. Together, we will explore the Gospel of Thomas, the 2000-year-old non-canonical text that features short sayings of Jesus (similar to...
14 Mar -
15 Mar
2017
The Survivor's Guide to the Galaxy: Teilhardian Wisdom for Troubled Times Hosted by Aspen Chapel, Cynthia Bourgeault will continue her groundbreaking exploration of the 20th-century scientist and mystic Teilhard de Chardin in a special live webcast with a particular eye to the insights and tools that offer a more skillful and hopeful passage through the social upheavals of our present era. How do we...
27 Feb -
04 Mar
2017
The Enneagram in Motion Claymont Society for Continuous Education, Charles Town West Virginia Organised by the Friends of Silence, join Russ Hudson and Deborah Rose Longo for a 5-day movements intensive. The intention is to hold space for an "experiential tria-logue" between the enneagram of personality, the Gurdjieff enneagram of transformation, and a movements immersion in the Wisdom School container. Cynthia Bourgeault will join Russ...
27 Feb -
12 Apr
2017
E-course - Becoming Truly Human: Gurdjieff's Obligolnian Strivings Hosted by Spirituality & Practice, Cynthia Bourgeault invites you to explore with her whether Gurdjieff's "Obligolnian Strivings" might serve as a dynamic and transformative basis for Lent this year sans the usual speculation and secrecy sometimes associated with his teachings. During this special Lenten e-course, you will receive 20 emails...
17 Feb -
22 Feb
2017
Known by the One as One Being Known Codrington College, St. John The Contemplative Life Foundation and Codrington College present this special even in Barbados with Cynthia Bourgeault. Journey with Cynthia exploring the practice of Centering Prayer, nondual consciousness, and ancient wisdom inspired by the words of Meister Eckhart: "The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which...
25 Jan -
01 Feb
2017
Inner Awakening 2 with Mary-Clare Carder The Dining Room of the Orchard, Victoria BC Join Mary-Clare Carder, a seasoned contemplative, for a course over two sessions exploring spiritual progression and unitive or nondual consciousness. Contemplative practices such as centering prayer, lectio divina, and chanting will be used. The course in intended for those with a centering prayer/meditation practice or who have taken the Inner Awakening 1...
07 Jan -
12 Jan
2017
Wisdom School Southwest - Teilhard: Living in an Unfinished Universe with Cynthia Bourgeault and Ilia Delio Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tuscon AZ Cynthia Bourgeault will begin this retreat on Teilhard de Chardin, with Ilia Delio taking the lead on January 8 and 9. Cynthia will then continue to deepen our understanding of Teilhard de Chardin's worldview.RETREAT DETAILS:Cost: $1,400 USD single occupancy / $1,100 USD double occupancy (suites, upgraded rooms, and hermitages available...
05 Jan -
05 Jan
2017
Christian Nonduality - Seriously? A webcast with Cynthia Bourgeault Join Cynthia Bourgeault for a conversation on the radical contemplative path and a trailer for her forthcoming book, The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice. At a time of growing fear and polarization, we desperately need a new way of thinking and being. Centering Prayer is...
05 Jan -
05 Feb
2017
Christian Nonduality - Seriously? On-demand: a webcast with Cynthia Bourgeault Join Cynthia Bourgeault for a conversation on the radical contemplative path and a trailer for her forthcoming book, The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice. At a time of growing fear and polarization, we desperately need a new way of thinking and being. Centering Prayer is...
01 Jan -
31 May
2017
Hold these dates: Cynthia in 2017 Mark your calendars to join Cynthia Bourgeault for retreats and other events in 2017. Wisdom School on Teilhard de Chardin with Cynthia Bourgeault and Ilia Delio in Tuscon, AZ (January 7-12) Teaching in Barbados (February 17-22) Keynote presentation for Contemplative Outreach Colorado (March 18) Centering Prayer Retreat in Garrison, NY...
31 Dec -
31 Dec
2016
New Year's Eve Taizé and Contemplative Eucharist 2016 St. Philip Anglican Church, Victoria BC Hosted by St. Philip Anglican Church, everyone is invited to this simple candlelit Taizé service on New Year's Eve. "What an extraordinarily beautiful way to greet the new year!" For more information, please visit stphilipvictoria.ca, or contact office@stphilipvictoria.ca or 250-592-6823.
31 Dec -
31 Dec
2016
The Heart of Centering Prayer: Christian Nonduality in Theory and Practice Aspen Chapel, Aspen CO Cynthia Bourgeault returns to Aspen Chapel for a one-day workshop based on her soon-to-be released book, The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice (pre-order your copy today!). EVENT DETAILS: Cost: $65 suggested donation For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Aspen Chapel's event page or...
10 Dec -
10 Dec
2016
Emmaus Community's Advent Quiet Day Emmaus Community, Victoria BC The Emmaus Community is a New Monastic community whose recognition of Christ in our midst leads them to walk the Way of Love through prayer, simplicity, and presence. Together with Nathan McDonald (sacred chanting), and Heather and Christopher Page (Centering Prayer), you are invited to come together for a day of workshops...
06 Dec -
06 Dec
2016
CANCELLED: Center for Action and Contemplation Webcast This event has been cancelled. Please see the new webcast, scheduled for April 6-9, 2017. Hosted by CAC, join Cynthia Bourgeault, James Finley, and Richard Rohr for a special webcast. EVENT DETAILS Time: December 6, 2016; 4:30 - 6:00 pm MST Cost: Check their website for more information. Registration typically opens one month...
03 Dec -
03 Dec
2016
Advent Quiet Day at UVic University of Victoria Interfaith Chapel, Victoria BC Offered by the United Church Campus Ministry in association with The Contemplative Society, join fellow contemplatives and spiritual seekers for a renewing day of quiet meditation. The day will include chanting in the style of Taizé, lectio divina, labyrinth walking mediation, and resting in the solitude of Finnerty Garden. Refreshments...
18 Nov -
19 Nov
2016
Advent for Evolving Mystics with Bruce Sanguin St. Aidan’s United Church, Victoria British Columbia Earth Literacies, with support from St. Aidan's United Church, invites you to prepare for the season of Advent with Bruce Sanguin. This experiential workshop will use the seasonal scripture readings to explore living with more intimacy, intensity, and immensity, complemented by resources such as poetry, stories, and spiritual practices to help us unite in...
08 Nov -
08 Nov
2016
The Power of Contemplative Prayer: Christian Nonduality and Attention of the Heart St. James Priory, Bristol Organised by the World Community for Christian Meditation, join Cynthia Bourgeault for an evening exploring the power of contemplative prayer and the meaning of Christian nonduality. EVENT DETAILS: Donation: suggested £10 if you can To reserve your space or for more information, please email bristol@christianmeditation.org.uk or call Roger Layet at 01275 463727. St....
03 Nov -
05 Nov
2016
Cynthia Bourgeault at Silence in the City Cynthia Bourgeault will be introducing the theme of her new book, The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice, over two events at Silence in the City. The Thursday evening event will serve as an introduction, while the Saturday event will be a more in-depth opportunity for practice.EVENT DETAILSCentering Prayer and...
31 Oct -
02 Dec
2016
E-course - Teilhard for Our Times Hosted by Spirituality & Practice, this long-awaited e-course, taught by Cynthia Bourgeault, leads you step-by-step into the heart of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Email messages will be sent to you on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for five weeks, helping you make your way around the basic building blocks of "The Teilhardian...
22 Oct -
23 Oct
2016
The Heart of Centering Prayer: Christian Nonduality in Theory and Practice (Breeze of Simplicity lecture series at Naropa) Nalanda Events Center, Boulder CO This year, Naropa Univerisity's Breeze of Simplicity lecture series features Cynthia Bourgeault. While Naropa students may take the event for credit, the public is warmly welcomed to attend and engage with the work. The intimate two-day weekend workshop will be followed by a public talk Sunday night. EVENT DETAILS Weekend workshop: Saturday and...
16 Oct -
16 Oct
2016
TCS Annual General Meeting 2016 St. John the Divine Church – Denson Lounge, Victoria BC The Contemplative Society invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting, a great opportunity to connect with your fellow contemplatives. Everyone is welcome, but only members in attendance can vote. Desserts, coffee, and tea provided! If you are interested in electing new members to our board and helping The Contemplative Society...
16 Oct -
16 Oct
2016
Learn to Meditate: The Practice of Centering Meditation Interfaith Chapel – University of Victoria, Victoria BC Centering Meditation is a form of prayer in the Christian contemplative tradition that trains the heart, mind, and soul to open to Sacred Presence. Through silence and an inner gesture of letting go, we learn to experience the Sacred Presence beyond words, emotions, and thoughts, and to release our attachment...
16 Oct -
21 Oct
2016
Teilhard de Chardin: Living in an Unfinished Universe Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham MA Cynthia Bourgeault will be leading this retreat on Teilhard de Chardin at Glastonbury Abbey. Her teachings will be on the spiritual lessons we can learn from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin which will help us flourish on a planet that is: relational; in motion; not there yet; messy; and intensely coherent. The morning talks...
15 Oct -
15 Oct
2016
A Day of Reflection: Teaching at Contemplative Outreach Boston Boston College – Heights Room at Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill MA Contemplative Outreach Boston hosts Cynthia Bourgeault for a day of reflection, opening new ground with The Cloud of Unknowing by proposing that what its anonymous author is actually describing by the word "contemplation" is the transition to unitive or nondual consciousness. She will lead a brief discussion of what this activity entails,...
12 Oct -
26 Oct
2016
Rethinking Religion: A Conversation on Returning to Faith St. Philip Anglican Church, Victoria BC   Local Contemplative Society teacher, Christopher Page, takes participants through a discussion over three evenings, exploring the journey back to faith. He and the group will explore many questions, including: What is "religion"? Why do people leave "religion"? Is there any loss in the departure from "religion"? What calls people...
24 Sep -
24 Sep
2016
Teilhard for Our Times: Consciousness, Evolution, and Our Planetary Fate - Public Talk with Cynthia Bourgeault David Turpin Building, room A120 – University of Victoria, Victoria BC This talk will embrace new evolutionary ground as we explore the mystical and visionary thinking of Teilhard de Chardin and his contribution to ecology. His work, as made more accessible by Cynthia Bourgeault, is critically important for shaping a renewed spiritual path for the 21st century and enabling us to...
19 Sep -
24 Sep
2016
The Mystical and Visionary Thinking of Teilhard de Chardin - Wisdom School with Cynthia Bourgeault Cowichan Lake Research Station Conference Centre, Mesachie Lake BC This Wisdom School with Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault is made possible by a grant from the Trust for the Meditation Process, a charitable foundation encouraging meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative prayer. Applications are now closed. Follow us on Facebook for updates from the Wisdom School! To increased your chances of coming next time, become...
29 Jun -
29 Jun
2016
Introduction to Centering Prayer St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Salt Spring Island BC Centering Prayer is a form of meditative prayer, rooted in the ancient Christian tradition of silence as a spiritual practice. Join Christopher and Heather Page for this introduction to the practice, and the first event of a new project called "Star of the Sea Centre for Spiritual Living and Practice".Christopher and Heather...
07 Jun -
10 Jun
2016
Enneagram Global Summit 2016 - FREE online event What if you had a roadmap - a "soul-map" - for understanding who you are and what makes the people around you tick? The Enneagram can help you tap into your powerful inner wisdom and shed light on behaviours that may be undermining your journey to wholeness, true intimacy, and...
05 Jun -
12 Jun
2016
Wisdom Ingathering at Stonington with Cynthia Bourgeault Unnamed venue, Stonington ME This event is now fully, but they are maintaining a waitlist. Please visit Northeast Wisdom's event page for more information.Northeast Wisdom invites you to participate in this special wisdom event.The first part of the week will feature the usual blend of daily teaching (by Cynthia Bourgeault), meditation, chanting, and conscious practical...
15 May -
20 May
2016
Teilhard for Our Times: A Wisdom School with Cynthia Bourgeault Treacy Levine Center, Mount Vernon WA Wisdom Forge invites you to this Special Topics Wisdom School that will focus on the works of Teilhard de Chardin. Join with Cynthia and a dedicated group of seekers in exploring the intertwined scientific, mystical, and visionary thinking of Teilhard, along with the critical importance of these ideas for shaping...
13 May -
14 May
2016
POSTPONED: The Mystic Future of Christianity with Bruce Sanguin St. Aidan’s United Church, Victoria British Columbia This event has been postponed until Fall 2016. For more information, please contact the organiser below.Earth Literacies and St. Aidan's United Church invite Bruce Sanguin, author of the award-winning The Way of the Wind: The Path and Practice of Evolutionary Christian Mysticism, to present the foundations of evolutionary spirituality. A public lecture...
07 May -
07 May
2016
Prayer Workshop St. John the Baptist Church, Duncan BC Sponsored by The Anglican Fellowship of Prayer, join experienced contemplative teachers and learn some of the basic practices of the Christian contemplative Journey.Centering Prayer led by Christopher and Heather PageLectio Divina led by Mary-Clare CarderTaizé Chant led by Rob Crosby-ShearerAnglican Rosary led by Heather CuttenBenedictine Prayer led by Phyllis ThompsonEVENT...
01 May -
06 May
2016
Wisdom School on Teilhard de Chardin with Cynthia Bourgeault in Valle Crucis Valle Crucis Conference Center, Banner Elk NC Wisdom Schools Southeast brings you your chance to join Cynthia Bourgeault as she explores the teachings of Teilhard de Chardin in the setting of a Wisdom School. The event is now full, but a waitlist is being taken.RETREAT DETAILS:Tuition (includes housing, meals, program, and materials):$1,100 for double occupancy (with a...
22 Apr -
22 Apr
2016
Inside Sacred Texts with Cynthia Bourgeault, Willis Barnstone, and Ken McLeod What makes a text sacred? Have there been gender biases in the translations of sacred texts? Why are the newly-discovered gospels of Thomas, Philip, Judas, and Mary Magdalene so important?Hosted by author Phil Cousineau, Inside Sacred Texts explores the origins, translations, and interpretations of sacred or revered texts, and sheds light on...
18 Apr -
23 Apr
2016
Sacred Dance for Wisdom Seekers with Cynthia Bourgeault and Deborah Rose Longo Claymont Society for Continuous Education, Charles Town West Virginia This intensive exploration of the Gurdjieff Movements, hosted by Friends of Silence, is led by the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault with Deborah Rose Longo.Serious Wisdom students not formally engaged in the Gurdjieff Work are invited to experience firsthand the transformative power of the Gurdjieff Movements. This rare opportunity will take...
07 Apr -
10 Apr
2016
Converging on Omega: The Mysticism of Teilhard de Chardin Holy Cross Monastery, West Park NY Led by the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault with Rev. Matthew Wright, this retreat is hosted by Holy Cross Monastery.Ending on the 61st anniversary of Teilhard's death, we will concentrate on how the mystical vision he first glimpsed during his stretcher-bearer days in World War I became the pole star guiding his entire...
20 Mar -
20 Mar
2016
Palm Sunday Taizé St. Philip Anglican Church, Victoria BC Hosted by St. Philip Anglican Church, all are welcome to join for this special service for Palm Sunday with meditation, contemplative reading of scripture, prayers, and chants in the style of Taizé.EVENT DETAILSTime: March 20, 2016 at 7:30 pmCost: Free and open to to the public.Visit www.stphilipvictoria.ca for more information or email...
08 Mar -
05 Apr
2016
The Mysticism of Teilhard de Chardin with Margaret Walters Friends Meeting House, Victoria BC This series is a continuation of Margaret Walter's earlier Introduction to Teilhard de Chardin series, held over four Tuesdays: March 8, 15, 22, and April 5Cynthia Bourgeault proposed that 2015 be the year of Teilhard, a trend that is continuing into 2016, and is encouraging everyone to explore his ideas that resonate so powerfully...
27 Feb -
05 Mar
2016
Inner Awakening with Mary-Clare Carder St. George’s Anglican Church, Victoria BC Join Mary-Clare Carder, a seasoned contemplative, for a course over two sessions exploring the contemplative path, inner life, and the heart through silence, centering prayer, lectio divina, and chanting. Prepare for transformation!Mary-Clare was a board member of The Contemplative Society for over five years, has coordinated the St. George's Centering...
26 Feb -
27 Feb
2016
Principles of Spiritual Leadership with Susan Konis St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Kerrisdale, Vancouver BC Contemplative Outreach of Greater Vancouver invites you to this workshop led by Susan Komis.Those who engage in a regular practice of Centering Prayer are leaders as each demonstrates, with the help of the Spirit, a life in Christ. Contemplative service is a conscious movement to affect an interior resurrection in...
12 Feb -
17 Feb
2016
Teilhard for our Times: Wisdom School Part III - with Cynthia Bourgeault La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara California This Wisdom School will serve as an introduction to the mystical and visionary thinking of Teilhard de Chardin and its critical importance to shaping a renewed Christian identity for the 21st century. The goal is to transform our entire being, raise human consciousness, and contribute to a shift in society. Each retreat day will include contemplation, prayer, teachings, and mindful work. An established meditation practice is expected.
04 Feb -
09 Feb
2016
Introductory Wisdom School in New Zealand with Cynthia Bourgeault Te Moata, Tairua This Wisdom School is encouraging people register for the waiting list. Please contact bev.s-c@outlook.com or 027-431-6205 (011-64-027-431-6205 if calling from North America).Join Cynthia Bourgeault for a Wisdom School to deepen the process of formation through a practical exploration of how Wisdom is "caught, not taught" through the increasing ability of each practitioner...
28 Jan -
30 Jan
2016
Teilhard de Chardin retreat in New Zealand with Cynthia Bourgeault Vaughan Park Retreat Centre, Long Bay, Auckland City This retreat is encouraging people register for the waiting list. Please contact bev.s-c@outlook.com or 027-431-6205 (011-64-027-431-6205 if calling from North America).Teilhard de Chardin was described by Cynthia Bourgeault as a star "now rising powerfully on the horizon, heralding the dawn of an entirely new kind of Christian theology...connecting scientific cosmology and Christian mystical...
18 Jan -
21 Mar
2016
Adyashanti Recorded Talks from November/December 2015 (part3) St. Philip Anglican Church, Victoria BC As the series continues and evolves, so does the format. More of Adyashanti's teachings and more silence in community will be emphasised with no formal break in the evening. Topics include The Freedom of Not Knowing, Precise Enquiry, and The Importance of Facing Life.On these Monday nights, we will maintain...
31 Dec -
31 Dec
2015
New Year's Eve Taizé and Contemplative Eucharist St. Philip Anglican Church, Victoria BC Hosted by St. Philip Anglican Church, everyone is invited to this simple candlelit Taizé service on New Year's Eve. "What an extraordinarily beautiful way to greet the new year!"For more information, please visit stphilipvictoria.ca, or contact office@stphilipvictoria.ca or 250-592-6823.
17 Dec -
18 Dec
2015
The Divine Milieu - Two Mornings with Cynthia Bourgeault Aspen Chapel, Aspen CO Join Cynthia as she continues her "Year of Teilhard" for another workshop on his understandings of spirituality, hosted by Aspen Chapel.She will be exploring Teilhard de Chardin's comprehensive way of viewing our relationship with God, drawing on ancient sources, where God is the One in whom we all live and move...
06 Dec -
11 Dec
2015
Contemplative Retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault Glastonbury Benedictine Abbey, Hingham, MA, Hingham MA This retreat, featuring the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault, celebrates the Advent season with silence, group meditation, participation in the monastic liturgy of Glastonbury Abbey. Thomas Merton's birthday will be celebrated on December 10th, and his teachings and readings will be incorporated throughout the retreat.To participate in this event, the only...
28 Nov -
28 Nov
2015
Advent Quiet Day     [Event description here]     Event facilitators: David Frenette Paula Pryce Jennifer England   Event fee payable by PayPal, or select "Check out" to pay by credit card without a PayPal account. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Payment options for registration Event Fee $25.00 CAD Fee...
28 Nov -
25 Dec
2015
E-retreat - A Simple Immediacy: Desert Wisdom for Advent with Cynthia Bourgeault This e-retreat, hosted by Spirituality and Wisdom, is guided by Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault. In this season of preparation towards the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, explore the teachings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. Short koan-like sayings and examples transmitted through the ages help to cultivate a life of...
20 Nov -
22 Nov
2015
The Wisdom Path: Contemplative Practice and Evolving Consciousness with retreat leader Matthew Wright Camp Pringle, Shawnigan Lake BC Please note that the event is now full, but we are taking a waitlist.A larger public event will be held on November 19 at the University of Victoria. Visit the event page for more information. The Rev. Matthew Wright is an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader working to renew the...
19 Nov -
19 Nov
2015
The Wisdom: An Evening with Matthew Wright Interfaith Chapel – University of Victoria, Victoria British Columbia The Rev. Matthew Wright, M.Div is an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition within a wider inter-spiritual framework. He is a student of Cynthia Bourgeault and a teacher for Northeast Wisdom.In addition to the sold-out retreat he is leading the following weekend, Matthew is...
15 Nov -
20 Nov
2015
Introductory Wisdom School - with Cynthia Bourgeault Kanuga Conference Center, NC, Hendersonville NC This event will include advanced student apprentices and assistants, and 200 students.A full event description can be found at the Center for Spiritual Resources' website.If you have questions about the program, contact Robbin Whittington, host for Wisdom Schools Southeast: 828-274-2681 or robbin@contemplativewisdom.com. 
03 Nov -
24 Nov
2015
Introduction to Teilhard de Chardin with Margaret Walters Friends Meeting House, Victoria BC This series is a repeat of the one held earlier this year in AprilCynthia Bourgeault is proposing that 2015 be the year of Teilhard and is encouraging everyone to explore his ideas that resonate so powerfully at this time when so many thinkers indicate that we are on the cusp...
01 Nov -
01 Nov
2015
Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart: Living the Wisdom of the Jesus Story - with Cynthia Bourgeault and Adyashanti Osher Marin JCC , CA, San Rafael CA The afternoon event will feature a dialogue with Adyashanti and Cynthia Bourgeault hosted by Sounds True founder Tami Simon and will include two guided heart-opening practice sessions led by Cynthia and Adya.For more details and registration please visit the Sounds True event page.More information on Adyashanti can be found on...
31 Oct -
31 Oct
2015
Introduction to Teilhard de Chardin (one-day event) with Margaret Walters Canadian Memorial United Church, Vancouver BC Cynthia Bourgeault is proposing that 2015 be the year of Teilhard and is encouraging everyone to explore his ideas that resonate so powerfully at this time when so many thinkers indicate that we are on the cusp of a leap forward in consciousness.This event introduces a four-day series that will look...
08 Oct -
12 Oct
2015
Campfire Talks with Jim Finley – Transforming Trauma: Exploring the Depth Dimensions of Healing Flathead Lake, Montana, Flathead Lake Montana This retreat explores a spiritual contemplative approach to healing focusing specifically on the ways in which spirituality can be a resource in healing suffering, trauma, and the restless longings of our minds and hearts. Emphasis will be given to intimate and practical ways to be more compassionate, present, and skillful...
06 Oct -
11 Oct
2015
“Cloud of Unknowing” Retreat - with Cynthia Bourgeault Orange County, New York, Orange County NY In this retreat, Cynthia will open new ground with the Cloud by proposing that what its anonymous author is actually describing by the word “contemplation” is the transition to unitive or non-dual consciousness. She will lead us in an exploration of what this actually entails, how this new perspective helps...
28 Sep -
09 Nov
2015
Adyashanti Retreat Talks from Lake Tahoe in May 2015 (part 2) St. Philip Anglican Church, Victoria BC Following the success of the first retreat talk series at St. Philip, “Jesus: Unifying Human and Divine”, we will share this second series of recorded talks. Adyashanti explores the nature of the Soul and the embodiment of Spirit. Examining the sacred values of the Soul, we are invited to enquire...
15 Sep -
15 Oct
2015
E-course - The Way of Wisdom Jesus: An Online Course on Going Beyond the Mind to the Heart of His Teaching This e-course, hosted by Shambhala Publications, is taught by Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault. Topics include, but are not limited to:Non-dualism as it relates to the teachings of JesusKenosis: meaning and connection to "non-attachment""Living remembrance" with reference to Gospels of John and ThomasThe course format will include downloadable video lessons taught...
08 Sep -
10 Sep
2015
Retreat with Pip Nichols: Perfectly Flawed – Welcome to Incarnation King’s Fold Retreat Centre, Cochrane AB The Wisdom Centre is so pleased to be able to offer a short three day retreat with contemplative Pip Nichols.  Pip Nichols is a contemplative who lives in Wellington, New Zealand.  Her contemplative seeking led her to Buddhism in the 70’s and she spent a year in a Thai Buddhist...
31 Aug -
07 Sep
2015
Living School Symposium This event is open only to current registered students of Living School.  Information on Living School is available  HERE. Please direct any questions to livschooladmissions@cac.org.
27 Jul -
31 Jul
2015
Rebirthing of God: A Retreat in Banff - with John Philip Newell Banff, Banff Alberta For many years, now the Celtic poet, peacemaker and scholar, John Philip Newell, has been teaching the sacredness of being, the of-Godness that is at the heart of our lives and all life.  In our retreat ‘The Rebirthing of God’, he will ask what it would look like if these...
01 Jul -
01 Jul
2015
Harnessing the Power of Love - Unveiling the New Breed of Trinity - with Cynthia Bourgeault Westminster Cathedral Hall, London Refreshments provided. Suggested donation £20. TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE:   Register HERE.
30 Jun -
30 Jun
2015
Contemplatives and Mystics as Prophets and Visionaries - with Cynthia Bourgeault Westminster Cathedral Hall, London Event poster available HERE Time:7-9pm Refreshments from 6.30pm Suggested donation £10. TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE:  Register HERE.
23 Jun -
28 Jun
2015
The Divine Exchange Wisdom School at Holy Isle Scotland - with Cynthia Bourgeault Holy Isle, Lamlash Bay Please note: this event is now FULL with a long wait list.Contact Jill Benet: jillbenet@hotmail.comMore information is available HERE. 
05 Jun -
07 Jun
2015
“Letting Go”, with Cynthia Bourgeault & Paulette Meier Northeast Guild for Spiritual Formation Pacific Hall,, Mount Desert Island ME A weekend devoted to the “core, sacred gesture” of self-emptying or kenosis through the practices of centering prayer and sacred chant in the Quaker tradition.  Information and registration available  HERE.
17 May -
22 May
2015
Advanced Wisdom School Glastonbury Benedictine Abbey, Hingham MA The ten days between Ascension and Pentecost comprise one of the most extraordinary ‘thin places’ in the entire Christian year.  On one side of the gap stands the human Jesus — to be sure, the resurrected Jesus, but with his identity still tied to a specific human person and historical...
11 May -
05 Jun
2015
Cynthia Bourgeault’s Four Voices Method of Discernment The Four Voices welcomes the specific wisdom of each part of our being—even when they’re diametrically opposed, in a way that brings them into harmonious solidarity. Hosted by The Contemplative Journal, this groundbreaking class is based upon Cynthia’s never-before-taught personal discernment practice. Her method of inner listening incorporates many facets...
04 May -
07 May
2015
Desert Mothers and Fathers Retreat The Desert Mothers and Fathers were Christian hermits, ascetics, monks and nuns who lived mainly in the  deserts of Egypt, Palestine and Syria beginning around the third century CE.   In these deserts their path of prayer and spiritual insight transformed the spirituality of their day and their influence lasts through...
01 May -
30 May
2015
Cynthia Bourgeault participates on WAKING UP – online series available for free for 30 days In Waking Up, Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon speaks with over 30 of today’s leading authors and teachers who will share their personal understanding of spiritual awakening—how it takes place, what changes (and what doesn’t), and how their experiences can inspire and inform our own realization. Listen to...
30 Apr -
01 May
2015
Following the Mystics Through the Narrow Gate, with James Finley The Cathedral Church of St. Michael’s & All Angels, Kelowna BC Location:  The Cathedral Church of St. Michael’s & All Angels, 608 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC Canada Dates:  Thursday, April 30 – 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Friday, May 1 – 9:00 am – noon. These two talks will not be the same but the latter will continue from the first. Event...
24 Apr -
27 Apr
2015
Silence, Centering Prayer and Attention of the Heart: A Teaching Retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault Nunyara Conference Centre, Belair South Australia Information and registration is available HERE. Inquiries can be directed to Caroline Pearce: chpearce@adam.com.au,  or phone (08) 8344 4357
20 Apr -
11 May
2015
Audio Series and Conversation: Adyashanti Retreat Talks: Jesus: Unifying Human & Divine St. Philip Anglican Church, Victoria BC Location:  St. Philip Anglican Church, 2928 Eastdowne Road at Neil in north Oak Bay Time: 7:oo – 8:30pm A contemplative event based on Adyashanti’s retreat talks (recorded December 2014), co-hosted by Michael Flynn and Christopher Page. Jesus: Unifying Human and Divine This 4 week series invites participants into the direct experience of...
13 Apr -
18 Apr
2015
Spring Peer-Led Meditation Intensive Retreat Cowichan Lake Research Station Conference Centre, Mesachie Lake BC Location:  Cowichan Lake Research Station Conference Centre, 7060 Forestry Road, Mesachie Lake, Vancouver Island, Canada Dates:  April 13-18, 2015 – Monday afternoon to Saturday noon Event Description: An opportunity for a small group (max. 20) to be immersed in sustained silence. The Intensive will be co-led by participants. Each retreatant will...
08 Apr -
29 Apr
2015
Introduction to Teilhard de Chardin Friends Meeting House, Victoria BC Cynthia Bourgeault is proposing that 2015 be the year of Teilhard and is encouraging everyone to explore his ideas that resonate so powerfully at this time when so many thinkers indicate that we are on the cusp of a leap forward in consciousness. During these four sessions we will look...
05 Apr -
12 Apr
2015
Advanced Wisdom School Southeast - Part Two of Two-part Program Valle Crucis, Valle Crucis North Carolina This School is open only to those who have completed both segments of the Wisdom School at Valle Crucis, or both parts of the introductory Wisdom School (The Way of the Heart, Part I, and The Divine Exchange, Part II), and those who have completed Part I Advanced Wisdom School...
15 Mar -
20 Mar
2015
Introductory Wisdom School Kanuga Conference Center, NC, Hendersonville NC This event will include advanced student apprentices and assistants, and 200 students. More details and registration is available HERE.
08 Mar -
13 Mar
2015
Special Topic Wisdom School: The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson Arizona Building on groundwork already laid down in the Introductory Wisdom School, this special topic Wisdom School will focus on Cynthia Bourgeault’s ground-breaking book, The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three. We will be looking at the Trinity not simply as a theological dogma but as a dynamic and still...