Happy New Year contemplative friends!

A huge thank you to everyone who donated to our Fall Appeal.  Your generous support will make it possible for The Contemplative Society to offer exciting news over the next few weeks of upcoming retreats and events, and the publication of new audio and video resources.  All in support of strengthening our community’s capacity to walk the contemplative path and center our actions in divine wisdom and love, no matter what turmoil or creative opportunities may come our way.

This newsletter outlines just some of the opportunities for learning, practice and deepening the wisdom that we are called to offered in our Christian contemplative network.

May this new year yield many opportunities for you to deepen your wisdom practice. And to awaken to the gifts, joy and deep peace that arise out of embodied awareness of the Sacred Love active in our lives.


Henri Lock
The Contemplative Society

Closer than Breath is offering a virtual Centering Prayer Summit from January 21-22, 2023. Keynote speaker Cynthia Bourgeault and other featured speakers will share their wisdom and experience of centering prayer, spiritual transformation, and contemplative practices. Join this Summit to learn from Centering Prayer Teachers and to practice with a global community.

To learn more and register, please visit the event link below!

BONUS: For The Contemplative Society members registering through the link below, Closer Than Breath will donate 50% of the sales directly to Cynthia Bourgeault!

Heather Ruce, a new member of The Contemplative Society Board, hosts Collective Contemplative Pauses daily meditations. She lives in San Diego and recently co-lead the Relearning Trust Retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault.  We hope to have Heather lead us in a Retreat sometime in the Spring of 2023.

Wisdom Meditation and Chant on Zoom

Coordinated by Wisdom Waypoints

Hosted by various leaders in the Wisdom Community


A New Years sale on a classic teaching of Cynthia Bourgeault:
Christophany: Experiencing the Fullness of Christianity – MP3
Now $39.95 CAD (regular price $44.95)
Delving deeply in Raimon Panikkar’s book Christophany: The Fullness of Man, Cynthia Bourgeault deftly illuminates this extraordinary cosmological vision, and boldly asserts “…these are ideas that could change the face of Christianity!”

Thank You for your Support!

It is only with the support of our members and community that we are able to do what Cynthia calls “good planetary work”: providing support and resources for contemplative practitioners around the world and helping to promote the work done by local and international teachers. Our deepest thanks to all who have donated and support this work!

TCS is a non-profit society run by a volunteer Board and a dedicated circle of contemplatives. Formed in Victoria BC Canada in 1997 to serve an emerging contemplative renewal and to support and spread the teachings of Cynthia Bourgeault and other distinguished Wisdom teachers.

We would love for you to join us as a member and to help sustain and build our offerings with a donation of any amount.

 Please visit our website to find out more: