Can anything new come out about Centering Prayer? The answer is an emphatic “Yes.” After over thirty years of engaging with this contemplative practice, Cynthia Bourgeault has garnered valuable insights into its unique attributes compared to other meditation models – not only in method, but also in effect.
She anchors these insights through a revelatory presentation of the medieval spiritual classic The Cloud of Unknowing. Her discussion draws on neurological, consciousness, wisdom, and Christian metaphysical perspectives. We are thus carefully led into a shift in understanding of love, attention, nonduality, the false self and true self, the inner language of being, and union with the divine.
For the novice or seasoned Centering Prayer practitioner, or any other spiritual seeker, this teaching speaks to the importance in today’s world of action arising from a contemplative foundation.
Recorded LIVE at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, GA, USA; March 17, 2018. Approximate running time: 4 hours, 30 minutes. As this is a LIVE recording you may notice some audio variability and background noise.