In this teaching, we are introduced to the foundational elements of Centering Prayer and its extraordinary capacity to bring about psychological healing. Based on the work of Fr. Thomas Keating, Cynthia Bourgeault explores the concepts of the unloading of the unconscious, the dismantling of the false self, and the gifts of the Spirit that are released as the layers of egoic bands are loosened through the regular practice of Centering Prayer. By examining the process of the kenotic response, or self-emptying, and the role of the heart in healing, Cynthia offers an approach to personal transformation, based on the essential teaching and being of Jesus, and its great relevance to our time.
Recorded LIVE for Spiritual Direction in Colorado, 2008
Revised and re-released in 2019
3 CD set (approx. 3.75 hours)
As this is a LIVE recording, you may notice some audio variability; however, the teaching is exceptional. We continually seek to improve the quality of the recordings and welcome your feedback.
Audio sample: 3:17 minutes