Summer greetings! We hope you have been enjoying sunny days, relaxation, and time with loved ones. When things slow down in the summer, it can be a wonderful time to find new ways for contemplative practice. To support your spiritual journey in the last weeks of summer, we are offering a Summer MP3 Sale on all three parts of Practicing Living Presence: Discovering the Mind of Christ Within. Find out more below!

In this newsletter we also share news about upcoming events in our contemplative community: Introductory Wisdom School with Cynthia Bourgeault, Summer Retreat Day in Chilliwack, Closer than Breath’s Contemplative Prayer Summit, and a Contemplative Day in the Kootenays.

Many Blessings,

Tabitha Black-Lock

Communcations Coordinator


We are offering a three-week sale on all three parts of:

Practicing Living Presence: Discovering the Mind of Christ Within. 

Regular MP3 price: $39.95

Part 1: 11% off ($35.56)

Part 2: 12% off ($35.15)

Part 3: 13% off ($34.76)

Sale ends August 24, 2023

Get your MP3s now to enjoy them in the last weeks of summer!

Last chance to register before August 8!

The Center for Action and Contemplation is hosting an Introductory Wisdom School featuring Cynthia Bourgeault, from August 16 to November 15, 2023. This 14-week online course explores the Christian Wisdom way of knowing and its relevance to our realities today. Cynthia Bourgeault blends teaching with contemplative practices to help students engage in their conscious work on an embodied level—aligning the mind, body, and heart.

Summer Retreat Day – Contemplation in Community

The focus of this retreat will be journeying through Psalm 23 to experience God, our Shepherd, as Mother God. We will enjoy a community circle with music and time in solitude. Throughout this gorgeous property we will experience “Psalm Stations” of interactive spiritual practices, embodied prayer movement, and artistic creative expressions. One-on-one spiritual direction or listening prayer sessions are offered as available.

Date: Friday, August 18, 2023:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Location: In person – Private Retreat Property on Eden Drive in Chilliwack BC.

Facilitated by: Lorie Martin, David Taylor & Jodi Krahn

Find out more about the facilitators and how to register below!

Closer than Breath is offering a virtual Contemplative Prayer Summit from September 23-24, 2023. This summit opens space to unite with others in exploring the interplay of prayer and meditation, to embark on a shared journey of spiritual growth and personal discovery. Keynote speaker Rupert Spira will be joined by featured speakers including Heather Ruce and Matthew Wright, to offer fresh perspectives on prayer & contemplation across world traditions.

For those of you in the Kootenays, we invite you to:

Contemplative in the Kootenays: Quiet Day in New Denver

On Saturday, September 16, from 10 am to 3 pm, join us for a day of Centering Prayer, walking meditation, lectio divina, and open communion, facilitated by Therese DesCamp
Location: 1305 Denver Siding Road, New Denver, British Columbia
For more information: email

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.
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