Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Bourgeault

A modern-day mystic, Episcopal priest, theologian, and retreat leader, Cynthia Bourgeault divides her time between solitude at her seaside hermitage in Maine and a demanding schedule traveling globally to promote the rediscovery of the Christian contemplative path. She has been a long-time advocate of Centering Prayer and has worked closely with the community of teachers of that practice, including Thomas Keating, Bruno Barnhart, and Richard Rohr. She is a founding director of both the Contemplative Society and the Aspen Wisdom School, and she continues to contribute to the Contemplative Society in her role as principal teacher and advisor. She was the recipient of the 2014 Contemplative Voices award from Shalem Institute. Cynthia’s articles and essays have appeared in many journals and publications, and she is the author of numerous books, including The Wisdom Jesus, The Meaning of Mary Magdalene, The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three, and The Heart of Centering Prayer.

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ARTICLES

Christianity’s Best-Kept Secret: On Cynthia Bourgeault and The Cloud of Unknowing

“God can be held fast by love, but by thought never.” The questions that arise upon encounter with this and other such confounding lines from the Christian mystical classic The Cloud of Unknowing (What is meant by “God,” anyway? What is love? What can be “known” beyond thought?) are...
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The Unitive Way and the Future of Christianity: A Discussion with Cynthia Bourgeault

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EVENTS

Cynthia Bourgeault presents: The Survivor’s Guide To The Galaxy: Teilhardian Wisdom For Troubled Times

September 10-15, 2017 | Santa Barbara, ca

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,...