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Contemplative Presence in a Traumatized World

The fourth session of Unified Consciousness series
Cynthia Bourgeault

Leader

Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Bourgeault is a modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, and theologian. For thirty years she worked closely with Fr. Thomas Keating as a student, editor, and colleague and has taught and written extensively on Centering Prayer. She is a core faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation and founding director of an international network of Wisdom Schools. In addition to her work on Centering Prayer, she is the author of numerous other books on the Christian Mystical and Wisdom tradition, including The Wisdom Jesus, The Meaning of Mary Magdalene, and her most recent, Eye of the Heart: A Spiritual Journey into the Imaginal Realm. 

Date

Apr 05 2022

Time

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Online

Conducted via Zoom or live-stream.

Episcopal priest and a major wisdom teacher, Cynthis Bourgeault will highlight the unitary relatiosnhip between contempaltion and action. Many see them as alternative paths of service, but great teachers, like the ‘Cloud of Unknowing’ exposedt this as a false dichotomy. Contemplation is not a “lifestyle,” but a level of consciousness leading to unconditional presence to both God and the world, capapable of bearing the fruits of infinite spaciousness into a world that so often frenetic and shattered. The greatest contemplatives understood this and carried into the world a presence that lives beyond fear, and able to speak truth to power.

In this talk Dr Bourgeault will explore this quality of presence and the practices that strengthen it. She will describe how it can be offered to a world still shakily emerging from a worldwide pandemic, accelerating climate change, and continuing disintegration of traditional cultural and religious institutional structures.

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Cynthia Bourgeault

Leader

Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Bourgeault is a modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, and theologian. For thirty years she worked closely with Fr. Thomas Keating as a student, editor, and colleague and has taught and written extensively on Centering Prayer. She is a core faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation and founding director of an international network of Wisdom Schools. In addition to her work on Centering Prayer, she is the author of numerous other books on the Christian Mystical and Wisdom tradition, including The Wisdom Jesus, The Meaning of Mary Magdalene, and her most recent, Eye of the Heart: A Spiritual Journey into the Imaginal Realm. 

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