Partner Courses

Online Courses with Cynthia Bourgeault

The Wisdom Way of Knowing hosts Cynthia’s Imaginal Wisdom School E-course, accompanying and expanding Cynthia’s groundbreaking book Eye of the Heart. This course, filmed live at the pilot Imaginal Wisdom School in North Carolina, August 2020, was carefully edited and produced by longtime collaborator Robbin Brent and is suitable for either individual or group use with a flexible starting date. 

The Center for Action and Contemplation has produced three online courses: An Introductory Wisdom School, and its follow-up Wisdom course called “The Divine Exchange.” It also offers Cynthia’s highly popular course of Mary Magdalene: Apostle to Our Own Times. These courses are fully interactive and have set starting dates and registration periods. You’ll see the full details at Center for Action and Contemplation.

Spirituality and Practice has developed numerous e-courses featuring Cynthia’s work. Self-paced email lessons include written reflections, audio or video recordings, and contemplative practices. Learn more about the following courses at Spirituality and Practice, or by clicking on the specific item in the listing below.

In Shambhala Publication’s online course, The Way of the Wisdom Jesus, Cynthia shares Jesus’ teaching through the lens of nonduality and letting go. The course includes videos, readings, and downloadable PDFs.

Contemplative Life offered an updated version of Cynthia’s teaching on the  Four Voices of Contemplative Discernment in January 2022. If you would like to be notified of future offerings of this eCourse you can sign up on the bottom of this page.


Online Learning from Wisdom Way of Knowing:


Online Learning from CAC:

The Divine Exchange Wisdom School: 14-week online course by Cynthia offered by the Center for Action and Contemplation

This course is a continuation of Cynthia’s Introductory Wisdom School, delving deeply into the principle of exchange (“giving-is-receiving”), the spiritual foundation of The Christian Wisdom tradition. Cynthia Bourgeault is a long-time student of the Christian contemplative and Wisdom paths and is a core faculty member of the CAC and Living School. Christian Wisdom teachings have…

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Mary Magdalene: Apostle to Our Own Times

Discover one of the most misunderstood and forgotten characters in the Gospels. Mary Magdalene is possibly one of the most misunderstood and forgotten characters in the Gospels. Who was this woman who earned the title “Apostle to the Apostles”? While history has often portrayed Mary Magdalene—incorrectly—as a prostitute, there is much to discover about this…

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Online Learning from Spirituality and Practice:


Online Learning from Shambhala:

The Way of Wisdom Jesus

Going beyond the mind to the heart of Jesus’ teaching. Cynthia shares Jesus’ teaching through the lens of nonduality and letting go. The course includes videos, readings, and downloadable PDFs. If you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus…

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Audio Courses from the Contemplative Society

Find the full catalog of Audios for purchase from The Contemplative Society HERE

Conscious Love

In this newly revised teaching, Cynthia Bourgeault explores how conscious love flows from our deeper selves, beyond identification, craving, wanting, and needing. We discover that conscious love abides beyond all emotional states and polarities in a place where boundaries are diminished and our egoic perceptions dissolve. By living from this deep and ever present wellspring,…

Contemplative Remembering

How can ancient contemplative skills contribute to the needs of today’s world? In this teaching, Cynthia Bourgeault offers a compelling answer. In particular, she addresses the modern dilemma of how to end the cycles of violence between individuals, religions, and cultures without dishonouring or discounting those who have been victimized. Drawing on the seminal work…

Deepening the Practice of Centering Prayer

In this five-day deep immersion retreat, Cynthia moves beyond the scope of introductory Centering Prayer material to focus on the true self and its expression in the world around us. We discover that it is through spiritual non-possessiveness, surrender, and self-emptying that our essence becomes connected to the flow of Being Itself. This path is…

Desert Fathers and Mothers

Be prepared to discover in this set of teachings the original desert fathers and mothers in a whole new way—as Christian disciples and sages. Cynthia begins by exploring how the desert is a perfect setting both physically and metaphorically for the spiritual seeker. You are invited to recognize your own personal desert and to work…

Going Deeper into the Mystery of Christ

In this recording, Cynthia Bourgeault looks at some of the great mystical texts in the Christian tradition that speak, for example, of “all things being gathered into Christ,” and “the image of the unseen God.” She asks, “Is there a fundamental law, an organizing principle in this particular space time continuum, in this great relational…

Teilhard: A Visionary for Our Time

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) was a Jesuit priest, a mystic, and a well known paleontologist. He devoted his life to bridging the scientific and spiritual dimensions of human existence. In this recording, Cynthia presents Teilhard’s vision in a way that provides us with direction and hope for engaging with today’s local and global concerns.…

The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three

In her book, The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three, Cynthia Bourgeault explores the hidden—or forgotten—nature of the traditional Christian symbol, the Trinity. She enriches Christian theology and history on the subject with G.I. Gurdjieff’s Laws of Three and Seven, discovering a guiding principle to help mend and evolve Christianity, humanity, and our relationship to the…

Through Holy Week with Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene is the apostle to the apostles, a wisdom teacher, a contemplative, a woman of spiritual purity, a bold and tenacious witness, and Jesus’ beloved companion—these views of the so-called healed prostitute are unfamiliar to most of us; nevertheless, they are views supported by growing evidence from biblical and ancient text scholarship. Cynthia Bourgeault…

Christophany: Experiencing the Fullness of Christianity

Delving deeply in Raimon Panikkar’s book Christophany: The Fullness of Man, Cynthia Bourgeault deftly illuminates this extraordinary cosmological vision, and boldly asserts “…these are ideas that could change the face of Christianity!”


Recordings with Matthew Wright

Eye of the Heart with Matthew Wright

In this set Matthew Wright guides us deep into the Jesus wisdom tradition, a heart-centered (rather than a purely mind-centered) journey toward being fully human while grounded in cosmic oneness. He ties together the wisdom gleaned from the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and Teilhard de Chardin’s writings. The main themes of…

The Way of Union: Teaching by Matthew Wright

In this retreat recording, Matthew Wright guides us through an insightful comparison of the two great mystical traditions of Christianity and Sufism. He describes the historic setting of Islam and introduces us to the teachings of Muhammad, Ibn al-Arabi and other Sufi writers. At the same time he draws parallels to the wisdom gospels of…