In this teaching, Cynthia is accompanied by a group Christian contemplatives in Victoria BC over a 4 year period from 1999 – 2003 and 30 sessions, as they worked their way through Kabir Helminski’s practical, ground-truthed Sufi text “Living Presence: A Sufi Way to Mindfulness & the Essential Self”. She helps her audience to integrate the teaching with exercises drawn from Lynn C. Bauman’s “Living the Presence: A Manual for Contemplative Christian Practice,” to bring us into a personal encounter with Being, with Presence.
Cynthia says: “At the heart of the Gospels is the memory written in blood and fire of one person’s encounter through Jesus with their own True Self, with their own possibility, with their Alpha and Omega. That is the unifying thread in what we are going to be exploring and why [the Being/Presence energy expressed in Helmnski’s book] is, in its heart, absolutely mega-Christian.”
Diane Walker is one of our devoted team of volunteer audio editors and she writes:
“… for me this is Cynthia at her best, her richest, her most helpful and profound and basic, fundamental…developing a capacity to be both in the World and in Presence”
This is Part One of a three-part teaching, with the other two parts slated for publcation in the new year.
Available as MP3 download, USB flash drive, PDF transcript, 10-disc CD (limited supply for hard copy set)
Read more about this audio teaching here: Practicing the Living Presence: Discovering the Mind of Christ Within, Part 1