The Heart of Centering Prayer: Christian Nonduality in Theory and Practice – Video Trailer

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The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice by Cynthia Bourgeault (2016)

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Cynthia Bourgeault claims that the salvation Jesus taught was in fact the perception of nonduality–and she’s becoming famous for how she backs up this claim quite reasonably, relying on the Bible, church fathers, and especially the Christian contemplative tradition.The notion of nondual Christianity doesn’t originate with her, of course, but she’s prominent as one of the more articulate voices making people aware of it today. In this new book, she teaches the basics of Centering Prayer as a way to the perception of nonduality.

It thus will go a bit deeper theoretically/theologically than the other numerous Centering Prayer books, while still serving as a basic introduction. And in the fascinating third part of the book, she analyzes the Christian mystical classic Cloud of Unknowing, to find in it a model for living with nondual consciousness.

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The Heart of Centering Prayer (audio teaching by Cynthia)

An audio teaching recorded at an event presented by the Cathedral of St. Philip and Contemplative Outreach Atlanta, on March 17, 2018

The Way of the Heart, by Cynthia Bourgeault (excerpt)

Posted online by Parabola magazine, read Chapter 2 from Part Two of The Heart of Centering Prayer by Cynthia Bourgeault HERE.

Cynthia Bourgeault: The Power Of Contemplative Prayer – Christian Nonduality And Attention Of The Heart (audio recording)

(2016)  Cynthia presents a brief overview of  the main points from her new book, as well as leads a short chant and meditation. This event was organised by WCCM in association with Contemplative Outreach. Recorded: November 8th 2016 at St. James Priory, Bristol.

Cynthia speaking Boston Oct 2016

The Heart of Centering Prayer with Cynthia Bourgeault (4-part video teaching)