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Advent Wisdom Retreat – Online with Cynthia Bourgeault and Heather Ruce

Coming this November, an opportunity to join Cynthia and Wisdom Leader Heather Ruce for an online Advent Wisdom Retreat, based on "Integral Light Shining in the Dark: Exploring Advent through the Eyes of Jean Gebser and G. I. Gurdjieff." Watch for more details and registration coming soon.

Cynthia Bourgeault on Mystical Hope Today

A talk and Q&A conversation to benefit the Spirituality & Practice Redesign Fund – November 5, 2022 - 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm PT, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET – on Zoom Spirituality & Practice is delighted that Cynthia Bourgeault, our most popular e-course presenter, will be doing a special “Benefit Talk and Q&A […]

On Earth as it is in Heaven: Rumi, Personhood and the Body of Christ with Benjamin Thomas and Jonathan Steele

Join Benjamin Thomas and Jonathan Steele Tuesday evenings at 6 pm as, together with you, they embark on exploring this notion of personhood as a vehicle for animating the Body of Christ. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The relational field of exchange between human beings and the Divine is real. Throughout scripture, canonical and extra-canonical, one truth is consistently […]

The Divine Exchange – Online Course with Cynthia Bourgeault

Hosted by the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) This course builds on the foundations established in the Introductory Wisdom School. Learn how kenosis, or self-emptying, can lead to a participatory exchange between the finite and the infinite. Course Description A 14-week online course exploring the heart of God through the idea of Divine Exchange, […]

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum – Online Talk with Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Bourgeault will join Garrison Institute founder Jonathan F.P. Rose for a conversation on the common good. Over the last year, Cynthia has worked extensively on understanding the common good and its role in civil society in the United States. They will discuss her conception of the common good, its importance within the fabric of […]

CYNTHIA’S EASTERTIDE INVITATION/CHALLENGE: Further Reflections and Conversation – Zoom Event

CYNTHIA’S EASTERTIDE INVITATION/CHALLENGE:  Further Reflections and Conversation  Cynthia Bourgeault will offer a LIVE ZOOM gathering for the Wisdom Community Tuesday May 10, from 10:00 – 11:00am ET  On Easter morning our teacher Cynthia Bourgeault offered our Wisdom Community this EASTERTIDE INVITATION/CHALLENGE: To acknowledge, explore, and live out of our second or kesdjan body these next forty days. Get to know it […]

Mary Magdalene: Apostle to Our Own Times – Online Course with Cynthia Bourgeault

Hosted by the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) Learn what made Mary Magdalene one of Jesus’ most important and beloved disciples. Discover her legacy as an apostle to our times—revealing a path of conscious love that we too are invited to walk. Course Description An 8-week online course designed to challenge and expand your […]

The Mystery of Death – Spirituality & Practice Course with Cynthia Bourgeault

An introduction to a little known contemporary mystical gem, The Mystery of Death by Hungarian-born Jesuit theologian Ladislaus Boros, which has been a mainstay of Cynthia’s own spiritual work for more than forty years. She teaches against the backdrop of our own point in history, “where death has weighed so heavily on people’s hearts these past few years and our own individual and collective terror of it has been so brutally exposed.”

A Holy Week offering from Bill Redfield, Heather Vesey and Etty Hillesum

With recordings daily from Palm Sunday through Easter, we will be exploring how the writings of Etty Hillsum, presented by Heather Vesey, deepen our experience of Jesus' own suffering and dying in Jerusalem during the last week of his earthly life. There is no fee for this program; it is part of the "Under a […]

Wisdom Community Practice Mini Series

GATHER WITH OUR WORLD-WIDE WISDOM COMMUNITY FOR A MONTHLY COLLECTIVE PAUSE for WISDOM PRACTICE Thursday, April 7, 1:00 – 2:00pm ET Embodiment with Heather Ruce Wednesday, May 4, 10:30 – 12:00pm ET Gospel of Thomas Lectio Divina with Marcella Kraybill-Greggo Thursday, June 9, 1:00 – 2:00pm ET Chant with Elizabeth Combs   “It's very, very […]

Introductory Wisdom School – Online Course with Cynthia Bourgeault

Hosted by the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) Discover the Christian Wisdom path and its relevance for us today. Awaken to your yearning for a different kind of presence and to develop the skills, knowledge, and actions for self-transformation. Registration:  January 18 – February 16, 2022 Start Date:  February 23, 2022 Course Description A […]

Chant the Light: A Half-Day Retreat with Elizabeth Combs and Susan Latimer

Join Elizabeth Combs and Susan Latimer to Chant the Light Chanting is an integral aspect of our transformative wisdom path, having the capacity to open us deeply and immediately into our own inner light and the One Light. In this participatory mini-retreat, the season of Epiphany and expanding Light will guide us. We will chant […]

Cynthia Bourgeault Keynote Speaker at Centering Prayer Summit

Cynthia Bourgeault along with Ted Jones will provide the keynote address on “The Evolving Consciousness of Thomas Keating” Join this 2-day Virtual Summit to learn and practice with Centering Prayer leaders from around the world: January 15-16, 2022 Keynote address: Sunday, January 16th, 2:00-3:30pm EST Hosted by Keith Kristich of Closer Than Breath SUMMIT REGISTRATION […]

Epiphany Stories of Transformation–A Seasonal Retreat Online with Bill Redfield

A VIRTUAL WISDOM PROGRAM It is such a pleasure and privilege for me to offer these programs of recordings for you. I am so grateful for your generous reception of them. Each program tempts me to do something a little bit different, and this program will be no exception. This program, “Epiphany Stories of Transformation,” […]

Online Solstice Event: There is a Luminous Darkness with Beth O’Neil and Susan Cooper

There is a Luminous Darkness Online Wisdom Solstice Event “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5) “There is a luminous darkness”  the kind that Mary waited and pondered in. Join event facilitators Susan Cooper in the North and Beth O'Neil in the South for Practice             Presence              […]

Enneagram Global Summit with Cynthia Bourgeault Presenting Dec. 6

CYNTHIA BOURGEAULT will once again be presenting at the ENNEAGRAM GLOBAL SUMMIT  A FREE ONLINE EVENT DEC 6 – 10, 2021 Each Enneagram Global Summit session is a journey — exploring the wounds and growth edges of each type, and offering invitations for wholeness and integration as we embrace the qualities of all nine points […]

Seeds in the Ground: An Experiential Introduction to Christian Wisdom

Join this 6-week introductory course on Christian Wisdom, co-facilitated by Benjamin Thomas and Jonathan Steele. Through the modalities of teaching, spiritual practice, and group engagement, Benjamin and Jonathan will co-create a container for Wisdom exploring six living themes of the Western Contemplative path.

Mystery of Death: An Online Retreat via Zoom with Cynthia Bourgeault at Mepkin Abbey

In this teaching retreat based on the recently republished mystical classic by Hungarian-born Jesuit Ladisalus Boros, we will be exploring the moment of death from both a personal and a christological perspective. Following Boros’ lead, we will attempt to live our way into his challenging insight (received through mystical revelation) that “Death gives man the […]

Online Book Circle: Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening

Join us August 17 - November 16 for our online 4-month Tuesday Wisdom Practice Book Circle. We will cultivate a Wisdom way of knowing through the study of Cynthia's Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening.

Deepening Wisdom through Desert and Forest: A Virtual Wisdom Program

Through weekly recordings and optional Friday Zoom groups, this program will run from late Summer, 2021, until just before Thanksgiving, 2021. By journeying through desert and forest, the Wisdom transformation can be deepened and Wisdom can be further integrated. This program will conclude with an introduction to Wisdom Mentoring. Over the past years I have […]

The Divine Exchange

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 existed since the earliest days of Christianity; Cynthia teaches from that ancient perspective in ways that suit today’s world. Join Cynthia as she leads you on […]


Teilhard de Chardin: The Sphere of the Person

Cynthia Bourgeault will reflect on Teilhard’s experience of Christ as person and what this meant to his understanding of an evolutionary process that draws us with hope into the future.


Wisdom of the Spheres

Whether we speak of the Gurdjieffian atmosphere, the Gebserian aperspectival, the aura or simply the energy field around us, directly felt experience for the spherical can powerfully shift our awareness of ourselves in the world. Drawing on physically grounded awareness practices from the millenia old Taoist tradition (known primarily through tai chi and qigong) in […]

Grief Circle/Vigil of Remembrance

In light of our ongoing need to tend our grief and welcome others’ grief in these times, we offer these circles once a month. May these circles provide a place for us to hold all the forms that grief may take — personal loss of all types, planetary suffering, the deep pain of racist oppression, […]

Imaginal Wisdom School e-Course with Cynthia Bourgeault

This eCourse includes over 40 sessions filmed live during a five-day Imaginal Wisdom School with Cynthia Bourgeault at the Valle Crucis Conference Center in North Carolina August 16-21, 2020. The Course materials have been formatted and organized for easy access and use in an eCourse format, while carefully preserving the daily rhythm and structure of […]

The Wisdom Jesus Retreat

This Wisdom Retreat offers both teaching and practices on the content and themes of The Wisdom Jesus, as we travel together during these 50 thin days between Easter and Pentecost. In her book Cynthia Bourgeault describes Jesus as: “First and foremost a wisdom teacher, a person who clearly emerges out of and works within an […]

Wisdom Informed Anti-Racism Practice Circle

This monthly gathering is for those grounded in the Wisdom lineage and practices in which we seek to know God and our world with more of ourselves through the three centers of our heart, mind, and body. This experiential gathering is designed to expand our capacity to be awake to racism in ourselves and systems of […]

Wisdom Waypoints Book Discussion Zoom Group

Wisdom Way of Knowing: Reclaiming an Ancient Tradition to Awaken the Heart by Cynthia Bourgeault (2003) Once a month starting in 2020 ~ January through June Note: this class is now full. Please stay tuned for upcoming Northeast Wisdom online groups to be announced! The Wisdom way of knowing is about using our whole being […]