Videos

Here you’ll find a rich feast of video resources from various sources and partnering organizations.


A Journey Through Holy Week: A Passion Libretto

This is a Six Day free Holy Week offering on the Passion Libretto from Cynthia and Wisdom Waypoints. The idea to offer this gift to the Wisdom network came into being after an inquiry for leads on a Passion Libretto that Cynthia put together back in 2004. It was for a new choral piece, an original Holy Week oratorio,…

AI: Bridging the Gap or Bridge Too Far

Weaving together teachings by mid-century mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, reflections from modern Teilhard scholar, theologian, author and scientist Ilia Delio, and historical precedent in interpreting the US Constitution, Buddy discusses the possibilities of artificial intelligence as a tool or manifestation of human consciousness, as well as its regulation. This talk was originally presented on…

Cultivating an Attitude of Entrusting

Cynthia Bourgeault joined Richard Rohr and William Paul Young for the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Trinity: The Soul of Creation conference in April 2017. The Trinity—fully experienced and enjoyed—has the capacity to change everything. When we consciously engage in loving communion, we open ourselves to being transformed at the deepest levels.

Cynthia addresses the Wisdom Community

Wisdom Waypoints (formerly Northeast Wisdom) hosted its first Wisdom Practice Day on August 28, 2021. This video contains Cynthia’s opening remarks about the state of the Wisdom Community.

Cynthia at the 2019 Festival of Faiths

Cynthia participated in the 24th Annual Festival of Faiths, filmed in Louisville at the Kentucky Center for the Arts Bomhard Theater, April 25-27, 2019.  Both of Cynthia’s sessions are now available to watch on YouTube. The Festival of Faiths is a sustained series of annual events and programs, whose mission is to promote interfaith understanding,…

Cynthia Open Us About Her New Book Eye of the Heart on the Goop Podcast

Are we all just irrelevant specs? Does our life actually have meaning? Listen to Cynthia Bourgeault discuss her newest book, Eye of the Heart, on the latest goop Podcast. Eye of the Heart investigates the mystical depths of the imaginal realm.—an energetic realm well known to the mystical traditions but often forgotten in our own times. Though invisible to…

Eastertide Wisdom Community Practice Half Day Recordings 2023

Here are the recordings from the Eastertide Wisdom Practice Half Day held on Saturday, May 20th. This day was situated in one of Cynthia’s favorite thin times of the liturgical year, the holy hush between Ascension and Pentecost when the resurrected Christ has ascended but the Pentecost not yet descended. It was a day was for anyone wanting…

Encountering the Heart of Silence: A Conversation with Cynthia Bourgeault in Two Parts

When people gather in silence, a deeper kind of collective, synergistic, numinous knowing unfolds. And that’s the only knowing that’s worth a damn, particularly when you’re working with the infinite. ~ Cynthia Bourgeault On February 25, 2019 Cynthia was interviewed for a podcast on the Encountering Silence website, hosted by Carl McColman with Cassidy Hall…

Oneness: The Secret Embrace – Thomas Keating’s Poetry, with Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Bourgeault presents “Oneness: The Secret Embrace,” Thomas Keating’s final gift to the world, as expressed through the poetry of his later years. This is the first of three Zoom calls held April 30 – May 2, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of South Africa and Contemplative Outreach International, with support…

The Gateway to Freedom

Cynthia Bourgeault joined Richard Rohr and William Paul Young for the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Trinity: The Soul of Creation conference in April 2017. The Trinity—fully experienced and enjoyed—has the capacity to change everything. When we consciously engage in loving communion, we open ourselves to being transformed at the deepest levels.

The Method and Practice of Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a Christian contemplative form of meditation practice developed in the 1970s by three Trappist monks, Fathers William Meninger, Basil Pennington and Thomas Keating. The practice method draws upon the contemplative heritage found within biblical scripture and Christian mystical writings such as the medieval classic The Cloud of Unknowing. Centering Prayer is a growing form meditation…

The Welcoming Practice

Cynthia speaking on the “Welcoming Practice” and “Waking Up” “In the Welcoming Prayer the energy normally bound up in identification is suddenly vitally freed—sometimes so dramatically you almost hear a “whoosh”— and the influx of this new energy is immediately experienced as a deepening and vitalization of your innermost being.” – Cynthia Bourgeault Cynthia recommends and…

Threats to the Common Good: Cultural and Social Evil in America with Buddy Parker

Originally recorded on May 2, 2023, this free online program focuses on the history of evil in our civil structures, current efforts to misrepresent and conceal this history, and their effects on the Common Good.  Thanks to a generous grant, this program is offered free of charge at Mary and Martha’s Place. FREE- Click Here…

Trinity: The Soul of Creation

Cynthia Bourgeault joined Richard Rohr and William Paul Young for the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Trinity: The Soul of Creation conference in April 2017. The Trinity—fully experienced and enjoyed—has the capacity to change everything. When we consciously engage in loving communion, we open ourselves to being transformed at the deepest levels.

Wisdom Community Practice Day: Finding Our Feet, Holding Our World

Here is the recording from the Wisdom Practice Day: Finding Our Feet, Holding our World, held on Friday, September 29, 2023. With everything that the planet is facing at this time, war, fires, hurricanes, racism, hatred, and so much more, we as Wisdom students are called to find our feet and hold our world. This Wisdom…