Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Bourgeault, PhD, is an American Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader. She is best known for her teachings on Christian contemplative and wisdom paths and is a longtime advocate of the meditative practice of Centering Prayer. Her work has a major emphasis on the Christian mystical tradition of theosis within the Benedictine monastic tradition and the practical training in mindfulness and conscious awakening as shown by the teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff.


Cynthia Bourgeault on Contemplation and Compassion

Cynthia Bourgeault talks about her continuing journey in Contemplative Living.

Chanting the Psalms

Chanting the psalms, or psalmody, is an ancient practice of vital importance in the Christian spiritual tradition. Today many think of it as a discipline that belongs only in monasteries—but psalmody is a spiritual treasure that is available to anyone who prays.

Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic

For almost two millennia, the story of Jesus has shaped the lives of countless people. Yet today, even though the majority of us grew up in a culture suffused by the mythos of Jesus, many of us feel disconnected from the essence of his teachings.

How I Found God in Everyone and Everywhere: An Anthology of Spiritual Memoirs

Much can be gained from trailing the spiritual narratives of those who have traveled ahead of us, for the God they have found, we may never have considered.

The Wisdom Way of Knowing: Reclaiming An Ancient Tradition to Awaken the Heart

Understand Life's Meaning Through the Wisdom Tradition: "Drawing on resources as diverse as Sufism, Benedictine Monasticism, the Gurdjieff Work, and the string theory of modern physics, Cynthia Bourgeault has crafted her own unique vision of the Wisdom way in this very accessible book, nicely balan...


Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault: The Meaning of Mary Magdalene (Intro)

Seeking The Divine TV Show hosted by Dr. Patricia Ann Hill featuring Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault "The Meaning of Mary Magdalene"

The Mystery of Death: Awakening to Eternal Life

What precisely happens at the time of death is a question that theologians have struggled over for centuries but have never answered satisfactorily.


The Cost of True Love: A Conversation Between Cynthia Bourgeault and Ilia Delio

This conversation took place as part of a week-long Wisdom School in

Love Is Stronger than Death: The Mystical Union of Two Souls

This powerful book, written by an Episcopal priest, tells of her intense relationship with Brother Raphael Robin, a seventy-year-old Trappist monk and hermit.


Cultivating an Attitude of Entrusting

Listen as Cynthia Bourgeault, modern-day mystic, Episcopal priest, and Center for Action and Contemplation faculty member, discusses Centering Prayer and the practice of embodiment to cultivate an attitude of deep surrender.


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