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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.

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Cynthia Bourgeault on Contemplation and Compassion

Cynthia Bourgeault talks about her continuing journey in Contemplative Living.

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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.

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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.

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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"

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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.

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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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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.

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Death Is the Fullness of Being

Listen as Cynthia Bourgeault, author of "The Wisdom Jesus" and "The Meaning of Mary Magdalene," and Center for Action and Contemplation faculty member, explains how death is not a thing to be feared.

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Cynthia Bourgeault: I and My Father Are One

Cynthia Bourgeault joined Richard Rohr and Wm. 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.

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Mystical Hope: Trusting in the Mercy of God

At a time when people are yearning for good news, Cynthia Bourgeault's new book invites us to find out way to the hope that does not disappoint or fail. In our usual way of looking at things, hope is tied to outcome: "I hope I get this job" or "I hope my mother gets well.

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