Cynthia Bourgeault — Center for Action and Contemplation
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Cynthia Bourgeault
Emeritus Faculty

Cynthia Bourgeault

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault, modern-day mystic and Episcopal priest, teacher of Centering Prayer and the mystical theology in which it is grounded. An emeritus faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation, she is the author of numerous books, including Eye of the Heart, The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three, and The Meaning of Mary Magdalene.

essential reading

The Heart of Centering Prayer

Embark on a journey deep into open-hearted, non-dual consciousness with Cynthia Bourgeault in The Heart of Centering Prayer. Beginners and seasoned practitioners alike can discover a pathway to return to divine presence, allowing a deeper way of knowing to be anchored in the heart.

Online Learning

The Divine Exchange

Join Cynthia Bourgeault and wisdom students around the world on a path of discovery through The Divine Exchange, her metaphysical framework for the Christian Wisdom tradition. Registration for this 14-week online course closes June 9, 2021.

An illustration of a cat.

A Story From Cynthia

Lily the Cat arrived at my hermitage in Big Sur on the Feast of the Annunciation—a rain-drenched little feline ball of resilience. Over seventeen years Lily would show me how concern can be one of the deepest forms of love. When she died on my birthday in 2015, she taught me an even greater revelation—the expanding awe of death and resurrection.

“The journey to the wellsprings of hope is really a journey toward the center, toward the innermost ground of our being where we meet and are met by God.”

– Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault

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