Tag Archives: Cynthia Bourgeault

Lent: Awake and Paying Attention

Lent: Awake and Paying Attention A faculty reflection by Cynthia Bourgeault “Remember, O man, that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.” As this alumni newsletter wends its way to you, we have barreled past Ash Wednesday, which this year—February 14—happened to coincide with Valentine’s Day. Does it strike you that there’s something… Continue Reading Lent: Awake and Paying Attention

Alumni Newsletter — February 2018

A Note from the Editor Dear Living School alumni, The Three-in-One God is giving birth to transformation in the world through you. Much of this transformation, I suspect, takes place under the radar as you go about your often-busy days, radiating love in a fractured world. Sometimes it is simply the full presence you give… Continue Reading Alumni Newsletter — February 2018

The Universe Is Love

Creation: Week 2 The Universe Is Love Thursday, February 22, 2018 The future can exist only when we understand the universe as composed of subjects to be communed with, not as objects to be exploited. —Thomas Berry [1] Cynthia Bourgeault, a faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation, writes about how the ancient… Continue Reading The Universe Is Love

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Blessed Are the Pure in Heart Monday, February 5, 2018 Blessed are the pure in heart: they shall see God. —Matthew 5:8 When the heart is right, Jesus says, seeing will be right. He ties together heart and sight. Consider the saying, “Beauty is in the eyes of the… Continue Reading Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

The Wisdom Tradition

The Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 The Wisdom Tradition Sunday, January 28, 2018 As we explored over the past two weeks, Jesus reveals the divine image clearly, in a personal face we can relate to and love. The incarnation in Jesus tells us that there is no absolute distinction between matter and spirit, sacred… Continue Reading The Wisdom Tradition

We Love by Letting Go

Self-Emptying We Love by Letting Go Monday, December 11, 2017 We cannot love God unless we love God’s world. Christians [should] have always known this, because an incarnate God is a world-loving God; but now it takes on new meaning and depth as we realize the radical interrelationship and interdependence of all forms of life.… Continue Reading We Love by Letting Go

Kenosis

Self-Emptying Kenosis Sunday, December 10, 2017 Enjoy a short Advent reflection from Father Richard! Click here to watch the video. Last week we looked at the harmony that can be found at the depths of all the world’s diverse religions. Though we are all walking different paths, the destination is the same: union with Love.… Continue Reading Kenosis

Conscious Love

God as Us: Week 2 Conscious Love Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Cynthia Bourgeault, one of CAC’s core faculty members, names Jesus’ teaching and way of life “the path of conscious love.” [This phrase] emphasizes the life-affirming and implicitly relational nature of the path, and the word “conscious” makes clear that the touchstone here is transformation,… Continue Reading Conscious Love

Purity and Passion

God as Us: Week 2 Purity and Passion Monday, November 13, 2017 I want to say a little about purity and about passion. What I mean by purity is singleness of heart, when the head and the heart are working together in a way that allows you to see wholeness, to see from your True… Continue Reading Purity and Passion

God’s Heartbeat

Cosmology God’s Heartbeat Friday, November 3, 2017 CAC’s core faculty member, Cynthia Bourgeault, shares insights from other mystics—current and past—to reveal mercy at the heart of the universe. She shares the theological implications of quantum physics from contemporary Episcopal preacher, Barbara Brown Taylor: Where is God in this picture? God is all over the place.… Continue Reading God’s Heartbeat

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