Tag Archives: Cynthia Bourgeault

Alumni Quarterly — Winter 2020

Dear Living School Alumni, The new Alumni Quarterly is here—and this issue’s theme is Rhythm of Life, with a particular focus on contemplative solidarity. This electronic magazine exists to resource your daily lives at the intersection of action and contemplation, to keep you in touch with one another, and to inspire us toward lives soaked,… Continue Reading Alumni Quarterly — Winter 2020

Final Court of Appeal

Gender and Sexuality Final Court of Appeal Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Today I share thoughts from Episcopal priest and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault on an important question, “What does the Bible say about sexual orientation?” For the record, I couldn’t agree more with her response, so I will allow her words to stand on… Continue Reading Final Court of Appeal

Laying Down Our Life

Conscious Love Laying Down Our Life Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Cynthia Bourgeault continues reflecting on authentic love, distinguishing it from infatuation or romance. She begins by sharing insights from Scottish psychiatrist Maurice Nicoll (1884–1953), offering a basis for understanding union within the Gospel framework. Nicoll suggests that laying down one’s soul for our neighbor “is… Continue Reading Laying Down Our Life

Love in Service of Transformation

Conscious Love Love in Service of Transformation Monday, June 17, 2019 Cynthia Bourgeault, an Episcopal priest and one of the Center’s core faculty members, calls Jesus’ teaching and way of life “the path of conscious love.” She writes: “Conscious love” . . . emphasizes the life-affirming and implicitly relational nature of the path, and the… Continue Reading Love in Service of Transformation

Alumni Quarterly — Spring 2019

Dear Living School Alumni, This Quarterly celebrates the recent CAC Conference The Universal Christ while embracing a theme of “Nature: The First Bible.” In the Contemplative Practice section, readers are invited to pray that God does indeed love things by becoming them. Dani Kruetter (’18) offers alumni a chance to engage in visio divina with… Continue Reading Alumni Quarterly — Spring 2019

The Law of Three

Trinity: Part Two The Law of Three Thursday, May 16, 2019 Cynthia Bourgeault, one of our core faculty members and an Episcopal priest, has helped Christianity rediscover the powerful model of the “Law of Three.” This was originally developed by the Armenian-born spiritual teacher G. I. Gurdjieff (1866–1949) who saw it comprising what he called… Continue Reading The Law of Three

Pure Relationality

Trinity: Part Two Pure Relationality Tuesday, May 14, 2019 I am one with the source insofar as I act as a source by making everything I have received flow again—just like Jesus. —Raimon Panikkar [1] Catholic priest Raimundo (or Raimon) Panikkar (1918–2010) wrote over 40 books, many focused on comparative religion. Son of a Spanish… Continue Reading Pure Relationality

The Mystical Body of Christ

Heaven Now The Mystical Body of Christ Friday, May 3, 2019 A cosmic notion of Christ takes mysticism beyond the mere individual level to the transpersonal, social, and collective levels. Cynthia Bourgeault, another of our core faculty members and an Episcopal priest, explores Jesus’ resurrection from a universal, mystical perspective: What Jesus so profoundly demonstrates… Continue Reading The Mystical Body of Christ

Christ Means “Anointed”: Weekly Summary

Christ Means “Anointed” Summary: Sunday, April 7—Friday, April 12, 2019 This entire world is soaked through and through with Christ, with divinity, like an electron planted in every atom. (Sunday) The word we translate from the Greek as “Christ” comes from the Hebrew word mesach, meaning “the anointed” one or Messiah. Christ reveals that all… Continue Reading Christ Means “Anointed”: Weekly Summary

Dying and Rising

Christ Means “Anointed” Dying and Rising Friday, April 12, 2019 And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came to the sepulcher at the rising… Continue Reading Dying and Rising

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