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Teacher of Wisdom

Jesus: Wisdom Teacher Teacher of Wisdom Sunday, January 13, 2019 This week Cynthia Bourgeault, Episcopal priest and one of CAC’s core faculty members, reflects on Jesus as a wisdom teacher, drawing from her rich understanding of the ancient wisdom tradition. When I talk about Jesus as a wisdom master, I need to mention that in… Continue Reading Teacher of Wisdom

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

Discovering Our Inner Divine Spark

Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 Discovering Our Inner Divine Spark Monday, January 29, 2018 Jesus was a remarkable teacher of the Wisdom or Perennial Tradition, a philosophy that has been taught “from age to age in culture after culture,” in the words of Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999). Easwaran was an Indian born spiritual teacher and… Continue Reading Discovering Our Inner Divine Spark

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

Be Peaceable, Be Free

The Beatitudes Be Peaceable, Be Free Friday, April 21, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.” —Matthew 5:9 This Beatitude follows as the logical consequence of all that has been laid out… Continue Reading Be Peaceable, Be Free

Be Whole-Hearted

The Beatitudes Be Whole-Hearted Thursday, April 20, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” —Matthew 5:8 This may well be the most important of all the Beatitudes—from the perspective of wisdom it certainly is.… Continue Reading Be Whole-Hearted

Be Merciful

The Beatitudes Be Merciful Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” —Matthew 5:7 In this Beatitude Jesus again returns to the idea of flow. Notice that there’s an exchange going on here: we… Continue Reading Be Merciful

Be Connected

The Beatitudes Be Connected Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” —Matthew 5:6 The key to this fourth Beatitude lies in understanding what the word “righteousness” means. To… Continue Reading Be Connected

Be Comforted, Be Gentled

The Beatitudes Be Comforted, Be Gentled Monday, April 17, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” —Matthew 5:4 From a wisdom perspective, this second Beatitude is talking about vulnerability and flow. When we mourn (not… Continue Reading Be Comforted, Be Gentled

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