Cynthia Bourgeault
Biography & Resources


The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault is the principal Teacher and Advisor to the Contemplative Society, an ecumenical, not-for-profit association that encourages a deepening of contemplative prayer based in the Christian tradition. She is a retreat and conference leader, teacher of prayer, writer on the spiritual life, and Episcopal priest. Cynthia is passionately committed to the recovery of the Christian contemplative path and has worked closely with Fr. Thomas Keating as a teacher of Centering Prayer, Fr. Bruno Barnhart, and other Christian contemplative masters, as well as in Sufism and the Christian inner traditions. She is the author of Mystical Hope, The Wisdom Way of Knowing, and Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, and many articles on the contemplative life.

selected books

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening
Cowley Publications, 2004
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The Wisdom Way of Knowing
John Wiley & Sons; 1st. Ed edition, 2003
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Mystical Hope
Cowley Publications, 2001
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other related websites

The Contemplative Society