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Centering Prayer / Meditation

Four Ideals Commentary: Azize Exercises Recommended by Cynthia

Four Ideals Commentary: Azize Exercises Recommended by Cynthia

Preliminary to the Four Ideals Exercise The Four Ideals Exercise is complex and demanding. It will draw on all the practices you’ve been working ...

The Web Exercise: Azize Exercises Recommended by Cynthia

The Web Exercise: Azize Exercises Recommended by Cynthia

1. Preliminary Remarks I had not originally planned to include this exercise among those under consideration in this very introductory sampling and still have ...

The Atmosphere Exercise: Azize Exercises Recommended by Cynthia

The Atmosphere Exercise: Azize Exercises Recommended by Cynthia

“Keep within! And when they say, ‘Look here’ or ‘look there’ is Christ, go not forth….” This beautiful gem of Quaker wisdom, set to ...

Make Strong Commentary: Azize Exercises Recommended by Cynthia

Make Strong Commentary: Azize Exercises Recommended by Cynthia

Make Strong! Not Easy Thing.” I was first introduced to this exercise by my dear colleagues Amy Silver and Deborah Rose Longo at Claymont. ...

Lord Have Mercy Commentary: Azize Exercises Recommended by Cynthia

Lord Have Mercy Commentary: Azize Exercises Recommended by Cynthia

PART A Let me begin today’s commentary with a pithy reminder by my dear friend A.H. Almaas as to the fundamental importance of all ...

Clear Impressions Commentary: Azize Exercises Recommended by Cynthia

Clear Impressions Commentary: Azize Exercises Recommended by Cynthia

The clear Impressions exercise is perhaps the most accessible of these five exercises for those of you starting from known reference points in Centering ...

The Heart of Centering Prayer (audio teaching by Cynthia)

The Heart of Centering Prayer (audio teaching by Cynthia)

This audio teaching was recorded live at an event presented by the Cathedral of St. Philip and Contemplative Outreach Atlanta, on March 17, 2018

Centering Prayer Introduction and Practice (video teaching by Cynthia)

Centering Prayer Introduction and Practice (video teaching by Cynthia)

Cynthia provides an introduction to Centering Prayer and leads a practice period for participants at the 2017 Festival of Faiths.

The Heart of Centering Prayer with Cynthia Bourgeault (4-part video teaching)

The Heart of Centering Prayer with Cynthia Bourgeault (4-part video teaching)

Cynthia unpacks The Cloud of Unknowing as a source of unitive, nondual Wisdom, and how centering prayer is so essential to this awakening...

The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice – by Cynthia Bourgeault

The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Watch the video trailer for Cynthia's newest book, as well as access related teachings and resources.

The Method and Practice of Centering Prayer

The Method and Practice of Centering Prayer

An overview and simple instruction for the method of Centering Prayer, as well as resources to start and deepen your practice...

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening – by Cynthia Bourgeault

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening is a complete guidebook for all who wish to know the practice of Centering Prayer...