Spiritual Practice

Morning Exercise

This inner exercise involves in depth directing of ones attention to facilitate 3-centered awareness and relaxation in each center.

Six Gestures of Prayer

Six Gestures of Prayer

A silent body prayer using the six gestures of prayer: being, bowing, opening, receiving sharing, grounding.

Prayer of the Heart

Prayer of the Heart

One of the richest veins of Christian spiritual wisdom flows through what's known in the Eastern Orthodox tradition as "Prayer of the Heart." ...

Be Still and Know Body Prayer

Be Still and Know Body Prayer

This is a simple body prayer using the Psalm: "Be still and know that I am God."

I Am Here Body Prayer

I Am Here Body Prayer

This body prayer begins by grounding the being in wholeness and incorporates the three universal gestures of creation: bowing, opening, and filling. Instructions for ...

Resonance Practice

Resonance Practice

"Where am I right now?" A practice for deepening awareness of sensation.

Elm Dance

Elm Dance

Around the planet, as people gather to work together for the healing of our world, a simple, beautiful practice is spreading.

Trinity Prayer: Hagios O Theos

Trinity Prayer: Hagios O Theos

Chant and move to an ancient Trinitarian Prayer recently taught at a Wisdom School at Claymont Seminars.

Practices for Individuals and Groups

Practices for Individuals and Groups

A collection of chants, sacred practices, and body prayers that can be used in group settings or individually.

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

Wisdom Leader: Leigh Schickendantz

Wisdom Leader: Leigh Schickendantz

Leigh Schickendantz from Kalispell, Montana shares her experience on the Wisdom journey and the Journey Towards Center program

The Welcoming Practice and Somatic Skills, compiled by Jeanine Siler Jones

The Welcoming Practice and Somatic Skills, compiled by Jeanine Siler Jones

A teaching offered by Cynthia on the Welcoming Practice and building somatic skills, with the addition of supporting exercises.

Contemplate This! Interview with Cynthia

Contemplate This! Interview with Cynthia

Listen to Cynthia Bourgeault's interview with host Tom Bushlack on Contemplate This! Conversations on Contemplation and Compassion....

Registration Now Open through CAC for Introductory Wisdom School with Cynthia Bourgeault

Registration Now Open through CAC for Introductory Wisdom School with Cynthia Bourgeault

Registration is now open for a 14-week Introductory Wisdom School eCourse with Cynthia, hosted by the Center for Action and Contemplation

Wisdom Leader: Heather Ruce

Wisdom Leader: Heather Ruce

Heather Ruce, from La Mesa California, shares her experience on the Wisdom journey and info on her groups and offerings.

Wisdom Leader: Therese DesCamp

Wisdom Leader: Therese DesCamp

Learn about Therese DesCamp, her Wisdom journey and the many offerings she's involved with in her New Denver BC community.

Wisdom Leader: Alan MacKenzie

Wisdom Leader: Alan MacKenzie

Alan MacKenzie from New Zealand shares his contemplative journey and the influence of Cynthia's Wisdom teaching.

Wisdom Leader: John Heermans

Wisdom Leader: John Heermans

Meet John Heermans from Vermont as he shares some of his hopes and highlights on his Wisdom journey, including a recent Camino pilgrimage...

Wisdom Leader: Susan Williams

Wisdom Leader: Susan Williams

Susan Williams from Waynesville, North Carolina shares her experience on the Wisdom journey and info on her Gospel of Thomas group.

Wisdom Leader and Teacher: Marty Schmidt

Wisdom Leader and Teacher: Marty Schmidt

Marty Schmidt is a high school Humanities teacher at the Hong Kong International School in China. Marty shares some experiences here...