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Cynthia Bourgeault: Audio Interviews and Presentations

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Audio Interviews and Presentations Available Online:

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The Heart of Centering Prayer (audio teaching by Cynthia

(2018)  An audio teaching recorded at a day-long event, hosted by Cathedral of St. Philip and Contemplative Outreach Atlanta on March 17, 2018

Contemplate This! Interview with Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault

(2017)  Listen to Cynthia Bourgeault’s interview with host Tom Bushlack on Contemplate This! Conversations on Contemplation and Compassion.

Chichester Cathedral Sermon

(2017) On November 5 2017, Cynthia offers a sermon for All Saint’s Day at Chichester Cathedral in West Sussex, UK. For more on the Fall Triduum as mentioned by Cynthia, see this related blog post.

Cynthia Bourgeault: The Power Of Contemplative Prayer – Christian Nonduality And Attention Of The Heart

(2016)  Cynthia presents a brief overview of  the main points from her new book, as well as leads a short chant and meditation. This event was organised by WCCM in association with Contemplative Outreach. Recorded: November 8th 2016 at St. James Priory, Bristol.

St. Matthew-in-the-City Talk with Cynthia Bourgeault: We Are Entering a New Axial Age

(2015) A talk Cynthia gave at St. Matthew-in-the-City New Zealand. Cynthia speaks on the importance of our era, the emerging new axial age, and the importance of relationality. She also explains the importance of Centering Prayer as a kenotic path of letting go. A very rich question and response period follows.

Interview with Rev. John Paul Roach from World Spirituality on Love is Stronger Than Death

(2015) A wonderful interview with Cynthia Bourgeault discussing her book Love is Stronger Than Death, recently re-released in a 20th anniversary edition. “Life breaks us open…and out of that brokenness comes the most beautiful flavor of divine compassion and healing, if we can stay with the underlying trust…”

Interview with Terry Patten – The Eye of the Needle and the Cave of the Heart

(2014) Their dialogue was illuminating and lively, and the recording is now available for those who missed it. Many have commented on the depth of this exchange and especially were appreciative of the useful and simple practice for making wise, non-reactive choices about life that Cynthia shared in the course of the conversation. Scroll through the page to select the audio interview.

Holy Trinity and the Law of Three: Audio Teaching by Cynthia

(2013) Cynthia provides an introduction and thorough overview of her book The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three at the Cathedral of St. Philip Spirituality Conference in Atlanta Georgia, in October 2013. This presentation was recorded and is available here.

Patricia Albere Interview with Cynthia Cynthia Bourgeault – The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity

(2013) “We are recovering in general from the spirituality of the ’80s and ’90s that had a kind of narcissistic preoccupation to it…to one that has a much more and deeper diaphanous solidarity — that we are here on this beloved planet to serve, and what Love really does in this quest of service is it erases boundaries, allowing us to form higher collective units. But we have to keep coming back to a sense of sobriety when we are dealing with the intoxicating language of Love — if we lose we our bearings we can get swept over the waterfall of Eros.”  ~ Cynthia Bourgeault

Patricia Albere Interview with Cynthia Bourgeault – Love is Stronger Than Death: The Mystical Union of Two Souls

(2013) “True love expresses the sacred promise that love is stronger than death,” Cynthia Bourgeault says in her book.  What kind of ‘soulwork’ can continue in a relationship that expresses ‘true love’?  Join author and Episcopal Priest Cynthia Bourgeault and Patricia Albere as they explore the reality of sacred union.

Interview with Terry Patten: Encountering the Integral Christ in Evolutionary Dialogue

(2012) Beyond Awakening host, Terry Patten, also offers a blog post in appreciation of the wonderful dialogue that unfolded, including a discussion of the Trinity as a transformational metaphor and “mystical mandala”, and a nuanced conversation about how radically non-dual consciousness expresses itself equally in deep contemplative silence, profound heart-devotion, and muscular, engaged activism and service in the world. Scroll through the page to select the audio interview.

Tami Simon Interview with Cynthia Bourgeault: When Two Become One: Love Beyond Death

(2012) Sounds True founder Tami Simon and Cynthia speak about new insights on the relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, and the concept of the “abler soul”—when two souls come together to form something greater.

Tami Simon Interview with Cynthia Bourgeault: Encountering the Wisdom Jesus

(2011) Sounds True founder and interviewer Tami Simon recently spoke with Cynthia about kenosis and Jesus’ life understood as a sacrament, the Welcoming Practice, and a number of other enlightening topics.

Cynthia’s Beautiful and Bold Palm Sunday Sermon 

(2011) As Cynthia starts her sermon she refers to the congregation having just heard the traditional reading of the passion narrative, and invites us to consider an alternative message – one that places the mystery of love at the center of the Easter story. (Recorded April 17, 2011 at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, BC Canada.)

Jean Ferca with Cynthia Bourgeault Discussing The Meaning of Mary Magdalene

(2011) Jean Feraca from Wisconsin Public Radio, interviews Cynthia about her newest book. As Cynthia asserts in the conversation, “to reclaim Mary Magdalene is to reclaim Christianity.”


Additional Audio Teachings Available Online:

Sacred Dance for Wisdom Seekers with Cynthia Bourgeault and Deborah Rose Longo

(Wisdom School 2016) Taking place over five days, students spent time learning from Cynthia and Deborah the sacred movements as developed by George Gurdjieff. This intensive exploration of the Gurdjieff Movements, which was hosted by Friends of Silence, is preserved in audio format on their website.




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