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Cynthia Bourgeault: Audio Recordings for Purchase

Audio Recordings by Cynthia Bourgeault

 

RECORDINGS AVAILABLE from THE CONTEMPLATIVE SOCIETY

Holy Trinity and Law of Three recording by Cynthia BourgeaultThe Holy Trinity and the Law of Three (11 CD set or mp3) – In her book The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three Cynthia Bourgeault explores the hidden – or forgotten – nature of the traditional Christian symbol, the Trinity. She enriches Christian theology and history on the subject with G.I. Gurdjieff’s Laws of Three and Seven, discovering a guiding principle to help mend and evolve Christianity, humanity, and our relationship to the world,  and helping to strengthen the listener’s resolve on the path to God…

 

Wake of St. Brendan CD coverIn the Wake of St. Brendan (4 CD set or mp3) – St. Brendan is known through the narrative of his nautical travels, as he set out with a group of fellow pilgrims in search of The Land Promised to the Saints. This voyage turns into a 7-year venture of encountering various islands, people, and adventures. Scholars are still debating whether the story of St. Brendan’s voyage documents a real journey or is a Christological allegory. Cynthia explores both these possibilities…

 

Desert Fathers & Mothers CD set

Desert Fathers and Mothers (12 CD set or mp3) – Be prepared to discover in this set of teachings the original desert fathers and mothers in a whole new way – as Christian disciples and sages. Cynthia Bourgeault begins by exploring how the desert is a perfect setting both physically and metaphorically for the spiritual seeker. You are invited to recognize your own personal desert and to work within its constrictions…

 

Contemplative Remembering CD set Contemplative Remembering (8 CD set or mp3) – How can ancient contemplative skills contribute to the needs of today’s world? In this teaching, Drawing on the seminal work of Connie Fitzgerald, Cynthia Bourgeault offers a compelling answer. In particular, she addresses the modern dilemma of how to end the cycles of violence between individuals, religions, and cultures without dishonouring or discounting those who have been victimized…

 

Cloud of Unknowing CD set The Cloud of Unknowing (10 CD set or mp3) – Written by an anonymous Christian mystic in medieval England, The Cloud of Unknowing provides profound advice and instruction for all persons on the contemplative path. The author believed that the cloud of unknowing that appears to separate us from God cannot be penetrated with the intellect but only through a form of love. Cynthia Bourgeault offers an introduction to the core teachings…

 

Through Holy Week with Mary Magdalene CD set Through Holy Week with Mary Magdalene (8 CD set or mp3) – Mary Magdalene is the apostle to the apostles, a wisdom teacher, a contemplative, a woman of spiritual purity, a bold and tenacious witness, and Jesus’ beloved companion … views supported by growing evidence from biblical and ancient text scholarship. Cynthia Bourgeault offers to the thoughtful listener insights into the mystical aspect of Christianity…

 

Mary Magdalene & the Path of Conscious Love CD setMary Magdalene and the Path of Conscious Love (8 CD set or mp3) – Join Cynthia Bourgeault as she takes us on a vivid in-depth journey through the Canonical and Gnostic Gospels to reclaim the highly esteemed Mary Magdalene of the early church, and to reveal her role as principal teacher and apostle. Learn to see both Mary Magdalene and Jesus with new eyes and to understand Jesus’ teaching on relationship with others as a tool for transformation…

 

Conscious Love CD set

Conscious Love (4 CD set or mp3) – Cynthia Bourgeault explores how conscious love flows from our deeper selves, beyond identification, craving, wanting, and needing. We discover that conscious love abides beyond all emotional states and polarities in a place where boundaries are diminished and our egoic perceptions dissolve. By living from this deep and ever present wellspring, we may feel pain, fear, and anxiety but it will not overcome us…

 

Assisi Pilgrimage CD setAssisi Pilgrimage (11 CD set or mp3) – In this recording of a seven day Wisdom School held in Assisi Italy, Francis and Clare are presented as “models for conscious love.” The teaching explores surrender, embodiment, immolation, and salvation showing how they work together to create a sustained force of love in our lives. The teaching further explores the inner meaning of the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience as an embodiment of the Wisdom Way…

 

An Introduction to the Practice of Centering Prayer

An Introduction to the Practice of Centering Prayer (2 CD set or mp3) – Centering Prayer is a wordless, trusting prayer practice that seeks to open us more deeply to the presence and action of God. As we rest in silence at the centre of our being, our awareness of the Divine grows. Through the regular practice of Centering Prayer, our ability to be present, flexible, and forgiving increases. We become more honest and comfortable in our own being. This CD offers a full introduction to the method of Centering Prayer..

 

Deepening the Practice of Centering Prayer CD set

 Deepening the Practice of Centering Prayer (7 CD set or mp3) – In this recording of a five-day deep immersion retreat, Cynthia moves beyond the scope of introductory Centering Prayer material to focus on the true self and its expression in the world around us. We discover that it is through spiritual non-possessiveness, surrender, and self-emptying that our essence becomes connected to the flow of Being Itself…

 

The Depth of Silence cd setThe Depth of Silence (6 CD set) –  Cynthia fine-tunes and raises to a new level the subtleties resting in Silence. Through this teaching we discover that Silence is the Beloved and our constant companion. As our relationship with Silence develops it becomes a place of aliveness and intimacy not merely a backdrop, void and empty. When we respond from the depths of Silence, we become acutely present and discover we are lovingly held in that Silence.

 

From Healing to Holiness CD setFrom Healing to Holiness (5 CD set) – Cynthia Bourgeault introduces the foundational elements of Centering Prayer and its extraordinary capacity to bring about psychological healing. Based on the work of Fr. Thomas Keating, Cynthia explores the concepts of the unloading of the unconscious, the dismantling of the false self, and the gifts of the Spirit that are released as the layers of egoic bands are loosened through the regular practice of Centering Prayer…

 

The Divine Exchange CD setThe Divine Exchange (8 CD set) – Cynthia Bourgeault suggest that if we participate in the freely flowing exchange of Divine creativity, love is made manifest. If we do not “store it all up” as in the classic ascetic traditions of attaining being, but “throw it all away,” divine love will always come to us. We will come to know – and finally become – the river itself, circulating through all things as a hidden dynamism. Like a seed, we have to “die” to something…

 

Going Deeper Into the Mystery of ChristGoing Deeper Into the Mystery of Christ (4 CD set or mp3) – Cynthia Bourgeault looks at some of the great mystical texts in the Christian tradition that speak, for example, of “all things being gathered into Christ” and “the image of the unseen God”. She asks: “Is there a fundamental law, an organizing principle in this particular space time continuum, in this great relational field, that is planted in the hearts of all sentient beings and that is wired to the Divine Mercy?“ …

 

Letting Go CD setLetting Go – How Far Can it Take You? (3 CD set or mp3) – Letting go – how far can it take you? is the question Cynthia Bourgeault poses and explores in an analysis of the journey which we begin at birth and continue to the death of the body. Drawing particularly from Helen Luke’s book Old Age: Journey into Simplicity, as well as John S. Donne’s Four Consents, Cynthia offers a transformative alternative to fearing aging and denying death…

 

Learning to See CD setLearning to See (8 CD set) – Jacques Lusseyran says, “Man is nourished by the invisible. Man is nourished by that which is beyond the personal. He dies from preferring their opposites.” Cynthia Bourgeault calls Lusseyran “our friend from the other side” whose insights into living are unique and can be practically applied. She explores Lusseyran’s life and the simple methodology of his seeing based on inner observation and nurturing the heart.

 

Awakened Mind Awakened Heart CD setAwakened Mind, Awakened Heart (4 CD set or mp3) – Cynthia Bourgeault provides an introduction to working with conscious presence and the inner observer from a Christian perspective. While these disciplines are familiar in eastern spirituality, they are less commonly taught in traditional Christian spirituality, although well known in Christian mysticism. She covers topics including balanced awareness, the Self, the inner observer, and surrender.

 

Boehme for Beginners CD setBoehme for Beginners (5 CD set or mp3) – Boehme, an underground contemplative genius, offers a unified metaphysic, with cosmology and psychology reinforcing each other in a transformative path. Boehme understood that will, desire, and pain are the raw materials through which something powerful and mighty is brought about. Cynthia covers a range of topics including surrender, levels of awareness, identification, letting be, and more…

 

Roots & Wings of Christian Mysticism CD setRoots and Wings of Christian Mysticism (4 CD set) – Based on a study of Olivier Clement’s, Roots of Christian Mysticism, Cynthia Bourgeault explores some of the core concepts of our Christian mystical heritage and their relevance for contemplative spiritual practice. Topics covered in this teaching include mysticism and visionary seeing, the human vocation, the invisible in the visible, the Trinity, the praxis of prayer, and the heart’s own language.

 

Relearning Surrender CD setRelearning Surrender (3 CD set or mp3) – When we surrender and yield, we are putting ourselves in the company of Christ and Mary, and all those who modeled this for us in their lives. Cynthia Bourgeault guides us to look deeply at Centering Prayer “the prayer of the experience of surrender,” as well as other meditative prayer practices, to better understand surrender as a gesture of love. We discover our interconnectedness with God and all human beings…

 

Cross for Contemplatives CD setThe Cross for Contemplatives (2 CD set or mp3) – Cynthia Bourgeault provides various pre-Lenten teachings related to the mystery of death and the wisdom to be learned from the daily letting go until the final and ultimate surrender to death itself. Drawing from Ladislaus Boros’ book The Mystery of Death, Cynthia describes how Christ’s body has become fully accessible to everyone, and it is through his death that the world becomes united with his mystical body.

 

Essential of Benedictine Spirituality CD setThe Essentials of Benedictine Spirituality (5 CD set) – Cynthia Bourgeault reconstructs Benedictine Spirituality, with its creative rhythms, patterns, and musical emphasis, as a practical form of spirituality to be used by all. She covers practices to achieve Benedictine balance and transformation in everyday life. Subjects include chanting, The Three Vows of Benedictine Life, the Three Values of Benedictine Community, and Work and Prayer Life…

 

The Contemplative Journey CD setThe Contemplative Journey (2 CD set or mp3) – With the personal authority of one who knows, Cynthia Bourgeault examines the contemplative journey, deepening our understanding of the transformation experience that draws us into greater intimacy with God.  Cynthia speaks of the unloading of the unconscious that leads ultimately to the True Self and unity with God, and guides practitioners through the challenges of attachments, aversions, depression, and the dark night.

 

Word and Silence CD set

Word and Silence (3 CD set or mp3) – In this CD set, Cynthia Bourgeault explores various topics including the recovery of the Unitive Word, the practice of Lectio Divina, the Four Senses of Scripture, the word made song, and moving toward a Lectio Divina way of living.

 

 

 

Christophany CD set Christophany – In his book, Christophany: The Fullness of Man, Raimon Panikkar proposes that the Trinity is the true symbol of Christian “advaita”, or non-dualism. In this series of discussions Cynthia makes the profound content of Panikkar’s material accessible for those seeking real spiritual depth. She deftly conveys Panikkar’s cosmology and wisdom, simplifying both its utilitarian and more mystical facets into useful adaptations for our own journey.

 

 

A number of Cynthia’s recorded teachings are also available through the following sources:

SOUNDS TRUE

CENTER FOR ACTION AND CONTEMPLATION (CAC) BOOKSTORE

 

 

 

 

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