Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault is the principal Teacher and Advisor to the Contemplative Society. She is also 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 The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three and many articles on the contemplative life.

Main Contributions:
• Insights into centering prayer and the contemplative life
• Pioneer of an interfaith understanding and appreciation of the wisdom tradition
• Thoughtful and inspiring approaches to spiritual transformation 

• Mystical Hope: Trusting in the Mercy of God(2001) 
 Love Is Stronger than Death: The Mystical Union of Two Souls (2002) 
• The Wisdom Way of Knowing: Reclaiming an Ancient Tradition to Awaken the Heart (2003) 
• Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening (2004) 
• Chanting the Psalms: A Practical Guide with Instructional CD (2006) 
• The Wisdom Jesus (2008) 
• The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Rediscovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity (2012) 
• The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three: Discovering the Radical Truth at the Heart of Christianity (2013)

• "The Paradise We Seek," What is Enlightenment 
Articles and columns by Cynthia Bourgeault from Beliefnet