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Dec 2-6, 2020

Introductory Wisdom School with Heather Ruce

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center — Rancho Palos Verdes, CA


This Introductory Wisdom School will use Cynthia Bourgeault’s e-course teachings to explore our three centers of intelligence, the Rule of St. Benedict, and the Wisdom tradition as the Way of the Heart so that we might show up in the world as more conscious planetary servants. Heather Ruce will facilitate the integration of Cynthia’s transmissions and invite a ‘wisdom way of knowing’ through a daily rhythm of periods of video teaching from Cynthia, centering prayer, chanting, mindful work, mindful movement, sharing, and contemplative free time.

Time: 6:00pm Wednesday, December 2 to 1:30pm Sunday, December 6, 2020
Cost: $475 per person, single rooms only. This group will gather as a small group in person respecting social distancing (permitting) or online.
Registration link: https://giving.ncsservices.org/App/Form/ee8560f7-3eaf-496e-9bde-a3133897ef99

Dec 10-15, 2020

Ground Luminosity Silent Teaching and Meditation Retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault

Garrison Institute — Garrison, NY

This silent, Centering Prayer-based retreat will prepare practitioners enter more deeply into the Christian season of Advent, that mysterious liturgical “thin place” where light and darkness, birth and death, heaven and earth, apocalyptic rumblings and tender new birth all draw very close together. The mystically attuned heart can approach this cosmic wellspring—or wormhole— and begin to read here “the signs of the times,” drawing from it both the strength and lucidity to live courageously in a world apparently adrift. 

The purpose of this retreat will be to attune our hearts, both individually and collectively. Grounded in the rhythm of the classic Centering Prayer immersion retreat, our time together will include three daily periods of formal meditation, sacred chanting and body prayer, and teaching by Cynthia Bourgeault drawing particularly on Thomas Merton and Rumi, whose respective deaths (on December 10 and December 17) bookend this week and. anchor us in the cosmic heart from which all else flows.

Check in time is 3-6pm; departure after lunch.

Pricing Information

Commuter Rate (no bedroom)
Dorm Room
Double Room
Single Room
Total Fees by Room Choice.

This link will lead you to Garrison Institute’s page for registration.

Sep 24-26, 2021

CONSPIRE 2021 with Cynthia Bourgeault

Albuquerque — Albuquerque, NM

With Richard Rohr, James Finley, Barbara Holmes, and Brian MacLaren.

The capstone conference in a seven-year series on Richard Rohr’s alternative orthodoxy. Discover your place in the emerging contemplative community of people committed to the intentional work of personal transformation, embodied practice, and engaged living.

If you’d like to get registration information when it becomes available, sign up on the CAC site here

For more details, here is the information for Conspire 2021.