December 10, 2020—December 15, 2020
In-Person: Ground Luminosity Retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault
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.
The Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault is an internationally known teacher, writer, and retreat leader with roots in the Christian contemplative tradition and wings in the mystical unity of all beings. A student of Fr. Thomas Keating for more than thirty years, she is the founding director of The Contemplative Society in British Columbia (1997), The Aspen Wisdom School in Colorado (2004), and most recently of Northeast Wisdom (2014), which serves as the principal home base for her Wisdom teaching worldwide. She is also as a core faculty member for the Albuquerque-based Center for Action and Contemplation (together with Richard Rohr and James Finley) and the author of nine books, including her most recent: Eye of the Heart: A Spiritual Journey into the Imaginal Realm (Shambhala, 2020.) When not on the road teaching or on the water adventuring, she makes her home in Stonington, Maine.
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NOTE: Dorm and Double Room options are only available to those within the same household or traveling personally together to the GI (Dorm rooms are for groups of 3 or 4). Roommate(s) must be specified when registering.