Cynthia Bourgeault is a modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader who divides her time between solitude at her seaside hermitage in Maine, and a demanding schedule of traveling globally to teach and spread the recovery of the Christian contemplative and Wisdom path.
Cynthia is an advocate of the meditative practice of Centering Prayer and has worked closely with fellow teachers and colleagues including Thomas Keating, Bruno Barnhart, and Richard Rohr. She has actively participated in numerous InterSpiritual dialogues and events with luminaries and spiritual leaders.
Cynthia is a member of the Global Peace Initiative for Women) and recipient of the 2014 Contemplative Voices award. She is a founding Director of both The Contemplative Society and the Aspen Wisdom School. Her books include Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, Chanting the Psalms, Eye of the Heart, Love is Stronger than Death, The Corner of Fourth and Nondual. Her book Mystical Hope is the topic of this Pathways episode.
Host Donald Altman
Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, international mindfulness expert and award-winning author of over 20 books translated worldwide. Featured as an expert in The Mindfulness Movie and profiled in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project, he currently writes Psychology Today’s Practical Mindfulness Blog. His best-selling The Mindfulness Toolboxwon two national publishing Ben Franklin IPBA awards as best book in both the Psychology and Mind-Body-Spirit categories. His books, Clearing Emotional Clutter and The Mindfulness Code, were both chosen as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of the Year” by Spirituality & Practice.
Past Vice-President of The Center for Mindful Eating, he has taught mindfulness to over 15,000 health care and business professionals. His newly released book is Travelers, a novel about a grieving psychiatrist who finds hope, healing and renewal when a mysterious traveling pet therapist, a sentient canine, and suicidal young patient come to the psych ward.
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