Cynthia Bourgeault is a modern-day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader. Along with Richard Rohr and James Finley, she was a core faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) (now retired, Cynthia is “emeritus”). She is the author of numerous books such as Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, and The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice. Cynthia balances contemplative practice and solitude with regular global travel, teaching widely and helping with the ongoing contemporary recovery of the Christian contemplative and Wisdom paths.
Cynthia has been a founding teacher to different schools; for example, Wisdom Waypoints and also The Contemplative Society. Her website claims “her signature contribution to the Christian contemplative reawakening has focused on four main areas: 1) Centering Prayer; 2) The Christian Wisdom Tradition; 3) The Western Esoteric and Fourth Way traditions; 4) The Path of Conscious Love”. It also points out that “She has been honoured by the annual Watkins Review as one of the 100 most spiritually influential living people in 2021.”