Online Courses

Cynthia offers two kinds of online courses: full online video courses and e-courses. Both are offered through partnering organizations.

The Center for Action and Contemplation has produced three online courses: An Introductory Wisdom School, and its follow-up Wisdom course called “The Divine Exchange.” It also offers Cynthia’s highly popular course of Mary Magdalene: Apostle to Our Own Times. These courses are fully interactive and have set starting dates and registration periods. You’ll see the full details at Center for Action and Contemplation — and when you click on the course here as well.

In Shambhala Publication’s online course, The Way of the Wisdom Jesus, Cynthia shares Jesus’ teaching through the lens of nonduality and letting go. The course includes videos, readings, and downloadable PDFs.

Spirituality and Practice has developed numerous e-courses featuring Cynthia’s work. Self-paced email lessons include written reflections, audio or video recordings, and contemplative practices. Learn more about the following courses at Spirituality and Practice, or by clicking on the specific item in the listing below.

See below for descriptions of many of Cynthia’s online course offerings as well as direct links to purchase and participate in each course.

Imaginal Wisdom School eCourse with Cynthia Bourgeault

Drawing from her groundbreaking book EYE OF THE HEART, Cynthia Bourgeault illuminates the particular qualities and gifts of the Imaginal realm as an accessible world just beyond our own, and available to us for spiritual nurturance and exchange.

Hosted by Wisdom Way of Knowing – ongoing registration.

Spiritual Gifts from the Imaginal Realm: Lenten e-Course with Cynthia

Cynthia will be offering a Lenten Course on her new book “Eye of the Heart” with Spirituality & Practice from February 18 – April 1, 2021.  Sign up opens January 10, 2021.

Thomas Keating's The Secret Embrace

A brand new course focusing on the eight poems in Thomas Keating’s ‘The Secret Embrace’, his final spiritual legacy to the world composed the last winter of his life.

Mary Magdalene: Apostle to Our Own Times

Discover one of the most misunderstood and forgotten characters in the Gospels.

Introductory Wisdom School

This e-course includes 30 sessions filmed live during a five-day Wisdom School with Cynthia Bourgeault in North Carolina in November 2015.

The Divine Exchange

This course is a continuation of Cynthia’s Introductory Wisdom School, delving deeply into the principle of exchange (“giving-is-receiving”), the spiritual foundation of The Christian Wisdom tradition.

Becoming Truly Human: Gurdjieff's Obligolnian Strivings

A study of George Ivanovich Gurdjieff’s Five Strivings.

Centering Prayer with Cynthia Bourgeault

Learn this no-frills form of Christian meditation from one of its most potent teachers.

The Gospel of Thomas with Cynthia Bourgeault

A complete “Thomas starter kit”: everything you need to know to get you up and running with this remarkable text.

InterSpiritual Wisdom

Rare opportunity to learn from six pioneers of InterSpirituality.

A Simple Immediacy: Desert Wisdom for Advent

Teachings from the Desert Fathers and Mothers on classic Advent themes.

The Wisdom Jesus with Cynthia Bourgeault

Presenting this universal cultural treasure whose extraordinary teachings and heart exemplify the highest consciousness.

The Gospel of Thomas for Advent with Cynthia Bourgeault

A way to prepare our hearts for a truly blessed Christmas.

Spiritual Practices from the Gurdjieff Work with Cynthia Bourgeault

Plunges you right into the heart of these transformative practices.

Teilhard for Our Times

A view into the heart and vision of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Coping and Thriving with Catastrophe

A benefit e-course about recovery from disaster given by six pioneers of InterSpirituality.

The Way of Wisdom Jesus

Going beyond the mind to the heart of Jesus’ teaching. Cynthia shares Jesus’ teaching through the lens of nonduality and letting go. The course includes videos, readings, and downloadable PDFs.