Online Learning

Cynthia’s teaching is offered on numerous online courses hosted by various partnering organizations.

Cynthia’s homebase community Wisdom Waypoints is offering online learning opportunities including Building Second Body: A Teaching Series with Cynthia Bourgeault, and Integral Light Shining in the Dark: An Advent Teaching by Cynthia Bourgeault. Watch for more learning opportunities with Cynthia coming from Wisdom Waypoints soon…

Available for ongoing registration see the Imaginal Wisdom School online course, accompanying and expanding Cynthia’s groundbreaking book Eye of the Heart. This course, filmed live at the pilot Imaginal Wisdom School in North Carolina, August 2020, was carefully edited and produced by longtime collaborator Robbin Brent and is suitable for either individual or group use with a flexible starting date.

The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) has produced three online courses featuring Cynthia’s teachings: An Introductory Wisdom School, and its follow-up Wisdom course called The Divine Exchange. CAC 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 on the CAC online course listings here.

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 here.

Contemplative Life offered an updated version of Cynthia’s teaching on the  Four Voices of Contemplative Discernment in January 2022. If you would like to be notified of future offerings of this eCourse you can sign up on the bottom of this page.

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

Featured Learning Opportunities

Building Second Body: A Teaching Series with Cynthia Bourgeault

Through the all-important route of steadily enlivening and subtilizing sensation/attention in the first body, one develops the second body as the vessel to hold and enact higher and finer dimensions of consciousness. What you will find here is what Cynthia considers essential, foundational ‘technologies for transformation.”

The video recordings provided here were filmed live at a small Wisdom gathering in Stonington Maine in June 2022. This new teaching series has been curated from a selection of those recorded sessions, offering a unique and practical set of instructions for developing the spiritual substances and conscious presence so needed in our world today.

Offered by Wisdom Waypoints.

Integral Light Shining in the Dark: An Advent Teaching by Cynthia Bourgeault

In this groundbreaking audio teaching, Cynthia Bourgeault takes us on a deep dive into the profoundly Christian and incarnational mysticism at the root of Jean Gebser’s Integral Evolutionary theory. She explores how some of Gebser’s core ideas, particularly around time, transparency, spiritual generativity, and “intensification of the present” open up whole new windows of insight on classic Advent themes. She also explores how the great incarnational themes of Advent illuminate and “shelter” Gebser’s thinking, transforming it from an intellectual tour de force to a luminous offering of the heart—and how the practical, attention-based “exercises” developed Gurdjieff can help to “put legs” under the whole enterprise and offer us a way forward in our own uncertain times.

Offered by Wisdom Waypoints.

The Mystery of Death with Cynthia Bourgeault

An introduction to a little known contemporary mystical gem, The Mystery of Death by Hungarian-born Jesuit theologian Ladislaus Boros, which has been a mainstay of Cynthia’s own spiritual work for more than forty years. She teaches against the backdrop of our own point in history, “where death has weighed so heavily on people’s hearts these past few years and our own individual and collective terror of it has been so brutally exposed.”

Hosted by Spirituality and Practice.

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.

Four Voices of Contemplative Discernment - eCourse with Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Bourgeault shares her personal decision-making method in a four-week updated edition of the Four Voices hosted by Contemplative Life.  If you would like to be notified of future offerings of this eCourse you can sign up on the bottom of this page.

New Windows on The Cloud of Unknowing

In this 4-week online course Cynthia Bourgeault opens up new windows of perspective on The Cloud of Unknowing, showing how this classic medieval text offers profound insights and relevance for our own times. Hosted by Spirituality & Practice.

Spiritual Gifts from the Imaginal Realm with Cynthia

In this e-course, Cynthia specifically explores the gifts of the imaginal realm that can help us adopt a larger perspective and make a difference today using the cosmic assistance available to us all. She introduces the teachings in her groundbreaking book, Eye of the Heart: A Spiritual Journey into the Imaginal Realm, but approaches the material afresh within the context of the global pandemic and Lent 2021, when the program was first offered.

Thomas Keating's The Secret Embrace

This course material focuses upon the eight poems in Thomas Keating’s The Secret Embrace, his final spiritual legacy to the world composed the last winter of his life. Through Cynthia’s teaching you see through their shimmering facets and key aspects of his final journey of transfiguration.

Mary Magdalene: Apostle to Our Own Times

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

Introductory Wisdom School

Christian Wisdom teachings have been around since the earliest days of Christianity. In this 30 session online course Cynthia teaches from that ancient perspective in ways that suit today’s world.

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.