The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice


The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice Author Cynthia Bourgeault
ISBN-10 1611803144
ISBN-13 9781611803143
Year 2016-12-27
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Shambhala
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Perceiving nondual awareness through the Christian contemplative method called Centering Prayer an in depth introduction to theory and practice by the best selling authorThe Wisdom JesusandThe Meaning of Mary Magdalene Centering Prayer is the path to a wonderful and radical new way of seeing the world It is not as is sometimes thought simply an act of devotional piety nor is it simply a Christianized form of other meditation methods Cynthia Bourgeault here cuts through the misconceptions to show that Centering Prayer is in fact a pioneering development within the Christian contemplative tradition She provides a practical complete course in the practice and then goes deeper to analyze what actually happens in Centering Prayer the mind effectively switches to a new operating system that makes possible the perception of nonduality With this understanding in place she then takes us on a journey through one of the sources of the practice the Christian contemplative classic The Cloud of Unknowing revealing it to be among the earliest Christian explorations of the phenomenology of consciousness Cynthia Bourgeaults illumination of the Centering Prayer path provides compelling evidence of how important the practice has become in the half century since it first arose among American Trappist monks and of its maturation and refinement over the ensuing years of sincere study and practice It will resonate with beginners on the Centering Prayer path as well as with seasoned practitioners

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