The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault, author of seven books including The Wisdom Jesus, was the the keynote speaker at Contemplative Outreach of Colorado’s Twentieth Annual Conference. Cynthia is a modern day mystic, an Episcopal priest, and scholar in the Christian contemplative and wisdom tradition, who passionately promotes the practice of Centering Prayer. The fourteenth-century spiritual classic, The Cloud of Unknowing, is well known to practitioners of Centering Prayer as the primary source of their practice. In this conference, Cynthia Bourgeault will open new ground with The Cloud by proposing that what its anonymous author is actually describing by the word “contemplation” is the transition to non-dual consciousness. Cynthia will lead us in an exploration of what this actually entails, how this new perspective helps to clear up some of those notoriously difficult passages in The Cloud, and why Centering Prayer is so essential to the process.