Following the Mystics Through the Narrow Gate

Seeing God in All Things
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Experience a very special weekend conference with teachings that guide us through the long mystical tradition from early Christianity to our own time. This view into our mystical heritage opens our hearts to the Divine Mystery in which we live and are surrounded. The mystical union to which we are all invited strengthens us to live our lives with compassion and gratitude.

Cynthia Bourgeault leads a pre-conference workshop in Sacred Christian Chant. Excerpts from that workshop, and liturgical chants from the conference, are included in these recordings.

The presentations include:

Richard Rohr
“A Timeline of Mysticism”
“The Expansive Space of the Mystics”
“An Experience of the Holy”

James Finley
“Passing through the Narrow Gate”
“A Practice to be with God”
“A Summary of the Gates”

Questions and responses with Cynthia Bourgeault, Richard Rohr, and James Finley.

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Contents Digital Audio (9 hours)
Product Code OS04131W
ISBN Number 978-1-62203-210-5
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James Finley

About James Finley

James Finley left home at the age of 18 for the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, Kentucky, where Thomas Merton lived as a contemplative. He later earned degrees from the University of Akron, Saint John College, and the Fuller Theological Seminary. Today James Finley is a husband, father, writer, and psychotherapist in private practice. His books include Merton's Palace of Nowhere and The Contemplative Heart.

Richard Rohr

About Richard Rohr

Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.

Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi.

Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity's place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings. Visit for more information.

Author photo © Center For Action & Contemplation

Cynthia Bourgeault

About Cynthia Bourgeault

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