Tonight Fran and I leave for Birmingham, where we will be attending a weekend program called Deepening the Practice of Centering Prayer. The presenter is Cynthia Bourgeault, who has written not only about centering prayer but about the esoteric/wisdom tradition of Christian spirituality in general. I like her books and the monks in Conyers think the world of her, so needless to say I’m excited about going. Another neat intersection point: Bourgeault is close to Thomas Keating, who in turn has worked with Ken Wilber. So I’m eager to pick her brain about the interrelationship between centering prayer and integral life practice.