10/17/2020: An evening of Poetry and Song with Pico Iyer and Fr Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam
"Prayer in the Cave of the Heart: The Universal Call to Contemplation"
Prayer in the Cave of the Heart, is available in paperback or e-book form at Liturgical Press. It is also available on Amazon.
Prayer is an art that cannot just be taught. It must be experienced, lived, and practiced. In Prayer in the Cave of the Heart, Cyprian Consiglio draws on his experience as a Camaldolese monk to give readers an accessible reflection on prayer that is based on Bede Griffith's "universal call to contemplation." In this text, the contemplative traditions of East and West intersect to invite readers into prayer that makes them present to the Spirit who is already present to us."
"Spirit, Soul, Body: Toward an Integral Christian Spirituality"
A perennial problem for spiritual traditions of all sorts is dualism—either a positing of a false distance between the Divine and the created or a rejection of creation and the human body. Many contemporary spiritual seekers have sensed this problem and sought to remedy it through myriad solutions drawn from various spiritual traditions and secular wisdom, both Eastern and Western.
Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam, explores Christianity’s contribution to the discussion. He offers a revisioning and rearticulation of this teaching, based on the prophetic seminal work of Bede Griffiths, toward a practical and integral spirituality that reverences all aspects of our being human—spirit, soul, and body.
From Fr. Cyprian: "Two things inspired me to do this little recording. First of all, Fr. Isaiah and I were both touched by the scenes of the Italians leaning out their balconies singing across the streets, and he thought we or I myself should sing something off the porch of the Ranch House.
But then a friend sent me the link to a new song that Bono (of U2) wrote for those same people. His video is very raw and looks like he just did it on his phone and I thought, “I could do that!”
So, I hope this will give you a little lift if you’re feeling blue or isolated, from my solitude to yours.
Have a Beautiful Day!"
3/30/20: If It's Magic:
Fr Cyprian "...is recording some of his favorite songs (secular) to share with us, especially during what is for many a time of enforced solitude." He is calling the series "The Lockdown Sessions".
4/1/20: the latest is "Message in a Bottle" by the Police: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh1Z3Le7FBY
You an find the playlist here: