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A Weekend With Br. David Steindl-Rast & Fr. Cyprian Consiglio

Dear Friends,

We are thrilled and honored to announce that two of our most precious teachers in the Christian and world wisdom traditions, Br. David Steindl-Rast and Fr. Cyprian Consiglio, are returning to Boulder Integral for a weekend workshop. They first came to Boulder Integral in the spring of 2008 to teach a four day seminar called the Integral Christian Experience.


This time we are not only blessed with a weekend workshop on The Universal Call to Contemplation,” but also a live music concert by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio. Please click HERE to learn more about the music concert. See below to learn more about weekend workshop.

Please join us for this rare opportunity to learn and practice with two amazing integral teachers!  For questions, please send an email to nomali@boulderintegral.org or call 303 541 1540 ext. 11.  The music concert does not require pre-registration, but the weekend workshop does.

Spirit, Soul, Mind and Body: The Universal Call to Contemplation
Br. David Steindl-Rast & Fr. Cyprian Consiglio

Weekend Workshop: Saturday 6/27 (9am – 6pm) – Sunday 6/28 (9am – 12:30pm)

Fees for Saturday/Sunday workshop: $140 (Boulder Integral Members $120) (fees do not include food and lodging – there are lots of great places to eat near the center)

Click HERE to see details of music concert by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio

The call to contemplation and mystical depth is the heart of every spiritual tradition. Contemplative living means life in fullness for every person, not only for the “professional religious.” This workshop aims at helping participants explore the personal implications of this dimension of life and so find true joy-the happiness that does not depend on what happens.

Both Fr. Cyprian and Br. David are Benedictine monks and pioneers in the dialogue between East and West. In an easy, playful way they weave together meditation, music, and chanting, sacred reading, and prayer into a rich texture of experience.

This weekend is designed to appeal to the whole person, spirit, soul, mind and body-four aspects we need to integrate at all times to come fully alive.  And in that coming alive, we will learn to be grateful, forgiving and joyful. The goal is to take that joy back home into your everyday life.

FEES and REGISTRATION (this is only for the Sat/Sun workshop. Payment for Fr. Cyprian Concert will be at the gate on Friday, 6/26)

To register online, click link below.

Travel and Accommodation

If you are joining us from out of town, please click here to read about traveling to the center & accommodation near the center. Workshop fees do not include food and lodging.


Br. David Steindl-Rast was born July 12, 1926, in Vienna, Austria, where he studied art, anthropology, and psychology, receiving an MA from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and a PhD from the University of Vienna. In 1952 he followed his family who had emigrated to the United States. In 1953 he joined a newly founded Benedictine community in Elmira, NY, Mount Saviour Monastery, of which he is now a senior member. In 1958/59 Brother David was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cornell University, where he also became the first Roman Catholic to hold the Thorpe Lectureship, following Bishop J.D.R. Robinson and Paul Tillich.

After twelve years of monastic training and studies in philosophy and theology, Brother David was sent by his abbot to participate in Buddhist-Christian dialogue, for which he received Vatican approval in 1967. His Zen teachers were Hakkuun Yasutani Roshi, Soen Nakagawa Roshi, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and Eido Shimano Roshi. He co-founded the Center for Spiritual Studies in 1968 and received the 1975 Martin Buber Award for his achievements in building bridges between religious traditions.  Learn more about Br. David and his work at www.gratefulness.org.

Fr. Cyprian Consiglio is a monk of the Camaldolese Congregation, musician, composer, writer and teacher. He lived for ten years and did his monastic formation at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, where he served as liturgist, choir director and teacher.  Cyprian currently lives near Santa Cruz, California; he spends about half his time at home, and half his time on the road performing and teaching. Much of both his music and his teaching revolve around the Universal Call to Contemplation through spirituality and the arts.

Cyprian earned his MA in Theology from St John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA. A student of the writings of Bede Griffiths and Abhishiktananda, Cyprian has a great love for comparative religion, has done work in inter-faith ritual and world music, regularly leads conferences on meditation, and has been to India and other countries in Asia several times, both studying and teaching.  Learn more about Fr. Cyprian and his work at www.cyprianconsiglio.com.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel, please call Nomali or Jason ASAP at (303) 541 1540 or send an email to Nomali@Boulderintegral.org with “Need to Cancel” on subject line.

  • Registrations canceled before 6/10/09 will be refunded the entire fee minus a non-refundable administration fee of $35
  • Cancellations made between 6/11/09 – 9/20/09 will be refunded 40% of your registration fee, which includes the non-refundable administration fee of $35
  • Cancellations between 6/21/09 – 6/28 are not eligible for a refund. Also, no-shows are liable for the entire conference fee.

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