The Silence, the Word, the Music, the Dance: The Four Energies of Christianity

The Silence, the Word, the Music, the Dance: The Four Energies of Christianity

Offered by Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam

Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 18, 2018
$325

 

This retreat will be based on the writings of Fr. Cyprian’s late confrere Bruno Barnhart and the writings of Raimundo Pannikar. Both were priests, scholars, proponents of inter-religious dialogue and teachers of deep wisdom. “All the wisdom disappears at a certain point, because we live in a world and an economy of faith. Wisdom seems to go down the drain on you. And then it recovers when you need it. … It also is the wisdom of the cross.” – Bruno Barnhart

Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam. is a Camaldolese monk, musician, composer, author and teacher. After his initial years of formation at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, he lived in a hermitage near Santa Cruz, California for 10 years, spending about half his time at home, and half his time traveling, performing and teaching. Much of both his music and his teaching revolve around the Universal Call to Contemplation through spirituality and the arts. He has six collections of original music recorded and published through OCP Publications, and several independent releases, including those with his long-time collaborator, percussionist John Pennington. He is also a member of the Collegeville Composers Group, the ensemble responsible for the Psallite: Songs for Liturgy and Life project for Liturgical Press. A student of the writings of Bede Griffiths and Abhishiktananda, Cyprian has a great love for comparative religion, and has published two books Prayer in the Cave of the Heart, and Spirit, Soul, Body, both for Liturgical Press.  His books are based on wisdom culled from what he has gained from his studies, and numerous articles on spirituality as well as on music and liturgy. He has been to India numerous times as well as other countries in Europe, Asia, and the Mideast, performing as well as studying and teaching. Returning to New Camaldoli in 2012, he was elected prior of the community in 2013.