About Contemplative Presence
Elizabeth (Beth) O'Brien is the founder of Contemplative Presence (March, 2015), a Benedictine oblate, Spiritual Director, and teacher of Centering Prayer meditation. A long time Centering Prayer practitioner, Beth is a direct student of Cynthia Bourgeault—-and now carries forth the Wisdom lineage in gratitude.
Beth's interests include the rekindling of the Christian contemplative tradition, the mystical tradition at the heart of the world's major religions, interSpiritual dialogue, and carrying compassion out into the world. Inspired by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's writings on human energy and convergence, she continues to seek an ever-deepening knowing within an evolutionary and incarnational (embodied) spirituality.
Living on the outskirts of Madison, WI, Beth is married and the mother of two adult daughters.
MA Education, MA Religious Studies.