About Contemplative Presence
Elizabeth (Beth) O'Brien, founder of Contemplative Presence (March, 2015), is a Benedictine oblate, spiritual director, retreat leader, and meditation teacher. A long time Centering Prayer practitioner, Beth has been 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 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, young adult daughters.
MA Education, MA Religious Studies