The Cloud of Unknowing: An Enduring Meditation Classic

Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m. CT


Cloud of Unknowing An Enduring Meditation Classic Carmen Acevedo Butcher 7.11.24The Cloud of Unknowing, written by an unknown Catholic priest or monk in the late 14th century C.E. in England’s East Midland area and addressed to an unnamed student, has been read, studied, and used as a meditation manual by countless students of meditation for centuries. In this presentation, Dr. Acevedo Butcher explores its enduring nature from a linguistic framework as well as from a practical standpoint offering down-to-earth advice for anyone wanting to learn how to deepen their meditation practice.

Carmen Acevedo Butcher 1Carmen Acevedo Butcher has a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Georgia, where John Algeo, Ph.D., past president of The Theosophical Society in America, was her major professor. A Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year and Fulbright Senior Lecturer, she currently teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, in the College Writing Programs. Her translation of The Cloud of Unknowing received a Georgia Author of the Year Award and is a Shambhala Pocket Series book. Find her online at

This program will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, and our website on Thursday, July 11, at 7 p.m. CT.