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New Seeds of Contemplation

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811217248

Category: Philosophy

Page: 297

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Featuring a new introduction, a republication of a spiritual classic introduces western readers to the mystical dimensions of the human soul, inviting readers to develop and nurture a contemplative and vital sense of spirituality. Reprint.

Christliche Kontemplation

ein radikaler Weg der Gottessuche

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783532624067

Category: Spiritual life

Page: 404

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Der Berg der sieben Stufen

die Autobiographie eines engagierten Christen

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783491694170

Category:

Page: 441

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Sich für die Welt entscheiden

über Kontemplation

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936855838

Category: Contemplation

Page: 193

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Die Erfindung der Flügel

Roman

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 364115149X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Zwei Frauen, die die Welt verändern Die elfjährige Sarah, wohlbehütete Tochter reicher Gutsbesitzer, erhält in Charleston ein ungewöhnliches Geburtstagsgeschenk – die zehnjährige Hetty »Handful«, die ihr als Dienstmädchen zur Seite stehen soll. Dass Sarah dem schwarzen Mädchen allerdings das Lesen beibringt, hatten ihre Eltern nicht erwartet. Und dass sowohl Sarah als auch Hetty sich befreien wollen aus den Zwängen ihrer Zeit, natürlich auch nicht. Doch Sarah ahnt: Auf sie wartet eine besondere Aufgabe im Leben. Obwohl sie eine Frau ist. Handful ihrerseits sehnt sich nach einem Stück Freiheit. Denn sie weiß aus den märchenhaften Geschichten ihrer Mutter: Einst haben alle Menschen Flügel gehabt ...

Angelic Mistakes

The Art of Thomas Merton

Author: Roger Lipsey,Thomas Merton

Publisher: New Seeds Books

ISBN: 9781590303139

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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Presents a critical analysis of Thomas Merton's works along with a portfolio of thirty-four representative pieces.

The Other Side of the Mountain

The End of the Journey

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062016784

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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With the election of a new Abbot at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton enters a period of unprecedented freedom, culminating in the opportunity to travel to California, Alaska, and finally the Far East – journeys that offer him new possibilities and causes for contemplation. In his last days at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton continues to follow the tumultuous events of the sixties, including the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. In Southeast Asia, he meets the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist and Catholic monks and discovers a rare and rewarding kinship with each. The final year is full of excitement and great potential for Merton, making his accidental death in Bangkok, at the age of fifth-three, all the more tragic.

Seeds of peace

contemplation and nonviolence

Author: William H. Shannon

Publisher: Crossroad

ISBN: 9780824515577

Category: Religion

Page: 181

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William Shannon offers hope and answers to all of us who want peace in our personal lives, our relationships, and the world in which we live.

A Year with Thomas Merton

Daily Meditations from His Journals

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061757675

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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A 365 daily with inspirational and provocative selections from the journals of Thomas Merton combined with drawings and photographs by Merton. This volume of daily inspiration from Thomas Merton draws from Merton's journals and papers to present, each day, a seasonally appropriate and thought-provoking insight or observation. Each month will begin with one of Merton's delightful pen-and-ink drawings or one of his elegant black-and-white photographs.

Entering the Silence

Becoming a Monk and a Writer

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061741722

Category: Religion

Page: 526

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The second volume of Thomas Merton's "gusty, passionate journals" (Thomas Moore) chronicles Merton's advancements to priesthood and emergence as a bestselling author with the surprise success of his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain. Spanning an eleven-year period, Entering the Silence reflects Merton's struggle to balance his vocation to solitude with the budding literary career that would soon established him as one of the most important spiritual writers of our century.

Thomas Merton's American Prophecy

Author: Robert Inchausti

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791436356

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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Thomas Merton was one of the most significant American spiritual writers of the twentieth century. His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, published shortly after the Second World War, inspired an entire generation to reconsider the materialist preoccupations of consumer society. Twenty years later, his essays on nonviolence, contemplation, and Zen provided the most telling orthodox religious response to the New Left's radical critique of post-industrial society. In Thomas Merton's American Prophecy, Robert Inchausti provides a succinct summary and original interpretation of Merton's contribution to American thought. More than just a critical biography, this book lifts Merton out of the isolation of his monastic sub-culture and brings him back into dialogue with contemporary secular thinkers. In the process, it reopens one of the roads not taken at that fateful, cultural crossroads called "The Sixties". Inchausti presents Merton not as the spokesman for any particular group, cause, or idea, but rather as the quintessential American outsider who defined himself in opposition to the world, then discovered a way back into dialogue with that world and compassion for it. As a result, Merton was the harbinger of a still yet to be realized eschatological counter-culture: the unacknowledged precursor, alternative, and heir to Norman O. Brown's defense of mystery in the life of the mind.

Die Meerfrau

Roman

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641024722

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Eine idyllische Insel vor South Carolina: Nach langen Jahren kehrt die 40-jährige Jessie Sullivan in ihre alte Heimat zurück, weil ihre Mutter sie braucht. Schon bald gerät ihr geordnetes Leben aus der Bahn: Die verheiratete Frau verliebt sich in einen Mönch, der kurz davor steht, sein ewiges Gelübde abzulegen. Jessie will ihre Ehe nicht aufs Spiel setzen. Doch die Sehnsucht nach einem Seelenverwandten, nach Sinnlichkeit und Spiritualität, droht über die Vernunft zu siegen ...

The Inner Experience

Notes on Contemplation

Author: Thomas Merton,William H. Shannon

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062245082

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Now in paperback, revised and redesigned: This is Thomas Merton's last book, in which he draws on both Eastern and Western traditions to explore the hot topic of contemplation/meditation in depth and to show how we can practice true contemplation in everyday life. Never before published except as a series of articles (one per chapter) in an academic journal, this book on contemplation was revised by Merton shortly before his untimely death. The material bridges Merton's early work on Catholic monasticism, mysticism, and contemplation with his later writing on Eastern, especially Buddhist, traditions of meditation and spirituality. This book thus provides a comprehensive understanding of contemplation that draws on the best of Western and Eastern traditions. Merton was still tinkering with this book when he died; it was the book he struggled with most during his career as a writer. But now the Merton Legacy Trust and experts have determined that the book makes such a valuable contribution as his major comprehensive presentation of contemplation that they have allowed its publication.

A Search for Solitude

Pursuing the Monk's True Life, The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3: 1952-1960

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006175370X

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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The third volume of Thomas Merton's journals chronicles Merton's attempts to reconcile his desire for solitude and contemplation with the demands of his new-found celebrity status within the strictures of conventional monastic life.

Dancing in the Water of Life

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061741108

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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The sixties were a time of restlessness, inner turmoil, and exuberance for Merton during which he closely followed the careening development of political and social activism – Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Selma, the Catholic Worker Movement, the Vietnam war, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Volume 5 chronicles the approach of Merton’s fiftieth birthday and marks his move to Mount Olivet, his hermitage at the Abbey of Gethsemani, where he was finally able to fully embrace the joys and challenges of solitary life: ‘In the hermitage, one must pray of go to seed. The pretense of prayer will not suffice. Just sitting will not suffice . . . Solitude puts you with your back to the wall (or your face to it!), and this is good’ (13 October, 1964).

Das weise Herz

Die universellen Prinzipien buddhistischer Psychologie

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641160561

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 576

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Das neue große Buch des Erfolgsautors und berühmten buddhistischen Lehrers Schlägt man ein grundlegendes Buch über den Buddhismus auf, erwartet man als Erstes den Hinweis auf das allem Leben zugrunde liegende Leiden. Nicht so bei Jack Kornfield. Im Ursprung, schreibt er, liegt die Würde, die unser tiefstes Wesen ausmacht. Sie entstammt unserer Verbundenheit mit allem Lebendigen, die die Wurzel jedes wahrhaftigen Mitgefühls ist. Seine Vision des Buddhismus offenbart ein absolut positives und ermutigendes Menschenbild. Kornfield versteht den Buddhismus als großartiges psychologisches Konzept und nicht als ab- und ausgrenzende Religion. „Das weise Herz“ ist ein machtvolles Buch der Heilung und zugleich eine Laudatio auf Buddha als den größten Heiler. Es widerlegt überzeugend die Auffassung, dass über den 2500 Jahre alten Buddhismus nichts wirklich Neues und Aufregendes mehr geschrieben werden kann. „Das weise Herz“ ist Kornfields Meisterwerk und dürfte bald nach seinem Erscheinen einen Platz unter den zeitlosen Klassikern des Genres behaupten. • Jack Kornfield gehört mit dem Dalai Lama und Thich Nhat Hanh zu den ganz großen buddhistischen Lehrern • Erstmalige Darstellung des Buddhismus als eines großartigen Systems positiver Psychologie

Thomas Merton: A Life in Letters

The Essential Collection

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061348325

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was one of the most influential spiritual writers of modern times. A Trappist monk, peace and civil rights activist, and widely-praised literary figure, Merton was renowned for his pioneering work in contemplative spirituality, his quest to understand Eastern thought and integrate it with Western spirituality, and his firm belief in Christian activism. His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, is the defining spiritual memoir of its time, selling over one million copies and translating into over fifteen languages. Merton was also one of the most prolific and provocative letter writers of the twentieth century. His letters (those written both by him and to him), archived at the Thomas Merton Studies Center at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, number more than ten thousand. For Merton, letters were not just a vehicle for exchanging information, but his primary means for initiating, maintaining, and deepening relationships. Letter-writing was a personal act of self-revelation and communication. His letters offer a unique lens through which we relive the spiritual and social upheavals of the twentieth century, while offering wisdom that is still relevant for our world today.

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