New Seeds of Contemplation

New Seeds of Contemplation Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 0811217248
Year 2007
Pages 297
Language en
Publisher New Directions Publishing
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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.

Seeds of Contemplation

Seeds of Contemplation Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 0811209903
Year 1986
Pages 201
Language en
Publisher New Directions
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Essays discuss holiness, identity, unity, solitude, integrity, fear, hatred, faith, traditions, freedom, detachment, and prayer

The Inner Experience

The Inner Experience Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 9780062245083
Year 2012-09-11
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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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.

No Man is an Island

No Man is an Island Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 9781590302538
Year 2005-04
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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This volume is a stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest and noblest life. --Chicago Tribune

Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 9780307589538
Year 2009-11-17
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Image
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In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences–from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism–to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to affect positive change. Contemplative Prayer is one of the most well-known works of spirituality of the last one hundred years, and it is a must-read for all seeking to live a life of purpose in today’s world. In a moving and profound introduction, Thich Nhat Hanh offers his personal recollections of Merton and compares the contemplative traditions of East and West. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 9780547543819
Year 1998-10-04
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. This edition contains an introduction by Merton's editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H. Shannon. It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders--the Trappist monks. At the Abbey of Gethsemani, "the four walls of my new freedom," Thomas Merton struggles to withdraw from the world, but only after he has fully immersed himself in it. The Seven Storey Mountain has been a favorite of readers ranging from Graham Greene to Claire Booth Luce, Eldridge Cleaver, and Frank McCourt. Since its original publication this timeless spiritual tome has been published in over twenty languages and has touched millions of lives.

Thomas Merton s Dark Path

Thomas Merton s Dark Path Author William H. Shannon
ISBN-10 9781466801851
Year 1987-03-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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In the mystical tradition the "dark," or apophatic way has a long history. It is the way of John of the Cross, of Master Eckhart, of Juliana of Norwich, of the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing, and of Thomas Merton. This dark path of contemplation that Merton followed, wrote about extensively, and considered the focal point of his life is the subject of William H. Shannon's book.

Dialogues with Silence

Dialogues with Silence Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 9780061743245
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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An intensely personal devotional book from Thomas Merton, the ultimate spiritual writer of our time, showing his contemplative and religious side through his prayers and rarely-seen drawings. The only Merton gift book available. Dialogues with Silence contains a selection of prayers from throughout Merton's life--from his journals, letters, poetry, books--accompanied by all 100 of Merton's rarely seen, delightful Zen-like pen-and-ink drawings, and will attract new readers as well as Merton devotees. There is no other Merton devotional like this, and the paperback edition will be elegantly designed and packaged.

Thomas Merton Spiritual Direction and Meditation

Thomas Merton   Spiritual Direction and Meditation Author Thomas Merton,
ISBN-10 9781447483519
Year 2013-04-16
Pages 110
Language en
Publisher Read Books Ltd
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This early work by Anglo-American Catholic writer Thomas Merton is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a wealth of information on spiritual direction and how to learn the art of meditation. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for anyone with an interest in spiritual life. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Mystics and Zen Masters

Mystics and Zen Masters Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 1429944005
Year 1999-11-29
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Thomas Merton was recognized as one of those rare Western minds that are entirely at home with the Zen experience. In this collection, he discusses diverse religious concepts-early monasticism, Russian Orthodox spirituality, the Shakers, and Zen Buddhism-with characteristic Western directness. Merton not only studied these religions from the outside but grasped them by empathy and living participation from within. "All these studies," wrote Merton, "are united by one central concern: to understand various ways in which men of different traditions have conceived the meaning and method of the 'way' which leads to the highest levels of religious or of metaphysical awareness."

Seeds of Destruction

Seeds of Destruction Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 1429945079
Year 2010-05-25
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is one of the foremost spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century. Though he lived a mostly solitary existence as a Trappist monk, he had a dynamic impact on world affairs through his writing. An outspoken proponent of the antiwar and civil rights movements, he was both hailed as a prophet and castigated for his social criticism. He was also unique among religious leaders in his embrace of Eastern mysticism, positing it as complementary to the Western sacred tradition. Merton is the author of over forty books of poetry, essays, and religious writing, including Mystics and Zen Masters, and The Seven Story Mountain, for which he is best known. His work continues to be widely read to this day.

Seeds

Seeds Author Gail Saunders-Smith
ISBN-10 1560657715
Year 1998-01-01
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher Capstone
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Simple text and photographs depict types of flower seeds, how they travel, and what happens when they are planted.

The Ascent to Truth

The Ascent to Truth Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 0547537077
Year 2002-11-04
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Merton defines Christian mysticism, especially as expressed by the Spanish Carmelite St. John of the Cross, and he offers the contemplative experience as an answer to the irreligion and barbarism of our times. “For those...curious about mysticism...this is an excellent book” (Catholic World).

On Christian Contemplation

On Christian Contemplation Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 9780811219976
Year 2012-06-20
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher New Directions Publishing
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A compendium of spiritual guidance in a beautiful special edition. “Every moment and every event in every man’s life on Earth plants something in his soul,” wrote Thomas Merton. A Trappist monk, Merton was both a poet and a theologian who pondered monastic life. He was praised for his meditations and conversations with God, as well as interfatith dialogue, tolerance, and non-violent activism during the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War. On Christian Contemplation, edited by Merton scholar Paul Pearson, is a collection of the great monk’s work, compiled into a gift-size edition. With poems, reflections, and social commentary, this is the perfect book to nurture the spirit of faith and duty guided by one of the twentieth century’s leading voices of theology and social justice.

Contemplation in a World of Action

Contemplation in a World of Action Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 9780268162375
Year 1998-02-15
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher University of Notre Dame Pess
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The spiritual and psychological insights of these essays were nurtured in a monastic milieu, but their issues are universally human. Thomas Merton lays a foundation for personal growth and transformation through fidelity to "our own truth and inner being." His main focus is our desire and need to attain "a fully human and personal identity." /// This classic is a newly restored and corrected edition and the inaugural volume of Gethsemani Studies in Psychological and Religious Anthropology, a series of books that explores, through the twin perspectives of psychology and religion, the dynamics and depths of being fully human. /// "When I speak of the contemplative life I do not mean the institutional, cloistered life, . . . I am talking about a special dimension of inner discipline and experience, a certain integrity and fullness of personal development . . . . Discovering the contemplative life is a new self-discovery. One might say it is the flowering of a deeper identity on an entirely different plane . . ." --Thomas Merton, from the book