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The Pocket Thomas Merton

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 9781611803761
Genre : Spiritual life
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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was spiritual parent to a generation-and his influence, through his many books, has only increased in the half-century since his death. He was a hermit who maintained a compelling correspondence with some of the most influential thinkers of his age; he was a social and political activist whose ideas had a seminal influence in the world beyond his monastic cloister; and he was a Christian who saw through the boundaries of religious identity in a way that was truly ahead of his time. This collection of short excerpts from his voluminous writings covers all of the famous Trappist monk's main themes, thus serving as a perfect short introduction to his work in his own words.
Category: Spiritual life

Thoughts In Solitude

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 1429944072
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Thoughtful and eloquent, as timely (or timeless) now as when it was originally published in 1956, Thoughts in Solitude addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private. Thomas Merton writes: "When society is made up of men who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority. But when men are violently deprived of the solitude and freedom which are their due, the society in which they live becomes putrid, it festers with servility, resentment and hate." Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Zen And The Birds Of Appetite

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 0877739366
Genre : Philosophy
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Merton, one of the rare Western thinkers able to feel at home in the philosophies of the East, made the wisdom of Asia available to Westerners. This collection, which represents the best of his lucid essays on Zen from the 1960s, has gone through 20 printings since 1968. Two-color interior.
Category: Philosophy

The Asian Journal Of Thomas Merton

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 0811205703
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"This is quintessential Merton." The Catholic Review."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Spiritual Masters For All Seasons

Author : Michael Ford
ISBN : 1587680556
Genre : Religion
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Every Age Needs figures of spiritual inspiration, but in times of difficulty and uncertainty, they are essential in helping us to rise above despair and to search for God deep within ourselves. In this book, Michael Ford invites four spiritual masters-Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Anthony de Mello, and John O'Donohue-onto the same stage to show how they speak, not only to our own times, but for all seasons. In particular, he examines their legacy against the background of America and the world in recession, showing how their message of nonviolence, compassion, and inner integrity is much needed, not only in the "remaking of America" under Barack Obama, but also through the example the United States' president has set for the rest of the world. Through unpublished interviews with these spiritual masters, encounters around the world with their friends, and reflections from readers who have been inspired by their writings, Michael Ford journeys across the United States and Europe to assess their place in the world of contemporary spirituality Included in his journey is a visit to Lambeth Palace in London to discover Thomas Merton's influence on the Archbishop of Canterbury. Blending the spiritual with the journalistic, Michael Ford presents four unique writers as "spiritual masters for all seasons." Book jacket.
Category: Religion

The Pocket Pema Chodron

Author : Pema Chodron
ISBN : 0834821176
Genre : Religion
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A collection of short inspirational readings by "one of the world's wisest women"--O, the Oprah Magazine. Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and best-selling author, offers this treasury of 108 short selections from her more than four decades of study and writings. Here she presents teachings on breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles; becoming fearless; and unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness. Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this is a perfect guide to Buddhist principles and the foundations of meditation and mindfulness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
Category: Religion

The Pocket Emily Dickinson

Author : Emily Dickinson
ISBN : 9781590307007
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Previously published as: Poems. 1995"--Colophon.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Way Of Chuang Tzu

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 9781590301432
Genre : Religion
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Chuang Tzuu considered, along with Lao Tzu, one of the great figures of early Taoist thoughtu used parables and anecdotes, allegory and paradox, to illustrate that real happiness and freedom are found only in understanding the Tao or Way of nature, and dwelling in its unity. The respected Trappist monk Thomas Merton spent several years reading and reflecting upon four different translations of the Chinese classic that bears Chuang Tzu's name. The result is this collection of poetic renderings of the great sage's work that conveys its spirit in a way no other translation has and that was Merton's personal favorite among his more than fifty books. Both prose and verse are included here, as well as a short section from Merton discussing the most salient themes of Chuang Tzu's teachings.
Category: Religion

Ways Of The Christian Mystics

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 157062030X
Genre : Religion
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In a miniature collection of classic essays taken from the bestselling Mystics and Zen Masters, Thomas Merton examines the diverse ways Christians of vastly different times and places have regarded the meaning and method of the Way that leads to the highest levels of religious and metaphysical awareness.
Category: Religion

The Assassination Of Thomas Merton

Author : Richard Blevins
ISBN : 1949966437
Genre : Fiction
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Novel based on the author's years at a Catholic University.
Category: Fiction