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Spiritual direction and meditation

and, What is contemplation?
  • 112 Pages
  • 0.11 MB
  • English
A. Clarke , Wheathampstead
Catholic Church -- Doctrines., Spiritual direction., Meditation -- Catholic Church., Contempla
Other titlesSpiritual direction and meditation.
StatementThomas Merton.
ContributionsMerton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
LC ClassificationsBX2350.7 .M47 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination112 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4937802M
ISBN 100856500372
LC Control Number76364989

This booklet contains revised and expanded versions of the material on spiritual direction and meditation which appeared, in installments, in the magazine 'Sponsa Regis'. About the Author Thomas Merton (), Catholic convert, Cistercian monk and hermit, poet, contemplative, social critic, and pioneer of interreligious dialogue, was a /5(63).

Thomas Merton - Spiritual Direction and Meditation - Kindle edition by Merton, Thomas. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Thomas Merton - Spiritual Direction and Meditation/5(63).

(shelved 4 times as spiritual-direction) avg rating — 18, ratings — published Want to Read saving. Spiritual Direction and Meditation The first half covers spiritual direction, specifically in a formal religious setting where one is working with another who has an explicit role as a spiritual director for the former.

While I do not have a formal relationship of this nature, I found myself feeling enriched by Merton's teaching/5. Get this from a library. Spiritual direction & meditation. [Thomas Merton] -- Examines the meaning and purpose of spiritual direction.

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Also provides insights into how to meditate. Homepage Spiritual Direction, Seminars, Retreats, Book Clubs and Monthly Classes The Christian Meditation Center offers seminars and retreats throughout the year. We also offer ongoing book clubs that support an individual’s desire to meditate and grow spiritually.

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Henri J. Nouwen, priest, teacher and author, understood the spiritual life as a journey of faith and transformation, deepened by contemplative prayer, community accountability, and service in the world.

Preface --Spiritual direction --What is meditation. --Meditation in Scripture --Meditation - action and union --How to meditate --Temperament and mental prayer --Summary and conclusion. Other Titles: Spiritual direction and meditation: Responsibility: Thomas Merton.

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"For me, at least three classic disciplines or spiritual practices are particularly useful in the spiritual direction relationship.

They can help create space for God within us: (1) the discipline of the Heart, (2) the discipline of the Book, and (3) the discipline of the Church or community of faith. Spiritual direction is “help given by one Christian to another which enables that person to pay attention to God’s personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of the relationship.” (William A.

Barry and William J. Connolly, The Practice of Spiritual Direction). The Paperback of the Spiritual Direction and Meditation by Thomas Merton at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed/5(3). This is a timeless classic compendium of writings on spiritual direction and meditation.

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Merton takes form all traditions and helps the seeker to find God in nature and all aspects of life. It is accessable yet challenging. Read full review4/5(5). Spiritual Direction originated as spiritual mentoring in monasteries, but it is now offered by retreat centers, congregations, and individuals.

It is a unique one-to-one relationship in which a trained person assists another person in the search for ever-closer connections with God (however you might call the "something more" beyond yourself.

This booklet contains a revised and considerably expanded version of the material on spiritual direction and meditation which appeared, in installments, in the magazine Sponsa Regis. The first part is addressed to the Christian, particularly the religious, who seeks a spiritual director or who has one, and wishes to take full advantage of his : Paperback.

Spiritual direction is an ancient and respected practice of the presence of God, one that has greatly impacted my journey for over a decade. It is learning to seek the guidance and presence of God in every part of our lives.

Spiritual Direction. Delve deeper into the book Ralph Martin calls "inspiring and practical" and "some of the Church's most important wisdom" on spiritual direction.

Navigating the Interior Life Study Guide is designed to help you better understand the trajectory of your soul and to go deeper in your relationship with God. It leads you, step-by-step, through.

It is not the first book I would recommend on spiritual direction, but it is worth reading, especially if you can find it cheap or free. I was less interested in the second section on meditation. I have never been one of those that distrusted meditation as being somehow less than a Christian practice.

"Spiritual Direction" and "Meditation" have become spiritual buzz words these days. So many books teach the novice how to go about sitting, breathing, visualizing, etc. Merton cuts through the chase and offers a helpful guide to the Christian who really wants to grow through the cultivation of the inner life.5/5(5).

"Spiritual Direction" and "Meditation" have become spiritual buzz words these days. So many books teach the novice how to go about sitting, breathing, visualizing, etc. Merton cuts through the chase and offers a helpful guide to the Christian who really wants to grow through the cultivation of the inner life/5(79).

Spiritual direction, unlike pastoral counseling, always happens in the context of prayer and spiritual intimacy. This is where intimate engagement happens. Whereas in psychotherapy the clinical distance is crucial to bring about objectivity and healing, in spiritual directionFile Size: 86KB.

Description of the book "Spiritual Direction and Meditation": Merton, whose own tortuous path to spiritual maturity is well known, here offers the knowledge gained during that experience.

He discusses the meaning and purpose of spiritual direction, and how to profit from that direction. Reviews of the Spiritual Direction and Meditation. Spiritual direction is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine, or to learn and grow in their own personal person seeking direction shares stories of their encounters of the divine, or how they are.

The book's main message is to "embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse." Ascent of Mt. Carmel. by St. John of the Cross. A classic of the spiritual life from the 16th century compares the spiritual journey to climbing a mountain and talks about contemplative prayer.

"Spiritual direction, an ancient ministry of the church, is a relationship in which one person assists another, or others, in attending to God’s presence and call. Spiritual direction has been, and remains, particularly strong within Roman Catholic and Orthodox religious orders, and over the past twenty years Anglican and Protestant.

The book covers the basic topics that any book on spiritual direction should include. It begins with life's basic questions, looking at direction in life, the quest for God, and prayer.

While the book is ecumenical in approach, Nouwen is indebted his roots in the Roman Catholic tradition.5/5(5). Teresa will be 'blogging a book' she is working on Spiritual Direction.

Her aim is to make spiritual direction more accessible to the mainstream. She is. exploring peace, yoga, spiritual direction, retreats. Seeking support on your journey. Schedule Your Online Session with Whitney. The basic premises behind spiritual direction. Invites a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human.

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Rosage 73 Janie Normile Meditation and Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice Thomas Ryan CSP 69 Vie Thorgren Spiritual Direction (SD) Art Journaling, Icon-Space, and Spiritual Direction Marianne Hieb RSM 5.