Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom: Indestructible Joy and the Path of Letting Go

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Experience God in every moment with the wisdom of Meister Eckhart.

The 13th-century mystic Meister Eckhart, O.P., was the most brilliant Christian scholar of his day. A gifted academic, his writings have profoundly influenced modern spirituality and philosophy. Perhaps more well-known, however, were his sermons—which guided listeners to the direct experience of God.

Today, his wisdom remains as vibrant as ever. In Meister Eckhart’s Living Wisdom, James Finley, one of the best-known teachers of the Christian contemplative tradition, invites you to explore Eckhart’s insights today. You will experience his wisdom in the same way that this luminary teacher delighted in sharing it—through the spoken word.

You will explore the questions that compelled Meister Eckhart to reflection, spiritual practice, and discovery. If the Divine dwells in all things, then why do we experience

Audio Sample:

Experience God in every moment with the wisdom of Meister Eckhart.

The 13th-century mystic Meister Eckhart, O.P., was the most brilliant Christian scholar of his day. A gifted academic, his writings have profoundly influenced modern spirituality and philosophy. Perhaps more well-known, however, were his sermons—which guided listeners to the direct experience of God.

Today, his wisdom remains as vibrant as ever. In Meister Eckhart’s Living Wisdom, James Finley, one of the best-known teachers of the Christian contemplative tradition, invites you to explore Eckhart’s insights today. You will experience his wisdom in the same way that this luminary teacher delighted in sharing it—through the spoken word.

You will explore the questions that compelled Meister Eckhart to reflection, spiritual practice, and discovery. If the Divine dwells in all things, then why do we experience His presence only in fleeting moments, if at all? How do we let go of the illusions that imprison us to discover direct and felt liberation—not conceptually or in the afterlife—but right here and now?

In this in-depth learning program, you will find teachings and meditations that will lead you to experience Meister Eckhart’s wisdom in your daily life. You will discover for yourself “the indestructible joy that transcends even death,” experiencing God as the loving eternal center that sustains and embraces each of us and all of creation.

* This series was originally produced by Sounds True.

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James Finley, Ph.D., lived as a monk at the Trappist monastery of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, where Thomas Merton was his spiritual director. He later earned degrees from the University of Akron, Saint John’s College, and the Fuller Theological Seminary.

James Finley leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States and Canada, attracting men and women who seek to live a contemplative way of life in the midst of today’s busy world. He is also a clinical psychologist in private practice.

Dr. Finley is the author of Merton’s Palace of Nowhere, The Contemplative Heart, and Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God.

***“Photograph of James Finley by Maureen Fox.

  • Who Is Meister Eckhart?
  • Setting Out on the Path of Detachment
  • Being in the World
  • Coming to a State of Wonderment
  • The Birth of the Word in the Soul
  • Breakthrough into the Godhead
  • Practicing the Art of Detachment

9 reviews for Meister Eckhart’s Living Wisdom: Indestructible Joy and the Path of Letting Go

  1. Linda Olson, Medford, OR, United States

    *

    In his course Meister Eckart’s Living Wisdom, Dr. James Finley explains complex theological ideas simply and with insight and humor. He makes mystical teachings available. I listen to this course almost daily.

  2. Joseph

    Inspiring, enriching and enlightening!

    James Finley’s discussion building from the sermons of Meister Eckhart was inspiring, enriching and enlightening. His presentation gives one a contemplative experience of being present with Eckhart in spirit. He is repetitious enough to imprint difficult concepts without ever being dull. I have already listened to the course twice and anticipate sharing it with friends.

  3. M.J.

    excellent series

    I am so glad that my first exposure to the mystic Meister Eckhart, was through this excellent series. Dr. Finley has the ability to present subtle points with clarity. His personal stories illustrate the ideas from the sermons so beautifully. His thoughtful grasp of Eckhart’s wisdom reveals a contemplative heart, full of humanity.

  4. Patti

    Clear and intimate!

    James Finley’s delivery is clear and intimate. His content is incredibly rich, his explanations and metaphors are so illuminating.

  5. Jude

    This wisdom is timeless–relevant today as it was in Eckhart’s time.

    This wisdom is timeless–relevant today as it was in Eckhart’s time.

  6. Linda

    James Finley is able to present and explain very complex ideas in a way that allows understanding.

    James Finley is able to present and explain very complex ideas in a way that allows understanding. He explains using multiple examples. His presentation is friendly, personal, and spiritual and touches at very deep levels.

  7. Br. Michael

    Approachable

    Meister Echart is difficult to read and appreciate. The 2 CD sets that I purchased had speakers who presented his spirituality in an approachable manner. I have loaned them to spiritual directees who have also benefited from their use.

  8. Linda O., OR

    Fall Survey: October 2016

    Dr. James Finley is an incredible teacher. He presents complex mystical material in a simple, straightforward way. He uses humor, personal experience, and powerful examples to make Eckhart’s mystical theology available to the listener.

  9. Fr. Adrian B., OSB , IN

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    I am interested in the theology/spirituality of Meister Eckhart – James Finley is a master at teaching the subtleties of Eckhart’s thought and making it practical – something I can make use of in my own spiritual life and journey.

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