Thomas Merton on the Contemplative Way

Podcast-style audio course - 10 Topics
Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
Monk, Mystic, Author
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Thomas Merton on the Contemplative Way

Podcast-style audio course - 10 Topics
Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
Monk, Mystic, Author
(2 customer reviews)
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00
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From the best-selling author of The Seven Storey Mountain and New Seeds of Contemplation, essential listening for all spiritual seekers. 

Recorded almost 20 years after The Seven Storey Mountain was published, these talks showcase a mystic at the height of his wisdom.

In these moving talks, Merton tackles such topics as renewal, prayer, and affirming God. The contemplative life is not limited to those in solitude. Indeed, you will discover how we are all called to live contemplatively.

This series is one of Merton’s great masterpieces. Contemplation was perhaps the issue closest to Merton’s heart, and he tackles it here with profound insights. You will be enrapt as you listen to Merton deliver these talks with his trademark eloquence and erudition.

While you listen to Merton, you will see him wrestle with the complexities of contemplation. As Merton says, he left the world for the cloistered walls of the monastery to become an explorer of the “rocky land of the soul.” At the heart o

From the best-selling author of The Seven Storey Mountain and New Seeds of Contemplation, essential listening for all spiritual seekers. 

Recorded almost 20 years after The Seven Storey Mountain was published, these talks showcase a mystic at the height of his wisdom.

In these moving talks, Merton tackles such topics as renewal, prayer, and affirming God. The contemplative life is not limited to those in solitude. Indeed, you will discover how we are all called to live contemplatively.

This series is one of Merton’s great masterpieces. Contemplation was perhaps the issue closest to Merton’s heart, and he tackles it here with profound insights. You will be enrapt as you listen to Merton deliver these talks with his trademark eloquence and erudition.

While you listen to Merton, you will see him wrestle with the complexities of contemplation. As Merton says, he left the world for the cloistered walls of the monastery to become an explorer of the “rocky land of the soul.” At the heart of these lectures lie a sense of hope and an abiding awareness of God’s presence in the world. Let Thomas Merton speak to your soul today.

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Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk and bestselling author of such beloved works as The Seven Storey Mountain and New Seeds of Contemplation. One of the 20th century’s great mystics, Merton was also a masterful teacher who delivered powerful conferences to the novice monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani. In these conferences, Merton’s thinking moved from cloistered monastic life to issues of social justice and interreligious understanding. A spiritual sage and guide for countless men and women, Merton struggled with complex questions about God’s existence and the role of organized religion.

Those who knew him also experienced his gifts as a homilist and teacher. These special, remastered recordings are part of his spoken word legacy. They are actual recordings of Thomas Merton. By agreement with The Thomas Merton Legacy Trust, Now You Know Media has the sole right to record, master, re-master, duplicate, market, and disseminate copies of “The Merton Recordings,” which are a selection of the archives housed in the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • A Message of Contemplatives to the World
  • Man, God, and Prayer
  • True Contemplatives
  • Renewal of True Contemplation
  • Reevaluation of Contemplative Aims
  • Prayer and Imagination
  • Cloistered Alienation
  • Matters of Sin and Psychology
  • Renewal of the Contemplative Life
  • Concluding Comments
  • Afterward by Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D.

2 reviews for Thomas Merton on the Contemplative Way

  1. Timothy M., MI

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    I really enjoy hearing Thomas Merton’s voice in the programs you offer. It is like sitting at the feet of a master spiritual guide. I found listening to Merton dictate his letter to the Pope, in the talk “A Message of Contemplatives to the World”, to be a great privilege.

  2. Sr. Irene N. OSF., PA

    Spring Survey: April 2017

    Not needing to take notes as during a live presentation by a retreat Master because it can always be played again and again at different occasions and locations It easy to share the message with others who are less able bodied to travel etc.

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