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Issue Date:  December 14, 2007


Further reading

Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel by Thomas Keating

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault

John Main: Essential Writings, selected by Laurence Freeman

A Pearl of Great Price: Sharing the Gift of Meditation by Starting a Group by Laurence Freeman

A Simple Way: The Path of Christian Meditation by Laurence Freeman

The Cloud of Unknowing by an anonymous 14th-century English monk

New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton

On the Web

Tom Fox had extensive conversations about prayer, meditation and contemplation with many of the people he writes about in articles in this section. All of those conversations are available as podcasts on NCRcafe.org. Highlights include:

  • Fr. Thomas Keating: “The gift of contemplative prayer”
  • The Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault: “Unique, powerful Christian meditation”
  • Sr. Pascaline Coff: “The riches of interreligious dialogue”
  • Fr. Edward Hays: “Chasing joy” and “Learning to pray”
  • Fr. Richard Rohr: “Seeing with God’s eyes”
  • Fr. Ronald Rolheiser: “The divine fire within”
  • Fr. Robert E. Kennedy: “I wanted a faith that was deeper”
  • Beatrice Bruteau: “Science, fear, God and the mystical”
  • Br. David Steindl-Rast: “Our notion of God”

Click on the “To all podcasts” link and scroll down to find the podcast you want. Each podcast can be listened to online or downloaded to your MP3 player.

National Catholic Reporter, December 14, 2007

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