Method of Centering Prayer.
The methodology as described by Fr Thomas Keating.
Watch several thoughtful discussions and teachings by
Fr Thomas Keating. Go to Video
Inner Detachment. (Jan,
2004). From the booklet Meister Eckhart spricht
(Munich, 1925). "If God is to enter into you, then human or
animal nature must go out of you. Where this nature ends, God
begins. God does not desire more of you than that you should go
out from yourself, insofar as you are burdened with your nature, and
let God be God in you. The slightest image you have of yourself is as
big as God; it holds you away from your whole God. To the extent that
such an image enters you, God must yield, and to the extent that this
image goes out, God enters in...."
Prayer for Inner Peace and
Transformation. (Jan, 2004).
Read an excerpt from Diarmuid O'Murchu's book, Reclaiming
Spirituality, for his insights regarding the revival of the
practice of meditation.
Reflections on Centering Prayer.
Some of my favorite readings from St. Teresa of Avila.
See how perseverance and attentiveness characterize the Benedictine
prayer as viewed by High Feiss, O.S.B. in his book Essential
On the Road to Meet the Risen
Lord. During his life, Swami Abhishiktanandaji, did
much to call us back to a contemplative experience of God.
The True Secret of Prayer.
A short, but powerful reflection.
further insights about life's ups and downs from St. Teresa of Avila
along with an amusing rendition that one can only find on the
Guard of the Heart.
Another methodology or practice to bring the effects of contemplative
prayer into daily life -- excerpts taken from Thomas Keating's book, Invitation
Walking Meditation. Did you know that
there are those who practice walking meditation. Here are two
guides from the Buddhist tradition that provide some insight. A
guide to Walking Meditation and The
Benefits of Walking Meditation,
The Power of Prayer.
Some reflections during dangerous times.