Contemplative Prayer, by Thomas Merton

Contemplative Prayer

In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences–from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism–to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to affect positive change.

Serving the same purpose as Finding Grace at the Center, but in more depth, Merton’s Contemplative Prayer shows how the practicing Christian can leverage Vedanta’s raja yoga without having to leave his or her native faith tradition.

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