“…the Vision of Ultimate Reality as Unconditional Love…”

This little video will give you some insight into why I like to hang out with monks. It features Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO, speaking at an Integral Contemplative Christianity Conference put on by Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute.

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If you have a few minutes, head on over to Youtube: there’s more of Keating there for the watching.

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • http://discombobula.blogspot.com Sue

    I love Thomas Keating. He introduced me to centering prayer. Don’t you just love the way he talks? Such a calming presence about him. Thanks for posting

  • http://www.yearningforgod.blogspot.com Jan

    Like Sue, I love Thomas Keating. Thank you for posting this.

  • http://theolitic.com Gerhard

    Thank God the Dalai Lama isn’t the only spiritual sage around.

  • http://stevewestsmusings.blogspot.com/ Steve West

    This is wonderful. It is encouraging, and challenging. I think it is profound that he speaks of contemplative spirituality in a Trinitarian way, which is how we both connect with other faiths of the world and also offer our unique revelation at the same time.

  • http://ajc.org Stephen

    The wonderful spirit that Thomas Keating discusses here shines through in the words of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, the rabbi and mystic most involved in consultations with Vatican officials during Vatican II. The story of his role and his ideals is told movingly and concisely in the following booklet: http://www.ajc.org/atf/cf/{42d75369-d582-4380-8395-d25925b85eaf}/WIDE%20HORIZONS.PDF