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Centering Prayer

Thomas Keating: The Monk Who Went to the Oscars (Almost)

Linda Hassler | Posted 03.05.2015 | New York
Linda Hassler

Father Keating's story, from age five to age 88, compelled me to watch the film twice. Though it is Jones' tribute to his uncle, he doesn't whitewash anything. Thomas hurts a good many people along the way, not the least being his family. Like any life, it isn't all pretty

Celebrating Father Keating and Centering Prayer

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The reason why Centering Prayer works for so many is its simplicity. In our complicated world, the joy of being with one word, one thought is enough to explore the mystery in the depths of silence within us.

Pain: A Path Forward

N. E. Marsden | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
N. E. Marsden

When I was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, a strange feeling of gratitude flooded through me, along with sadness and fear. The many goals that had been all-important suddenly seemed trivial. At last, I gave myself "permission" to seek something greater.

Do Buddhists Believe In God?

Lewis Richmond | Posted 07.13.2011 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

My Zen colleagues may object that it is a stretch to call Zen meditation "prayer," or to describe it as a method "to reach our divine nature." But we must never stop trying to find common ground.