In 1986. Brother Wayne Teasdale accepted an invitation to visit Shantivanam, the ashram of Father Bede Griffiths, an English Benedictine monk living in India. On this visit, Teasdale's third, Father Bede asked if Teasdale would consider taking sannyasa, or Indian monkhood, from him, as a Christian. Thus began Teasdale's life as an interreligious monk and mystic. In A Monk in the World, he explores what Griffiths's charge has meant for him -- to live as a monk outside the monastery, to integrate teachings from the world's religions with his own Catholic training, to combine his vigorous spiritual practice with the necessities of making a living, to pursue a course of social justice. He also shows us how we can find our own spiritual path amid the rigors of everyday life. Teasdale explores a range of real-world topics: the problem and opportunity of the homeless; a contemplative understanding of suffering; the struggle to promote personal and social change; the role of the church in building spiritual understanding; as well as friendship, time, work, and money.
|Publisher:||New World Library|
|Product dimensions:||5.86(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.99(d)|