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The Tradition of Meditation

The Tradition of Meditation
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Product ID : 6343-8
Manufacturer: Laurence Freeman, OSB
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1.   Hunger for Depth and Meaning 00:08:01
2.   Experience Embedded in Faith 00:05:59
4.   The Conferences of John Cassian 00:008:54

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Meditatio

The Tradition of Meditation

For a Time of Crisis

Laurence Freeman, OSB

Every time we sit down to meditate, John Main says, we are entering a tradition.  We can meditate outside of any spiritual tradition, but Fr. Laurence says it will always lead us back home where we belong, the heart.  Prayer today has become cut off from the heart and this, he says, is the crisis of religion in our time. 

The meaning of meditation in the tradition of the Desert Fathers is prayer, and prayer in this tradition is the prayer of the heart or continuous prayer: "stable tranquility and permanent purity of mind." That is the goal and the path we tread in meditation, bringing to life an ancient wisdom in the midst of our modern crisis.  We need to understand this tradition to be fully open to its transforming influence in our own lives, and to be able to hand it on to satisfy the spiritual hunger of our time.

CD Track Description Time
1 1 Hunger for Depth and Meaning 08:01
2 Experience Embedded in Faith 5:59
3 A Tradition 11:08
4 The Conferences of John Cassian 8:54
5 Continuous Prayer 17:41
6 Pure Prayer 13:42
7 The Teaching on the Mantra 3:58

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