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Thomas Merton's Path to the Palace of Nowhere

Thomas Merton's Path to the Palace of Nowhere
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Manufacturer: James Finley
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4.   Meditation for Christians, Entering the Mind of Christ 00:03:10
Path to the Palace of Nowhere 00:02:40


Thomas Merton's

Path to the Palace of Nowhere

James Finley, PH.D.

The Essential Guide to the Contemplative Teachings of Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton—Trappist monk, author, and twentieth-century mystic—remains one of the most important and beloved figures in the modern Christian contemplative movement.

For six years, Dr. James Finley, Ph.D., lived, prayed, and studied with Brother Louis, as Merton was known at the Abbey of Gethsemani. Now, he shares with you the gifts passed on to him by this towering figure in Thomas Merton's Path to the Palace of Nowhere.

Finley’s lectures are spiritually moving and rooted in Merton’s contemplative wisdom.  You can take no better guide for this retreat.

First presented at a series of popular retreats, this full eight-CD program takes a participatory approach to Merton's most useful teachings. It is designed to help you to discover your true self, to disappear into God, to be submerged into His peace, and to be lost in the secret of His face. Allow Dr. Finley to show you Merton’s path, consisting of daily practices of contemplation, prayer, and faith.

There is an Eastern teaching called transmission of mind, in which the enlightened mind embodied in the master is manifest in the student's awakening. It is in this spirit that James Finley invites you to follow Thomas Merton's Path to the Palace of Nowhere.

Topic Titles

  • What Is a Contemplative Life?
  • Guidelines for Meditation
  • The Desire for Union with God
  • Infinite Love and Eternal Oneness
  • Humility as a Path of Self-Transformation
  • True Wisdom and the Self Beyond Ego
  • Our Response to Suffering
  • Contemplative Prayer
  • Non-Action vs. Action
  • Merton’s Insight into the True Self
  • The Divinity of Everything
  • The Need for Spiritual Guidance
  • The Story of Pentecost
  • Thomas Merton as Our Spiritual Teacher
  • Resting in the Beauty of Silence
  • . . . And many more

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