From this May 2013's Festival of Faiths, this is a wonderful talk by Fr. Richard Rohr, the heir apparent to the contemplative lineage of Fr. Thomas Keating (Centering Prayer). Fr. Rohr is the author of several excellent books, including Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer (2003), The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See (2009), Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self (2013), and Yes, and...: Daily Meditations (2013), among many other books.
Fr. Rohr's vision of a contemplative, nondual Christianity has been a blessing to several of my Christian clients, even those who see Catholicism as essentially broken. As a non-Christian, I enjoy his sense of the possible within silence . . . and the conviction that we all can find the compassion and vitality of being fully alive.
Published on May 15, 2013
Fr. Richard Rohr, ecumenical teacher, author and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation.
Rohr shares his perspective on Silence as the only thing broad enough and deep enough to hold all of the contradictions and paradoxes of Full Reality and our own reality, too. 99.9% of the known universe is silent, and it is in this space that the force fields of life and compassion dwell and expand. We can live there too!
The 2013 May edition of the Festival of Faiths was presented in partnership with: