Day of Prayer

Christina Atienza, OP
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Christina Atienza, OP
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December 15, 2021
Event Time
9:30 am - 2:15 pm

Revisiting Merton’s Contemplation in a World of Action

Extending Merton's Vision of Psycho-Spiritual Integration: In Contemplation in a World of Action, Thomas Merton drew from his Christian background, insights from psychologist Reza Arasteh, and his own interest in Buddhism to articulate a vision of an integrated and mature human being. Since the time of Merton's writing in the late 1960s-early 1970s, there has been much new learning in the field of psycho-spirituality, especially in the relationship between psychotherapy and Buddhism. In our day of prayer, we will review Merton's original vision and place it in dialogue with the vision of an enlightened and integrated person as articulated by Pilar Jennings in Mixing Minds, written in 2010, which draws from her experience as a psychotherapist and Tibetan Buddhist practitioner.

Suggested offering: $20. Deli may be ordered onsite at entry.