Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton is probably the best know Buddhist Christian. He was a Trappist Monk who eventually arrived at the conclusion that he needed to be a good Buddhist in order to be a good Christian. Merton met with the Dalai Lama - here is what they had to say about each other. In case this link goes dead like some of my others, here is an quote from the Dalai Lama about Merton - “more striking than his outward appearance which was memorable in itself, was the inner life which he manifested. I could see that he was a truly humble and deeply spiritual man. This was the first time I had been struck by such a feeling of spirituality by anyone who professed Christianity." (cf. Canon Allchin’s Address)..

The Seven Storey MountainThis book had a big influence on me

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