On Eastern Meditation
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Published June 20th 2012 by New Directions
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Monica
Reading nuggets extracted from their context has its pitfalls but it does give a quick sense of Merton's views and thoughts on Christianity, Tao, Zen Buddhism and meditation.

For someone who has been raised in the Christian tradition, I must say he is one of few who sees convergence in Christianity and Buddhism (at least the more contemplative aspects of the Catholic tradition).

I look forward to reading more from Thomas Merton.
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Thomas Merton was one of the most influential Catholic authors of the 20th century. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, in the American state of Kentucky, Merton was an acclaimed Catholic spiritual writer, poet, author and social activist. Merton wrote over 60 books, scores of essays and reviews, and is the ongoing subject of many biographies. Merton was also a proponent of int...more
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