Interspiritual Dialogue with Fr Thomas Keating – video

The video is HERE

The Interspiritual Dialogue

Regions: North America
Topics: Religion / Spirituality

The Interfaith initiatives of the late twentieth century-the opening of dialogue and sharing of wisdom among leaders and practitioners of different religions — have flowered into an exciting new possibility for spiritual exploration and expression. The late Wayne Teasdale coined the term "Interspirituality" to describe this new spiritual perspective, where beneath the diversity of theological beliefs, rites, and observances lies a deeper unity of experience that is our shared spiritual heritage.

For the first time in 25 years, video cameras were invited to document The Snowmass Interspiritual Conference, led by Cistercian monk and author Father Thomas Keating. The Interspiritual Dialogue with Father Thomas Keating illustrates a new era of spiritual consciousness and a new level of communication and exchange among many of the world’s spiritual and contemplative traditions. In inter­spiritual dialogue, the emphasis is not on formal theology, religious law or external observances, but on that which emerges from the depths of spiritual experience among dedicated spiritual practitioners in an atmosphere of trust. The focus is on the experiential rather than merely the theological, the interior content rather than the external form.

The Interspiritual Dialogue with Father Thomas Keating provides a unique experience of committed spiritual seekers from many faiths, coming together to uncover and identify the core truths that lie at the heart of all world religions.

Father Thomas Keating
Father Thomas Keating is one of the foremost teachers of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition. He was born in New York in 1923 and converted to Catholicism while a student at Yale University in the 1940s. He entered a cloistered Roman Catholic monastery of the Cistercian order. Father Keating, along with M. Basil Pennington, is co-founder of the Centering Prayer movement and of Contemplative Outreach, a worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the practice of this Christian form of meditation.

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