By Wayne Teasdale
The Mystic center chronicled Brother Wayne Teasdale’s trip right into a multifaceted spirituality mixing his conventional Catholic education and the japanese approach of sannyasa (Indian monkhood). A Monk on the earth tells what that trip has intended for him — residing as a monk outdoors the monastery, integrating teachings from the world’s religions together with his personal Catholic education, combining his full of life religious perform with the prerequisites of creating a dwelling, and pursuing a process social justice in an enormous American urban. In telling his tale, Teasdale exhibits how others can locate their very own “internal monastery” and produce non secular perform into their busy lives
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In chapter 1 I reflect on the meaning of the world and how we experience it, on making sense of what we experience in our daily lives. The second chapter deals with divine intimacy, prayer, or spiritual practice — realization and mystical experience. Chapter 3 considers the Church and a new vision of its xxxii Living as a Monk in the World role in an interspiritual global culture, while chapter 4 explores the nature of friendship and its important role in the spiritual journey. Chapter 5 considers the true value of time, work, and money.
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The entire experience seemed like a kind of cosmic liturgy to me, much like what Bede Griffiths describes occurring to him when he was a teenager in England. 3 A subtle, mysterious presence, though hidden, was everywhere. Many years later, in Sri Lanka, at the mountain sanctuary of Sri Pada, or Adam’s Peak, the power of the natural world again took hold of my inner life. Although little known in Europe or America, Sri Pada is well known in India and Sri Lanka as a pilgrimage site sacred to four religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.
A monk in the world : cultivating a spiritual life by Wayne Teasdale