The Pocket Thomas Merton

This collection of short excerpts from his voluminous writings covers all of the famous Trappist monk's main themes, thus serving as a perfect short introduction to his work in his own words.

The Pocket Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was spiritual parent to a generation-and his influence, through his many books, has only increased in the half-century since his death. He was a hermit who maintained a compelling correspondence with some of the most influential thinkers of his age; he was a social and political activist whose ideas had a seminal influence in the world beyond his monastic cloister; and he was a Christian who saw through the boundaries of religious identity in a way that was truly ahead of his time. This collection of short excerpts from his voluminous writings covers all of the famous Trappist monk's main themes, thus serving as a perfect short introduction to his work in his own words.

Thoughts In Solitude

" Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury.

Thoughts In Solitude

Thoughtful and eloquent, as timely (or timeless) now as when it was originally published in 1956, Thoughts in Solitude addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private. Thomas Merton writes: "When society is made up of men who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority. But when men are violently deprived of the solitude and freedom which are their due, the society in which they live becomes putrid, it festers with servility, resentment and hate." Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.

Zen and the Birds of Appetite

This collection, which represents the best of his lucid essays on Zen from the 1960s, has gone through 20 printings since 1968. Two-color interior.

Zen and the Birds of Appetite

Merton, one of the rare Western thinkers able to feel at home in the philosophies of the East, made the wisdom of Asia available to Westerners. This collection, which represents the best of his lucid essays on Zen from the 1960s, has gone through 20 printings since 1968. Two-color interior.

Ways of the Christian Mystics

In a miniature collection of classic essays taken from the bestselling Mystics and Zen Masters, Thomas Merton examines the diverse ways Christians of vastly different times and places have regarded the meaning and method of the Way that ...

Ways of the Christian Mystics

In a miniature collection of classic essays taken from the bestselling Mystics and Zen Masters, Thomas Merton examines the diverse ways Christians of vastly different times and places have regarded the meaning and method of the Way that leads to the highest levels of religious and metaphysical awareness.

The Assassination of Thomas Merton

Novel based on the author's years at a Catholic University.

The Assassination of Thomas Merton

Novel based on the author's years at a Catholic University.

The Way of Chuang Tzu

Working from existing translations, Father Merton composed a series of personal versions from his favorites among the classic sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of the Chinese philosophers.

The Way of Chuang Tzu

Working from existing translations, Father Merton composed a series of personal versions from his favorites among the classic sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of the Chinese philosophers. Chuang Tzu, who wrote in the fourth and third centuries B.C., is the chief authentic historical spokesman for Taoism and its founder Lao Tzu (a legendary character known largely through Chuang Tzu's writings). Indeed it was because of Chuang Tzu and the other Taoist sages that Indian Buddhism was transformed, in China, into the unique vehicle we now call by its Japanese name -- Zen. The Chinese sage abounds in wit, paradox, satire, and shattering insight into the true ground of being. Father Merton, no stranger to Asian thought, brings a vivid, modern idiom to the timeless wisdom of Tao. Illustrated with early Chinese drawings. Book jacket.

Life and Holiness

In this brief and readily accessible work, Merton offers his thoughts on what it means to be holy in the face of the anxieties of the modern world.

Life and Holiness

In this brief and readily accessible work, Merton offers his thoughts on what it means to be holy in the face of the anxieties of the modern world.

The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton Naomi Burton, Patrick Hart, James Laughlin. book that Merton
intended for publication; “B,” a black, clothbound, ledgerlike volume, the “private”
journal, which in large part duplicates the “A” text, but contains as well an ...

The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton

"This is quintessential Merton." The Catholic Review."

Spiritual Masters for All Seasons

Thomas Merton, "The Root of War," Catholic Worker, October 28, 1961, as quoted
in The Pocket Thomas Merton, ed. Robert Inchausti (Boston: New Seeds Books,
2005), 176-77. 11. Republished in a collection of essays, Seeds of Destruction ...

Spiritual Masters for All Seasons

Every age needs figures of spiritual inspiration, but in times of recession and uncertainty they are essential in helping us to rise above despair and to search for God deep within ourselves. In this new book, Michael Ford invites four spiritual masters onto the same stage for the first time and shows how they speak, not only to our own times, but for all seasons. Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Anthony de Mello and John O'Donohue all died suddenly at the height of their fame as spiritual masters, but they continue to have immense followings. What was their secret and why do their legacies endure? Through unpublished interviews with some of the authors themselves, encounters with their friends, and reflections from readers who have been inspired by their writings, Michael Ford journeys across the United States and Europe to assess their place in the world of contemporary spirituality. He goes behind the scenes of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky to hear first hand from monks who were novices under Merton; visits Lambeth Palace in London to discover Merton's influence on the Archbishop of Canterbury; talks to people about how Nouwen, the proverbial wounded healer, helped them through depression because he had suffered himself; speaks to Jesuits who worked with de Mello in India and tries to find out how close the international storyteller came to Buddhism; and takes a walk with O'Donohue through landscapes in rural Ireland that feature in such books as Anam Cara and discusses the appeal of Celtic spirituality. Blending the spiritual with the journalistic, Michael Ford presents four unique writers as "Spiritual Masters for All Seasons."

The Pocket Pema Chodron

by Michael Phillips and Salli Rasberry I CHING: The Book of Change Translated
by Thomas Cleary THE MAN WHO ... THE POCKET THOMAS MERTON Edited
by Robert Inchausti THE POCKET TIBETAN BUDDHISM READER Edited by ...

The Pocket Pema Chodron

A collection of short inspirational readings by "one of the world's wisest women"--O, the Oprah Magazine. Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and best-selling author, offers this treasury of 108 short selections from her more than four decades of study and writings. Here she presents teachings on breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles; becoming fearless; and unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness. Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this is a perfect guide to Buddhist principles and the foundations of meditation and mindfulness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

The Pocket Emily Dickinson

MEDITATION IN ACTION by Cho ̈gyam Trungpa THE POCKET BUDDHA
READER Edited by Anne Bancroft THE ... by Kabir Helminski THE POCKET TAO
READER Translated by Eva Wong THE POCKET THOMAS MERTON Edited by ...

The Pocket Emily Dickinson

"Previously published as: Poems. 1995"--Colophon.

Hard to Be a Saint in the City

In this re-claiming of their vision, Robert Inchausti explores the Beat canon to reveal that the movement was at heart a spiritual one. It goes deeper than the Buddhism with which many of the key figures became identified.

Hard to Be a Saint in the City

An exploration of Beat spirituality--seen through excerpts from the writings of the seminal writers of Beat Generation themselves. It’s been said that Jack Kerouac made it cool to be a thinking person seeking a spiritual experience. And there is no doubt that the writers he knew and inspired—iconic figures like Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gary Snyder, and Michael McClure—were thinkers seeking exactly that. In this re-claiming of their vision, Robert Inchausti explores the Beat canon to reveal that the movement was at heart a spiritual one. It goes deeper than the Buddhism with which many of the key figures became identified. It’s about their shared perception of an existence in which the Divine reveals itself in the ordinary. Theirs is a spirituality where real life triumphs over airy ideals and personal authenticity becomes both the content and the vehicle for a kind of refurbished American Transcendentalism.

The Pocket Krishnamurti

The teachings of J. Krishnamurti are summed up here in compact form in a selection of previously unpublished teachings that explore what he called “the art of living.” He addresses such topics as the way of life without conflict; skill ...

The Pocket Krishnamurti

A pocket-size treasury of short teachings on the art of living–from one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. The teachings of J. Krishnamurti are summed up here in compact form in a selection of previously unpublished teachings that explore what he called “the art of living.” He addresses such topics as the way of life without conflict; skill and clarity in action; living and dying; and meditation and the sacred in daily life. This portable reader is a little gem to be taken to heart in living our lives simply and intelligently.

Journeys of Simplicity

With arresting clarity, Journeys of Simplicity offers vignettes of forty travelers and the few, ordinary things they carried with them--from place to place, from day to day, from birth to death.

Journeys of Simplicity

You are invited to consider a more graceful way of traveling through life. With arresting clarity, Journeys of Simplicity offers vignettes of forty travelers and the few, ordinary things they carried with them from place to place, from day to day, from birth to death."

Thomas Merton

For a greater bounty of images , the reader will also want to own Roger Lipsey ' s
Angelic Mistakes : The Art of Thomas Merton . Foreword by Paul M . Pearson . (
Boston : New Seeds , 2006 ) . If he still has money in his pocket , then Geography
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Thomas Merton


Song for Nobody

A close friend, fellow poet, & kindred spirit of Thomas Merton recaptures the final decade in the life of the monk who has had a profound & lasting impact on millions worldwide. "Many are the books about Thomas Merton.

Song for Nobody

A close friend, fellow poet, & kindred spirit of Thomas Merton recaptures the final decade in the life of the monk who has had a profound & lasting impact on millions worldwide. "Many are the books about Thomas Merton. But none of the others are like this one, which is filled with love, joy & light." (Praying)

As Far As the Heart Can See

—Robert Inchausti, author of Subversive Orthodoxy: Outlaws, Revolutionaries
and Other Christians in Disguise and editor of The Pocket Thomas Merton Health
Communications, Inc. Deerfield Beach, Florida www.hcibooks.com Library of ...

As Far As the Heart Can See

Stories carry the seeds of our humanness. They help us, teach us, heal us, and connect us to what matters. As Far As the Heart Can See is an invitation to be in relationship with deep and life-giving material. Many spiritual gurus present dense metaphysical theses with an intellectual approach for "working" a spiritual path; poet and philosopher Mark Nepo reaches people through their hearts, bringing something fresh and new to the field by stimulating change through reflection of thoughts and feelings. The stories he shares in As Far As the Heart Can See come from many places—from Nepo's personal history to dreams to the myths of our ancestors. Each one is an invitation to awaken an aspect of living in relationship with the sacred. Following each of the forty-five stories are three forms of an invitation to further the conversation: journal questions, table questions, and meditations. The questions, whether reflected upon in a journal or discussed in deeper conversation with friends or family, are meant to lead the seeker down unimagined paths and back into life; the meditations are meant to ground the learning. These stories and parables about universal concepts and themes offer a poet's sensuality and a philosopher's sensibility to personalizing the journey of the human experience in the world.

The Grad s Pocket Guide to Greatness

... but down-to-earth people stand firm. —Proverbs 11:2 (THE MESSAGE) He has
showed you, O man, what is good. And. Pride makes us artificial and humility
Attributed to Thomas Merton makes us real. 24 THE GRAD'S POCKET GUIDE TO
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The Grad s Pocket Guide to Greatness

This is a collection of uplifting, encouraging, and inspirational thoughts for the graduate. This little book mixes Scripture and the wisdom of some of the most thoughtful people in history, including St. Francis, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, John Wooden, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Julian of Norwich, and many others. Many literary greats are represented, including A.A. Milne, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Emily Dickinson, Charles Dickens, and William Shakespeare. It is perfect for casual reading, or whenever the new graduate needs a bit of encouragement or some timeless wisdom to face a new challenge.

More Than Silence

More Than Silence

More Than Silence: A Bibliography of Thomas Merton is not only one of the most comprehensive bibliographies on Merton but is also the first bibliography on Merton in more than 20 years.

Yearbook of International Organizations 2011 2012

... Thomas 19867 Merton The Pocket Thomas Merton 19868 Seeking Paradise :
The Spirit of the Shakers 19869 Thomas Merton : An ... Thomas Merton's
Gethsemani Landscapes of 19871 Paradise - By Harry L Hinkle and Monica
Weis Thomas Merton : I Have Seen What I Was 19872 Looking For , Selected
Spiritual Wntings Thomas Merton and Thich Nhat Hanh Engaged 19873
Spirituality in an Age of ...

Yearbook of International Organizations 2011 2012

Providing both an international organizations and research bibliography, Volume 4 cites over 46,000 publications and information resources supplied by international organizations, and provides nearly 18,000 research citations under 40 subject headings. This volume also includes a research bibliography on international organizations and transnational associations. The "Yearbook of International Organizations" is also available online and as a complete set. Learn more at: brill.nl/internationalorganizations