“In this talk, Father Thomas Keating discusses the dynamic nature of God and the paradox implicit in experiencing divine oneness. With humor and wisdom, he explores the practice of contemplative prayer, and how we might begin to approach God through being present to our senses.”
Fr. Keating is an internationally renowned theologian and an accomplished author. He has traveled the world to speak with laypeople and communities about contemplative Christian practices and the psychology of the spiritual journey. Thomas Keating, founder of the centering prayer movement, is an author, teacher, and monk who has worked for many years to foster understanding among the world’s religions. A member of the Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition.
Thomas Keating is a Trappist Monk who is credited with the development of the contemplative practice of Centering Prayer. “Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.”
At the age of 90, Keating continues to reflect upon the need to integrate our expanding knowledge of the cosmos into our ever-changing theology. In this video clip, Keating responds to the question of suffering in the world that I find totally refreshing. I’ll wet your appetite with this short video. But rest assured, as I read more of his work, I’ll be posting more of Keating’s insights.