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In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance
for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical
influences–from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism–to create a
spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted
through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of
contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to
affect positive change.
Contemplative Prayer is one of the most well-known works of
spirituality of the last one hundred years, and it is a must-read for all
seeking to live a life of purpose in today’s world.
In a moving and profound introduction, Thich Nhat Hanh
offers his personal recollections of Merton and compares the contemplative
traditions of East and West.
ISBN-13: 978-0385092197. Paperback. 1971.