In this series of videosFather Thomas Keating
and Ken Wilberdiscuss the history of Fr. Keating’s
spiritual path. As abbot of St Joseph's, Fr. Keating invited Eastern meditation
teachers to instruct Christian monks in meditation. As the Eastern
teachers presented their practices, their means to an end, Fr. Keating
realized, “We had no such methods, no practices.”
His longing for contemplative practices, a means to experience communion
with the Divine Presence, inspired the revival of Contemplative
Christianity and the creation of the practice of Centering Prayer.
Fr. Keating also discusses the scriptural and historical roots
of contemplation within the Christian tradition, as if he were giving
a heartfelt sermon. He concludes that Jesus has always encouraged
us to go into our “inner room.” Centering Prayer is
one means to enter that room, and consent to receive God’s
love. These conversations are truly a blessing….