Richard Rohr — Audio Book
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Rohr is a Franciscan priest, teacher, noted author, and founder and director of the Center for Action and Contemplation, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He writes that any systematic teaching of contemplation has been lost to the Western churches for most of five centuries Even Catholic contemplative religious orders stopped teaching it to their own members, which was quite a loss indeed.” The result has been discord and division among Christians.
Rohr declares that the Sunday service alone seldom leads people on deeper or even real journeys.” Yet, we are told to keep coming back---that if we do, we’ll eventually get it.” But we don’t, because those in charge haven’t got it” either. What is needed today, according to Rohr, are living models” of the contemplative mind. Whenever you see a movement into solitude or hermitage or quiet or any kind of aloneness, you know you have non-dual contemplative consciousness emerging,” he writes.
Rohr’s book gives an honest, and sometimes surprising, look at the richness of an inner life nourished by compassionate silence.—Foresight magazine
Silent Compassion: Finding God in Contemplation audio book
In Silent Compassion: Finding God in Contemplation, Rohr focuses on finding God in the depths of silence, and shares that the divine silence is more than the absence of noise. That silence has a life of its own, in which we are invited into its living presence, wholeness of being, and peace it brings. This silence can absorb paradoxes, contradictions, and the challenges of life, he says, connecting us with the great chain of being. Rohr adds that while different faiths use different languages and different words, all major religions have come at the mystery of God as a dynamic flow—God as communion, God as relationships. Silence then becomes that common place for all.
This audiobook will inspire you and show that the peace of contemplation is not something just for monks, mystics, and those divorced from the worries of the world, but rather for all people who can quiet their own mind to listen in the silence.
Stock # A36769 (9781616367695)
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