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Zen Contemplation for Christians

A Bridge of Living Water

by Elaine MacInnes

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  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Sheed and Ward .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity,
  • Zen Buddhism,
  • Zen Meditations,
  • Inspirational - Catholic,
  • Christianity and other religio,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Spirituality - General,
  • Religion,
  • Relations,
  • Buddhism - Zen,
  • Christian Life - Inspirational - Catholic,
  • Comparative Religion,
  • Religion / General,
  • Religion / Inspirational,
  • Buddhism,
  • Christianity and other religions

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8780012M
    ISBN 101580511333
    ISBN 109781580511339
    OCLC/WorldCa51607146

    Christians, have intermingled their form of Christianity with Zen, Buddhism and Sufism. In Henri Nouwen’s own book, Pray to Live (p) he describes Merton as being heavily influenced by Hindu monks. [Thomas] Merton had encountered Zen Buddhism, Sufism, Taoism and Vedanta many years prior to his Asian Size: 64KB. Now, the Bible does have a contemplative dimension, but much of the truly deep wisdom of Christian contemplation comes from centuries after the last books of the Bible were written. Generally speaking, Catholics are more open to applying the .

    Thanks for posting this illuminating interview with Christopher, in which he brings out so many true principles of the Christian contemplative way. May I suggest that readers who are seeking a Christology that tallies with their contemplative experience of God, may enjoy reading Bernadette Roberts’ new book, “The Real Christ” ().   As a Christian practice [meditation is] inextricably bound up with silence, the Jesus Prayer, and Centering Prayer, Further, it’s linked with the recent popularity in the West of Eastern religions, resulting in books with such titles as Christian Zen and Christian Yoga. While this makes some Christians nervous, others revel in the fact.

    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 : Paperback. This is my second reading of Thomas Merton's "Zen and the Birds of Appetite". This book entails discussions comparing and contrasting insights of Christian Mysticism and Buddhism. Although perhaps difficult to the casual reader, the discussions /5.


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Zen Contemplation for Christians by Elaine MacInnes Download PDF EPUB FB2

Replete with the wisdom of deep and contemplative insight and imbued with the profound knowledge of a seasoned spiritual teacher and guide, this spiritual autobiography is also a practical guidebook for those who, like her, want to discover how Zen can be a complementary and rewarding part of the Christian Life/5(4).

About Elaine MacInnes. Sister Elaine MacInnes is a Catholic nun and Zen master. She was born in Canada in and entered Our Lady's Missionaries as an adult. She is particularly known for teaching Zen meditation to prisoners in different countries/5.

Replete with the wisdom of deep and contemplative insight and imbued with the profound knowledge of a seasoned spiritual teacher and guide, this spiritual autobiography is also a. Zen Contemplation for Christians A Bridge of Living Water By Elaine MacInnes Reminiscences of an accomplished musician, missionary, Zen teacher, and activist in.

Zen Contemplation for Christians A Bridge of Living Water. By A Book Excerpt on Unity. Twitter Facebook Link Print. Share "There is a wonderful Oriental story about a little salt doll, which tells us that if we really want to know the sea deeply, then we must go beyond mere intimacy.

The doll had the urge to discover the world and went on a. Zen for Christians assumes curiosity but no knowledge as it walks readers through specific concepts of Zen philosophy—such as suffering, attachment, and enlightenment—and explains each in a simple, lively way.

Sections between chapters gently guide readers through Zen mediation practices, explaining the basics in a clear, engaging way/5(16). The book Zen Contemplation for Christians can give more knowledge and information about everything you want.

Exactly why must we leave the great thing like a book Zen Contemplation for Christians. Some of you have a different opinion about book. But one aim that book can give many details for us. It is absolutely suitable. As spiritual paths, Zen and Christianity can learn from one another. In this book, Anglican priest and Zen teacher Christopher Collingwood sets out how Zen can return Christians to their roots with renewed energy, and allow others to consider Christianity in 5/5.

Replete with the wisdom of deep and contemplative insight and imbued with the profound knowledge of a seasoned spiritual teacher and guide, this spiritual autobiography is also a practical guidebook for those who, like her, want to discover how Zen can be a complementary and rewarding part of the Christian Life/5(3).

I finished the book with the simple joy of knowing that Zen-Taoism offers a wisdom which can strengthen and ground the Christian experience of the contemplative life. Laurie Basile is a spiritual director and retreat leader who has recently moved from Seattle, Washington, USA, to.

Christian Zen is a ground breaking book for all Christians seeking to deepen and broaden their inner lives. Providing concrete guidelines for a way of Christian meditation that incorporates Eastern insights, it is a helpful book that can open new spiritual vistas and reveal profound, often undreamed-of dimensions of the Christian faith/5.

But zen practice is a little "sharper" I found and can help more with emptying and opening to the Absolute or almighty God. However, this book is very valuable for non Christians too in that it is written in a clear and direct way about zen practice. This book does not teach you zen practice.

Other books or zen practice centers can do by: 3. Certainly the book is challenging and needs to be taken in chapter bites, but the rewards in terms of deep insights to both Christianity and Zen Buddhism are priceless. Kennedy as priest of both Catholic and Zen faiths carries home the shared visions and weaves them with wonder words and stories from poets and by: 2.

"Christian Zen" could also be called "Christian Meditation". It is not so much about Buddism but about how Buddists use Zen to find the path to truth. This books is good for those Christians trying to feel comfortable with themslves, with Christianity, and with Zen/5(8).

Christians practising Zen in Europe The way Christian Zen emerged is nothing special in the history of Buddhism. All over Asia Buddhism is mixed with local religions and beliefs. Zen itself is a Chinese amalgam of Buddhism and Taoism. Nearly all these authors spoke of Christian Zen or of Zen Christianity.

For them, Zen is a means of discovering Christianity’s mystical truth. Some even equated Zazen, Zen’s seated meditation, with Christian contemplation; we hear of Zen-Contemplation and Zen- Size: 89KB.

The Big Book of Christian Mysticism: The Essential Guide to Contemplative Spirituality— I had wanted to write a book like this for years: a basic overview of Christian mysticism specifically for.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: Ottawa, Canada: Novalis, © Description: xiv, pages ; 22 cm. Thomas Merton and Zen Robert Faricy In the book Contemplative Prayer1 Thomas Merton presents his mature thought on Christian contemplation.

The problem is this: Merton's last and most important writing on contemplation can be, and often is, misunderstood. Contemplative prayer, as described byFile Size: 1MB. Christian Zen is a ground breaking book for all Christians seeking to deepen and broaden their inner lives.

Providing concrete guidelines for a way of Christian meditation that incorporates Eastern insights, it is a helpful book that can open new spiritual vistas and reveal profound, often undreamed-of dimensions of the Christian : Fordham University Press. An eastern religious practice on a more popular level is offered in the book of an Irish Catholic priest: William Johnston, Christian Zen.

The author starts from basically the same place as the author of Christian Yoga: a feeling of dissatisfaction with Western Christianity, a desire to give it a dimension of contemplation or meditation.A Christian's Experience in Zen, London (Harper Collins) ** MacINNES, Elaine, Zen Contemplation.

A Bridge of Living Water, Toronto (Novalis) (a new paperback edition by Sheed and Ward in under the title: Zen Contemplation for Christians.

A Bridge of Living Water) ** MacINNES, Elaine The Flowing Bridge. Guidance on Beginning Zen. Robert Kennedy S. J., Roshi, is a Jesuit priest and Zen master. On his website, Morning Star Zendo, he tells us that “people, leaning toward a deeper form of prayer, are often attracted to studying Zen.” He writes that “Zen gives us a .