By Adam Bucko
Younger leaders of the hot monastic circulate introduce their imaginative and prescient for contemplative existence- one who attracts from the lengthy traditions of East and West but additionally seeks an interreligious and 'interspiritual' measurement to intentional residing in our time. With a preface through Mirabai Starr, a foreword by way of Sufi instructor Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, and an afterword via Fr. Thomas Keating.
The New Monasticism is an advent to the "new monastic movement," supplying the authors' highbrow and non secular reflections on what contemplative lifestyles might seem like within the twenty first century. With chapters concentrating on non secular perform, vocation, contemplation and activism, dialogical discussion, the connection with conventional spiritual paths, contemplative psychology and the development of intentional groups, the authors search to "cut around the barriers of non secular traditions, of contemplation and motion, and exercise to create intergenerational alliances among these immersed within the depths of our conventional non secular frameworks and people who are being known as to contemplative and prophetic existence open air of these frameworks."
While drawing at the paintings of Raimon Panikkar, St. Teresa of Avila, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Ewert Cousins, Fr. Bede Griffiths, Thomas Merton, Brother Wayne Teasdale, St. John of the go and the Russian sophianic culture, between others, the ebook additionally comprises a few renowned modern-day educational, cultural, and contemplative theorists, similar to Ken Wilber and Fr. Thomas Keating, who converse to teens approximately making a extra sacred and simply international whereas supplying them with refined instruments for mental research and built-in motion. It additionally deals particular practices for a disciplined contemplative existence and encouraged social justice activism.
"I were following Adam and Rory for many years now...As you will see that, Rory and Adam are very clever, and this ebook is a transmission of the perennial knowledge reimagined for an rising globalized global. . . the recent Monasticism is lucid and hovering, arcing gracefully among the landscapes of theology and love poetry. . . . should you learn those pages, you step right into a international you've continuously was hoping was once attainable and locate your individual position there. . . I did."
--Mirabai Starr, writer, God of Love
"Adam and Rory have answered either to their center s calling and the necessity of the time . . . . Their new monasticism isn't an get away from lifestyles, yet a party of what it fairly skill to be alive."
-Llewellyn Vaughn Lee, writer, non secular Ecology: The Cry of the Earth
"The proposal of this e-book and its presentation of the hot Monasticism appears a real circulation of the Holy Spirit . . . . Adam and Rory have well-known the advantages in addition to the dangers of attempting to create a brand new set of non secular practices equipped at the knowledge of conventional monastic constructions, yet with nice openness to the technological and medical possibilities of latest tradition . . . . This nice love demands a private reaction from people that ends up in the main intimate dating a possibility. It awaits our consent.
-Father Thomas Keating, Trappist monk and writer, Invitation to Love
an outstanding, very important new publication surveying an important new non secular flow . . . a wide a part of this stream in any of its many varieties is pushed by way of the truth that this day, for the 1st time in heritage, we've entry to the entire global s nice spiritual and non secular traditions, and the various ways in which they supplement and in many ways whole one another . . . hugely advised for anyone who desires their thumb at the non secular pulse of this day s non secular seeker, or who feels themselves that they're non secular yet no longer spiritual.
-Ken Wilber, authorm intercourse, Ecology, and Spirituality