What Meister Eckhart taught Thomas Merton
Presenter: Angela Hazebroek
Saturday 20 August 9.30 – 4.00pm
Thomas Merton started as a typical Augustinian theologian with a focus on the duality of body and soul; good and evil; sin and salvation. His Zen teacher D.T. Suzuki introduced him to the only Christian he believed understood Zen: Meister Eckhart. Merton called Eckhart his “life boat.” Explore what this meant for Merton to fall in love with the “isness” of imperfect humanity – his and others.
Merton’s prolific writings on prayer and contemplation, justice and compassion, peace and non-violent activism, and the ways that Eastern and Western spiritualties complement each other and continue to encourage 21st century seekers of a faith that balances contemplation and action.
Spending a day with Merton is sure to delight, challenge and encourage you in your own journey.
This day is suitable for ALL adults.
It is also approved by CESA as a System Accredited Module for teachers: requiring the submission of a 1500 word reflection paper.
Where? Mary MacKillop Precinct’s Bethany Centre, 4 High Street, Kensington, SA. Please note: street parking only.
Cost: Full $50 or Concession $40 (pensioners and unwaged) – BYO Lunch
Registration Essential by Friday, 12 August: by phone 08 8130 5900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org