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 infosa@sosj.org.au