Tag Archives: Merton

An Older Unity


The Dalai Lama visits Thomas Merton’s grave in 1997 at the Abbey of Gethsemani “And the deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless. It is beyond words, and it is beyond speech,and it is beyond … Continue reading

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Canticle, “Grace’s House”


O paradise, O child’s world! Where all the grass lives And all the animals are aware! The huge sun, bigger than the house Stands and dreams with life in the east While in the west a thunder cloud Moves away … Continue reading

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“The Useless Tree” – Chuang Tzu – Inspiration Pointe


Last week I was making small talk with a student about another class in which I had seen her taking a test. “Social psychology. It’s very practical.” she quipped. I tried not to take this as a comment upon the … Continue reading

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Working vacation


It’s Spring Break for both of the colleges at which I teach, but for me it’s time to get caught up on grading and other course tasks that fall off the map when one is in the thick of it. … Continue reading

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