Recommended Podcasts

 

John O’Donohue – Poet & Author (profile)

This is a conversation between John O’Donohue and Krista Tippett of On Being. The Irish poet, theologian, and philosopher insisted on beauty as a human calling. He had a very Celtic, lifelong fascination with the inner landscape of our lives and with what he called “the invisible world” that is constantly intertwining what we can know and see. This was one of the last interviews he gave before his unexpected death in 2008.

Click below for an On Being Podcast with John O’Donohue “The Inner Landscape of Beauty”

 

 

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Parker J Palmer – Author & Activist  (profile)

This podcast playlist is from the Sounds True audiobook, called An Undivided Life: Seeking Wholeness in Ourselves, Our Work & Our World. We all yearn for a life that is whole—where “soul and role” are aligned and our innermost wisdom guides us in our actions. Perhaps no one has explored this topic more deeply than bestselling author and distinguished educator Parker J. Palmer. This podcast gives an insight into this topic.

 

 

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Richard Rohr OFM – Franciscan Monk & Author  (profile)

Fr Richard Rohr has given men of all ages a new way into spiritual depth and religious thought — through his writing and retreats. This conversation with the Franciscan spiritual teacher delves into the expansive scope of his ideas: male formation and what he calls “father hunger”; why contemplation is as magnetic to people now, including millennial’s, as it’s ever been; and how to set about taking the first half of life — the drive to “successful survival” — all the way to meaning.
Visit the Center for Action and Contemplation (website)

Click below for an On Being Podcast with Richard Rohr “Living In Deep Time”

 

 

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John Main

John Main OSB – Benedictine Monk (profile)

John Main OSB (1926-1982) has been recognized worldwide as one of the most important spiritual teachers of our time whose influence is continuing to expand. He has helped many Christians of all tradition to begin an exploration ‘in their own experience’ of the contemplative dimension of their faith. He has provided a re-entry point for those who had left their tradition in order to find this depth outside. And he has helped strong bridges to develop between Christianity and other faith traditions.

Click below to hear talks by John Main OSB on “The Hunger for Depth and Meaning”

 

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Laurence Freeman OSB – Benedictine Monk (profile)

Fr Laurence Freeman was born in England in 1951 where he was educated by the Benedictines and studied English Literature at New College, Oxford University. Before entering monastic life, he had experience with the United Nations in New York, banking and journalism.  Today Fr Laurence is a Benedictine monk residing at  Bonnevaux the international meditation and retreat centre of The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM). He is Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

Towards Fullness Of Life  are talks by Laurence Freeman OSB that will encourage newcomers on their journey of meditation.

Click below to hear talks by Laurence Freeman OSB on “Towards Fullness Of Life”

 

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Bernard McGinn
Bernard McGinn – Theologian & Religious historian 
(profile)

The serious of talks given by Bernard entitled “Praying with the Masters today” are an excellent resource for explaining the history of Contemplative prayer. “In these talks, Bernard McGinn draws on the experience and writings of the Christian mystics who saw the mystical or contemplative practice as crucial to what it means to be human. McGinn describes the mystical element as necessary to a balanced religious personality, integrating with the institutional and intellectual elements but also bringing something to the whole. Beginning with Jesus as the first contemplative, McGinn traces the development of the Christian contemplative tradition as represented by the earliest mystics Origen, Evagrius, John Cassian and Gregory the Great“.
(McGinn, Bernard. “Praying with the Masters today” SoundCloud,
22 Mar, https://soundcloud.com/wccm/sets/jms-2017-praying-with-the)

Click below to hear talks by Bernard McGinn on “Praying with the Masters”