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📒Wisdom From The Monastery ✍ Richard Yeo
✏Wisdom from the Monastery Book Summary : The Rule of St Benedict, just 9000 words long and written 1500 years ago, has proved to be one of the most timeless, influential and lasting of all texts. Its realism about human character, its extraordinary practical wisdom and its original recipe for creating a work/life balance have made it famous way beyond the monastic communities whose lives it has shaped for centuries. Today many secular people are finding that the Rule makes sense of their lives too. This book simply consists of the Rule in a modern language and an introduction to the seven basic elements of Benedictine spirituality.
📒Wisdom From The Monastery ✍ Peter Seewald
✏Wisdom from the Monastery Book Summary : For almost two millennia, Christian men and women have banded together to live in devotion to God and humanity. Recent studies have shown that, on average, men and women in Holy Orders are healthier and live longer than the rest of us. What timeless solutions to the things that ail us might we have dismissed in our rush into the modern age? Written by three very modern seekers who visited monastic communities to explore facets of the contemplative life, Wisdom from the Monastery reveals what these lay practitioners found so rewarding and deeply relevant to their lives today. Originally published in Germany as three separate volumes, the U.S. edition combines these major aspects of monastic practice: fasting, healing, and meditation. The book's warm, engaging tone presents millennia-tested practices of contemplative Christianity free from Church dogma. One need not be Catholic, nor even Christian, to benefit from fasting, herbal and other natural remedies, and profound approaches to prayer, meditation, and silence. Readers learn what characterizes the best monastic communities and discover a sense of the retreat experience as spiritual adventure. Featuring over 100 photographs, daily exercises, personal anecdotes, and fascinating snippets on monastic experience through the ages, Wisdom from the Monastery introduces readers to a cast of remarkable monks and nuns who have chosen lives of renunciation and simplicity. Within these pages, monastic wisdom demonstrates its relevance across millennia and beyond monastery walls.
📒Monastic Wisdom ✍ Joseph
✏Monastic Wisdom Book Summary : Presented here for the first time in English as "Monastic Wisdom," this collection of Elder Joseph's letters makes the wealth of his wisdom and experience available to readers from all walks of life. As his struggles and lifestyle of stillness unfold, readers witness his difficult trials and battles with the demons, his profound visions and spiritual guidance, his martyric endurance in illnesses and finally his holy repose.
📒Finding Sanctuary ✍ Christopher Jamison
✏Finding Sanctuary Book Summary : Abbot Christopher Jamison, from BBC2's THE MONASTERY and new show THE SILENCE, suggests ways in which the teachings of St Benedict can be helpful in everyday life. Have you ever wondered why everybody these days seems so busy? In FINDING SANCTUARY, Father Christopher Jamison offers practical wisdom from the monastic tradition on how to build sanctuary into your life. No matter how hard you work, being too busy is not inevitable. Silence and contemplation are not just for monks and nuns, they are natural parts of life. Yet to keep hold of this truth in the rush of modern living you need the support of other people and sensible advice from wise guides. By learning to listen in new ways, people's lives can change and the abbot offers some monastic steps that help this transition to a more spiritual life. In the face of many easy assumptions about the irrelevance of religion today, Father Christopher makes religion accessible for those in search of life's meaning and offers a vision of the world's religions working together as a unique source of hope for the 21st century.
📒The Artist S Rule ✍ Christine Valters Paintner
✏The Artist s Rule Book Summary : Christine Valters Paintner, author of Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire, invites readers to discover and develop their creative gifts in a spirit of prayer and reflection. This twelve-week course draws on the insights and practices of Benedictine spirituality to explore the interplay between contemplation and creativity. Summarized in the phrase "pray and work," The Rule of St. Benedict provides the inspiration for Christine Valters Paintner's newest exploration of the mutually nourishing relationship between contemplative practices and creative expression. Artists of all stripes and stations in life--poets or painters, potters or photographers--will discover how traditions of Benedictine, Celtic, and desert spirituality can offer new sources of inspiration for their work. Through this twelve-week course, themes like "Sacred Tools and Sacred Space," "Creative Solitude and Community," and "Nature as a Source of Revelation and Inspiration" are enriched by Paintner's perceptive discussion and enhanced by insightful quotations from well-known artists and writers. Each week offers suggestions for grounding both the creative and the spiritual life through three basic practices: walking, lectio divina, and journaling. In sync with Paintner's vibrant Internet presence, The Artist's Rule is supplemented with online resources, including guided meditation podcasts, video lessons, and discussions.
📒Wisdom And Wonder ✍ Priest-Monk Silouan
✏Wisdom and Wonder Book Summary : 'Wisdom and Wonder' is a book of wisdom chapters in two 'Centuries, ' an ancient monastic wisdom genre much loved by the desert fathers. For these elders, wonder is the root and crown of wisdom, not only its origin. In these meditations, the mysteries of glorification and deification are explored from within the Orthodox tradition of wisdom and wonder. Priest-monk Silouan lives in the Monastery of St Antony and St Cuthbert, a hermitage within the Romanian jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church, high up in the south-west Shropshire hills. Fr. Silouan lives alone under the Shepherd's rock on the eastern slopes of the Stiperstones, in an old miner's cottage on a small-holding of twenty acres of pasture and woodland. He lives a life of prayer, silence, liturgy and work in the ancient tradition of orthodox monasticism.
📒Sera Monastery ✍ José Cabezón
✏Sera Monastery Book Summary : The definitive history of Sera Monastery, one of the great monastic universities of Tibet, from its founding to the present. Founded in 1419, Sera Monastery was one of the three densas, the great seats of learning of the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism. With over 9,000 monks in residence in 1959, it was the second largest monastery in the world. Throughout its history, Sera has produced some of Tibet’s most important saints, scholars, and political leaders. The scholars José Cabezón and Penpa Dorjee begin Sera Monastery with the history of monasticism from the time of the Buddha through its early development in Tibet and then tell the 600-year story of Sera from its founding to the present. They recount how the monastery grew and evolved during the centuries, how it has fared under Chinese rule, and how it was transplanted in the Tibetan refugee camps of South India. We are introduced to some of Sera’s most important lamas and hermits, as well as its curriculum, yearly calendar, the daily life of scholar monks, and the role Sera monks played in the political history of Tibet. Former Sera monks themselves, Cabezón and Dorjee demonstrate their firsthand knowledge of the monastery, its traditions, and daily life on every page. Scrupulously researched over decades, Sera Monastery is the most comprehensive history of a Tibetan monastery ever written in a Western language.
📒Finding Happiness ✍ Christopher Jamison
✏Finding Happiness Book Summary : Abbot Christopher Jamison from hit TV series THE MONASTERY, turns his attention to the eternal questions of how to be happy, and why we believe it is so important. Why is 'being happy' such an imperative nowadays? What meaning do people give happiness? In this book Abbot Christopher turns to monastic wisdom to offer answers, and to explain that in essence, happiness is a gift, not an achievement, the fruit of giving and receiving blessings. Following the same accessible and engaging format of FINDING SANCTUARY, Abbot Christopher takes different aspects of happiness, examines them, tells us what monastic wisdom has to say about them, and offers us steps towards our own journey to finding happiness.
📒Day By Day With Saint Benedict ✍ Terrence G. Kardong
✏Day by Day with Saint Benedict Book Summary : "Daily reflections for religious and lay persons on the Rule of St. Benedict and the Benedictine life"--Provided by publisher.
📒The Way Of Peace A Guide For Living Well ✍ Cameron Thompson
✏The Way of Peace a Guide for Living Well Book Summary : On the fateful morning of October 30th, 2016, the ancient monastery of Norcia - the birthplace of St. Benedict - was brought to it's knees. For three months the region had been rocked by a series of earthquakes that progressively weakened the towns of the Italian countryside. On Sunday morning the 30th, the noble Basilica built over the birthplace of St. Benedict & St. Scholastica was reduced to rubble. The monks, who only in the year 2000 had returned to revive western monasticism at its very birthplace, have been displaced. They continue to remain in the region and minister to the people of the town and hopefully soon to begin the work of rebuilding.The monks of Norcia and the displaced townspeople need your help and support. Exactly ten years to the day before the earthquake, I spent a week discerning the monastic life with the monks in Norcia and was given a copy of the Rule by Fr. Benedict, the sub-prior. That gift has had a profound impact on my life, and so I've decided to collect the most significant passages from the Rule that can form a guide for everyday life of people like you and me, and share it with you. Every sale of this work contributes to the restoration of Christian life and worship in the town of Norcia (Nursia). With your purchase of this book you can be assured that 70% of the author's proceeds are going to support the work of the monks and the rebuilding of their venerable monastery.It is my sincere hope that in the not too distant future we may all be able to meet together and worship in the holy place that our collective contributions have helped to rebuild.These selected passages from St. Benedict's Rule for Monks (newly translated and topically organized) capture the core essence of the wisdom that has guided the organization and stability of the worldwide movement of Benedictine Monasticism for over 1,400 years. Benedictine Monasteries guided by these principles have been at the heart of cultural renewal and civilization throughout the western world, and these same principles have the power to guide and transform modern society. The wisdom of St. Benedict is not only for cloistered monks, but has a spiritual power to transform your own life with the peace and stability granted by God, as well as the practical impact on sanctifying your work and everyday life. It is my hope that applying these principles as a rule and guide for your life will empower you to carry out the work of cultural renewal and Gospel evangelization in our own day, bringing much needed peace to a world longing for Christ.