Tag Archives: Meister Eckhart

An Uncreated Spark

The Perennial Tradition An Uncreated Spark Thursday, August 15, 2019 Eknath Easwaran (1910–1999) was an Indian born spiritual teacher and author, as well as a translator and interpreter of early Hindu texts such as the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. I was personally introduced to him during a visit from Henri Nouwen in the late… Continue Reading An Uncreated Spark

Relinquishing Ego

Growing in Christ: Week 1 Relinquishing Ego Thursday, March 21, 2019 God’s seed is in us. If it were tended by a good, wise and industrious laborer, it would then flourish all the better, and would grow up to God, whose seed it is, and its fruits would be like God’s own nature. The seed… Continue Reading Relinquishing Ego

“Christianity as Planetary Faith”

“Christianity as Planetary Faith” A faculty reflection by guest teacher Ilia Delio In the 1960s, Gordon Moore, cofounder of Intel Corporation, predicted that computing power would increase exponentially, producing an unprecedented rate of change in human growth and society. Today technology is our fastest evolver. We are changing on every level: as persons, as community,… Continue Reading “Christianity as Planetary Faith”

Alumni Newsletter — May 2018

A Note from the Editor Dear Living School alumni, Christ is evolving in us. Our Living School formation has taught us that, come what may, the love of Christ is constant. Paradoxically, this constancy of Christ is not fixed and static but ever-flowing and always changing. Life and faith do not fit into a box,… Continue Reading Alumni Newsletter — May 2018

Discovering Our Inner Divine Spark

Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 Discovering Our Inner Divine Spark Monday, January 29, 2018 Jesus was a remarkable teacher of the Wisdom or Perennial Tradition, a philosophy that has been taught “from age to age in culture after culture,” in the words of Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999). Easwaran was an Indian born spiritual teacher and… Continue Reading Discovering Our Inner Divine Spark

Meister Eckhart, Part II

Mysticism: Week 1 Meister Eckhart, Part II Friday, September 29, 2017 What is life? God’s being is my life. —Meister Eckhart [1] Meister Eckhart illustrates the height of western non-dualism. This is why he is largely impossible to understand with our usual dualistic mind. When Eckhart says, “Let us pray to God that we may… Continue Reading Meister Eckhart, Part II

Meister Eckhart, Part I

Mysticism: Week 1 Meister Eckhart: Part I Thursday, September 28, 2017 Meister Eckhart (1260-1327), a German friar, priest, mystic, and renowned preacher, was also an administrator—prior, vicar, and provincial—for his Dominican Order. James Finley suggests Eckhart’s engagement in the “ways of the world” makes his teachings more accessible to us all, since there’s no requirement… Continue Reading Meister Eckhart, Part I

In God’s Eyes

True Self/False Self: Week 1 In God’s Eyes Thursday, August 4, 2016 Yesterday, we looked at Thomas Merton’s explanation of the false self. What follows is part of his description of the True Self. Merton wrote this shortly after his transformative experience at the corner of Fourth and Walnut in Louisville (now Muhammad Ali Boulevard).… Continue Reading In God’s Eyes

We Are Two-Way Mirrors

Paul: Week 1 We Are Two-Way Mirrors Wednesday, March 9, 2016 There is only one thing you must definitely answer for yourself: “Who am I?”  Or, restated, “Where do I abide?” If you can get that right, the rest largely takes care of itself. Paul answers the questions directly: “You are hidden with Christ in… Continue Reading We Are Two-Way Mirrors

Meister Eckhart, Part II

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Meister Eckhart, Part II Thursday, July 16, 2015 Meister Eckhart illustrates the height of western non-dualism. This is why he is largely impossible to understand with our usual dualistic mind. When Eckhart says, “I pray God to rid me of God,” our logical mind would see this as nonsense!… Continue Reading Meister Eckhart, Part II

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