Thomas Merton Meditation Groups
Melbourne Chapter - Australian Thomas Merton Society (ATMS)
(Used with permission of the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University)
Thomas Merton is recognised as America's most influential mystic of the 20th Century. He was born in Prades France on 31 January 1915 and died in Bangkock Thailand on 10 December 1968.
Merton is recognised as a leader in discovering the contemplative moment in day-to-day living. His writings on the contemplative life for lay people and its application in areas of social justice, peace and ecology are still on best seller lists.
Merton has also been acclaimed as a pioneer in inter-religious dialogue. His profound understanding of Buddhism has been recognised by the Dalai Lama. Research continues on Merton's understanding of Islamic Sufism and its parallel concepts in Christian mysticism.
The Janssen Centre is happy to host the Melbourne Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society. The ITMS (Melbourne) endeavours to promote a greater knowledge of the life and writings of Thomas Merton, one of the most influential religious figures of the 20th Century. READ MORE>>
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