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The Hunger for Depth and Meaning (Book)


Learning to meditate with John Main
Edited by Peter Ng

John Main (1926-1982) has been acclaimed as one of the great spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. He became a Benedictine monk after diplomatic service in the Far East and then teaching law at Trinity College, Dublin. By his life and teaching, John Main has helped restore to Christianity its own tradition of meditation and enabled many to discover its transforming power for themselves. He founded an open Benedictine community in Montreal from which sprang The World Community for Christian Meditation, a worldwide spiritual family linked by the daily practice of meditation.

The Hunger for Depth and Meaning corresponds with John Main’s original spoken word on a set of ten CDs under the same title. His very contemporary Christian contemplative teaching addresses the spiritual anguish of people in all walks of life struggling to make sense of their lives. The talks retain the authority, simplicity and humour with which Fr John taught. They are arranged thematically to give a clear and comprehensive overview of Fr John’s teaching on prayer.

This book offers inspiration and encouragement for the practice of meditation. It can be read through systematically for a broad but deep understanding of the teaching on meditation. Or it can be read selectively to prepare for or to end times of meditation. The book can also be used in conjunction with the CDs at meditation group meetings or for private study.

"I am amazed still, as I write, at the power and clarity of what he taught. How extraordinarily simple and luminous. How painfully and joyfully direct. How unchanged by the passage of a generation is the freshness and urgency of his message." Laurence Freeman OSB

Type of Media: Book
Author/Editor John Main; Edited by Peter Ng
No. of Pages 204