Thomas Merton, and Merton's perspective on mysticism, purification, and the contemplative journey.
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James Finley, PhD, talks about his spiritual director, Thomas Merton, and Merton's perspective on mysticism, purification, and the contemplative journey.
James Finley, PhD, lived as a monk at the cloistered Trappist monastery of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, USA, where the world-renowned monk and author, Thomas Merton, was his spiritual director. Finley leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States and Canada, attracting men and women from all religious traditions who seek to live a contemplative way of life in the midst of today's busy world. He is also a clinical psychologist in private practice with his wife in Santa Monica, California.
Christopher McCauley was the executive director of Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality, in Pasadena, California, USA, and directed Stillpoint at Ghost Ranch, a formation program in New Mexico, Santa Fe. He is a spiritual director and leads retreats and pilgrimages in various parts of the world. He served as the chair on the coordinating council of Spiritual Directors International and is an active member.