A monk in the world : cultivating a spiritual life by Wayne Teasdale

By Wayne Teasdale

The Mystic middle chronicled Brother Wayne Teasdale’s trip right into a multifaceted spirituality mixing his conventional Catholic education and the japanese approach of sannyasa (Indian monkhood). A Monk on the planet tells what that trip has intended for him — residing as a monk outdoor the monastery, integrating teachings from the world’s religions together with his personal Catholic education, combining his lively non secular perform with the prerequisites of creating a dwelling, and pursuing a process social justice in a tremendous American urban. In telling his tale, Teasdale indicates how others can locate their very own “internal monastery” and convey religious perform into their busy lives

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Marc, a poet, was an organic farmer, and Jeanine worked in health care. They belonged to a larger, 12 The World As Presence and Community loosely organized community of some thirty socially conscious and environmentally committed people. They all lived in their own homes but did many things together each month and took yearly retreats in the country. Community can take many forms, depending on the situations of those who undertake its challenging work and commitment. Whatever form it does take, for it to work, financial arrangements and obligations have to be clearly defined and the community’s work fairly distributed.

We need to identify with a larger, more diverse, and more flexible social organism — the community itself. Religious or spiritual communities provide both the simple experience of community in a world that goes increasingly without it and the support for each individual to pursue his or her journey. Many well-organized religious communities are dedicated to service and prayer, often a contemplative form of prayer. Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity are celebrated in this respect. They work in some eighty countries, mostly in urban areas where they aid the poorest of the poor.

The five would attend Mass every evening, and although they never received Holy Communion, they remained profoundly respectful. I often look back on this encounter during our current turmoil, realizing how centuries of fierce religious divisions melted away through simple human contact. Here is an example of how the living power of community, a nurturing human environment, opened minds and hearts and transformed attitudes. But most important, as I’ll argue throughout this book, community can be found outside the monastery.

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