Heschel on Surviving Civilization

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

In the preface to Abraham Heschel’s book The Sabbath, his daughter reflects on Heschel’s belief that “we need the Sabbath in order to survive civilization.”     “GALLANTLY, ceaselessly, quietly, man must fight for inner liberty” to remain independent of the enslavement of the material world. “Inner liberty depends upon being exempt from domination of …

What is “New Monasticism”?

Beverly Lanzetta Interviews, Lectures, Meditations, Study

In a recent radio conversation, I was asked by the hosts to describe what I mean by “new monasticism.” Below is an excerpt of the first few minutes of the audio recording. If you would like to listen to the entire 50 minute conversation, press “play”.     ~Beverly   “BEDE Griffiths—Benedictine monk and Hindu-Christian …

The Mystical Positivist, an interview with Beverly

Beverly Lanzetta Lectures, Study

“THIS WEEK on the show, we speak in the studio with Beverly Lanzetta, a theologian and spiritual teacher of new traditions of contemplative wisdom. Her career began almost forty years ago with her study of emerging religious paradigms, and their relationship to mystical theology, spiritual healing, energy medicine, and soul guidance in the world’s religions. …

Never at the Expense of Difference

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

“TRUE UNITY and true communion are never at the expense of difference. Every religion is sustained by a vision of oneness at its core. Every religious tradition brings to the heart of the faithful a unique and stunning vision of ultimate reality. The very existence of these religious lineages is sacred. Mystical unity does not reduce …