Prayer of Fire

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

In The Monastic Journey, Thomas Merton reflects on the teachings about prayer from the fourth century Christian monk and theologian, John Cassian (c. 360-435 CE). OF COURSE there are degrees in monastic prayer . . . Cassian makes clear the nature of the highest kinds of contemplative prayer. . . . are intuitions of God …

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. …

The Mystical Positivist with Beverly Lanzetta

Beverly Lanzetta Lectures

“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. …