Thomas Merton is one of the most famous and influential Christian writers who ever lived. As we reflect in The Way of Thomas Merton, we inquire into the spiritual evolution of his life, which includes excerpts from several of his books and documentaries on his life. Learn about his early bohemian life, including the many places and mythical symbols that came to have an impact on his vocation as a monk and an author. Explore the impact of the tragic losses of his mother, father, and brother upon his evolution and struggles to find a home. Venture into his years as a Trappist monk, including his deep questions on community and solitude. Engage his inter-religious dialog, mystical experiences and his travels. Through Thomas Merton’s spiritual journey, we shall inquire into the nature of our own paths and where we currently are in the present.
BONUS: For those who register for both The Way of Thomas Merton and Great Guides of the Beloved, receive one free night, Saturday with three additional meals, and a Sunday guided day trip with Paul to Christ in the Desert Monastary.
This retreat will be held at Casa del Sol, a retreat house away from the main ranch that provides quiet and safe space for work that engages spirit and focus, dedicated to deep spiritual and artistic contemplation.