Up Close with Abbot Thomas Keating


 

Photograph of Abbot Thomas Keating OCSO.

Abbot Thomas Keating OCSO

The following two-part video contains a rare interview where Abbot Thomas Keating talks about his personal background and the mystical transformation he went through prior to entering the religious life.  The interview covers many other things that relate to contemplation or meditation and the spiritual journey. It is an excellent introduction to Abbot Keating and his work. You can learn more about him and his teaching here at our Web site.

I had the grace and blessing of meeting him in person a number of times. In terms of my spiritual unfoldment, he holds the distinction of being the only living human person from whom I have directly received spiritual instruction and guidance. Other spiritual teachers have worked with me from the unseen dimensions of life.

I hope you get the opportunity to meet him in person. He is a very noble soul and a true spiritual mentor.

        (Our acknowledgment and gratitude to Wordnet Productions for posting the video at YouTube.)

 

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About Marc of Contemplative Pathways

Marc teaches contemplative meditation in the context of contemporary mysticism. His understanding of the mystical life is rooted in over 30 years of study, practice, unfoldment, realization and experience, in the course of which he has received the gifts of spiritual discernment and transmission. His teaching work meaningfully shifts consciousness in a student through the process and alchemy of mystical transformation. Marc facilitates the mystical teachings under the style of Contemplative Pathways, enabling others to embark on the spiritual journey by learning the Truth teaching and living its principles. He has been conducting classes and meditation meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area in a classroom, lecture, workshop or group practice setting, for over fifteen years. His methodology of instruction is divinely inspired and firmly rooted in pure, authentic mysticism. His approach to the mystical life is essentially nondenominational, nonsectarian, culturally interfaith, spiritually transreligious, and definitively unitive and nondualistic. His other contributions to worldwide spiritual awakening and the global contemplative movement include spiritual mentoring and spiritual healing practice. Within the context of the great shift in consciousness now occurring all over the planet, Marc’s work presently focuses on individual and collective spiritual transformation and healing through the practice of contemplation or meditation, as the vehicle for transcendence and ascension to the higher dimensions of mystical consciousness. He remains firmly committed to the vision of a global spiritual awakening and the divine promise of humanity’s mystical illumination.
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