Yoga Vacation Program
December 6 — 9, 2016

The Bhagavad Gita and the Cloud of Unknowing

Comparing Spiritual Wisdom

Father William Meninger

In this enlightening program, Father William Meninger will guide us on a journey into the heart of two great literary masterpieces, the Bhagavad Gita and the Cloud of Unknowing, an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in the late 1300s. As Father Meninger writes, “To compare the Cloud of Unknowing and the Bhagavad Gita is like comparing a candle to the sun. The greatness of the Gita at the heart of the Hindu religion is indisputable, while The Cloud of Unknowing is a relatively unknown but nonetheless important theological treatise on contemplative meditation which has had a significant influence on Christian spirituality.”

Offered as 2 morning satsangs and 3 evening satsangs.

Father William Meninger, a member of the contemplative Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, is one of the founders of the Centering Prayer movement and has been teaching this form of Christian contemplative meditation since 1974. Based at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado, he leaves his silent monastic life only four times each year to travel and teach. He has authored many books, including The Process of Forgiveness and The Loving Search for God.

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