Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thomas Merton

I’ve just completed scanning, proofing and laying out 77 essays for the 16-week “University Class” of nonviolence. A new section, not covered in the 8-week course, is about the Trappist monk, writer and peace activist Thomas Merton. This first video is about the connection between Merton and the Dalai Lama, the second is a hauntingly beautiful montage of one of Merton’s poems, “First Lesson About Man,” with a background of paintings by Giorgio de Chirico.

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