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The riches of the Christian contemplative tradition have been hiding in plain sight for two thousand years, beginning before the age of the desert fathers and mothers--and kept alive in our own time through the work of contemporary teachers such as Thomas Merton and Cynthia Bourgeault.  Our books related to Christianity focus on that aspect of the tradition, with works both classic and modern.

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Willis Barnstone at Shambhala Publications

Shambhala Publications presents an interview with Willis Barnstone, translator of The Gnostic Bible and author of Essential Gnostic Scriptures.

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On Thomas Merton

“If Thomas Merton had been a writer and not a monk, we would never have heard of him. If Thomas Merton had been a monk and not a writer, we would never have heard of him.”

So begins acclaimed author Mary Gordon in this probing, candid exploration of the man who became the face and voice of mid-twentieth-century American Catholicism.

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Shambhala Publications and the Global Health Crisis

We know your lives have been profoundly changed by the impact of the ongoing global health crisis. We know you are concerned for yourselves, for your loved ones, for your communities. We know so many...

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Thomas Merton, “Honorary Beatnik”

Thomas Merton's Influence on the Beats by Robert Inchausti, author of Hard to Be a Saint in the City Thomas Merton, “Honorary Beatnik” It’s hard to say exactly when Thomas Merton beca...

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Shambhala Editor Dave O’Neal and Author Roger Lipsey Discuss the Legacy of Thomas Merton and His Relationship to James Fox

A Quality of Being By Dave O’Neal We talk with Roger Lipsey about his book Make Peace Before the Sun Goes Down: The Long Encounter of Thomas Merton and His Abbot, James Fox 2018 will mar...

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Christianity’s Best-Kept Secret: On Cynthia Bourgeault and The Cloud of Unknowing

“God can be held fast by love, but by thought never.” The questions that arise upon encounter with this and other such confounding lines from the Christian mystical classic The Cloud of Unknowi...

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Online Courses

The Way of the Wisdom Jesus

If you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus emerges as a teacher of the transformation of consciousness. In this online course, Episcopal priest, author, teacher, and retreat leader Cynthia Bourgeault serves as a masterful guide to Jesus’s vision and to the traditional contemplative practices you can use to experience the heart of his teaching for yourself.

Taught by: Cynthia Bourgeault

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