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Thomas Keating, a Cistercian monk, lives in St. Benedict's monastery in the Rocky Mountains. At 82, the former abbot and author of several books on Christian spirituality, is a physical and spiritual giant. He is deeply engaged in the world and its problems and a strong proponent of inter-religious dialogue. With humour and charisma, Keating introduces Centering Prayer, a Christian prayer practise, comparable to Eastern forms of meditation, which has great impact on the individual practitioner. Keating's teachings are informed by his profound understanding of modern psychology. Keating also offers concrete, vivid examples of the understanding - and misunderstanding - of Christian ethics. The conversations with Thomas Keating are framed by atmospheric and beautiful footage from the monastery and the countryside around it.


Release: 2006 (Denmark)

Duration: 28 minutes

Genre: Documentary

Spoken language: English


Director: Marie Louise Lefèvre

Screenplay: Marie Louise Lefèvre

Cinematography: Erik Molberg Hansen

Editor: Ida Bregninge

Sound Design: Henrik Garnov

Producer: Lise Lense-Møller

Production Country: Denmark

Production Company: Magic Hour Films

Produced with support from: The Danish Film Institute, Ole Kirk’s Fund and Gaia Trust.



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