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Christian Meditation, Prayer in the Tradition of John Cassian.

John Main

Christian Meditation, Prayer in the Tradition of John Cassian.

by John Main

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Published by Benedictine Priory in Montreal .
Written in English


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john cassian the twelve books on the institutes of the coenobia and the remedies for the eight principal faults general index book i. of the dress of the monks. book ii. of the canonical system of the nocturnal prayers and psalms. book iii. of the canonical system of the daily prayers and psalms. book iv. of the institutes of theFile Size: 1MB. Christian Meditation. The Gethsemani Talks. John Main. These conferences were first given at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Thomas Merton's monastery, and have since proved an excellent introduction to the way of meditation in the Christian tradition.

Tradition and Theology in St John Cassian (Oxford Early Christian Studies) Pdf , , , , Download Ebookee Alternative Excellent Tips For A Improve Ebook Reading.   Christian meditation dates back to the 3 rd and 4 th centuries with the early Desert Fathers and Mothers. 3 In the deserts of Egypt, Syria, Palestine and other Middle East areas, they sought a simpler way of focusing their attention on God’s presence in all that surrounded them. St. John Cassian of the 4th century stressed repeating a formula.

  The story of a soul / Saint Thérèse of Lisieux -- The graces of interior prayer / R.P. Augustine Poulain -- The varieties of religious experience / William James -- The double search: studies in atonement and prayer / Rufus Jones -- The mystical element of religion / Baron Friedrich von Hügel -- Mysticism / Evelyn Underhill -- The poems of Pages: These conferences were given at the Abbey of Gethsemani, and provide an introduction to the way of meditation in the Christian tradition. John Main describes his own spiritual journey on this way and shows how it is a path open to all who wish to open themselves to the wonder of God.>.


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Christian Meditation, Prayer in the Tradition of John Cassian by John Main Download PDF EPUB FB2

“John Main OSB (–) believed that the contemplative experience creates community. His genius was to recover and to re-present a way into this experience for ordinary people from within the Christian contemplative tradition. In the teaching of the desert monks on pure prayer he found the practice of the mantra.

Modern Contemplative Prayer. This movement has two main streams. One practices centering prayer – also known as listening prayer and breath prayer –, and is associated with renowned Trappist other stream calls their practice Christian Meditation, and was created by the Irish Benedictine monk John Main, who learned mantra meditation from a Hindu swami when.

John Cassian (c. AD – c. ), also known as John the Ascetic and John Cassian the Roman (Latin: Ioannes Eremita Cassianus, Ioannus Cassianus, or Ioannes Massiliensis), was a Christian monk and theologian celebrated in both the Western and Eastern churches for his mystical writings.

Cassian is noted for his role in bringing the ideas and practices of Christian Born: c.Scythia Minor, (modern-day. It seems to be quite light on Christian mysticism and doctrine, and to some extent incorrect when discussing the 'prayer word'. It suggests a similarity between the 'mantra', an important element in Hindu and Buddhist forms of meditation and the recitation of a prayer - which is part of the Christian tradition.

Both are quite different.4/5(5). Christian meditation is a form of prayer in which a structured attempt is made to become aware of and reflect upon the revelations of God. The word meditation comes from the Latin word meditārī, which has a range of meanings including to reflect on, to Christian Meditation, and to ian meditation is the process of deliberately focusing on specific thoughts (such as a bible.

prayer, a direction and a continuum of prayer which is taking us towards a purity of prayer in which the soul pours itself out to God wordlessly. Cassian calls this or Abba Isaac calls this the prayer of, fire, and it corresponds to John Main's theology of Christian meditation when he says.

John Main discovered Christian Meditation in John Cassian. As a layman he had learned the original lines of his approach from an Eastern swami, but he found his way of meditating in John Cassian and The Cloud. John Main made the teaching of contemplative prayer to lay people the life-work of his latter years.

The new styles of contemplativeFile Size: 49KB. However, while Headmaster of the school at St Anselm’s Abbey in Washington DC in John Main was led to a new study of the roots of his own Christian monastic tradition. In the Conferences of John Cassian and the teachings of the Desert fathers he found the Christian expression of the same way of meditation he had learned in the East.

Whether or not John Main understood mantra meditation to be identical to prayer as taught in the writings of Cassian and The Cloud of Unknowing, he certainly interpreted both works to be congruent in form and intention: imageless prayer through repetition of a word or short phrase with the aim of union with/awareness of the Indwelling Spirit.

Christian meditation is a form of prayer in which a structured attempt is made to become aware of and reflect upon the revelations of God.

[1] The word meditation comes from the Latin word meditārī, which has a range of meanings including to reflect on, to study and to ian meditation is the process of deliberately focusing on specific thoughts (such as a bible.

Johannes Cassianus, born in ordied between andand was educated in a monastery at Bethlehem, under the tutelage of abbot Germanus. John Cassian was born about in Dobrogea, located in the Danube delta in what is modern Romania. Somewhat atypically for an Eastern Christian, his native language was Latin.

He entered a Bethlehem monastery in his early twenties but spent many years as a visitor among the desert fathers in Egypt. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” So begins the Gospel according to John, echoing what both the Vedic tradition and the Judeo-Christian tradition recognize as a fundamental truth: there is an aspect of language—the Word—that is the manifestation of Absolute Truth, or God, and further, that Word is the fundamental force.

The tradition of a Christian life of "constant prayer" in a monastic setting began in this period. I In the 5th century, John Cassian described their life as prayerful and shaped by contemplation of God and Evagrius Ponticus wrote extensively on pure prayer and the Sayings of the Desert Fathers appeared thereafter.

Four days of guided readings from the writings and teaching of John Cassian on prayer and the Christian monastic way of life. On these four days Fr Ephrem guides members of different communities in reading together the Conferences of John Cassian.

The course is open to all interested members of religious communities. The other stream calls their practice Christian Meditation, and was created by the Irish Benedictine monk John Main, who learned mantra meditation from a Hindu swami when he was serving in Malaysia. How to practice: Choose a sacred word from Christian tradition, such as Lord, Father, Jesus, Mary, Abba, Mercy, Love.

John Cassian has 70 books on Goodreads with ratings. John Cassian’s most popular book is John Cassian: Conferences (Classics of Western Spirituality). [9] [1] The tradition of a Christian life of “constant prayer” in a monastic setting began in this period.

[1] I. In the 5th century, John Cassian described their life as prayerful and shaped by contemplation of God and Evagrius Ponticus wrote extensively on pure prayer and the Sayings of the Desert Fathers appeared thereafter.

A companion to John Cassian's well-received Conferences in the Ancient Christian Writers series, the Institutes, known also as The Institutes of the Cenobia and the Remedies for the Eight Principle Vices, is the first written work of John Cassian, who had an immense influence on Western monasticism, and, by extension, on Western : Cassian develops this method and suggests the words, “God, come to my assistance; Lord, make haste to help me”.5 This use of a mantra fits the prayer of the heart, which is Thomas Merton’s characterization of meditation in the Desert tradition.6 This prayer was not intellectual analysis or active use of the imagination.

More editions of Christian Meditation: Prayer in the Tradition of John Cassian: Christian Meditation: Prayer in the Tradition of John Cassian: ISBN () Softcover, Grail Publications, John Main and the Practice of Christian Meditation John Cassian, a Christian monk in the 4th century, called this phrase, a formula.

John Main calls it a mantra. The mantra is a word or phrase which is sacred in your own tradition, so we recommend a very sacred prayer in the Christian tradition the word maranatha.

The important Size: KB.With the help of ancient texts like those of John Cassian, Main has grounded mantra meditation in Christian tradition. But like all authors who write on this subject which once could get you burned at the stake, Main spends a lot of time making his case to those who would object that this approach is not Christian/5(25).