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The Mystical Life and Martin Buber

Written by: Thomas Merton
Narrated by: Thomas Merton
Length: 37 mins

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Hear Thomas Merton’s spiritually edifying voice. This digitally remastered recording is part of Thomas Merton’s spoken word legacy. Originally recorded in February of 1968 at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, The Mystical Life and Martin Buber takes up Buber's Hasidic stories one at a time in a discussion-heavy class setting. By way of establishing a baseline, Merton invites his audience to compare Buber with St. Bernard. 

Delivered to Merton’s fellow monks in the last year of his life, this talk captures a mystic at his intellectual and spiritual heights. As you listen along, you will learn to draw connections between different faith traditions as you study one of the premier Jewish writers of the 20th century. 

Now You Know Media - through our exclusive partnership with the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center - is proud to offer a wide selection of archival recordings of Thomas Merton: a Trappist monk, great 20th-century mystic, and beloved author of the 1948 autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain. This talk is one in a series of carefully curated and remastered archival recordings of Thomas Merton - available exclusively from Now You Know Media.

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  • Jesse
  • 14-08-19


I cannot give a thumbs up to the organization and publisher that produced this audio book. Only to the content spoken by Thomas Merton. I think this should be available in a not for profit version. Listen to the last 30 seconds and you will understand. Outstanding teaching by Thomas Merton though. :)