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    • No Man Is an Island

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Montaldo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    > No Man Is an Island is a collection of 16 essays in which Thomas Merton plumbs aspects of human spirituality. Merton treats the “basic verities on which the spiritual life depends”. Essay themes include hope, conscience, sacrifice, charity, sincerity, mercy, and silence. The work is threaded through with Merton’s deep awareness that we are all called to “live not for ourselves but for others”.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gem of a Book

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-12-10

    Regular price: $21.70

    • The Seven Storey Mountain

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Sidney Lanier
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
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    The Seven Storey Mountain is the extraordinary spiritual testament of Thomas Merton (1915-1968), a man who experienced life to its fullest in the world before entering a Trappist monastery. By the end of his life, he had become one of the 20th century's best-known and beloved Christian voices. This autobiography deals...not with what happens to a man, but what happens inside his soul.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Letter to Audible

    • By Victoria A. McCargar on 08-06-17

    Regular price: $15.36

    • New Seeds of Contemplation

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Montaldo, Sharon Cross
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    New Seeds of Comtemplation is one of Thomas Merton's most widely read and best loved books. Christians and non-Christians alike have joined in praising it as a notable successor in the meditative tradition of St. John of the Cross, the Cloud of Unknowing, and the medieval mystics, while others have compared Merton's reflections to those of Thoreau.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure holy inspiration!!!

    • By Jaime on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Way of Chuang Tzu (Second Edition)

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Greg Chun
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
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    Working from existing translations, Thomas Merton composed a series of his own versions of the classic sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of Chinese philosophers. Chuang Tzu, who wrote in the fourth and third centuries BC, is the chief authentic historical spokesperson for Taoism and its founder, Lao Tzu (a legendary character known largely through Chuang Tzu’s writings). 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Thomas Merton’s Great Sermons and Reflections

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The rarely heard sermons and reflective talks in this set attest to the depths of Thomas Merton’s brilliance. You’ll witness the evolution of Merton’s thought as he moved away from a narrow, cloistered mindset to an ecumenical and socially engaged outlook. This curated collection spans five years of his life and comprises four talks that showcase the themes close to Merton’s heart: the authentic Christian life, contemporary society, contemplation, Marxism, and the relationship of literature to religion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Your ipod can light up the world with Mertons word

    • By Erik Eierud on 06-09-18

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Thomas Merton on the 12 Degrees of Humility

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
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    You are invited into the classroom in which Thomas Merton delivered some of his most impassioned lectures on a timeless topic. In 1962 at Gethsemani Abbey, Thomas Merton taught an extraordinary course on the heart of Benedictine spirituality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Today, it is hard to find spiritual direction

    • By Sunni Baran on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Thomas Merton on Contemplation

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
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    Recorded during the last decade of his life, these six powerful conferences were delivered by Merton at Gethsemani, where he gave religious instruction to the novice monks. As you listen to Merton in his own voice, you will encounter a candid, personal side of this beloved spiritual writer. Remastered for you to enjoy, these conferences exemplify his teachings on prayer and contemplation.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Thomas Merton on Prayer

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Renew your prayer life with Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton was one of the great spiritual masters: a Trappist monk, profound mystic, and brilliant writer. He inspired men and women from all walks of life with his dedication to prayer and contemplation. In 1967, near the end of his life, Merton gave a powerful set of lectures on prayer to the Sisters of Loretto. He channeled a lifetime full of wisdom, piety, and prayerfulness into these erudite yet down-to-earth talks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinarily Relevant

    • By A. Chan on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Finding True Meaning and Beauty

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Join Thomas Merton in spellbinding lectures on two essential philosophical topics. In this audio program, you will learn about the meaning of life and the essence of beauty with Thomas Merton, one of the 20th century's great thinkers. Delivered with unrivaled brilliance and insight, these remastered recordings of Merton himself will transport you into the abbey where he taught and imparted his spiritual wisdom.

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Thoughts in Solitude

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Montaldo
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thoughts in Solitude addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private. In thoughtful and eloquent prose, Merton writes of our inalienable right to solitude and interior freedom. Society, he tells us, depends for its existence on the personal solitude of its members. Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most enduring and popular works.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The solitary life is above all a life of prayer.

    • By Darwin8u on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ways of Prayer

    • A Desert Father's Wisdom
    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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    Join Thomas Merton in exploring one of the most influential figures in the history of spirituality. Born in the fourth century, Saint John Cassian (AD 360-435) lived when tensions between the traditional and innovative peaked. A monk and theologian, Cassian made the Christian tradition relevant for the needs of his day in his spiritual works. Indeed, his spirituality remains essential today; he influenced Saints Benedict and Ignatius of Loyola, and his works continue to be read worldwide.

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    • A classic Merton must- listen

    • By Skyelil Griminor on 11-29-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Thomas Merton on Desert Spirituality

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
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    Travel into the desert with Thomas Merton as your guide. In the third century, men and women journeyed into the deserts of Syria and Egypt. Turning away from the world, they sought to find salvation in solitude. By doing so, they developed new forms of monasticism and spirituality. Now known as the Desert Fathers and Mothers, their wisdom remains as inspirational today as ever.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Thomas Merton on William Faulkner

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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    William Faulkner ranks among the greatest American writers. Now, you can discover his literary and spiritual genius with Thomas Merton as your private tutor. Part of both Merton’s spoken word and literary legacies, this series has a foot in two worlds. Hear one great literary mind on another.   

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Eastern Gurus

    • Holiness, Discipleship, and the Mystical Heart
    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 35 mins
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    Originally recorded in July of 1968 at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, Eastern Gurus: Holiness, Discipleship, and the Mystical Heart puts forth a prayerful meditation of gurus and Jesus. 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

    Regular price: $6.97

    • Solitude and Togetherness

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
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    You are invited to take a spiritual journey with Thomas Merton. Originally presented to a group of nuns on a four-day retreat, these moving talks will touch your heart while revealing new pathways for your spiritual growth.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • tapes are difficult to hear.

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-22-17

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Thomas Merton on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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    As Christians, we are all called to be pilgrims, navigating the way to God. For many this pilgrimage is figurative, a spiritual journey that deepens our awareness. Some, however, choose to undertake physical journeys to the lands most sacred to our tradition. Now, you can join Thomas Merton in learning about one such fascinating journey and the spiritual significance pilgrimage has for all of us.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Thomas Merton on Literature

    • John Milton, T. S. Eliot, and Edwin Muir
    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
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    This set of six talks reveals a lesser-known side of Thomas Merton: an eminent critic and teacher of literature. His dual identity as a monk and literati make him the premier guide to poetic expression. As you listen along, you will enjoy moments of penetrating insight and reflection as often as moments of levity and laughter.   

    Regular price: $10.47

    • Thomas Merton on Augustine, Jerome, and Ambrose

    • The Philosophy of the Great Latin Fathers
    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
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    Three men laid the groundwork for Christianity’s philosophy, theology, and learning. Seventeen centuries later, Thomas Merton, a spiritual visionary, taught gripping classes on these Church Fathers.

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    • The Prophet's Freedom (1968)

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
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    These are some of the most fascinating Thomas Merton lectures ever recorded. Recorded in the last year of his life, these talks capture Merton as he ponders profound questions in an accessible, down-to-earth way. You will glean insight from Merton on a wide range of subjects, all held together by his conviction in our call to live in freeing obedience to the Holy Spirit.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By σωφροσύνη on 12-09-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Thomas Merton and St. Bernard of Clairvaux

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, O.Cist. (1090-1153), is one of the most important figures in the history of Christianity: a founder, reformer, and doctor of the church. Now, you can take Thomas Merton, renowned mystic and follower of St. Bernard, as your guide in exploring the life and theology of St. Bernard. St. Bernard's impact on Christianity is wide-reaching: He was the patron saint of the Knights Templar, and he deeply influenced such figures as Hildegard of Bingen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thomas Merton on St. Bernard

    • By Byrne B. Degrandpre on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $6.96

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