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Synopsis: In this first-person account, William Claassen offers an engaging and reflective description of monastic life as practiced in eleven countries. Beginning in France and ending in India, he opens a window into the daily life of these communities.
Reading Thomas Merton's works more than twenty years ago motivated Claassen to embark on his first monastic retreat in the Kentucky woodlands. There, he found a community that honored the power of silence and provided space to explore the inner life. His experiences there ultimately led him to make an extended journey around the world, visiting and participating in monastic communities within the religious traditions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism and Sufism.
Readers will recognize some of the sites in this book, such as Spain's Monasterio de Santo Domingo, home to the singing Benedictine monks who recorded CHANT, and Greece's Mt. Athos, the only "republic of monks" in the world. They will discover others, including the remote Coptic monasteries in the Egyptian deserts, the isolated and austere "forest" monasteries in Thailand and an Orthodox Hindu community tucked away in the hills of southern India.
About the Author: William Claassen, a nomadic pilgrim raised in Kansas, has trod various paths over the years. From community organizing in the South and stage acting in the East to tree planting in the Northwest and development work abroad, the author continues to seek out new vistas. He is a journalist and presently lives in Columbia, MO.
Title: Alone in Community: Journey Into Monastic ...
Publisher: Forest of Peace Publishing
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Good
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Book Description Forest of Peace Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ex-library w/ usual markings, stamps, & stickers. Minor edgewear & bumping. Gently read. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000337027
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Book Description Forest of Peace Books, Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S.A., 2000. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good Minus. First Printing. Slight cover wear, including small dent on bottom edge. Spine is tight; pgs are unmarked. From Booklist: "Inspired by the writings of Trappist monk Thomas Merton, Claassen traveled around the world visiting Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Coptic, Sufi, Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu monasteries. Attempting to understand and communicate the gentle rhythms of life inherent in the monastic tradition, he embarked on a lifelong spiritual odyssey that included participating in religious retreats in a multitude of monastic communities in 11 different countries. By documenting and describing the daily rituals embraced and practiced by each secluded community that welcomed him, the author provides an intimate glimpse into a variety of contemplative lifestyles. An educational as well as inspirational pilgrimage." -- Margaret Flanagan. Bookseller Inventory # 014945
Book Description Forest of Peace Books, Leavenworth, KS, 2000. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good. Underlining to text; binding tight; store stickers & moderate wear to covers. 279 pages. Illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # S78-028480
Book Description Forest of Peace Publishing, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0939516527
Book Description Nov 01, 2000. Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good. Softcover, signed by the author on thehalf-title page. First Printing. No other writing in the book. The covers have a trace of shelf-wear. Bookseller Inventory # A9-MWWP-46V6