Fr Richard Rohr Video - Finding God In The Depths of Silence, Festival of Faiths 2013

In this new video, below, Fr. Richard Rohr, ecumenical teacher, author and founder of the Centre for Action and Contemplation, shares his perspective on silence "as the only thing broad enough and deep enough to hold all of the contradictions and paradoxes of full reality and our own reality too. 

99.9% of the known universe is silent, and it is in this space that the force fields of life and compassion dwell and expand. We can live there." 

One addition and one advance warning - the presenter makes a mistake in the introduction when she gives the title of Rohr's latest book. ! She should have said Immortal Diamond ! 

After the presenters introduction, there are approximately two minutes of intentional silence before Richard Rohr appears, just in case you think there is something wrong with the video !

This presentation came from a Festival of Faiths held this May, in Louisville Kentucky, an annual event that celebrates the religious diversity of our faiths and community, promotes unity and strengthens the role of religion in society. Its stated aim is to celebrate the diversity of spiritual practices, expresses gratitude for our unity, and strengthens the role of faith traditions in our community. The Festival allows people of many different faith traditions to come together, share meaningful dialogue, and identify commonalities and differences, all while working on projects that address common concerns.

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The title theme of the festival this year is below and dedicated to Thomas Merton and the visit of the Dalai Lama to Kentucky.

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  • Many more videos from the festival from a range of presenters can be found here on You Tube.
  • You can read plenty more information and related articles from Fr. Richard by clicking here.
  • I recommend this article in particular : " The Prayer of Quiet "as it resonates with some of my own perplexities this week. ( I think I've shown the video in it before somewhere on the blog)

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