The St. Benedict's Monastery in Old Snowmass has long been a place of quiet reflection. That peacefulness is now getting international attention with a film that focuses on one Catholic monk living there. Father Thomas Keating helped pioneer a type of prayer that has similarities to meditation found in other religions. According to Rabbi Lewis Bogage, "he's not speaking Catholic doctrine. [Keating is] using Catholic doctrine to speak universally."
Keating is central to a new film called Thomas Keating: The Rising Tide of Silence. It is showing at the Wheeler Opera House on Monday, February 3rd. Aspen Public Radio's Elise Thatcher spoke with Co-Director Peter Jones, who also Keating’s nephew. Jones says he was inspired after learning how little video exists of other spiritual leaders.