Snowmass Monk Highlighted In Film

Feb 2, 2014

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."

Father Thomas Keating speaks with the Dalai Lama.
Father Thomas Keating speaks with the Dalai Lama.
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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.