Encountering Silence

Encountering Silence


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Philip Roderick: Encountering Silence in Quiet Gardens (Part Two)
August 26, 2019

Here is the second part of our conversation with Philip Roderick, the founder and a patron of the Quiet Garden Movement, of Contemplative Fire  and of Hidden Houses of Prayer. He delights in the radical presence of God in community,

Philip Roderick: Encountering Silence in Quiet Gardens (Part One)
August 09, 2019

Philip Roderick, a priest of the Church of England, is the founder and a patron of the Quiet Garden Movement, of Contemplative Fire  and of Hidden Houses of Prayer. He delights in the radical presence of God in community,

Ruben L. F. Habito: Christianity, Buddhism and Silence (Part Two)
July 22, 2019

Our conversation continues  with Zen roshi and a Catholic spiritual director Ruben L. F. Habito. - Ruben L. F. Habito is both a former Jesuit and a master of the Sanbo Kyodan lineage of Zen. In his early youth the Society of Jesus sent him from his ho...

Ruben L. F. Habito: Christianity, Buddhism, and Silence (Part One)
July 08, 2019

How does silence form and shape the life of person who is both Zen roshi and a Catholic spiritual director? - Ruben L. F. Habito is both a former Jesuit and a master of the Sanbo Kyodan lineage of Zen.

Kathleen Deignan: Silence and Nature (Part Two)
June 24, 2019

This episode concludes our conversation with Sister Kathleen P. Deignan, C.N.D. Sister Kathleen is an Irish-American theologian, author and sacred song writer who has been engaged in the ministry of liturgical musicianship for over forty years.

Kathleen Deignan: Silence and Nature (Part One)
June 13, 2019

Sister Kathleen P. Deignan, C.N.D. is an Irish-American theologian, author and sacred song writer who has been engaged in the ministry of liturgical musicianship for over forty years. She is currently composer-in-residence of Schola Ministries and is t...

Carrie Newcomer: Silence, Song, Blessing and Waiting (Part Two)
May 29, 2019

Our conversation with musician, songwriter/poet, and Quaker Carrie Newcomer concludes this week. Carrie continues to share with us her insights into the relationship between poetry and lyrics, between music and silence,

Carrie Newcomer: Silence, Song, Blessing and Waiting (Part One)
May 21, 2019

What is the relationship between silence and music? This week's guest, acclaimed folk musician and educator Carrie Newcomer, helps us to explore this provocative question. "To do music you have to be comfortable with silence...

James Finley: A Conversation on the Spirituality of Silence (Part Two)
May 13, 2019

In today's episode, the hosts of Encountering Silence speak with contemplative teacher James Finley, following his reflection on the spirituality of silence which we released last week as episode #62. If you have not yet listened to episode 62,

James Finley: Reflections on the Spirituality of Silence (Part One)
May 08, 2019

Contemplative author, teacher, retreat leader, and psychologist James Finley returns to the Encountering Silence podcast this week. At James's suggestion, when we recorded this episode we began by giving him the opportunity to share his own reflections...