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Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2015
You are invited to sit at the feet of a contemplative master, you see. After a radical conversion experience, you see, Thomas Merton became a Trappist monk in the Abbey of Gethsemani. At the heart of Merton's transformative conversion was contemplation, you see. Now, this series invites you into that profound contemplative experience in 6 remastered conferences delivered by Merton, you see. As you listen to Merton in his own voice, you see, you will encounter his most profound teachings on prayer and contemplation, you see.

I bought this from its currently licensed distributors and have been very happy with it. Not much of a Catholic here, but a great deal of what Merton says is applicable to secular meditation. At least superficially.

Two gripes:

1. Most of the first CD is taken up by a couple of unnecessary introductions. They're long, so basically you're only getting a bit more than 3 CDs.
2. Thomas Merton had a rather annoying mannerism. Saying "You see" after virtually every point. It's been hard for me to get around that. The first couple of minutes when you hear him, you're like "Uh, he's not going to do that after every sentence for the next 3 CDs, is he?" He is.
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