Contemplative Spirituality Comes to Modern Day Christianity
How did this non-biblical practice enter the evangelical church?
In the mid-seventies three monks wanted to bring contemplative prayer to Christianity. This is how they did it.»
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Also see a meeting that took place in 1977.
The Gethsemani Encounter II (2002)
Unity? ... At What Cost?
In Richard Foster's Streams of Living Water, he says the following with regard to his vision for "a great gathering of the people of God:" "I see a Catholic monk from the hills of Kentucky standing alongside a Baptist evangelist ... I see a people." The "hills of Kentucky" is the Gethsemane Abbey.
The Gethsemani Encounter
In July of 1996 Buddhist and Christian leaders, teachers and practitioners met at the Abbey of Gethsemani in the Kentucky Hills to participate in dialogue on the spiritual life. The Gethsemani Encounter included dialogue from Christians and Buddhists attending. The Dahli Lama wrote a book about this encounter called Spiritual Advice for Buddhists and Christians.