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Podcast 45: Reflections on Meister Eckhart with Dr. Jim Finley

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James Finley, Ph.D. lived as a monk at the cloistered Trappist monastery of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, where the world-renowned monk and author, Thomas Merton, was his spiritual director.

Currently, Jim leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States and Canada, attracting men and women from all religious traditions who seek to live a contemplative way of life in the midst of today’s busy world. He is also a clinical psychologist in private practice with his wife in Santa Monica, California.

In this episode Jim shares his insights and reflections on the work of the great mystic Meister Eckhart.

You can download or stream this episode and all other Let The Music Play Podcast episodes in iTunes and at AshtonGustafson.com.

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Ashton

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Podcast 38: Grounded with Diana Butler Bass

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Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of nine books, including her latest, Grounded: Finding God in the World—A Spiritual Revolution.

Diana regularly speaks at conferences, leads educational events for religious leaders, and teaches in a variety of venues. She also writes at The Huffington Post and The Washington Post and comments on religion, politics, and culture in the media including USA TODAY, Time, CNN, FOX, PBS, and NPR.

Diana joins us in this episode of Let The Music Play Podcast as we discuss the connection of awe, compassion, and action, how we may collectively relocate our idea of God to reground our very lives, and how we can be moved by the Love that enlivens the earth and the Mystery that is with us, for us, and ahead of us.

You stream and download this episode and all other episodes in iTunes or at AshtonGustafson.com.

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