Saturday, August 6, 7-8:30PM
DIRECTOR: PETER C. JONES
RUNTIME: 1hr 15 min.
A Rising Tide of Silence is a reflective portrait of Father Thomas Keating, one of today’s most influential spiritual leaders. Working with a top notch creative team, filmmaker Peter C. Jones has created a soulful, reflective portrait which interweaves extensive conversations with Father Thomas (who is also his uncle), historical footage and interviews with His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of the Masjid al-Farah Mosque in New York; Rabbi Lewis Bogage, formerly of the Central Synagogue of New York City; Abbot Joseph Boyle of St. Benedict's; Abbot Damian Carr of St. Joseph's.
The film traces Father Keating's spiritual journey from an affluent, New York City childhood, to an austere Trappist monastic life, to his rise through the Order, and his election as Abbot of St. Joseph's Abbey in 1961..While at the Monastery in the early 1970’s Father Thomas introduced Eastern religious practices to the monks and became one of the originators of Centering Prayer. After resigning as Abbott in 1981, Father Thomas founded Contemplative Outreach in 1984 to bring Centering Prayer to a worldwide audience.
A renowned theologian and author of more than 30 books, Father Thomas Keating is widely recognized for his ecumenical approach to spirituality. For those who encounter him, his example is a moving modern journey of faith.