The interface between Ch’an Buddhist practice and Christian practice is that of contemplative prayer. Contemplative prayer is preferably ‘silent’, and comprised of a single, meaningful, one-syllable word.
Dear Gillian The Early Church (Apostolic) Fathers reacted unfavourably to a teaching they referred to as ‘Gnosticism’. With the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library (and Dead Sea Scrolls), we know
‘More than other believers, the contemplative ought to be an “expert in atheism.” Does he believe? Perhaps, yet without believing, it seems to him. He
As I am unburdened by belief, I see through the schemes and scenarios concocted by those who would control us. Although not a Christian in much the same way as I am not a Buddhist – there is a certain something holding everything together. Of course, it could well be the lack of structure.