Explores our existential search for mindful solitude, what it can mean, and how we can benefit from peaceful solace.
Silence-seeker Adam Ford wisely interrogates the quiet spaces and pauses in life, drawing upon the spiritual use of solitude in religious traditions from native American inititation ceremonies to Christian hermitages. He examines the creative power of silence as a source of inner strength and self-knowledge, and also reveals its darker side when used as a political or relationship weapon. Adam shares frank revelations from his own quest for solitude, and his discovery that silence is the hidden gem hinted at in the Lotus sutra, the precious stone we all unknowingly possess within.
Through personal anecdote and daily meditations, Seeking Silence in a Noisy World shows how we all find moments of soothing peace to nourish our spirits in an increasingly chaotic world.
Adam Ford is an ordained Anglican priest, now retired and living in the south of England. He was formerly Priest-in-Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen at the Chapel Royal, chaplain to a London school, and vicar of a Yorkshire mill town. He has an MA in Indian religions and regularly lectures on Buddhism, Hinduism and astronomy. Adam is also author of The Art of Mindful Walking.
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Table Of Contents:
1. Personal experience and attempts to explore silence 8-30
2. The pursuit of silence in different religous traditions 31-43
3, The dark side of silence 44-64
4. Twentieth-centruy witnesses 65-99
5. Silence in nature 100-122
6. Practical hints on meditation 123-141
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