See ‘Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence’ in Edwards Friday |

See ‘Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence’ in Edwards Friday

"A Rising Tide of Silence" is a relective portrait of Father Thomas Keating. It shows in Edwards on Friday.
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What: Film screening of “Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence.”

When: 7 p.m. Friday.

Where: Edwards Ambulance Building’s Community Classroom.

Cost: $10 donation.

More information: Call 970-390-9299 or visit

EDWARDS — Bodhimarga and the Edwards Buddhist Sangha present the film “Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence” Friday in Edwards.

“A Rising Tide of Silence” is a reflective portrait of Father Thomas Keating, one of today’s most influential spiritual leaders. Interweaving historical footage, interviews and conversations with Father Thomas, the film traces his 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 Abby in 1961. While at the Monastery in the early 1970s, 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, Keating is widely recognized for his ecumenical approach to spirituality. For those who encounter him, his example is a moving modern journey of faith.

This special film screening is at 7 p.m. Friday at the Edwards Ambulance Building’s Community Classroom, behind the Edwards Post Office. The suggested donation is $10. Seating is limited. Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi will provide the introduction and offer a brief Q&A following the viewing. Call 970-390-9299 for more information or visit

Priyadarshi is president of the Prajnopaya Institute and Foundation, a worldwide humanitarian organization. He was ordained by his holiness The Dalai Lama, his spiritual mentor, and has trained under many great Buddhist teachers. He is the spiritual director of Bodhimarga, a Buddhist study and meditation group.

Bodhimarga is a teaching affiliate of the Prajnopaya Institute of Buddhist Studies. Donations support the work of the Prajnopaya Institute and Foundation a 501c3. Visit

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