One of the most engaging features of Merton’s mind and sensibility is his feeling for what is authentic and pure, even when it occurs outside the house of Latin Catholicism ….He extended his interests and sympathies to the great non-Christian religions, especially the Buddhist traditions, and especially to their expressions in the form of monasticism. This was his last great passion, one that George Woodcock is well equipped to comment on…

New York Review of Books

Available July 1, 1995

Thoughts On The East

Nonfiction by Thomas Merton

An ecumenical anthology, Thoughts on the East gathers Merton’s essential definitions of the religions that so much interested him—Taoism, Buddhism (in many forms, but especially Zen), Sufism, and Hinduism. Unified by Merton’s belief that East and West share “a unity of outlook and purpose, a common spiritual climate,” this eclectic selection also offers a fascinating introduction by the late George Woodcock, author of the acclaimed critical study, Thomas Merton: Monk and Poet.

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Thomas Merton

20th Century Theological Poet

One of the most engaging features of Merton’s mind and sensibility is his feeling for what is authentic and pure, even when it occurs outside the house of Latin Catholicism ….He extended his interests and sympathies to the great non-Christian religions, especially the Buddhist traditions, and especially to their expressions in the form of monasticism. This was his last great passion, one that George Woodcock is well equipped to comment on…

New York Review of Books