Intimate Meanderings

Conversations Close to Our Hearts

by Morgan Zo-Callahan & Editor Ken Ireland



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/7/2009

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 648
ISBN : 9781440136580
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 648
ISBN : 9781440136597

About the Book

“What appeals to me intellectually and emotionally about your book is that reading these pieces together creates a very new context to hold the experience of life. Spirituality, what you call meditation, is the glue that holds all the parts together. I feel that all your contributors are committed to integrate the fragments of what knowledge and methods we have acquired … with real life experience.”
—John Lounibos, PhD

“Intimate Meanderings … is an inspiring array of insight and bears witness to human life and our innate movement towards wholeness.”
—Roshi Wendy Egyoku Nakao, Abbot ZCLA, Buddha Essence Temple

“This book is an amazing potpourri of wisdom. Intimate Meanderings should be required reading in every Jesuit tent.”
—Dan Berrigan, S.J.

“Most memoirs are ‘I-full.’ Morgan gives us a lot of ‘We-full.’”
—Robert Blair Kaiser

Intimate Meanderings shares the wisdom, inner-thoughts, and vast experiences of over twenty-five contributors who offer their inspiring reflections on meditation, religion, community involvement, hospice, and death, ultimately piquing spiritual and literary curiosity for those contemplating their own pilgrimage through life.

A glance at the list of contributors, their articles, conversations, and poems illustrates their breadth and depth as well as diversity; personal histories—both positive and negative—that need to be told and not forgotten; spiritual journeys that still have a powerful impact; and poetry that captures emotional and motivational moments. Zo-Callahan and friends honestly communicate their deepest desires and yearnings as they explore the inner and inter-relational processes of obtaining serenity and joy.

About the Author

Among the friends who wrote pieces and shared their perspectives in Meanderings are several former Jesuits and one Jesuit, Buddhists, Christians with strong Buddhist leanings, Hindus, women, activists, academics and teachers. We are: Rufina Amaya, Dan Berrigan, Gene Bianchi, Bob Brophy, Morgan Zo-Callahan, "Ed," Don Foran, Sam Haycraft, Ken Ireland, Jiyu-Kennet, Bob Kaiser, John Lounibos, Don Maloney, Doug McFerran, Joe Mitchell, Eng Moy, Robert Rahl, Elizabeth Russell, Gary Schouborg, Rebecca Sheppard, Joyce Sin, Dilip Trasi, Nitin Trasi, Dave W. Van Etten, and Harry Wu.