The Other Side Of The Mountain: The End Of The Journey

Paperback | June 17, 1999

byThomas Merton

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With the election of a new Abbot at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton enters a period of unprecedented freedom, culminating in the opportunity to travel to California, Alaska, and finally the Far East – journeys that offer him new possibilities and causes for contemplation. In his last days at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton continues to follow the tumultuous events of the sixties, including the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. In Southeast Asia, he meets the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist and Catholic monks and discovers a rare and rewarding kinship with each. The final year is full of excitement and great potential for Merton, making his accidental death in Bangkok, at the age of fifth-three, all the more tragic.

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In this final volume of Thomas Merton’s highly acclaimed memoirs, the Trappist monk, writer and spiritual activist writes energetically about his travels to Alaska, California, New Mexico and the Far East. On the latter trip, he met with the Dalai Lama and many other spiritual leaders who greatly inspired him. Merton wrote The Other Si...

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With the election of a new Abbot at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton enters a period of unprecedented freedom, culminating in the opportunity to travel to California, Alaska, and finally the Far East – journeys that offer him new possibilities and causes for contemplation. In his last days at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton continues to...

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, writer, and peace and civil rights activist. Merton's works have had a profound impact on contemporary religious and philosophical thought. He is best known for his autobiography,The Seven Storey MountainandNew Seeds of Contemplation.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.84 inPublished:June 17, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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In this final volume of Thomas Merton’s highly acclaimed memoirs, the Trappist monk, writer and spiritual activist writes energetically about his travels to Alaska, California, New Mexico and the Far East. On the latter trip, he met with the Dalai Lama and many other spiritual leaders who greatly inspired him. Merton wrote The Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey shortly before his tragic death in Bangkok at 53.

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"[Martin Luther]King and [Robert] Kennedy each left legacies. But Merton left us himself: 6,000 posthumously published pages....Merton's real autobiography is in his personal journals. They reveal an uncaged mind ceaselessly churned by contemporary events and cluture....To those of us who devoured his best-selling books on contemplative prayer, it seemed that Merton had all the important questions answered. But in the journals we find him turning old answers into new questions." (spiritualityhealth.com)