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Having a person of Oriental interests lead sessions on an Anglican poet in a space of the Church of Rome, sounds like a feat inspiring an awesome silence for the participants, which is, of course, the aim, and I'm not being facetious.
Peter M.

Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Too bad, Saturday was the deadline for booking a spot at the retreat. 
>Not that I could have gone, but if I could have I'd have been sorely 
>tempted. What an interesting and curious project. One of the retreat 
>leaders apparently aims to include interfaith dialogue in his sessions, 
>so that should speak to the Rome/Anglo question, along with whatever 
>other faiths show up.  And Four Quartets read by Eliot and discussed 
>contemplatively -- I'd go see that just to find out what it is. I'm 
>guessing it's not a critical discussion. If such a thing is possible, I 
>don't think it would be perfunctory, not if it meets the goals set out 
>in the brochure for that session -- combining theory and practice to 
>reach the silence. When did you last read a critical work that aimed to 
>take you to that destination? Just an honest attempt should offer an 
>experience of a different order. I hope some lister, poster or lurker, 
>gets to take advantage of it.
>
>Ken A
>
>On 9/3/2012 5:34 PM, David Boyd wrote:
>> Interesting forthcoming event, but the Eliot content looks a little 
>> perfunctory to me.......and, would he ever have gone on retreat to a 
>> Roman Catholic (as opposed to AngloCatholic) institution - during the 
>> 1930s, he undertook regular retreats at Kelham, but this was an 
>> Anglican monastery.
>> http://www.christianmeditation.org.uk/ckfinder/userfiles/files/19102012LS29flyer.pdf
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