Archimandrite Sophrony (a former painter and Athonite monk who founded the
monastery in Essex Anastasia mentioned) makes passing reference to his study
of Buddhism in his Life of St. Silouan the Athonite. I have always wanted
to know more about that transition, his thoughts about eastern
spiritualities' relation to Orthodoxy, how he 'rediscovered' Orthodoxy and
what his thoughts on his former faith were after so wholly reaccepting
Orthodoxy. Fr. Seraphim Rose also discusses it a little, and St. Herman's
Monastery has written on the topic here and there over the years, but I want
to know more since "eastern religions" are all the rage with friends (I know
quite a few Buddhists, though not many Hindus oddly enough given its
popularity in the 60s).
Welcome, Dave. If you ever get down to NYC drop me a line.
On 5/7/08, Anastasia Theodoridis <anastasiatheo01@...> wrote:
> Thanks, Dave, for that sharing!
> You are far from alone. I, too, came via that wordless darkness, the
> nothingness. Christ filled it with His Light.
> And I know of other Orthodox people who have traveled a similar path. (The
> Community of St. John the Baptist, in Essex, England, is full of such
> people, having been founded by one of them!)
> e-mail: anastasiatheo01@... <anastasiatheo01%40verizon.net>
> blog: http://anastasias-corner.blogspot.com
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