Over the last week I’ve made time to listen to a fascinating interview with David Frenette, a leader and senior teacher in the Centering Prayer movement, and a friend and advisor of Father Thomas Keating for 30 years. He is a spiritual director, retreat leader, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Naropa University.
He has recently written and had published what by all accounts is a wonderful introduction to Centering Prayer. It’s titled: The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God (The foreword is written by Keating).
In this interview, Frenette talks about his fascinating “conversion” to the Christian way (precipitated by a television and Linus from Charlie Brown). He reflects on his apprenticeship with Father Keating in the practice of Centering Prayer, the role of a spiritual father or mother in one’s contemplative life, what he means when he talks about God and the Trinitarian mystery, and the most important contemplative attitude to support a practice of Centering Prayer. (Duration - 66 minutes). Downloaded via iTunes.
I highly recommend it.