Thomas Merton Series

The Many Stories and Last Days of Thomas Merton DVD


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This film is the story of Merton in the last days of his life, embarking on his greatest journey. It is a story of adventure and search that takes the viewer from Merton’s home in Kentucky at the Abbey, across America in the turbulent year of 1968 and finally to Asia for meetings with the Dalai Lama and other spiritual seekers.

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Merton’s goal was to seek a deeper union with God, a desire he brought to life so vividly in his spiritual autobiography. This film celebrates the triumph of all that was gained by his journey to the East, reflects on the tragedy of what was lost with his death and considers why Merton’s life and work challenge us today.

Among those interviewed are;  His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Richard Rohr, Kathleen Deignan, James Martin and others.

The material presented at the scene of his untimely death brings one to tears.