Bede Griffiths (1906-1993) was an English Benedictine monk who settled in India in 1955 and went on to become one of the great mystical teachers of our time. In India he assumed the dress and ascetic discipline of a Hindu holy man, and established a Christian community following the customs of an ashram. Through his immersion in the life and scriptures of India he found wisdom and inspiration for his own Christian faith. This volume, which draws on his autobiographical volumes and his many other books, presents the ideal entry to the cosmic and mystical spirituality of a great spiritual guide.
Thomas Matus is a Benedictine Camaldolese monk who worked with Griffiths in India. His books include Yoga and the Jesus Prayer Tradition.