I’m currently reading The Mystic Heart: Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World’s Religions, by Wayne Teasdale (1945-2004), with a foreword by the Dalai Lama. It is an excellent modern study on the nature of mysticism and “interspirituality” in this global age.
Teasdale was a Catholic monk, mystic, author, and teacher, and a facilitator of interfaith dialogue. He noted how the religions of the world will never again be isolated from each other in this new millennium and globalized society, and so he thought it was vital for them to come together and dialogue, and find mutual understanding and common ground, particularly through their mystical practices and experiences.
As I was searching for information on his book, I came across a filmed discussion between Teasdale and Ken Wilber, who is a well-known modern mystic-philosopher. It was a great discussion between two wise mystics, and so I thought I’d share it here. They touch on many facets of mysticism and an integral approach to spirituality and science.
It is split into seven parts, but the video below is a playlist so it will play all seven parts one after the other.
What did you think about this conversation? What points stood out to you? What questions did it raise?