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Fr. Gregory Mayers, C.Ss.R., a Redemptorist priest and Zen Roshi, explores Christian spirituality and Zen practice in these talks given at Mercy Center Burlingame.

The talks are grouped according to the type of retreat and theme. They are drawn from Fr. Greg's retreats and evening meditation meetings.

Click the listen links to hear the talks. Click the links at the bottom of each page to navigate to more talks, grouped by theme or type of retreat. You may save these MP3s to your computer, but do not upload to websites or social media platforms.

If you wish to share the talks with your meditation group, please contact us for permission. All rights reserved by Fr. Gregory Mayers, C.Ss.R. and Mercy Center Burlingame.

 

RECENT TALKS

 

Holy Week 2018 Silent Retreat

 

A series of talks about evolving traditions of sacrifice, seen in the light of the Eucharist

 

Sacrifice and catharthis

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An ancient lottery

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Cessation of vengeance

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The way of foregiveness

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Self... or No Self?

The gulf between Eastern and Western concepts of the Self

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Absence is the Evidence of Reality

Experiencing God's absence is compelling evidence of His reality

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Lazarus, Come Forth

What is the deeper meaning of the Gospel story of Lazarus?

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Redeeming Shame

Shame confronts us with chaos—and the path of redemption

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A Crisis that Awakens Us

The inescapable reality of death awakens us to deeper Reality

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Click to view more selections of spiritual talks by Fr. Greg

zen sesshins

silent retreats

on the triune

self and other

emptiness and love

what is kensho?