Spirituality and Technology: Cultivating Contemplation Today- Register
Technology has pervaded almost every aspect of our daily life. Studies have shown that along with negatively impacting our capacities to remain centered and calm, technology has also played a role in the restructuring of our brains, as well as our increasing inability to focus sustained attention. For those of us engaged in the spiritual and/or contemplative life, the challenge is, as mystic and master of the contemplative life Thomas Merton put it, to cultivate a "right relationship" with technology. We will explore the many different ways in which we can cultivate a "right relationship" with technology that does not compromise the spiritual and contemplative dimensions of what it means to be a fully realized human being in the technological age.
St. Luke’s, Montclair
Sunday, December 6
Good will offering
Peter Savastano, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Seton Hall University. He is a lifelong student of world traditions, his research ranges from Christian monasticism to altered states of consciousness and African ceremonies.