A Hidden Wholeness:
The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton
An exhibition of 35 photographs by Thomas Merton from the Collections of the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky.
July 3 – July 21, 2012.
H. R. MacMillan Theological Library
Vancouver School of Theology
6000 Iona Drive
These photographs invite us to be present to what Merton calls the “living and self-creating mystery of which I am myself a part, to which I am myself my own unique door.
These photographs invite us to “one aesthetic illumination” in which we see the “mundane” and the “spiritual” as one. As Merton writes, Zen “seeks not to explain but to pay attention, to become aware, to be mindful, in other words to develop a certain kind of consciousness …”. It is this experience to which Merton invites us as we view these photographs: “Come and see.”
Thomas Merton Society of Canada
Tel: 604 988 8835