Sacred Practices: Kriya Yoga and the Body of Christ in Suffering

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Assistant Professor of Theology Deanna Thompson and NCR Contributor Julie Bourbon

In this episode of NCR in Conversation, we explore the transformative power of sacred practices through the perspectives of Assistant Professor of Theology Deanna Thompson and NCR contributor Julie Bourbon.

Julie Bourbon delves into the ancient tradition of kriya yoga, uncovering its potential to deepen our spiritual connection. The Assisi Institute’s inaugural kriya yoga conference will provide a unique blend of Catholic and Eastern spirituality, emphasizing the profound impact of encounter on our understanding of both ourselves and the divine.

Deanna Thompson shares her journey through illness, which led her to embrace digital connections as a vital expression of the body of Christ. Her book, “The Virtual Body of Christ in a Suffering World,” explores how virtual connectivity can enhance our ability to attend to the pain and suffering of others.

Together, these conversations offer a rich tapestry of perspectives on the transformative impact of sacred practices, inviting us to explore the depths of our spirituality and the ways in which we can connect with the divine and with one another.

Show Notes

  • – The Assisi Institute’s Kriya Yoga Conference will blend Catholic and Eastern spirituality.
  • – A deeper focus on encounter can erase fear of the unfamiliar.
  • – Yoga can enhance one’s Catholic faith.
  • – Virtual connectivity helps us attend to life’s pain, as Deanna Thompson writes in her book “The Virtual Body of Christ in a Suffering World.”

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Author: Dr. Sarah Catherine Knight, Associate Professor of Theology at Creighton University.

Credit and rights belong to OMG I Yoga

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