Christian Saṃnyāsis and the Enduring Influence of Bede Griffiths in California

  • Enrico Beltramini
Keywords: Bede, Griffiths, California, saṃnyāsa, Camaldoli, Christianity

Abstract

This article thematizes a spiritual movement of ascetic hermits in California, which is based on the religious practice of Bede Griffiths. These hermits took their religious vows in India as Christian saṃnyāsis, in the hands of Father Bede, and then returned to California to ignite a contemplative renewal in the Christian dispirited tradition. Some tried to integrate such Indian tradition in the Benedictine order, while others traced new paths.

Published
2016-06-27
How to Cite
Beltramini, E. (2016). Christian Saṃnyāsis and the Enduring Influence of Bede Griffiths in California. Entangled Religions, 3, AP-BI. https://doi.org/10.13154/er.v3.2016.AP-BI
Section
Miscellaneous