What Was On The Left….

As Fr. John and I began to work together, I would meet with him in his office inside the monastic enclosure. Not many people were privileged to go inside, so I felt rather proud to walk through the door that had a sign on it saying: “Monastic Enclosure. Monks Only.” I still did not trust  Read more

January 10, 2018 in Blog Post by Patrick O'Connor

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Zen Meditation and Catholic Contemplation

Having poured out my story to Fr. John, he sat back in his chair, straightened his black Trappist scapular ( he did this habitually when he was about to say something important), and said, “Well, that is an interesting story. We have many monks who try Zen meditation and find themselves having emotional difficulties with  Read more

January 7, 2018 in Blog Post by Patrick O'Connor

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“Who Are You?”

In my Zen days in Canmore, Alberta, my teacher Sifu Dr. Kim would look at me sternly, crunching his eyebrows, and say, “Do Chun (my Zen name), you have a big ox.  You must find your ox!”   And I would look back at him earnestly and with all seriousness, nodding my head in the  Read more

August 8, 2014 in Blog Post by Patrick O'Connor

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“Ken Was Dying, But He Was Reborn”

In the summer of 2011, I wrote a series of blogs on the death of my friend, Ken Bovey in 1991.  It has taken two years for Ken’s mother, Nancy, to respond, but she has – and beautifully!   Enjoy her comments and follow the links at the bottom of this page, to read the  Read more

February 23, 2013 in Blog Post by Patrick O'Connor

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Ken Bovey: Final thoughts

June 13th, 2011 was the 20th anniversary of the death of a friend of mine, Ken Bovey.   Ken died at the age of 32 from scleroderma, a rare auto-immune disease.  This is the story of the last 10 months of Ken’s life.  It is a story of how one man prepared for his own death.  Read more

September 8, 2011 in Blog Post, Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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