When I was given a camera team and asked to find 'people that matter', we travelled world wide, working ceaselessly to capture their words on camera. The television series 'Estafette' rang a bell and texts were written down in 'Pelgim in het leven' en 'Ongewone Wegen'.
Afterwards, a Rhineland abbess, Hildegard von Bingen, crossed my path. Although we were nine centuries apart, her powerful words struck me. We traced back her steps and made a film about her in the Eberbach Abbey, a just beautiful experience.
The pause didn't last long. In Holland, the programme 'De Wandeling' was waiting for me. For three years, I trod the countryside, from Amsterdam to Maastricht and discovered high roads and country roads, meeting remarkable people.
Coming back to Belgium, I could go 'into the deep'. Everything I had learned upto now, everything I had experienced could resonate with new guests in Worldviews. With my new book 'World Without End', the story is continuing.... in other formats, new ideas, new projects. We aren't done yet!
INTERVIEWS WITH FATHER KEATING AND ABBOT BOYLE IN ENCHANTING COLORADO
This amazing book has got a story to tell....
For a very long time, I had wanted to interview a special guest. And now, the time had finally come. Father Thomas Keating, who is living as a Trappist monk in Snowmass is known throughout the world as a teacher and a writer on contemplative prayer. But what is prayer, and what is 'contemplative prayer'? I gathered a camera crew and flew to his home in the Colorado Rockies. What an experience to meet him, the monks of St. Benedict's and abbot Joseph Boyle.
Come and hit the road with me!
As a Cistercian abbot, father Joseph Boyle is a source of inspiration to his community. He is an all-round person, enjoying himself driving the tractor and working oh the farm. This remarkable man is the incarnation of the contemplative philosophy, taught by father Thomas Keating.
FOUNDER OF CONTEMPLATIVE OUTREACH, Ltd.
This Trappist monk is known throughout the world as an exponent, teacher and writer on contemplative prayer. He is living in St. Benedict's Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado and authored numerous books, guiding and helping people on their journey.