James Finley lived as a monk at the cloistered Trappist monastery of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, where he studied under the Christian monk and author Thomas Merton. He leads silent, contemplation focused retreats throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe. He is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica, California, and is presently writing a book that presents a contemplative approach to the role compassion plays in the healing of trauma and all forms of suffering.
- Merton’s Palace of Nowhere
- Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God
- The Contemplative Heart
- website: contemplativeway.org