Blossoms of Silence:
A Visit with Jim Grob
East meets West in the inner adventures of Jim Grob. Years of formal discursive Christian meditation had led him to an apparent dead-end in the life of prayer. Then much later he discovered the interior silence that is at the heart of Zen. Silent sitting led to a series of numinous dreams, awakening experiences, Christian contemplative experiences, and finally an understanding of the necessity of going by faith.
Here is one of the clearest explanations of the relationship of Zen enlightenment to Christian mystical experiences from a practitioner of both paths.
Format: Straight interview punctuated by Jim Grob reading his haiku, which are like Blossoms of Silence.