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Brother Bernard Seif, SMC, EdD, DNM
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DAYTIME PRAYER: from the Office of the Dead
$10.00

Spirituality and medicine are the worlds Brother Francis and his Canadian protégé, Andre, set out to explore in the vast country of India. They spend time in the region of the Dalai Lama, north India, then retreat to south India, and live at the innovative Christian ashram of the late Benedictine monk Bede Griffiths. Treating the sick and visiting medical clinics mortar together the two main regional experiences of their journey along with the friendship of the two main characters. Abbot Francis lets Pennsylvania and his responsibilities at the Salesian Monastery fade into the background of his mind for a while, but something unsettling is happening among the members of his little community. Disappearing personal articles in the monastery, stories that are just a little too hard to swallow, and a man living with the small community of monks and nuns who is trying out his vocation there, have everyone very much unsettled. Clinical psychology, natural medicine, and East-West dialogue saturate every aspect of this complete monastic mystery. Many of the characters in the three earlier complete adventures in this Office of the Dead series continue to develop in wisdom, age, and grace through their experiences in Daytime Prayer. (We offer a lower than suggested retail price on this item.) CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY. NO CREDIT CARDS PLEASE. http://gentlestrength.org
Brodheadsville
Brother Bernard Seif, SMC, EdD, DNM
420 Frantz Road
Brodheadsville, PA 18322-7722 United States / e-mail: monk@epix.net
Phone (570) 992-3448
Fax (570) 992-3448
MORNING PRAYER: from the Office of the Dead
$10.00

The mystery team is at it again! This time the six good friends travel to the land of mystery and intrigue- -Tibet- -via Nepal and Bangkok. Having started their journey, but not even out of America yet, they are drawn into a search for an ancient Dorje - - a scepter - like object used during Tibetan Buddhist prayer services. The Dorje, however, quickly becomes the least of their challenges. Fertile with information about Asian medicine and spirituality, this book is presented in a light and humorous fashion through the minds and hearts of single, married, male, female, lay, and monastic characters. The great religions of the would are also represented - - and a hopeful agnostic familiar to our readers is an integral part of the action as well. Third in the Office of the Dead series, Morning Prayer is a complete monastic murder mystery containing, characters which develop out of the first two complete books: Office of the Dead and Vigils. Experience friendship and danger through the psyche of a Christian monk / doctor, along with his friends, as he connects with Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns for some continuing education credits that he will never forget. Enjoy your trip to Tibet - - a Kingdom also known as the Top of the World! (We offer a lower than suggested retail price on this item.) CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY. NO CREDIT CARDS PLEASE. http://gentlestrength.org
Brodheadsville
Brother Bernard Seif, SMC, EdD, DNM
420 Frantz Road
Brodheadsville, PA 18322-7722 United States / e-mail: monk@epix.net
Phone (570) 992-3448
Fax (570) 992-3448
OFFICE OF THE DEAD
$10.00

If you enjoy monastic murder mysteries in the spirit of the famous Brother Cadfael PBS series you will delight in Office of the Dead because the action takes place in contemporary times, rather than the middle ages, the reader is easily drawn into the dynamics of the plot and can identify with the characters readily. A bit of romance coupled with eccleastical tensions makes this story crakle with excitement. Readers interested in Eastern spirituality and alternative medicine will be grateful that they read it. (This is the first book in a set of individually complete monastic mystery books. Some of the characteres evolve in future volumes.) (We offer a lower than suggested retail price on this item.) CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY. NO CREDIT CARDS PLEASE. http://gentlestrength.org
Brodheadsville
Brother Bernard Seif, SMC, EdD, DNM
420 Frantz Road
Brodheadsville, PA 18322-7722 United States / e-mail: monk@epix.net
Phone (570) 992-3448
Fax (570) 992-3448
QIGONG FOR THE SPIRIT - DVD
$20.00

This is a one hour, full color, easy to follow DVD or video (please specify which) teaching some gentle warms ups and a 'Five Elements' form of qigong. Very useful for beginners as well as for seasoned practitioners. Many comment on the clarity of teaching provided in this DVD / video. This is a DVD. If you would like this product in Vido, simply e-mail monk@epix.net. CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY. NO CREDIT CARDS PLEASE. http://gentlestrength.org
Brodheadsville
Brother Bernard Seif, SMC, EdD, DNM
420 Frantz Road
Brodheadsville, PA 18322-7722 United States / e-mail: monk@epix.net
Phone (570) 992-3448
Fax (570) 992-3448
VIGILS: from the Office of the Dead
$10.00

Openness to letting life unfold and, in a sense, dancing with it, usually resolves most mysteries sooner or later. It is the 'later' part that is often the real challenge in life and Monastic life is no exception. The schedule of a monastery revolves around the communal prayer marking the various phases of the day and night. These liturgical celebrations, known as the Liturgy of the Hours, anchor the monastic with a certain spiritual stability as he or she lives the mystery. Death has no such predictable timetable. By popular request, Chantal, David, Abbot Francis, and other characters from Office of the Dead are back. Their personalities and adventures are presented in a deeper and richer context through Vigils: from the Office of the Dead. Monasticism and medicine find entirely new ways to synthesize and present themselves through the ecumenical and ethnic medium of Vigils: from the Office of the Dead. (This is the second in a series of monastic mystery books by this author.) (We offer a lower than suggested retail price on this item.) CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY. NO CREDIT CARDS PLEASE. http://gentlestrength.org
Brodheadsville
Brother Bernard Seif, SMC, EdD, DNM
420 Frantz Road
Brodheadsville, PA 18322-7722 United States / e-mail: monk@epix.net
Phone (570) 992-3448
Fax (570) 992-3448