About Ashram Diary’s blogger

Born 70 years ago in Hollywood, California. Studied music. A.B. in music from Occidental College (Los Angeles); S.T.L. in ecumenical theology from Athenaeum Anselmianum (Rome, Italy); Ph.D. in inter-religious/inter-cultural studies from Fordham University (New York). Initiated into Kriya Yoga in 1958. Became a Christian in 1960 and a monk a 1962. Lived for more than 30 years at the Monastery of Camaldoli in Italy. Traveled to India some 20 times; made frequent retreats at Saccidananda Ashram in southern India. Now living at Incarnation Monastery in Berkeley, California.

3 Responses to About

  1. Hello, I sent Matthew a response–and this popped
    up on your site. Guess it was meant to be. 🙂 I
    have enjoyed your videos on Youtube, and surely
    will enjoy your blog as well. I’ve spent the past
    quarter-century writing about various aspects of
    Science & Spirituality, hence lots of essays and
    stories on the Web. Good luck with your ventures!

  2. Timothy Griffin says:

    Dear Father Thomas, I have been looking for a way to contact you. I am an Episcopal priest in Philadelphia and officially an oblate of the Camaldolese Congregation, though I have not had an opportunity to actually connect with the community. I have an abiding interest in interspirituality. I have desired to contact you since I read your wonderful work on Yoga and the Jesus Prayer. I would like to pursue Kriya Yoga (I have recently been looking at some of the material published by the Bihar School) but I know I could use some guidance. Can you provide me with any guidance or suggestions as to how best to proceed? There is a Self-Realization Fellowship here in Philadelphia. Would you suggest that I seek training from them? I know this is an unusual request but I would value receiving direction and guidance from you. Thank you in advance. Tim

  3. kendrathornton3 says:

    Hi there!

    I have a quick question about your blog. Could you please email me when you get a chance? Thank you!

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