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The Way to Love

Posted by: Admin on Sun, Jan 1, 2017

Fridays at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary

“ The Way to Love”
The Teachings of Anthony de Mello, A Modern Day Mystic

Join Richard Hennessey and Pastor Tim Fridays from 7-8pm in the Calvary by the Sea Sanctuary.

Anthony de Mello, a native of India, was a Jesuit priest, psychologist, spiritual director, and modern day mystic. His teachings were thought provoking and quite radical. He drew from many diverse spiritual traditions, especially melding Buddhism with Christianity. “Without doubt...the most significant change that came into Tony's teachings was the introduction of Vipassana meditation.” (Bill de Mello) Tony was 55 years old when he died in 1987.

Tony de Mello taught through retreats, workshops, seminars, and books, most of which were published posthumously. Known for his warmth, wit, and wisdom, he did much of his teaching through stories. Several of his books are of story meditations, which he recommended be “read no more than one or two at a time.” The essence of his teachings has been likened to that of A Course In Miracles due to his emphasis on “love.” As Tony said: “The best religion in the world
is the religion called 'love'.…There is only one need: the need to love.”

“The Way to Love” is the next set of teachings we will explore.

Richard Hennessey, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in Honolulu and a teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). He has practiced psychotherapy for over 38 years and mindfulness meditation for over 27. He has taught MBSR since 1994, locally since 2008 at the Bodhi Tree Meditation Center, Chinatown Peace Center, Unity Church, and for the Army health care staff at Schofield Barracks. Richard discovered Anthony de Mello 25 years ago and in 1999 began offering workshops on de Mello’s teachings based on “A Rediscovery of Life.”

Books by Anthony de Mello:

  • Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality
  • The Heart of the Enlightened: A Book of Story Meditations
  • One Minute Wisdom
  • Sadhana: A Way to God
  • The Song of the Bird
  • Taking Flight: A Book of Story Meditations
  • Walking on Water
  • The Way to Love: The Last Meditations of Anthony de Mello


Richard Hennessey, LCSW
Tel. 808 372-1219