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Way of Peace Fellowship


10 Nov 12am-11:59pm

24 Nov 12am-11:59pm

In 1994, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Benedictine monk, Laurence Freeman OSB, met in London for the John Main Seminar. In the dialogue, the Dalai Lama responded from a Buddhist perspective on passages from the Christian Gospels. Subsequently a series of tapes were published, called The Good Heart Dialogues.

Then His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke of the differences between Christianity and Buddhism - such as the idea of God – but also the ‘striking similarities and parallels’ between the lives of the founders, their teachings on non-violence, and the progressive stages of spiritual development. This opened a new way of dialogue among religions, wisdom traditions, and secularity using sacred texts or documents as the grounding to find common respect, reverence, humility, humor, and a spirit of friendship (www.wccm.org).

In honor of Pope Francis’ call for dialogue, inclusion, and contemplation; the John Main Center will be hosting a conversation among Hoyas about what religion and spirituality mean to them today. A group of 12 graduate fellows will be chosen who will represent a variety of religions, wisdom traditions, and secular backgrounds.

The program will run bi-weekly for two-hour sessions between January and early April. It will include a meditation, a spiritual text for discussion, and open conversation to determine what spirituality is to ‘millennials’. The program will conclude with participation in the Way of Peace Seminar on April 4th at Catholic University where some Fellows will have the opportunity to present their findings to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

This program is co-sponsored by the Office of the President and Campus Ministry.

Applications Due: November 24th

Add to Calendar 2015-11-10 00:00 2015-11-24 23:59 America/New_York Way of Peace Fellowship In 1994, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Benedictine monk, Laurence Freeman OSB, met in London for the John Main Seminar. In the dialogue, the Dalai Lama responded from a Buddhist perspective on passages from the Christian Gospels. Subsequently a series of tapes were published, called The Good Heart Dialogues. Then His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke of the differences between Christianity and Buddhism - such as the idea of God – but also the ‘striking similarities and parallels’ between the lives of the founders, their teachings on non-violence, and the progressive stages of spiritual development. This opened a new way of dialogue among religions, wisdom traditions, and secularity using sacred texts or documents as the grounding to find common respect, reverence, humility, humor, and a spirit of friendship (www.wccm.org). In honor of Pope Francis’ call for dialogue, inclusion, and contemplation; the John Main Center will be hosting a conversation among Hoyas about what religion and spirituality mean to them today. A group of 12 graduate fellows will be chosen who will represent a variety of religions, wisdom traditions, and secular backgrounds. The program will run bi-weekly for two-hour sessions between January and early April. It will include a meditation, a spiritual text for discussion, and open conversation to determine what spirituality is to ‘millennials’. The program will conclude with participation in the Way of Peace Seminar on April 4th at Catholic University where some Fellows will have the opportunity to present their findings to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This program is co-sponsored by the Office of the President and Campus Ministry. Applications Due: November 24th MM/DD/YYYY