Bridging the Religious Divide: A Dialogue between Buddhist and Christian Monastics(CD)


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In 1996, at Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky, home of the late Thomas Merton, a dialogue between the Dalai Lama, leading Buddhists of several traditions, and members of the Catholic Board of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue was held. The purpose was to learn from each other's tradition in order to deepen understanding, find common ground, and explore an differences. Their discussions on spirituality, including interreligious services, have been called "the most substantive Buddhist-Catholic dialogue" on spirituality and practice to date. Father Julian, one of the participants, shares his experience and insights from the event. 2013. 70 minutes.