One of the passions of Chogyam Trungpa was his love of interreligious dialogue. From his early years in the west through the founding of Naropa University, Rinpoche was fascinated by his deep conversations with contemplatives from a variety of traditions, and in that spirit, he founded a series of dialogues at Naropa University that continued for a decade. This presentation explores the principles of dialogue, and shares the remarkable fruits of meeting a spiritual other on the ground of mutual exploration.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown has recently retired as Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies at Naropa University where she is a founding faculty member. She serves on the Board of the Society of Buddhist-Christian Studies and has been active in interreligious dialogue internationally since the 1980’s. She directed the Naropa dialogues (1981-1988), was a member of the Cobb-Abe Theological Encounter (1984-2004), and the Gethsemani Encounters (1996 & 2002). Her books are Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism (Shambhala), Benedict’s Dharma: Buddhists Comment on the Rule of St. Benedict (Riverhead), and Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy in the Religious Studies Classroom (SUNY).
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