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Event 

Title:
John Makransky: Hospitality and Compassion
When:
Fri, September 21, 2018 - Sun, September 23, 2018 
Where:
Holy Wisdom Monastery - Middleton
Categories:
Interfaith Learning , Social Service

Details

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FROM: Friday September 21st at 1:00 pm to Sunday September 23rd at 12:30 pm.

Hospitality & Compassion: An Exploration of Tibetan Compassion Practices and Benedictine Hospitality

Leaders: John Makransky, Paul F. Knitter, Sister Lynne Smith, OSB

Join well-known teacher of Tibetan meditation practices and professor of Buddhist Studies at Boston College, John Makransky, Dr. Paul Knitter and Sister Lynne Smith and for this short retreat. We will explore how the Tibetan Buddhist understandings and practices of wisdom and compassion can help provide a contemplative foundation for the Benedictine ideal of active hospitality toward all. The retreat will consist of teachings by John, commentary by Paul and Sister Lynne, and practices of guided meditations in active compassion.


Leaders: John MaKransky combines an academic career as associate professor of Buddhism and Comparative Th eology at Boston College with his role as a meditation teacher within the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. John is the co-founder of the Foundation for Active Compassion and of Courage of Care Coalition, two socially-engaged contemplative organizations.

Paul F. Knitter, an internationally known theologian, is Paul Tillich Professor Emeritus of Theology, World Religions and Culture emeritus at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and a former Catholic priest. A leading advocate of globally responsible interreligious dialogue, he is the author of over 10 books on the subject, including Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian.

Sister Lynne Smith, OSB has been a sister at Holy Wisdom Monastery since 2000. Prior to entering the monastery she served as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) with churches in Kansas and Iowa. Sister Lynne is a trained spiritual guide and co-director of formation at the monastery.

• Register by September 7th
• $150.00 includes program and meals
• Limited lodging available at the monastery. Contact Amanda Conway, by phone: 608-836-1631 x100 or by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Location

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Venue:
Holy Wisdom Monastery   -   Website
Street:
4200 County Road M
ZIP:
53562
City:
Middleton
State:
WI
Country:
Country: us