Buddhism and Christianity: Pas de Deux

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Father Michael Holleran, a priest in the Archdiocese of New York who serves at the Church of Notre Dame, Columbia University, and is also a Zen Teacher at Dragon’s Eye Zendo, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, New York City, will speak at Hendricks Chapel on the 14th on “Buddhism and Christianity: Pas de Deux.”


The contemplative path as it is practiced in many spiritual traditions is Fr. Holleran’s great passion. Educated by the Jesuits in high school (Regis) and college (Fordham), he was a Jesuit himself for five years before spending 22 years in the Roman Catholic silent contemplative order of hermit monks, the Carthusians, including twelve years at the American foundation in Vermont (where he was the first Carthusian ordained a priest in the Western hemisphere in1979), seven years at the Mother House, the Grande Chartreuse, near the French Alps (subject of the recent documentary Into Great Silence), and three years in England. Since 1994 he has served as a priest in a number of parishes in Manhattan and the Bronx. In June 2009 Fr. Holleran received Dharma Transmission as a Zen Teacher in the White Plum Asanga of the Zen tradition from Roshi Robert Kennedy, SJ.

See his website for more information.

Fri, Oct 14, 2016 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hendricks Main Chapel
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