Friday, October 25, 2013

‘NYU: Meditation in Four Faith Traditions’




I wish I had become aware of New York University’s Mindfulness Project and Center for Spiritual Life earlier. So much for my own mindfulness.

While I have yet to gather my notes and photos from the Mystical Union lecture of last Tuesday night for a Magpie post, let me share this announcement for an event coming in two weeks that sounds wonderful. From the publicity:

The Silent Center:
Mindfulness and Meditation
in Four Faith Traditions
Sunday, November 10
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, Room 802

Mindfulness and meditation have historically played a role in nearly every major religious tradition, and yet it is only in recent times that many of these traditions are reclaiming those practices, educating their communities, and incorporating them into their spiritual lives. What are the meditation practices in Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism? How do they differ in each tradition, and how are they similar? Why is a renaissance of these practices important now? Internationally renowned spiritual teachers from each tradition will engage us in this conversation, followed by Q&A.

Featuring: Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault (Christianity), Rabbi David Ingber (Judaism), Imam Khalid Latif (Islam), and Roshi Enkyo O’Hara (Buddhism). Moderated by Yael Shy, Co-Director of NYU’s Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership.

Made possible by a grant from the Trust for the Meditation Process, a charitable foundation encouraging meditation and contemplative prayer.

Co-sponsored by the Of Many Institute, the Mindfulness Project at NYU, the Contemplative Studies Project of the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, the Islamic Center at NYU, PLAN, and Congregation Romemu.

Free Admission. Light brunch will be served.

Advance registration is required, so click here.

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