Buddhist Christian Dialogue: Christian Zen

With dialogue, we continue to explore our spiritual paths, stressing the many areas of collaboration and understanding. This semi-annual series explores the many similarities between these two traditions. Using the ideas and spiritual teaching of the book “Christian Zen: A Way of Meditation” by William Johnston as a starting point, we will explore why they are still very pertinent to our current time. Participants do not have to have read the book in order to attend.

Date & Time: Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 from 10am to 2pm

Presenter: Fernando Camacho, Maeve Eng Wong, and Janet Reale

Fee: $40 (includes lunch)

REGISTER NOW

About the Presenters: 

Fernando Camacho, MD is an ordained lay Buddhist priest of the Dharma Teacher Order, a Western group of Vietnamese Zen lineage committed to developing ecumenical bridges and relationships across all religious traditions. Fernando is a practicing medical oncologist in the Bronx and is the Director of the Community Oncology Program of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.

Maeve Eng-Wong, LCSW, RYT is an ordained lay Buddhist priest in the Dharma Teacher Order, a Western group of Vietnamese Zen lineage committed to developing ecumenical bridges and relationships across religious traditions. Maeve is a psychotherapist in private practice in Garrison and Cold Spring, NY.

Buddhist Christian Dialogue: New Seeds of Contemplation

With dialogue, we continue to explore our spiritual paths, stressing the many areas of collaboration and understanding. This semi-annual series explores the many similarities between these two traditions. Using the ideas and spiritual teaching of the book “New Seeds of Contemplation” by Thomas Merton as a starting point, we will explore why they are still very pertinent to our current time. Participants do not have to have read the book in order to attend.

Date & Time: Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 10am to 2pm

Presenter: Fernando Camacho, Maeve Eng Wong, and Janet Reale

Fee: $40 (includes lunch)

REGISTER NOW

About the Presenters: 

Fernando Camacho, MD is an ordained lay Buddhist priest of the Dharma Teacher Order, a Western group of Vietnamese Zen lineage committed to developing ecumenical bridges and relationships across all religious traditions. Fernando is a practicing medical oncologist in the Bronx and is the Director of the Community Oncology Program of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.

Maeve Eng-Wong, LCSW, RYT is an ordained lay Buddhist priest in the Dharma Teacher Order, a Western group of Vietnamese Zen lineage committed to developing ecumenical bridges and relationships across religious traditions. Maeve is a psychotherapist in private practice in Garrison and Cold Spring, NY.

Reflection/Discussion Series: Spiritual Journey Surprises

“We grow spiritually much more by doing it wrong than by doing it right” Richard Rohr

If you are longing for a new view of how spiritual growth happens, you may enjoy five sessions of pre-reading some chapters, reflecting prayerfully and discussing with others the profound content of the book Falling Upward by Richard Rohr.

Participants will explore two major evolving stages of spiritual life. In the first stage we are devoted to establishing our identity, letting ourselves be shaped by the norms and practices of our family and faith community. If we welcome the losses, crises, failings in the second half of life we learn to hear a deeper voice of God saying:  “I have not abandoned you even if you are sure that I have.”  Please purchase the book prior to the first session and read the introduction, chapters 1 & 2.

Date & Time: Tuesdays, Feb. 4, Mar. 3, Apr. 7, May 5, and June 2 from 1-3pm.

Presenter: Nancy Erts, OP

Fee: $100 (for the series)

REGISTER NOW

About the Presenter:

Nancy Erts, OP is a Dominican Sister of Hope and the program specialist at the Center at Mariandale. She holds degrees in education and theology and has completed additional work in psychology holistic and eco-spirituality. She has been involved in the ministry of adult spiritual development for over 35 years.

Reflection/Discussion Series: Spiritual Journey Surprises

“We grow spiritually much more by doing it wrong than by doing it right” Richard Rohr

If you are longing for a new view of how spiritual growth happens, you may enjoy five sessions of pre-reading some chapters, reflecting prayerfully and discussing with others the profound content of the book Falling Upward by Richard Rohr.

Participants will explore two major evolving stages of spiritual life. In the first stage we are devoted to establishing our identity, letting ourselves be shaped by the norms and practices of our family and faith community. If we welcome the losses, crises, failings in the second half of life we learn to hear a deeper voice of God saying:  “I have not abandoned you even if you are sure that I have.”  Please purchase the book prior to the first session and read the introduction, chapters 1 & 2.

Date & Time: Tuesdays, Feb. 4, Mar. 3, Apr. 7, May 5, and June 2 from 1-3pm.

Presenter: Nancy Erts, OP

Fee: $100 (for the series)

REGISTER NOW

About the Presenter:

Nancy Erts, OP is a Dominican Sister of Hope and the program specialist at the Center at Mariandale. She holds degrees in education and theology and has completed additional work in psychology holistic and eco-spirituality. She has been involved in the ministry of adult spiritual development for over 35 years.

Newsletter Signup

Stay connected with the latest news and happenings by joining our email newsletter list.

Facebook
Instagram