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Northern California Zen/Ch'an-Catholic Dialogue

Northern California Zen/Ch'an-Catholic Dialogue NEWS AND VIEWS San Francisco Zen Center, January 20­23, 2005 The third meeting of the Northern California Zen/Ch'an­Catholic Dialogue took place at San Francisco Zen Center from Thursday, January 20, to Sunday, January 23, 2005. Set in a framework of meditative stillness and liturgical prayer, the dialogue engaged the theme of "Practice: Means towards Transformation." Co-conveners this year were Bishop John C. Wester, auxiliary bishop of San Francisco, and Abbot Paul Haller of Zen Center. The opening presentation was an experience of "sacred reading" (lectio divina) from the Christian monastic tradition, using the great christological hymn in Ephesians 1:3­14, allowing each participant to encounter the words and allowing the meaning to arise in silence. Roshi Jan Chozen Bays and Fr. Francis Tiso stood in for Sr. Mary Ann Donovan, who was ill, for our first session on the meaning of transformation in Christ. Sr. Donovan's paper used Scripture and the biography of St. Anthony of Egypt by St. Athanasius. Discussion explored the meaning of transformation in several periods of Church history and compared the views of Zen and Ch'an on inherent Buddhanature. The determining role of Christ and the Buddha in shaping our understanding and experience of transformation http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Northern California Zen/Ch'an-Catholic Dialogue

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 26 (1) – Nov 6, 2006

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NEWS AND VIEWS San Francisco Zen Center, January 20­23, 2005 The third meeting of the Northern California Zen/Ch'an­Catholic Dialogue took place at San Francisco Zen Center from Thursday, January 20, to Sunday, January 23, 2005. Set in a framework of meditative stillness and liturgical prayer, the dialogue engaged the theme of "Practice: Means towards Transformation." Co-conveners this year were Bishop John C. Wester, auxiliary bishop of San Francisco, and Abbot Paul Haller of Zen Center. The opening presentation was an experience of "sacred reading" (lectio divina) from the Christian monastic tradition, using the great christological hymn in Ephesians 1:3­14, allowing each participant to encounter the words and allowing the meaning to arise in silence. Roshi Jan Chozen Bays and Fr. Francis Tiso stood in for Sr. Mary Ann Donovan, who was ill, for our first session on the meaning of transformation in Christ. Sr. Donovan's paper used Scripture and the biography of St. Anthony of Egypt by St. Athanasius. Discussion explored the meaning of transformation in several periods of Church history and compared the views of Zen and Ch'an on inherent Buddhanature. The determining role of Christ and the Buddha in shaping our understanding and experience of transformation

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Nov 6, 2006

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