Gethsemani 4 - Spiritual Maturation / 2015

Spiritual maturation is the intentional process of being engaged in a religious tradition with its practices, teaching, and
communal support in order to reach a certain goal. This fourth Gethsemani Encounter explored these
traditional and contemporary practices that enable the process of maturity with the Buddhist
and Christian monastic traditions. The encounter included: lectures, discussion,
meditation, ritual and fellowship.

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A 9 Min. Video Filmed at Gethsemani 4 / May, 2015 - Click Here 
        * This is from a French documentary on inter-religious Dialogue.

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- The following papers were presented at Gethsemani 4 -

“Spiritual Maturity: Self-Fulfillment and the True Self”
Fr. Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam,
New Camaldoli Hermitage,
Big Sur, California

“Learning What Really Matters”
S. Sarah Schwartzberg, OSB,
Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration,
Clyde, Missouri
(Sister Sarah was unable to be present;
her paper was read by S. Sarah Smedman, OSB)

“Community Life Becomes the Training: Sravasti Abbey Monastic Community”
Bhikshuni Thubten Semkye,
Sravasti Abbey, Newport, Washington

“Growing Old With Rites and Rituals”
Rev. Kusala Bhikshu,
International Buddhist Meditation Center
Los Angeles, California

“Learning a Christian Contemplative Life from the “Ten Ox-Herding Pictures”in Zen Buddhism”
Jaechan Anselmo Park,OSB,
Regis College, University of Toronto,
Toronto, Canada

“Buddhist Wisdom for Christian Spiritual Directors: Spiritual Maturation Nurtured by Dialogue”
Becky Van Ness, School of Theology,
St. John’s University,
Collegeville, Minnesota

“Buddhist Scriptures as a Template of Spiritual Maturity”
Rev. Heng Sure,
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery,
Berkeley, California

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