Special Announcement and Reception for the 2019 Festival of Faiths
The Center for Interfaith Relations is honored to join the Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University for a celebratory evening honoring the 50th anniversary of the historic meetings of Thomas Merton and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
As a valued member of our community, we invite you to a reception and special announcement about the 2019 Festival of Faiths immediately preceding the Spiritual Catalyst for Compassion event.
Spiritual Catalyst for Compassion: 50th Anniversary of the Auspicious Meetings of Thomas Merton and His Holiness the Dalai Lama
When Tibetan Buddhist Monk His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Christian Trappist Monk Thomas Merton met on November 4, 6, and 8, 1968, both were profoundly touched. Merton’s untimely death one month later did not end the ramifications of these historic conversations that were held in the mountain city of Dharamshala, India. In the years since, the Dalai Lama has often referred to the impact this Christian Monk had on his own growth as a bridge of interfaith harmony and peacemaking.
Be inspired by the practical intersection between the visions of Merton and His Holiness and an engaged,compassionate, nonviolent city.
All are welcome.