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Following Jesus with a Little Help from Buddha

“Buddha provides the most compelling and transforming teaching and illustration of the non-dual picture which enables me to be peace; Jesus offers the most compelling and transforming incarnation of how living in the big picture calls for making peace in this world. ”

- Paul Knitter

Theology Professor Paul Knitter has integrated a deep love for both his Christian faith and Buddhism.  In his book Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian, Paul recounts his journey to insights into understandings of how the two religious traditions complement and enrich each other.

Through input sessions, group conversation, and guided meditations, this retreat will explore what Christians can learn from Buddhists.  Topics for our dialogue with Buddhism will be: the experience and nature of God, the role of Jesus as Savior and Son of God, prayer and meditation, social action and contemplation.

Tuesday, February 2, to Wednesday, February 3, 2021
The retreat begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday and concludes at 5:00pm on Wednesday.

Cost: $195 includes a $55 non-refundable deposit, overnight accommodations, and meals.

Paul Knitter is the Emeritus Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions, and Culture at Union Theological Seminary, New York, as well as Emeritus Professor of Theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
He received a licentiate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (1966) and a doctorate from the University of Marburg, Germany (1972). 
Since his 1985 book, No Other Name, Paul has been exploring how the religious communities of the world can cooperate in promoting human and ecological well-being.  More recently, his writing and research have focused on Christian-Buddhist dialogue, which is the topic of Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian (2009) and Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation (2015), co-authored with Roger Haight, SJ. 
Since 1986, Paul has served with his wife Cathy Cornell on the Board of Directors for CRISPAZ (Christians for Peace in  El Salvador).  Paul and Cathy live in Madison, Wisconsin.


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