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Santa Clara Lecturer, 9 April 2000

Santa Clara Lecturer, 9 April 2000

Zen's Gift to Christianity

Robert E. Kennedy, S.J., 9 April 2000

Our theme is the interfaith dialogue between Zen Buddhism and Christianity and focuses specifically on 10 particular gifts or awarenesses that Zen can bring to Christians. These gifts, really Zen practices, come alive in the Ox Herding pictures, which for centuries in the East have been used to portray the process of human development that occurs during Zen training. If we are to promote them, we must seek them with all our mind and heart.

Zen's Gift to Christianity

Our theme is the interfaith dialogue between Zen Buddhism and Christianity and focuses specifically on 10 particular gifts or awarenesses that Zen can bring to Christians. These gifts, really Zen practices, come alive in the Ox Herding pictures, which for centuries in the East have been used to portray the process of human development that occurs during Zen training. If we are to promote them, we must seek them with all our mind and heart.

Santa Clara Lecture, Spring 2000