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The Good Heart

John Main Seminar 1994

The Dalai Lama speaks on Jesus

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1994 was a historic year for inter-religious dialogue. The Dalai Lama prayed for the first time in Jerusalem and at Lourdes. In London he led the John Main Seminar with a remarkable commentary on the Gospels and dialogue with Laurence Freeman and other Christian and Buddhist teachers.

The Dalai Lama had met John Main in 1980 and recognize him as a spiritual brother in the cause of peace and mutual understanding between spiritual traditions. Invited to lead the tenth John Main Seminar ‘The Good Heart’ he commented in depth as a Buddhist monk on key texts of each of the four gospels.

In these unprecedented teachings he provides a brilliant new reading of texts familiar to Christians and opens new perspectives for Buddhists in their understanding of Christianity.

He throws a bright light on the Buddhist idea of God and the Christian understanding of the Resurrection as well on many elements of Christ’s teaching. But he also highlights the “striking similarities and parallels” between the lives of the Founders, their teachings on non-violence and the stages of spiritual development.

‘When I read these passages from the Gospels I am most of all reminded of the importance of tolerance and impartiality towards all creatures and of the importance of equanimity in developing these qualities’. – HH The Dalai Lama

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What you will discover on this seminar:

Session One

The Gospel of St. Matthew

Session Two

The Gospel of St. Mark

Session Three

The Gospel of St. Luke

Session Four

The Gospel of St. John

The Good Heart

John Main Seminar 1994​

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About Laurence Freeman OSB

Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of Sta Maria di Pilastrello, Lendinara, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation. He is also Director of Bonnevaux, the International Centre of the World Community for Christian Meditation where he now resides. Fr Laurence 
 
 

© 2020 The World Community for Christian Meditation. No part of this content may be reproduced, translated, stored in a retrieval system, streamed, downloaded or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher, WCCM.

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