Spirituality in a Secular Age

Spirituality in a Secular Age

In these talks Fr Laurence addresses the spiritual anguish of the modern Christian to live a meaningful life at personal depth. He points us to “the one thing necessary” that Jesus calls us to, as he called Martha to: to put being before doing. He illustrates how meditation offers more than what the secular approach often presents – not just self-help but self-transcendence in love.
Download the transcript here: tiny.cc/SecularAge

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Muslims & Christians: Listeners of the World

Muslims & Christians: Listeners of the World

The John Main Seminar 2014 was held in Elmhurst, Chicago suburb, US, from 24th to 27th July. More than 200 participants from thirteen countries attended the pre-seminar retreat led by Fr. Laurence and the Seminar itself. These are the talks by Daniel Madigan S.J. on the theme “Muslims and Christians: Listeners for the Word”.

1 – A Word in Common
2 – Resonating with the Word
3 – A Discordant Word in Eden 
4 – Listening for the Word of the Cross
5 – Questions and Answers Session
6 – Dialogue Session: Daniel Madigand and Laurence Freeman

The John Main Seminar 2014 was held in Elmhurst, Chicago suburb, US, from 24th to 27th July. More than 200 participants from thirteen countries attended the pre-seminar retreat led by Fr. Laurence and the Seminar itself. This is the talk 01 by Daniel Madigan S.J. on the theme “Muslims and Christians: Listeners for the Word”.

With the Dalai Lama

With the Dalai Lama

A collection of talks between the Dalai Lama and members of the World Community for Christian Meditation.

The Way of Peace Fellowship held a dialogue at Georgetown University on 18 April 2017, with students and teachers from different traditions: Brahmachari Sharan (Director of Hindu Life at Georgetown), Geshe Lobsang Negi, (Director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership) and Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB (Director of The WCCM). Sean Hagan (from WCCM) was the moderator. This was the 2nd Way of Peace Fellowship day, sponsored by The John Main Center at Georgetown, The CUA, The WCCM, and The Meditatio Foundation.

Jesus and Buddha

Jesus and Buddha

In this dialogue with the Dalai Lama, Fr Laurence Freeman discusses the three levels of our relationship to Jesus and the challenges of discipleship.
Download the transcript here: tiny.cc/JesusBuddha

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An Evening of Zen Practice with Fr Robert Kennedy 16.07.18

An Evening of Zen Practice with Fr Robert Kennedy 16.07.18

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Contemplation for an Age of Artificial Intelligence

Contemplation for an Age of Artificial Intelligence

Download the transcript here: tiny.cc/AI_MedCentre

1 – Talk 1
2 – Q&A Session Talk 1
3 – Talk 2
4 – Q&A Session Talk 2
5 – Concluding Comments

Research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is advancing rapidly, yielding computational systems with impressive capabilities. This has brought world-renowned scientists and engineers to voice their concerns about the risks that AI research can pose to the survival of humanity. But, is AI really such an apocalyptic threat? Actually, we can learn a lot from AI research about how we see ourselves as sentient beings. Marco Schorlemmer will argue that AI is not a threat to our survival ‘per se’, but that we need to cultivate our capacity of intimate inquiry if we are to survive in the emerging knowledge and innovation societies in which AI will play an important role. Actually, AI research (and research in other technoscientific fields) is very valuable for humanity… if done with a contemplative mind.

Asymmetry of the Brain and Human Meaning with Dr Iain McGilchrist

Asymmetry of the Brain and Human Meaning with Dr Iain McGilchrist

Asymmetry of the Brain and Human Meaning with Dr Iain McGilchrist
At The Meditatio Centre, St Marks Myddelton Sq London EC1R 1XX

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