January to June 2000

Presented by Northwest Dharma Association, Asia Pacific Task Force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, Virupa Ecumenical Institute, and Interfaith Relations of the Church Council.

The general theme of the dialogues is Buddhism, Christianity, and Global Healing.

Dialogues are Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.

January 19
Topic: Opposing Truth Claims
Presenters: Dr. Stephen Chan, Religious Studies Faculty, Seattle University

Ven. Thubten Chodron, Spiritual Director & Resident Teacher,
Dharma Friendship Foundation
Place: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, 108 NW 83rd St., Seattle

February 16
Topic: Religion and Violence
Presenters: Vana Jakic, Founder & President, Zones of Peace International
                  Foundation, Sakya Monastery
                 Rev. Weldon Nisly, Pastor, Seattle Mennonite Church
Place: St. Louise Parish, 141 156th Ave. SE, Bellevue

March 29
Topic: Gender and Faith
Presenters: Dr. Valerie Lesniak, Faculty, School of Theology and Ministry,
                  Seattle University
                 Da C. Le, General Secretary, Vietnamese Buddhist Federation
Place: Seattle Buddhist Church, 1427 South Main Street, Seattle

April 19
Topic: Spiritual Disciplines, Meditative Practices
Presenters: Genjo Marinello - Osho, Abbot, Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji
                 Sr. Katherine Dyckman, Faculty, School of Theology and
                  Ministry, Seattle University
Place: Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, 15003 14th Ave. SW, Seattle

May 17
Topic: Healing, Health, and Care-Giving
Presenters: Dr. Dennis Smith, Pastoral Counselor, Lutheran Social Services
                 Eido Frances Carney Roshi, Abbot of Ryoko-an, Olympia Zen
Place: Kshitigarbha Temple (Chua Dia Tang), 1705 Filbert Rd., Lynnwood

June 21
Topic: Environment and Ecology
Presenters: Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim, Director & Instructor, The Nalandra
                   Institute, Integral Study of East and West
                  Rev. Nancy Wright, Program Associate, Earth Ministry
Place: Japanese Baptist Church, 160 Broadway, Seattle

This series serves as a local prelude to "Buddhism, Christianity, and Global Healing," the Sixth International Conference of the Society for Buddhist Christian Studies to be held at Pacific Lutheran University from August 5-12, 2000. For more information on this conference, contact Dr. Paul Ingram of PLU at Ingrampo@plu.edu or 253-535-7319.

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