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ELDER SAGES DAY APART – “Simplicity – The Art of Letting Go”

September 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

ELDER SAGES DAY APART – “Simplicity – The Art of Letting Go”

As we enter Elderhood, we are called to simplify – our hearts, our language, our relationships, our possessions. We do this in preparation for the ultimate letting go that will be required of us. Our prayer, presentation, and sharing will explore our faith-tradition’s wisdom on the art of letting go. Rev. Stephen Bauman and Brian Pinter will lead the discussion. Lunch will be provided. Offering $20. Please RSVP to brian@christchurchnyc.org.


About Fr. Michael K. Holleran. Fr. Holleran is a Catholic priest, Sensei (Zen Teacher) and a former Carthusian Monk. He is a follower and advocate of what his friend, the internationally renowned theologian of interfaith understanding, Prof. Paul Knitter, calls “double belonging”.

According to this, we can be rooted in one particular religious tradition, especially by cult and upbringing, but also receive “substantial nourishment” from another tradition.Thus, we not only experience the abundant treasures of the religions of humanity, and thereby further the global civilization that is a mark of our times; but, we also are led to penetrate into aspects of the mysteries of our original tradition that we would never have perceived without this new angle of light’s being shed on them.

For example, Michael’s teacher, Fr. Robert Jinsen Kennedy, Roshi, was told by his own Japanese teacher, Yamada Roshi: ” I am not trying to make you a Buddhist, but to empty you in imitation of your Lord Jesus Christ.” (cf. www.kennedyzen.org). Zen helps us see the dimensions of what that can mean. (http://www.michaelkholleran.org/)


September 30, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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