Way of Peace Fellowship Application 2018
In 1994, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Benedictine monk, Laurence Freeman OSB, met in London for the John Main Seminar. In the dialogue, the Dalai Lama responded from a Buddhist perspective on passages from the Christian Gospels. Subsequently a series of tapes were published, called The Good Heart Dialogues.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke of the differences between Christianity and Buddhism - such as the idea of God – but also the ‘striking similarities and parallels’ between the lives of the founders, their teachings on non-violence, and the progressive stages of spiritual development. This opened a new way of dialogue among religions, wisdom traditions, and secularity using sacred texts or documents as the grounding to find common respect, reverence, humility, humor, and a spirit of friendship (www.wccm.org).

Following the model of this dialogue, the John Main Center will be hosting a conversation among Hoyas about what religion and spirituality mean to them today. A group of fellows will be chosen who will represent a variety of religions, wisdom traditions, and secular backgrounds.

The program will run bi-weekly for two-hour sessions between January and early April. It will include a meditation, a spiritual text for discussion, and open conversation to determine what spirituality is to ‘millennials’. The program will conclude with participation in the Way of Peace Seminar in April.

This is the third installment of the Way of Peace Fellowship following the successful culmination of dialogues at Catholic University and Georgetown. We are excited to continue this dialogue between Georgetown University and Catholic University students.

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What school are you in at Georgetown? *
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What's your program of study? *
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What clubs/organizations are you involved in? *
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What is the religious background of your parents? Were you raised in this tradition? *
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What is your relationship with your spiritual practice? Is it daily, weekly, or otherwise? *
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What do you find sacred? This could be a religious sacrament, ceremony, prayer, or otherwise. *
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What spiritual text(s) do you find deeply meaningful and would want to share with your fellow Hoyas. Be specific. *
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Would you feel comfortable being open in dialogue with fellow Hoyas about your personal beliefs? This would also mean respecting their if they are different or conflict with your own. *
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Do you have any experience with meditation, centering prayer, etc? *
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Would you feel comfortable being filmed/photographed from time to time during the sessions? *
Of the following dates/times, which would you be able to attend regularly? (Please choose all that apply) *
Are you willing to commit to meeting with the Way of Peace Fellows bi-weekly between October and April? There may also be other events and gatherings in which you would be required to attend. *
See photos of last year's Way of Peace Fellowship Dialogue here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm1HYRAb

Full video recordings are available here: https://vimeo.com/album/4608172 and at the John Main Center website: johnmaincenter.org

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