Jesus and Buddha: Practicing Across Traditions - Film Screening & Discussion

with John Ankele

May 9th (2014)

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  • $20 Patron
  • $15 General

Join acclaimed filmmaker John Ankele for a special screening of his film "Jesus & Buddha- Practicing Across Traditions" followed by an interfaith discussion about these two rich and often complementary spiritual traditions.

Jesus and Buddha - Practicing Across Traditions (documentary, 44 min.)

– John Makransky, Assoc. Professor of Buddhism & Comparative Theology, Boston College

"Soul Food"
– Judith Robinson, Jungian Analyst

Three leading figures in today’s Buddhist-Christian dialogue share their personal journeys in the new documentary Jesus and Buddha: Practicing Across Traditions. We learn how following the path of the Buddha has transformed and deepened their understanding of who Jesus was and what he taught. Their experience and insight bring these two liberating archetypes alive in a way that can help guide us through our own confusion and struggle toward lives filled with joy and gratitude, compassion, and service.

The film features Father Robert Kennedy, a Jesuit priest and Zen teacher; Chung Hyun Kyung, Professor of Ecumenical Theology and Interfaith Engagement at Union Theological Seminary and a Buddhist Dharma teacher; and Paul Knitter, Professor of Theology, World Religions and Culture at Union Theological Seminary.

John Ankele is a long-time teacher of Shambhala Training and a film and video producer. His work has been broadcast on PBS and ABC-TV and has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the Smithsonian, the United Nations and the Margaret Mead Film Festival.

John also holds an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church. As a student of both Zen and Shambhala Buddhist traditions and as a member of the Society of Buddhist-Christian Studies, he has been involved in interfaith dialogue for many years.

Online registration for this program has closed. Please arrive by 6:30 to register and purchase a ticket. Call the office for more info: (212) 675-6544