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29
Jun 2017
  • 16:30 - 18:30
    Opening of the Conference

    Meeting room Sala Venerable

     

    Dr Raquel Bouso Garcia (Chair)

    18.30-18.45: Welcome, Announcements

    18.45-19.00: Welcome Note by Father Ramon Oranias of Montserrat

    19.00-20.00: Keynote Paper plus Q&A

    Meditation in Buddhist-Christian Encounter: Different Contexts, Different Expressions.

    Elizabeth Harris, Birmingham University

    20.00-20.15: Introduction to the Conference Program, Technicalities

  • 18:30 - 20:00
30
Jun 2017
  • 05:30 - 06:00
    Meditation

    Leader: Ana María Schlüter (tbc)

  • 06:00 - 07:00
  • 07:15 - 10:45
    Session I: Meditation/Contemplation in Traditional Buddhism and Christianity

    Meeting room Sala Venerable

     

    Chair: Professor Perry Schmidt-Leukel

    09.15-10.00  Meditation/Contemplation in the Christian Tradition
                            Karl Baier, University of Vienna

    10.00-10.45  Meditation and Contemplation in the Southern Buddhist Tradition
                            Sarah Shaw, Oxford University

    10.45-11.15 Coffee

    11.15-12.15 Plenary Discussion

  • 10:30 - 11:30
  • 11:30 - 13:30
    Siesta
  • 13:30 - 16:30
    Session II: Christian-Buddhist Encounter through Zen-Practice

    Meeting room Sala Venerable

     

    Chair: Dr Kurt Krammer

    15.30-16.15  Why do Christians Study Zen?
                    Ursula Baatz, University of Vienna

    16.15-17.00 Why Buddhists Taught Zen Meditation to Christians
                  Robert Sharf, University of California

    17.00-17.30  Coffee

    17.30-18.30  Plenary Discussion

  • 17:30 - 18:15
    Organ Concert - Ramon Oranias

    Basilica

    Program:

    Antonio de Cabezón (1510-1566) - Diferencias sobre el canto llano del Caballero

    Joan Baptista Cabanilles (1644-1712) – Batalla Imperial I cinquè to (atribuïda a J. K. Kerll)

    J. S. Bach (1685-1750) - Preludi i fuga en do m. BWV 549

    Louis Lefébure-Wely (1817-1870) – Andante ”Choeur de Voix humaines”

    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) – Apparition de l’Eglise Eternelle

    Jean Langlais (1907-1991) – Plainte (de la Suite Brève pour orgue)

    Manuel Castillo (1930-2005) – Fantasia para un libro de Órgano (1972)
     

1
Jul 2017
  • 05:30 - 06:00
    Meditation

    Leader: Kurt Krammer

  • 06:00 - 07:00
  • 07:15 - 10:15
    Session III: Christian-Buddhist Encounter through Mindfulness

    Meeting room Sala Venerable

     

    Chair: Dr Raquel Bouso Garcia

    09.15-10.00 The Western Interest in Mindfulness Meditation
                    Andreas Nehring, University of Erlangen

    10.00-10.45  Thích Nhất Hạnh’s Propagation of Mindfulness in the West
                   Elise DeVido, Duke Kunshan University

    10.45-11.15  Coffee

    11.15-12.15  Plenary Discussion

  • 10:30 - 11:30
  • 11:30 - 15:30
    Time to explore Montserrat (including a guided tour of the church and library: optional)
  • 15:30 - 18:30
    Session IV: The Hesychast Tradition and its Affinities to (Tibetan) Buddhism

    Meeting room Sala Venerable

     

    Chair: Dr Elizabeth Harris

    17.30-18.15  Hesychasm and Buddhism
                      Nicholas Alan Worssam, Glasshampton Monastery

    18.15-19.00  Hesychasm and Tantric Buddhism
                     Elizabete Taivane, University of Latvia

    19.00-19.30: Refreshments

    19.30-20.30: Plenary Discussion

  • 18:30 - 20:00
2
Jul 2017
  • 05:30 - 06:00
    Meditation

    Leader: John Makransky

  • 06:00 - 07:00
  • 07:00 - 08:30
    Open Presentations I (3-4 parallel groups with 3 papers in each group)

    Meeting rooms Sala Deàs, Sala Muntadas, and Sala La Llar

     

    Panel One:  Chair: Carlos Barbosa

    Panel Two: Chair: John O’Grady

    Panel Three: Sybille Fritz-Oppermann

  • 09:00 - 10:00
    Mass (optional)

    Basilica

  • 10:30 - 11:30
  • 11:30 - 13:30
    Siesta

    14.30  Meeting of ENBCS Board

  • 13:30 - 16:30
    Session V: Meditation and Action in Buddhism and Christianity

    Meeting room Sala Venerable

     

    Chair:  Dr John O’Grady

    15.30-16.15  The Need for Both Contemplative Practice and Social Analysis to Empower Effective Compassionate Action
                         John Makransky, Boston College

    16.15-17.00  Meditation and Action: A Christian View
                          Leo D. Lefebure, Georgetown University

    17.00-17.30: Coffee

    17.30-18.30: Plenary Discussion

  • 16:45 - 18:15
    Open Presentations II (3-4 parallel groups with 3 papers in each group)

    Meeting rooms Sala Deàs, Sala Muntadas, and Sala La Llar

     

    Panel One:  Chair: John O'Grady

    Panel Two: Chair: Amanda Fernandes

  • 18:15 - 18:45
    Conclusion of the Conference

    Meeting room Sala Venerable

    Farewell, Announcements, Words of Gratitude, etc.

    Closure Note by Mother Griselda Cos (Iberian MID)

  • 19:00 - 20:30
3
Jul 2017
  • 06:00 - 07:00
    Breakfast, Departures

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