Serendipitous Syncretism.

June 7, 2009

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After posting a very long ramble about Buddhist/Christian syncretism, I came across a great piece about an inter-faith Catholic/Buddhist Dialogue in Los Angeles. Really fascinating stuff; covers the foundations and similarities of the two faiths far better than I could. 

A short summary by way of an excerpt:

Looking for common points of reference has turned out to be more difficult that one could imagine. But, in view of the compassion central to each tradition, a concern for the welfare of all beings stands out.  Each tradition seeks to draw people towards a greater, purer more loving reality than that found in the ordinary human context of life, so that they may realize their full potential.

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