As we enter into the final days and hours before the Parliament of Religions in Melbourne, Australia, we would like to take some time to reflect on the work ahead. The 2009 Parliament will be ripe with challenge and promise and we will engage this opportunity by considering the interreligious movement as a whole.
We are happy to share this series of five articles to help attendees prepare for their Parliament experience.
Our second article, written by Dr. Judith Simmer-Brown, is titled Commitment and Openness: A Contemplative Approach to Pluralism. The article reflects upon the relationship between pluralism and contemplation, suggesting that it is ultimately complementary and necessary. The article treats this both in reference to the Parliament of Religions as well as in the context of the larger world. Dr. Simmer-Brown is the Chair of Religious Studies at Naropa University and author of Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism. Please read her full article here.