Thomas Merton with the Road Scholar Program
October 13-18, 2013.
Tibetan Sacred Sand Mandala by the Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery
Visit of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama
A Hidden Wholeness: The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton - May 7th-June 2nd, 2013.
Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama - Special Exhibit - April 29th-June 2nd, 2013.
Thomas Merton and the Second Vatican Council - Fall 2013 Lecture Series
October 9th, 16th, 30th and November 6th, 2013.
Thirteenth General Meeting of the International Thomas Merton Society
June 13th - 16th, 2013 - Sacred Heart University, Fairfield CT.
Thomas Merton with Road Scholar Program
Road Scholar Program "Week with Thomas Merton"
The Fall 2013 Merton Road Scholar [elderhostel] week will take place from Sunday 13th October until Friday 18th October, 2013 - this program is currently fully booked with a waiting list. For further details contact Linda Bailey on (502) 272 8161 or by e-mail: email@example.com or visit the Road Scholar website.
Tibetan Sacred Sand Mandala of compassion
by the Monks of
Drepung Gomang Monastery
Between November 26th and December 3rd, 2012 monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery created a Sacred Sand Mandala of Compassion at the Thomas Merton Center.
The Sacred Sand Mandala of Compassion
at the Thomas Merton Center
Photographs taken during the construction of the Mandala can be viewed on the Facebook pages of the International Thomas Merton Society at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10151181430768311&type=1
And three short films are also available for viewing on You Tube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQZ9o__kTNg - Carol Stewart talks
about the Mandala, along with comments about it from some of the
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQZ9o__kTNg - Carol Stewart talks about the Mandala, along with comments about it from some of the observers.
Thomas Merton and the Second Vatican Council
Hilary's, Horrigan Hall, Bellarmine University
Free and Open to the Public
Thomas Merton and Pope John XXIII
October 9th, 2013 - 7 pm
by Michael W. Higgins
Michael W. Higgins is vice-president for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University, the author of dozens of books including Genius Born of Anguish: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen, and Heretic Blood: The Spiritual Geography of Thomas Merton. He co-edited the recently published collection Vatican II: A Universal Call to Holiness and is the official biographer of Henri Nouwen.
Thomas Merton, Vatican II and
October 16th, 2013 - 7 pm
by Bonnie B.
Bonnie B. Thurston is a founding member, past president and board member of the ITMS. She was ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She edited Merton and Buddhism (2007), Hidden in the Same Mystery: Thomas Merton and Loretto (2010) and Thomas Merton on Eastern Meditation (2012) and has written eighteen books on scripture and on spirituality. She lives quietly in her home state, West Virginia.
Thomas Merton, Abraham Joshua Heschel and
October 30th, 2013 - 7 pm
Edward K. Kaplan
Edward K. Kaplan is Kevy and
Hortense Kaiserman Professor in the Humanities at Brandeis
University where he teaches
French, comparative literature, and religion.
His two volume biography of Abraham Joshua Heschel -
Heschel: Prophetic Witness
Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua
Heschel in America, 1940-1972 -
is published by Yale University
In April-May 2012 he taught a seminar on Thomas Merton and
Abraham Heschel at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome,
under the auspices of the Cardinal Bea Institute for Judaic Studies .
The Impact of Thomas Merton and Vatican II on the
By Anthony T. Padovano
November 6th, 2013 - 7 pm
Anthony T. Padovano holds doctorates and professorships in theology and literature. He is the author of twenty-nine books including The Human Journey: Thomas Merton, Symbol of a Century and Thomas Merton: Becoming Who You Are, along with three award-winning plays, Conscience and Conflict, translated into nine languages. He has been visiting professor at twenty-five American colleges and universities, lectures world-wide and appears regularly in the media on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Paradox of Place: Thomas Merton's Photography
The exhibit of Merton's photographs celebrating the 40th Anniversary (1963-2003) of the Thomas Merton Collection at Bellarmine University is now a permanent exhibit displayed in the W. L. Lyons Brown Library on the Bellarmine University campus. This exhibit focuses on the places Merton visited in his final travels of 1968 including California, Alaska and Asia and the contrast with his photographs of Gethsemani and his hermitage.
Financial assistance is needed to
assist with funding these special events at the Thomas Merton Center. If
you would be interested in assisting with funding, or becoming a major
sponsor for one of these events please contact:
Dr Paul Pearson on (502) 272 8177 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org