Saturday Afternoon Discussion
Saturday, May 17, 2014 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM

331 Riverside Drive (between 105 and 106 Streets)
New York, NY 10025

The Christian Buddhist

Can you have Dual Religious Belongings?

Dr. John Carman

Professor Carman will discuss the issues and effects of dual religious belongings.  Can you have two faiths and practices and be true to both.  His talk will center on the similarities in world religions and focus on a particular article by John Cobb’s “Can a Christian be a Buddhist too?”

Dr. John B. Carman is Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Religion, Emeritus, at Harvard Divinity School, where he taught from 1963 to 2000 and where from 1973 to 1989 he was Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions. His main scholarly interests have been in Dutch phenomenology of religion, comparative ethics, relating Christian theology to the academic study of religion, Hindu devotional religion (bhakti) and its relation to Christianity, and village Christian churches in South India. He and his wife, Ann Rogers Carman, now live in South Portland, Maine. His major publications are The Theology of Ramanuja: An Essay in Interreligious Understanding and Majesty and Meekness: A Comparative Study of Contrast and Harmony in the Concept of God.

Please join us for this interactive religious discussion that is sure to be lively and exciting.

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Saturday Afternoon Discussion
Saturday, June 7, 2014 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM

331 Riverside Drive (between 105 and 106 Streets)
New York, NY 10025

C.G. Jung’s Ideas about the Human Psyche

David Rottman

David Rottman will discuss Jung’s ideas about the relationship of consciousness to the Self, his concept of psychic energy, the role of the ego in the development of personality, the nature of psychic images, the role of the masculine and feminine contrasexual elements in the psyche and touch on the role of religious experience in healing complexes and neuroses.

David Rottman is President and Chairman of the Board of the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology in New York City, and is a member of the Foundation’s Continuing Educational Faculty.  He has lectured and taught courses on Jungian psychology for more than 20 years including the following topics: The Persona: Archetype of Successful Adaptation; The Role of Family History in the Career; The Career as an Expression of the (Higher) self; Making Meaning at Work in a Time of Upheaval; The Archetype of Renewal in the Career; and Creativity in Careers.  David is the author of the recently published book “The Career as a Path to the Soul, Stories and Thoughts about Finding Meaning in Work and Life.” 

David retired in 2011 as Senior Vice President and Career Development Executive in Corporate Human Resources at JPMorgan Chase.  He was the Founder and first President of the Career Counselors Consortium; he served on the charter Board of Directors of the Association of Career Professionals and is an active member of the Advisory Board of Palms for Life Fund.

He is married to Hannah Laufer-Rottman, Founder and Executive Director of the Palms for Life Fund. They reside in New York City.

Please join us and discover our human psyche in this world of suffering.

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A suggested donation of $10 for ABSC members/students and all others $15 is requested.

Shin Buddhist Retreat

August 8-10, 2014

Rev. Dr. Mark Unno

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
149 Lockwood Road
Barre, Massachusetts 01005

This workshop explores the deeper dimensions of Shin Buddhism in larger philosophical and cultural contexts, taking up the core issues of relative perspectives, dissolving dualistic boundaries, and realizing the oneness of reality. The discussion is based on the works of Shinran (1173-1263) contained in the classical Tannisho (Lamenting the Deviations). The weekend consists of dharma talks, open discussion, and free inquiry, as well as quiet sitting and sutra chanting.
To register please click on the link.

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