VIRTUAL – Introductory session for multi-faith retreat series
May 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Inter-Spirituality and Comparative Mysticism
Led by Prof. Dr. Jorge Ferrer*, former core faculty and chairman at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco
Loyola House is hosting a virtual multi-faith retreat series on inter-spirituality and comparative mysticism. Conducted by leaders in the various traditions, the series includes four weekend retreats (Saturdays and Sundays) throughout May, June and July, beginning with an introductory session. Times listed are in EST.
In this introductory session, Prof. Jorge Ferrer will offer us the framework and tools to more deeply appreciate and understand the rich diversity of the various spiritual and mystical traditions. Having extensively taught, published, and publicly presented about the topic of inter-spirituality and comparative mysticism, he will be leading us through a brief meditation then discussing various ways to approach and understand spirituality and mysticism through a comparative approach. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of dialogical inquiry, mutual transformation, and critical pluralism for respectful and fruitful inter-religious exchanges. This will be an interactive session where participants will be able to ask questions and make comments.
This introductory session will be hosted on the online Zoom platform…look for the link here in late April.
- This introductory session is open to anyone at no charge…you are encouraged to sign up for one or more of the retreats below. Fees are discounted when signing up for more than one!
- All participating in the retreats listed below are strongly encouraged to attend this important session
Retreats in exploring contemplation and self-knowledge through the lenses of (retreat title is also the link):
- May 15-16 – Jesuit Ignatian and Buddhist traditions
- May 22-23 – Hinduism, Meditative Inquiry, and Muslim Sufi traditions
- June 12-13 – Indigenous, Jewish Kabbalah, and Lutheran traditions
- July 10-11 – Ancient Egyptian thought and Zoroastrianism
* Biographies of speakers and facilitators for this multi-faith retreat series can be found here