Parallel Paths, Different Traditions: Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises and the Lam Rim Chen Mo
Parallel Paths, Different Traditions:
Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises & the Lam Rim Chen Mo
Offered by Susan Stabile at Episcopal House of Prayer
Thursday, November 14 – Sunday, November 17 (intermediate)
$425 (Scholarships available)
The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) is one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Both the meditations included in the Lam rim, as well as the stages of spiritual growth reflected in its presentation, offer gifts that can be appreciated by, and beneficial to, all spiritual practitioners.
This retreat will offer the opportunity to engage adapted versions of some of the Lam rim meditations. It will also explore parallels between the unfolding of experience that occurs in the Lam rim and in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in the Christian tradition. In both traditions, the use of imagination supports the contemplative practice of meditation on daily life experience.
Each day on retreat will include teacher presentations, guided group meditations, individual reflection time, shared silent meals, opportunity for group sharing and individual meetings with the retreat director.
Susan Stabile is a Christian who spent many years practicing Buddhism. She is a spiritual director and retreat leader trained in the Ignatian tradition yet is at home with spiritual practices outside of that tradition. The author of the book, Growing in Love and Wisdom: Tibetan Buddhist Sources for Christian Meditation (OUP 2013) and of the blog, Creo en Dios, Susan is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and an adjunct instructor in Theology at St. Catherine University. She previously held the position of Director of the University of St. Thomas Office for Spirituality. Susan regularly offers talks and retreats on spirituality.