A Thangka - sacred wall hanging - given by H. H. the Dalai Lama to Fr. Laurence Freeman and the World Community for Christian Meditation in December, 1998. Image © Robert Jonas.
Academic and Monastic Resources:
--www.society-buddhist-christian-studies.org (The best resource for Buddhist-Christian events in the academic vein is the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies).
(If you have some theological training or enjoy a little academic reflection on the Buddhist-Christian dialogue, subscribe to the once-a-year publication, Buddhist-Christian Studies or just read some fascinating online articles here).
-- http://monasticdialog.com/a.php?id=330 (A center for Buddhist-Christian Dialogue that is led by monks and nuns from many Catholic traditions, in dialogue with Buddhist monks and nuns. Occasionally, their retreats are open to lay people).
Contemplative Retreats & Buddhist-Christian Resources:
For those who want to attend Buddhist-Christian retreats go to:
-- www.mkzc.org/zen (The Maria Kannon Zen Center is led be Ruben Habito, a former Jesuit priest who is an ordained Zen master)
--www.wccm.org (World Community for Christian Meditation: Retreats led by Benedictine priest and monk, Fr. Laurence Freeman. See also essays about key contemplative Christian writings and writers at WCCM’s page for teachers, at: www.schoolforteachers.org/resources.html)
-- http://kennedyzen.tripod.com (Retreats led by Jesuit priest and Zen master, Fr. Robert E. Kennedy).
--www.centeringprayer.com (Retreats in the Trappist tradition, led by he founder of Contemplative Outreach, Fr. Thomas Keating).
--www.deserthouseofprayer.org (Retreats in the contemplative Franciscan Christian tradition).
--www.resecum.org/Pages/Retreats.aspx (Retreats in the Carmelite tradition, led by Mary Jo Meadow, and often co-led by Fr. Kevin Culligan and Fr. Daniel Chowning, under the umbrella of Resources for Ecumenical Spirituality. See also Carmelite writings in the contemplative tradition at: www.carmelite.org.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_CARMELITE_SPIRITUALITY_7.html
-- www.laycontemplative.org (See a list of contemplative Christian retreat and teaching centers. In particular, see the Osage Monastery (Benedictine) in Oklahoma. Contemplative Christian retreats with an openness to Hindu and Zen practices.
--www.crosscurrents.org/Ingram2.htm (A past President of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, Paul O. Ingram, has published a fine, short essay on the dialogue).
--www.innerexplorations.com/ewtext/east-wes.htm (Many original essays and interviews of leaders in the Buddhist-Christian dialogue can be found here--a site chock full of resources at the nexus of Christian mysticism, Asian spirituality and Jungian psychotherapy:
--www.innerexplorations.com/catew/10.htm (See here, an Inner Explorations video-interview with Robert A. Jonas).
--www.urbandharma.org/bcdialog (Another important Internet resource created by wanderingBuddhist monk, social activist and musician, Rev. Kusala at his Urban Dharma.
--www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Temple/6198/christianbuddhist.html (A gathering place for discussion of Buddhist-Christian topics)
--http://www.zenchristianity.uni.cc (A portal for the study of Zen Christianity)