€70 – €120

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Location

Trinity College (JM Synge Theatre, Arts Block)

College Green

Dublin 2

Ireland

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Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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John Main has become regarded as a modern spiritual master, whose teaching on contemplative prayer inaugurated a global community and movement. John Main studied Law at Trinity College Dublin (1950-54). After a short career as a diplomat in Malaya, where he discovered meditation as part of the universal wisdom, he taught Law at Trinity from 1956-58. After becoming a Benedictine monk he discovered meditation in his own tradition and dedicated the rest of his life to restoring it to the heart of the Church. Set in the university context that helped form him, this conference will present his life and the context of his teaching, his insights that prove so transformative for many and the influence he and the community he inspired is having on the world.

John Main’s teaching and practice is rooted in the Christian mystical theology tradition and practice which continues to have great relevance today. The conference will address that tradition and the significance of his insights on contemplation and prayer for today. The conference brochure may be downloaded by clicking here.

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Conference Details

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9.30 - 17.10/17:45

(Registration 8:45-9.30 and optional meditation 17:15-17:45)

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 9.30 -17.00

The Conference will be held in the JM Synge Theatre in the Arts Block, which is readily accessible from the Nassau Street entrance to the college, directly opposite Dawson Street.

Please note that tickets must be booked online; there will be no ticket sales on the day.

Regrettably, places are limited at this venue so early booking is advisable. Tickets are non-refundable.


Conference Contributors Include

Friday 15 September 2017

Dr Anne Marie Karlsson, (Cambridge),
The Atlas of Life: Contemplation in the Thought of Thomas Merton

Laurence Freeman, Benedictine monk, and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation.
John Main: Life, Teaching and Legacy

Professor Bernard McGinn, Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology, University of Chicago. 1. What is Mysticism and Why is it Important? 2. Contemplative Insights from Early Christianity

Mary O’Driscoll, OP, Angelicum University, Rome.
Listening for God’s Cough (Catherine of Sienna)

Dr Fáinche Ryan and Dr Con Casey,Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin.
Recovering the Book of Kells for Contemplative Prayer


Saturday 16 September 2017

Dr Mark Dooley, Philosopher, author and journalist.
John Main: Bringing It All Back Home

Laurence Freeman, Benedictine monk, and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation.
John Main and Modern Christian Identity

Dr Noel Keating, National Coordinator of Christian Meditation Ireland and Meditation with Children Project.
Meditation with Children

Professor Bernard McGinn, Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology, University of Chicago. 3. Perspectives on the Meaning of Contemplative Prayer from Meister Eckhart and Julian of Norwich 4. Praying the 'Our Father' with the Mystics.

Dr Barry White, Director of Quality and Clinical Care at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Meditation & Health


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Trinity College is located on College Green in Dublin City Centre and is readily accessible by Public Transport. Parking will not be available on site but there are a number of public car parks in the vicinity.

What about accomodation?

The ticket price does not include accommodation. Attendees will make their own accommodation arrangements.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Noel Keating nkeating@eircom.net or +353872251183

What's the refund policy?

Tickets purchased are non-refundable

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring your printed ticket with you to the event.

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Trinity College (JM Synge Theatre, Arts Block)

College Green

Dublin 2

Ireland

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Refund Policy

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