The Way of Peace grew out of the 1995 John Main Seminar – The Good Heart – in which the Dalai Lama commented on the Gospels and had a dialogue with Laurence Freeman and other Christian teachers. The Way of Peace includes dialogue in spiritual practice, collaboration for the common good of humanity and pilgrimage as well as meetings among scholars.
It has recently inspired the Way of Peace Fellowship which formed among students of Georgetown University and Catholic University of America in Washington DC. The Fellowship held a dialogue at Georgetown University on 18 April with students and three teachers from different traditions: Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan (Director of Hindu Life at Georgetown University), Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, (co-founder and Director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership) and Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB (Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation). Sean Hagan (member of the Executive Committee of WCCM) was the moderator.
The three main themes of the panel concerned contemporary spirituality and religion: the role of meditation; dogma, doctrine, and scripture; and education and values.
This was the second Way of Peace Fellowship Dialogue, sponsored by The John Main Center at Georgetown and The Catholic University of America, The World Community for Christian Meditation, and The Meditatio Foundation.