Bridges Academy: The New Monasticism and Contemplative Living

Bridges Academy: The New Monasticism and Contemplative Living

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Degheri Alumni Center, 120

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




This presentation will explore contemplative approaches to daily life, with particular attention to the importance of interiority and silence. In the process, Dr. Louis Komjathy, from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, will discuss New Monasticism, which is an emerging lay contemplative movement, and Contemplative Studies, which is an emerging interdisciplinary field dedicated to research and education on contemplative practice and contemplative experience. This talk will invite attendees to consider life itself as a contemplative space, one in which we explore our deeper meaning, values, commitments, and purpose. This includes reality beyond the merely human.

Bridges Academy is a continuing education program for those 55 and older. Join us for exciting lectures given by USD’s leading faculty. All lectures are held mid-week on the picturesque USD campus. While the lecture series is free to all participants, the Office of Planned Giving encourages the growth of the Bridges Endowed Scholarship fund, which awards merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

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Degheri Alumni Center 228
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4724
Fax: (619) 260-4790

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