Interfaith Dialogue with Judith Simmer-Brown and Netanel Miles-Yépez
Judith Simmer-Brown, Distinguished Professor Emeritx of Contemplative and Religious Studies, has been on the faculty since 1978 and was introduced to interreligious dialogue by her teacher, Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, shortly after she began teaching at Naropa. For eight years, she directed Naropa’s annual conference on Buddhist-Christian dialogue, joining in as a dialogue partner with renowned contemplatives like my teacher and H. H. the XIV Dalai Lama, Fr. Thomas Keating, Br. David Steindl-Rast, Eido Shimano Roshi, Mother Tessa Bielecki, Pema Chodron, and Munindra-ji.
Netanel Miles-Yépez, DD, is an artist, philosopher, religion scholar, and spiritual teacher. He is the current Pir of the Inayati-Maimuni lineage of Sufism, and is considered a leading thinker in the Interspiritual and New Monasticism movements.