Rev Dr Rowan Williams: Theology and meditation

This lecture is in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Religion and Theology.

It was organised in partnership between Public and Ceremonial Events and the Department of Religion and Theology.

This event took place on Monday 14 March 2016.

Rev Dr Rowan Williams (Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge University) with a response from Rupert Gethin (Professor of Buddhist Studies, University of Bristol).
Introduced by Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol to be followed by general Q&A.
Rowan Williams has long written and spoken about Christian meditation. He has also more recently written about Buddhist meditation in the context of interfaith dialogue. In this address, Rowan Williams will speak about Christian meditation and also make some comments on Eastern forms of meditation. Rupert Gethin, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhist meditation, will give a brief response to the talk. There will be time for questions from the floor. The evening promises to open up intellectual and practical questions related to meditation and the study and practice of religion.