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Former seminary now a leading Buddhist retreat house

Catholic World News - July 18, 2011

A former Capuchin seminary in New York State is now the site of the Garrison Institute, a retreat house where leading Buddhists from across the United States recently gathered. “Crosses still adorn one wall of this former Roman Catholic monastery, but a six-foot golden Buddha now anchors the main room,” the Associated Press reported.

One of the institute’s three spiritual advisers is a priest: Father Thomas Keating, the 88-year-old Trappist and leader of the centering-prayer movement.

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jul. 19, 2011 2:50 PM ET USA

    Remember that Gordon Conwell Seminary in Massachussetts, a former Carmelite monastery began producing the likes of Scott Hahn. Watch and pray.

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