BUDDHIST-MUSLIM DIALOGUE SERIES -- PUBLICATIONS
“When heart meets heart, the world is filled with love and peace.”
The first volume Listening: Buddhist-Muslim Dialogues 2002-04, co-edited by Bhikkhuni Liao-yi and Maria Reis Habito, published by the Museum of World Religions Development Foundation (2005), contains the series of dialogues and discussions that were held at Columbia University, in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta in 2002, as well as the dialogue held at the UNESCO in Paris in 2003, and in Barcelona in 2004. The introduction by Michael von Brueck offers a detailed discussion of pluralism as basis for dialogue. The volume contains biographical information on all of the distinguished participants. In the words of the late David Chappel (1940-2004), to whom this volume is dedicated, on the series: “This is the first time that such an event really has developed in human history.”
The second volume Responding, edited by Bhikkhuni Liao-yi, published by the Prajna Foundation of Ling-jiou Mountain in 2009, contains excerpts and highlights of the dialogues held in Teheran and Barcelona in 2004, in Marrakesh in 2005, at Beijing University in 2006, in Taipei in 2008 at the UN headquarters in New York in 2008. It is only available in Chinese.
The third volume Heart to Heart: Buddhist Muslim Encounters in Ladakh, co-edited by Bhikkhuni Liao-yi and Maria Reis Habito, published by the Museum of World Religions Development Foundation (2012), contains the dialogue held in Leh, Ladakh, in 2011. It is dedicated to the memory of the late Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari (1949-2010). The introduction by Siddiq Wahid: “Knowing many paths, adhering to one” captures the sprit of all of the dialogues.
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