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Dennis Slatttery


Dear Empty Bell friends, We’ll kick off our Fall, ’22 gatherings with a fascinating, wisdom-provoking visit by Dennis Patrick Slattery, who describes himself as an Oblate at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur. Yet this identity barely scratches the surface of a man with great depth and creativity. Dennis is a Distinguished Core Faculty-member at

Dr. John Prendergast


Our guest is the non-dual Jungian psychotherapist, Dr. John Prendergast (see him on YouTube).

Seeking with a Pure Heart: Adventures in Buddhist-Christian Encounter


Course Description: In this freely-offered, dana-based program, over three afternoon sessions, Dr. Robert Jonas and Dr. Mark Unno will offer an experiential learning opportunity in Buddhist-Christian Encounter. With nearly three-quarters of a century of combined experience in Buddhist-Christian dialogue and practice, Jonas and Unno will provide: 1) An overview of the history of Buddhist-Christian Dialogue;

Course: Nouwen & the Trinity with Dr. Robert Jonas


What does St. Paul mean when he maintains that we have “the mind of Christ” (1 Cor. 2:16)?  What did renowned spiritual writer Henri Nouwen mean in calling us to the “life of the beloved?” Following a trail of scriptural sayings, as well as the teachings of ancient Christian mystics, and stories from Yale Divinity School professor

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