Curriculum vitae of Rev. Dr. John R. Dupuche
DOB 30 July 1940
1944-1948 Mandeville Hall, Toorak
1949-1953 Kostka Hall, Brighton
1954-1958 Xavier College, Kew
1959-1960 Jesuit Novitiate, Watsonia
1961-1963 Undergraduate course in Scholastic Philosophy
(Collegium Maximum Sancti Ignatii, Watsonia)
1964-67 B.A. (Hons.) (Melbourne) in French and German Literature
1968-1969 M.A. (Melbourne); thesis: Citadelle d’Antoine de St Exupéry.
1970. Foreign Affairs Department, Canberra; training for the Consular
1973 B.D. (Hons.) (Melbourne College of Divinity)
1974-1977 Assistant Priest at Corpus Christi Parish, Glenroy
1978-1986 Lecturer-in-charge of the Religious Education Department at
Christ College, Oakleigh (now Australian Catholic University);
and Co-ordinator of Chaplaincy Services
1984 Australian Catholic Theological Association
(secretary from 1984-1986)
1987 Study leave in California (New Camaldoli), Italy (Camaldoli),
Egypt (Mt Sinai), and India (Shantivanam)
1988 Assistant Priest at Hoppers Crossing
1989-1996 Parish Priest, East Doncaster,
1995 Graduate Diploma in Humanities (La Trobe) in Sanskrit
1996-1998 Ph. D. (La Trobe); thesis title: Abhinavagupta: the Kula Ritual
as elaborated in chapter 29 of the Tantrāloka.
1995-2013 East-West Meditation Foundation (Director)
1996 – Chaplaincy assistance to the Francophone community of Melbourne
2000 Administrator at Glenroy, Wantirna and Gisborne
2001-2005 Honorary Research Associate, Centre for Studies in Religion and
Theology,Monash University (Melbourne) (2001-2005 approx).
2000 – Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission, Archdiocese of Melbourne
2001 – Parish Priest Stella Maris, Beaumaris; St Joseph, Black Rock.
2001 – Deanery Coordinator of the Bayside Deanery
2003 – Chairperson, Catholic Interfaith Committee, Archdiocese of
2002-2011 VCC, Faith and Order Commission (Chair 2003-2007 approx.).
2005-2009 Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in the Institute for the
Advancement of Research at Australian Catholic University.
2005-2012 Co-ordinator, School of Prayer, Archdiocese of Melbourne
2006-2011 Co-ordinator of Certificate in Guiding Meditation (CEGM) at ACU
2006-2009 Faith Communities Forum Victoria
2007-2013 Premier’s Multifaith Advisory Group
2008-2010 Director on the board of ‘Dialogue Intermonastique – Monastic
2008-2009 Project Management Committee of the Parliament of the World’s
2009 – Honorary Fellow of Australian Catholic University.
2010-2013 Faith Communities Council Victoria
2011 – Co-ordinator of Graduate Certificate in Guiding Meditation
(GCGM) at MCD.
2012 – Lecturing staff at CTC,
2013 – named Senior Lecturer, MCD University of Divinity,
2013 – Executive committee, School of Prayer, Archdiocese of Melbourne
2013-2016 President, Mela Interfaith Association
2015 Retirement as Parish Priest of Nazareth Parish, Ricketts Point
2015-2017 member of the Project Advisory Committee, for the ‘Online
Resource for Religious and Cultural Advance Care Planning’,