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
Interreligious Dialogue’.
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’,
Cabrini Hospital.

About interfaithashram

Rev. Dr. John Dupuche is a Roman Catholic Priest, a senior lecturer at MCD University of Divinity, and Honorary Fellow at Australian Catholic University. His doctorate is in Sanskrit in the field of Kashmir Shaivism. He is chair of the Catholic Interfaith Committee of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and has established a pastoral relationship with the parishes of Lilydale and Healesville. He is the author of 'Abhinavagupta: the Kula Ritual as elaborated in chapter 29 of the Tantraloka', 2003; 'Jesus, the Mantra of God', 2005; 'Vers un tantra chrétien' in 2009; translated as 'Towards a Christian Tantra' in 2009. He has written many articles. He travels to India each year. He lives in an interfaith ashram.
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