2012 “The draft of a “rule” for an interfaith ashram proposed by John Dupuche and Michael Mifsud, priests of the Archdiocese of Melbourne,”

Dupuche, John and Michael Mifsud, “The draft of a “rule” for an interfaith ashram proposed by John Dupuche and Michael Mifsud, priests of the Archdiocese of Melbourne,” in William Skudlarek (ed.), Dilatato Corde New York: Lantern Books, 2012. vol. 1, 149-60.

Introduction:
For the last eight years Father John Dupuche, a priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, has lived in an interfaith household – in fact, the parish house – with Swami Sannyasanand, a yogi of the Satyananda lineage, and Venerable Lobsang Tendar, a Tibetan Buddhist monk of the Gyuto tradition. His experience in this context and his wider interfaith activities in Melbourne have led him, together with Father Michael Mifsud, an Oblate of the Camaldolese tradition, to wish to set up a fully fledged interfaith ashram. They have drawn up this “rule” and would appreciate comments from readers.
Their experience …. has shown the immense spiritual value of such a context for opening up the Christian mystery in ways we had never imagined possible. It will also show how humans can live together in unity and diversity.
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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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