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A Hidden Wholeness: Zen Photography of Thomas Merton

A HIDDEN WHOLENESS: THE ZENPHOTOGRAPHY OF THOMAS MERTON Exhibit open Thursday Dec. 4 at 3 pm through Feb. 26 Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room G-20   “Almost dizzying on aesthetic and intellectual levels . . . ” Steve Euvino, South Bend Tribune   A collection of thirty-five black and white images photographed at the Abbey of Gethsemane in Trappist, Kentucky…

Posted on November 5, 2015 in News, UPCOMING EVENT,


Life at Gethsemani Abbey, Poetry of Thomas Merton and Paul Quenon

Life at Gethsemani Abbey: Poetry of Thomas Merton and Paul Quenon Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7 pm Vanderbilt Divinity School Reading Room 124   Brother Paul Quenon has been a monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani for 57 years. He received his initial training as a Novice under Thomas Merton. Originally from West Virginia, Paul has retained a love for…

Posted on November 5, 2015 in News, UPCOMING EVENT,


Merton’s Jazz and Memories of a Friend

MERTON’S JAZZ AND MEMORIES OF A FRIEND, BY DICK SISTO Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 pm Vanderbilt Divinity School Reading Room 124   Dick Sisto (vibraphone and talking drum) Jeremy Allen (bass). Dick Sisto is an internationally renowned vibraphonist, author of The Jazz Vibraphone Book pub. by Hal Leonard and composer of the original music for the PBS DVD…

Posted on November 5, 2015 in News, UPCOMING EVENT,


Workshop on Contemplative Leadership

WORKSHOP ON CONTEMPLATIVE LEADERSHIP Saturday, Dec. 5 at 9:30 am Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room 122 Facilitator: Kat Baker, PhD Associate Director, Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions.   Using the wisdom of Thomas Merton, this workshop will explore the perspectives and practices of contemplative leadership. Questions to be considered include: What is contemplation and how does it center one’s…

Posted on November 5, 2015 in News, UPCOMING EVENT,


The 38th Annual Holocaust Lecture Series

Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series 2015 Gender and Genocide ALL EVENTS WILL START AT 7 PM   General description of lecture series Now in its 38th year, Vanderbilt’s annual Holocaust lecture series is the longest-running program of its kind at any university in the U.S. This year’s theme is gender and genocide. As one of our…

Posted on October 8, 2015 in UPCOMING EVENT


Matisyahu to Headline Project Dialogue’s 25th year

Project Dialogue is a year-long, University-wide program that seeks to involve the entire Vanderbilt community in public discourse and reflection connecting classroom learning with larger societal issues. Project Dialogue also serves to increase contact between students, staff, and faculty and encourages interaction among student organizations through implementing various methods of perspective including: lectures, debates, films,…

Posted on August 29, 2014 in Project Dialogue, UPCOMING EVENT


First Events of the Year

The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life would like to welcome back all returning students with a special greeting to our new first-year class! While we have many exciting events throughout the year, here’s a look at some of the first few. On Sunday the 24th of August, we held the annual Religious…

Posted on August 27, 2014 in UPCOMING EVENT


Seigenthaler, A Photo Exhibit by Lou Outlaw

Title: Seigenthaler, A Photo Exhibit by Lou Outlaw Location: Black Cultural Center Link out: Click here Description: Join us Friday, August 29th at 12 Noon in the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center for tan Opening Discussion and Reception for Seigenthaler, a photo exhibit by Lou Outlaw. The exhibit will be on display 8AM-5PM Weekdays…

Posted on August 27, 2014 in UPCOMING EVENT


Dr. Drew Pinksy Talks on the College Drug Culture for Project Dialogue

Posted on March 14, 2014 in Project Dialogue, UPCOMING EVENT


Vanderbilt Ally Days Feb 19-28

  ILENS Film Showing of “Brother Outsider” Wednesday February 19th @ Sarratt Cinema BROTHER OUTSIDER has introduced millions of viewers around the world to the life and work of Bayard Rustin — a visionary strategist and activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A disciple of Gandhi, a mentor…

Posted on February 17, 2014 in UPCOMING EVENT