Seminar Date

October 19 - 22, 2020

Seminar Location

Online seminar

       JOHN MAIN SEMINAR 2020

ONE HEART, ONE HOPE

Indigenous wisdom and the future of humanity.

Explore ancestral wisdom and spirituality to chart a common path to the future.

About the John Main Seminar

It has been organized by the World Community for Christian Meditation in various countries and has become an annual event since 1984. It was established to honor the memory of Fr. John Main and his legacy to broaden and deepen the teaching of Christian Meditation. Previous hosts include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Cardinal Walter Kaspar, former Irish President Mary McAleese, and contemplative Christians Abbot Thomas Keating, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, and Father Richard Rohr.
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Time Zones

We are so excited to have attendees, speakers, and volunteers from all over the world, and that means different time zones!

It’s important to note that the event schedule is Central Daylight Time, also known as CDT or CDST which is UTC -5.
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Seminar Program Online
Day 1 Monday, October 19
MEXICO (Central Time) ACTIVITY SPEAKERS
14:00 to 14:45 CONFERENCE 1 INDIGENOUS WISDOM Fr. ALEX ZATYRKA MEXICO
14:45 to 15:30 Work group discussion Work Group participants
15:30 to 16:00 Break
16:00 to 17:00 Online Dialog Fr. ALEX and Fr. LAURENCE
17:00 to 18:00 Break
18:00 to 18:45 CONFERENCE 2 HEALING TAU HUIRAMA and VANESSA ELDRIDGE NEW ZEALAND
18:45 to 19:30 Work group discussion Work Group participants
19:30 to 20:00 Break
20:00 to 21:00 Online Dialog TAU, VANESSA and Fr. LAURENCE
   
 
Day 2 Tuesday October 20th.
MEXICO (Central Time) ACTIVITY SPEAKERS
7:00 to 7:45 CONFERENCE 3 BUILDING BRIDGES ANA MARIA LLAMAZARES ARGENTINA
7:45 to 8:30 Work group discussion Work Group participants
8:30 to 9:00 Break
9:00 to 10:00 Online Dialog ANA MARIA and Fr. LAURENCE
   
10:00 to 10:45 CONFERENCE 2 HEALING (recorded) TAU HUIRAMA and VANESSA ELDRIDGE NEW ZEALAND
10.45 to 11:30 Work group discussion Work Group participants
11:30 to 12:00 Break
12_00 to 13:00 Online Dialog TAU, VANESSA and Fr. LAURENCE
13:00 to 14:00 Break
14:00 to 14:45 CONFERENCE 4 LITURGY PULENG MATSANENG SOUTH AFRICA
14:45 to 15:30 Work group discussion Work Group participants
15:30 to 16:00 Break
16:00 to 17:00 Online Dialog PULENG and Fr. LAURENCE
17:00 to 18:00  
18:00 to 18:45 CONFERENCE 5 RECONCILIATION RON BEREZAN and IVAN ROSYPSKYE CANADA
18:45 to 19:30 Work group discussion Work Group participants
19:30 to 20:00 Break
20:00 to 21:00 Work group discussion Work Group participants
   
 
Day 3 Wednesday October 21st.
MEXICO (Central Time) ACTIVITY SPEAKERS
10:00 to 10:45 CONFERENCE 5 RECONCILIATION (recorded) RON BEREZAN and IVAN ROSYPSKYE CANADA
10.45 to 11:30 Work group discussion Work Group participants
11:30 to 12:00 Break
12_00 to 13:00 Online Dialog RON, IVAN and Fr. LAURENCE
13:00 to 14:00  
14:00 to 14:45 CONFERENCE 6 INDIGENOUS WISDOM Fr. ALEX ZATYRKA MEXICO
14:45 to 15:30 Work group discussion Work Group discussion
15:30 to 16:00 Break
16:00 to 17:00 Online Dialog Fr. ALEX and Fr. LAURENCE
17:00 to 18:00
18:00 to 18:45 CONFERENCE 7 CARE OF MOTHER EARTH HILARIO CHI CANUL MEXICO
18:45 to 19:30 Work group discussion Work Group discussion
19:30 to 20:00 Break
20:00 to 21:00 Online Dialog HILARIO and Fr. LAURENCE
 
 
Day 4 Thursday October 22nd.
MEXICO Time ACTIVITY SPEAKERS
10:00 to 10:45 CONFERENCE 7 CARE OF MOTHER EARTH (Rec.) HILARIO CHI CANUL MEXICO
10.45 to 11:30 Work group discussion Work Group discussion
11:30 to 12:00 Break
12:00 to 13:00 Online Dialog HILARIO and Fr. LAURENCE Dialog
13:00 to 14:00  
14:00 to 15:00 ONLINE PANEL INDIGENOUS WISDOM CONCLUSIONS Fr. ALEX ZATYRKA and Fr. LAURENCE
15:00 to 16:00 Online Concelebrated Holy Mass Fr. ALEX ZATYRKA and Fr. LAURENCE

Seminar Speakers

Hilario Chi Canul

Mexican linguist of Maya ethnicity and Professor of Maya at the University of Quintana Roo

Hilario Chi Canul (Born 16 October 1981) is a Mexican linguist of Maya ethnicity who worked as a translator and Yucatec Maya language coach

Ivan Rosypskye

Artist and a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation

Ivan Rosypskye is an artist and a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation on the Northern BC coast of Canada. He is a highly

Ron Berezan

Permaculture and organic agriculture consultant and Anglican “Eco-Deacon”

(Rev) Ron Berezan lives in the traditional territory of the Tla’Amin First Nation (Powell River, BC, Canada). He is a permaculture and organic farming

Ana María LLamazares

Anthropologist, Researcher and professor Argentina

Anthropologist (UBA) with postgraduate training in Epistemology. Researcher at CONICET and professor of the Master's Degree in Cultural Diversity at the Tres de Febrero

Puleng Matsaneng

Jesuit Institute of South Africa

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Puleng Matsaneng was born in Johannesburg and grew up in Soweto. She attended school at Mohaladitoe Senior Secondary School in the Free State. Puleng

Tau Huirama, Tainui

Internationally trained indigenous Māori speaker, New Zealand

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tau is an inspirational indigenous, cultural and spiritual story teller and public speaker with wide life and cultural experience that provides him with deep

Vanessa Eldridge – Ngāti Kahüngunu and Rongomaiwahine

Manager, Day Hospice at Mary Potter Hospice, Wellington, New Zealand

Vanessa is Manager Day Services at Mary Potter Hospice in Wellington New Zealand. Vanessa has a background in nursing and now leads a diverse

Alex Zatyrka SJ

Seminar main speaker Mexico

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Doctor of Theology, University of Innsbruck, Austria. Master of Science with a specialty in Agricultural Economics, University of Cornell, United States.

Laurence Freeman OSB

WCCM Director

Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation. Laurence Freeman was born in England in 1951 where he was educated by the Benedictines and studied
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