Risen Life (Veronica Mary Rolf, Eva Natanya, Laurence Freeman, Giovanni Felicioni)
This event is online only
The deepest core of all Christian wisdom is the inexplicable yet experiential reality of the Resurrection of Jesus.
This seminar – inspired by the new book, Living Resurrected Lives: What It Means and Why It Matters, by Veronica Mary Rolf and Eva Natanya – is hosted by Bonnevaux and will be an exciting exchange and exploration in dialogue with its authors, together with Laurence Freeman and Giovanni Felicioni from the Bonnevaux community. Each presenter and the discussion will explore how belief in the Resurrection throws a transforming light onto how we live through our present crisis.
The themes will be covered by each speaker to form rich perspectives on this core Christian revelation. This will provide stimulating discussion for the workshops and the Q&As with the panellists:
- Eva Natanya: The Resurrection of Jesus, quantum theory, and the transformation of the material body.
- Veronica Mary Rolf: How we may enter into the Resurrection experiences of the characters in the scriptural accounts and how this may empower our own understanding of Resurrection.
- Giovanni Felicioni: Perception: body wisdom and the Resurrection.
- Laurence Freeman: Unique and Universal : the Resurrection and the transformation of humanity.
Schedule (French time)
- 17:00 welcome & introductions
- 17:10 ten minute meditation
- 17:20 speaker 1
- 17:35 speaker 2
- 17:50 — responses from speakers or a short reading chosen by speakers 1 and 2
- 18.05 speaker 3
- 18:20 speaker 4
- 18:35 — responses or short readings chosen and read by speakers 3 and 4
- 18.50 ten minute meditation
- 19.00 30 min break – showing powerpoint or music
- 19:30 Conversation between 4 speakers
- 20:30 Q&A, goodbyes and thank yous
- 21:30 Close
The recordings of the sessions will be available online to view at your convenience for a month after the event ends.
Veronica Mary Rolf is an author, retreat leader, and popular podcaster. Her books include Living Resurrected Lives: What it Means and Why it Matters (2020, co-authored with Eva Natanya), Suddenly There is God: The Story of Our Lives in Sacred Scripture (2019), An Explorer’s Guide to Julian of Norwich (2018),and Julian’s Gospel: Illuminating the Life & Revelations of Julian of Norwich (2013), which have won numerous awards, including two Catholic Press Association Book Awards and the Nautilus Gold Medal for Religion. She podcasts on the mystics at https://lifelovelight.buzzsprout.com/ and writes on spirituality at https://www.veronicamaryrolf.com/.
Eva Natanya is a scholar of Christian systematic theology and Tibetan Buddhism, with long-term experience in interreligious dialogue worldwide. Following a nine-year career as a professional ballet dancer with both the New York City Ballet and the Royal Ballet of England, she earned an MA in Christian Systematic Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. She has worked with Dr. B. Alan Wallace on a number of his translations from the Tibetanlanguage, principally as the editor of Open Mind: View and Meditation in the Lineage of Lerab Lingpa (2018) and co-editor of Fathoming the Mind: Inquiry and Insight in Düdjom Lingpa’s Vajra Essence (2018). Her contemplative work continues to explore the deep connections between Christian and Buddhist spiritual paths—at the rigorous levels of both theology and personal practice. Eva spends the majority of each year in solitary meditation retreat, while serving as resident teacher and spiritual guide at the Center for Contemplative Research in Crestone, Colorado. Her website is: www.evanatanya.com
Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of S. Maria del Pilastrello, Lendinara, Italy, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.
Giovanni Felicioni (Bonnevaux Associate Director) is part of the WCCM since the beginning, being involved in its official foundation in 1991. He is an Oblate, a certified Advanced Rolfer™, a Rolf Movement™ practitioner and a Yoga Teacher.