There are a very good Buddhist Catholic Dialogue in St. Andrew Russian Greek Catholic Church of El Segundo, with 20 attendees, include: Father Alexei, Father John from Sri Lanka, Sister Bernard Thomas, the retired eminent sister, Professor Mike Kertz, the coordinator of the Dialogue from Catholic and Ven. Sumana from Wat Thai, Ven. Dr. Jongmae Park, Dean of Institute for Buddhist Studies, Ven. Hui Man, candidate PhD of UWest, Ven. Man Jing and Ven. Miao Wei from Hsi Lai Temple.
Ven. Miao Wei was very impressed on her first attendance of this dialogue. She and Thomas Smith (Catholic representative from San Diego) were delighted to have the guidance of Father Alexei Smith.
With the topic of this month, Ven. Man Jing led the discussion, based on the book of ‘The Eight Realizations of a Bodhisattva Sutra’, which is translated by Buddha Light Publishing. This religious topic aroused everyone interested on discussion on the definition of Bodhisattva and the meaning of impermanence both in Buddhist and Catholic perspective.