Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

A Zen-eyed view on interfaith

In a world increasingly fragmented across the kaleidoscope of beliefs and religions, it is easy to feel that we may never see peace in our time. However, are we really as divided as we think? Daiko Matsuyama, Deputy Head Priest of Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan holds inter-faith dialogue as one powerful strategy that can bring our disparate world together.


Dharma in Hell: Buddhist Mindfulness in Prisons

From the office to the hospital room, the benefits of mindfulness have been scientifically proven. In this session, we learn about various efforts to improve the lives of inmates through the practice of meditation.


Improving the lives of prisoners (and others) through meditation

January 28th — From the office to the hospital room, the benefits of mindfulness have been scientifically proven. In this session, we learn about various efforts to improve the lives of inmates through the practice of meditation.


What do Buddhists Believe About Life and Beyond?

In this series of Saturday Talks and Guided Meditations Gen Dorje will offer a teaching based on Buddhist beliefs of topics that are of interest for everyone.


Happy Mahayana New Year

January 10th — In countries where Mahayana Buddhism is the most dominant religion, January is the month of celebration.


Meditation for Busy People

You don’t need to spend a lot of time meditating to notice a lot of benefits. In these classes, learn time-tested methods to clear your mind of clutter, so you can breeze through your day without being weighed down by unimportant things that hold you back. Everyone Welcome!!!


The Sutra of the Four Noble Truths in Our Daily Life

How can we actualize the Four Noble Truths in our daily life? Can we use this ancient advice to realize our own potential for lasting happiness, to create a deeper connection with others by developing empathy, and to be empowered to hope for positive changes in our lives? In this talk, Gen Kelsang Dorje will share how we can bring these truths into our daily life, discover its relevance to our day to day experiences, and to develop wisdom that will make our life deeply meaningful.


Learn how to meditate

We will learn how to remain peaceful in daily life by applying the meditation techniques explained in this workshop. It will also provide an opportunity to deepen our meditation experience and to train our minds to become more peaceful and happy – even in the most adverse conditions.


American JewBu: Jews, Buddhists, and Religious Change

Here's a way of answering "What is Interfaith?" Interfaith means more than learning about The Other. It's learning from The Other, adopting and adapting new ideas into one's own beliefs and practices.


Visions of Peace

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis has been exploring the birth stories of four remarkable religious leaders: Confucius, Jesus, Buddha, and Muhammad.


Get to know CIC’s board — Tony Wiederhold

Indy's best yoga class? Every Saturday learn from Zen Buddhist and CIC board member Tony Wiederhold.


“Be brave enough to dialogue, pope tells Thai religious leaders”

Meeting Thai religious leaders then celebrating Mass with Catholic young adults, Pope Francis encouraged them to strengthen a culture that treasures the past, holds fast to faith, is unafraid of differences and always seeks a way to promote dialogue and cooperation.


Happy Bodhi Day!

For Buddhists, Bodhi Day is an opportunity to acknowledge dedication to the principles of wisdom, compassion and kindness — the distinguishing features of the Buddhist worldview.


Asalha Puja Day

Wish Theravada Buddhists a Happy Dhamma Day. This holy day celebrates Siddhartha Gautama's first sermon, which laid out all the answers.


An auspicious Saka Dawa to Tibetan Buddhists

Saka Dawa is the holiest month for Tibetan Buddhists. Today marks the Enlightenment of the Buddha.


Interview with Tony Wiederhold

Zen Buddhist Tony Wiederhold talks with Rachel Koehler as part of her "Dynamics of Interfaith" podcast series.