Kresta in the Afternoon – January 11, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Searching for Hope: My Conversion from Buddhism (full hour)

  • Description: Paul Williams is a Catholic lay Dominican who practiced Buddhism for several years. But as he studied that faith he realized elements of it, especially the idea of karma and rebirth, ultimately rendered life meaningless and hopeless. His search for a rational answer led him to reexamine Christianity and, ultimately, the Catholic Church. Paul joins us.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Paul Williams
      Paul Williams is a former professor of Indian and Tibetan Philosophy at the University of Bristol. He's a lay Dominican and the author Unexpected Way: On Converting from Buddhism to Catholicism.
  • + Resources Mentioned Available in Our Store:

    • Unexpected Way: On Converting from Buddhism to Catholicism

      The story of one man's unexpected pilgrimage from Buddhism to Catholicism.There are Christians who, in mid-life decide to abandon their Christian faith and become Buddhists. Paul Williams did the opposite. After twenty years spent practising and teaching Tibetan Buddhism in Britain, scholar and broadcaster Paul Williams astonished his family and friends in 1999 by converting to Roman Catholicism. Williams explains why he joined a Church that many Buddhists and others might regard as a repressed and outdated way of life and belief. He argues that being a Catholic in the modern world is no less rational than being a Buddhist, and may in many respects, be more so. (learn more)

Comments are closed.