Sr. Pascaline Coff, Ph. D., OSB

pascSr. Pascaline Coff is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration since 1951. She spent one year at Father Bede’s ashram in S. India and was one of the founders of the Monastic Interreligious Dialogue Board. She created and edited the East-West Intermonastic Bulletin while serving as Executive Secretary for 10 years. She is foundress of Osage Monastery in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, U.S.A. where Father Bede enjoyed satsangs and gave numerous conferences.

John P. Douglas

johnAttorney; Captain United States Navy Reserve (Ret.); served as President of the Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas, Texas, USA; directed famine relief program in India for three years; strongly influenced by living with Thomas Merton and the monks of the Abbey of Gethsemani.


Fr. Meath Conlan, Ph.D.

conlanHis sabbatical year (1984) was spent with Father Bede Griffiths at Saccidananda Ashram in South India. Since then, with Father Bede’s mentoring, Conlan has been active in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue among Christians, Buddhists, and Hindus. Conlan is a Spiritual Director and each year he leads small groups on pilgrimage to the holy places of these religions. He holds a Master of Arts Degree from Fordham University, New York and the Doctor of Philosophy from the University of South Australia.