Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Dr. Ned O'Malia
Email nedomalia@yahoo.com
Phone 505/255-8898
Address 2715 Monterey SE
Albuquerque, NM  87106
Biographical Info Ned O’Malia is a PhD in Asian religions earned from Temple University. He has widely traveled the world studying religions; but his favorite spiritual space is northern New Mexico. He is also a chef, New Mexico Fair food judge, travel writer, photographer and tour director.
Program Title THE SPIRIT OF PLACE: Sacred Northern New Mexico
Program Description Northern New Mexico is home to a diversity of spiritual traditions: Catholic, Protestant, Eastern, Native American, new age and communal. Into this small geographic area of Native American practice came Catholicism, Hermano/Penitentaes, Converso Jews and Protestant missionaries. Starting in the 1960's, as if drawn by the earth, sky and water itself, came communities of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and a variety of Buddhist traditions. Spiritual and social communes rapidly developed in the mountains of north central New Mexico. This illustrated PowerPoint lecture reviews the many traditional and contemporary spiritual communities. We end with a focus on the reasons why so many spiritual groups have been attracted to this unique portion of New Mexico.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
Chautauqua Program Application (Booking) Click here to fill out a funding application for this program »
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who we were
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