• Monday 11 December 2023


  • USJ Classroom 105, The University of Saint Joseph (Green Campus), Estrada Marginal da Ilha Verde, 14-17, Macau
  • 澳門青洲河邊馬路14-17號聖若瑟大學105號教室

Cooperation Partner:

  • University of Saint Joseph

Video Record:


  • 18:30 to 20:00


  • Free


  • English

Transportation Info:




Dr. Jarosław Duraj, S.J.

Dr. Jarosław Duraj, S.J. currently serves as the Vice-Director at the Macau Ricci Institute (MRI) and as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Religious Studies and Philosophy at the University of St. Joseph (USJ). After years of academic training in philosophy, theology, missiology, and Buddhist Studies, he earned his Ph.D. in political philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University (PUG) in Rome. For many years he has been conducting research on Buddhism, interreligious dialogue and recently about Fr. Yves Raguin, S.J. and Fr. Michael Boym, S.J. The speaker would like to invite the audience to reflect about the vision and contribution of Fr. Raguin to interreligious dialogue with Chinese Wisdom Traditions, especially with Buddhism. He is the author of: The Role of Metaxy in the Political Philosophy of Eric Voegelin (New York: Peter Lang, 2021).



Fr. Yves Raguin S.J. (1912-1998) was a French Jesuit sinologist, buddhologist, theologian and the founder of the Ricci Institute in Taipei. He greatly contributed to the research and to the promotion of dialogue between Christianity and Asian Wisdom Traditions such as Buddhism, Taoism or Confucianism. His teachings and publications helped many Christians to understand, respect and even to draw inspiration from other religious traditions.

In this public forum we would like to offer a critical reflection on contribution of Fr. Yves Raguin to the dialogue with Asian Wisdom traditions, especially with Buddhism. We want to discuss how his personal relationship with Buddhist monks, doctrine and practice especially in Taiwan, China and Southern Asia shaped his own personal spiritual itinerary. His scholarly publications continue to inspire people to promote friendship, mutual understanding, dialogue and the art of contemplation among many practitioners.