In September 2005, friends of Brother Wayne Teasdale gathered at the Crossing in Austin, Texas to pay tribute to this man that helped develop a new interfaith understanding. This conference was tribute to Wayne's work of the Way of the Mystic Heart: Finding the Common ground in the World's religions. The 3 days featured: Joan Borysenko, Kurt Johnson, Father Thomas Keating, Betty Sue Flowers and others. Brother Teasdale was a Fransican monk, who came to espouse what he termed interspirituality, a perspective that discovered in the world religions a degree of commonality which could be approached through mystical experience. The event was produced by Common Ground and headed by Gorakh Bill Hayashi.