Tag Archives: Buddha

The Four Noble Truths

Taoism and Buddhism The Four Noble Truths Tuesday, August 21, 2018 After his enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, the Buddha sat for some days in his inner liberation, which he called a state of nirvana. As Thich Nhat Hanh explains, “Nirvana means extinction—first of all, the extinction of all concepts and notions. Our concepts about… Continue Reading The Four Noble Truths

The Buddha

Taoism and Buddhism The Buddha Monday, August 20, 2018 My colleague and CAC core teacher James Finley, a student of Buddhism, briefly shares the story of the Buddha’s life to provide some context for Buddhist teachings. The Buddha was born in India about the year 560 BCE and given the name Siddhartha. His father, the… Continue Reading The Buddha

Interfaith Friendship: Weekly Summary

Interfaith Friendship Summary: Sunday, December 3-Friday, December 8, 2017 Underneath the very real differences between religions and peoples lies a unifying foundation. (Sunday) “If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means… Continue Reading Interfaith Friendship: Weekly Summary

Jesus and Buddha

Interfaith Friendship Jesus and Buddha Friday, December 8, 2017 In his book Jesus and Buddha, New Testament theologian Marcus Borg (1942-2015) highlights numerous sayings in the teachings of Jesus that are strikingly similar, if not identical, to the teachings of the Buddha who lived some six centuries earlier. There have been some attempts to explain… Continue Reading Jesus and Buddha

A Different Worldview

Alternative Orthodoxy: Week 1 A Different Worldview Monday, February 8, 2016 Before we begin to outline Franciscan alternative orthodoxy, it is helpful to look at the Franciscan worldview, which grew out of the historical and cultural context in which St. Francis lived. Today’s meditation will be a little longer to give a full background. Francis… Continue Reading A Different Worldview

Love within Me

Love: Week 1 Love within Me Thursday, December 31, 2015 Great religion seeks utter awareness and full consciousness, so that we can, in fact, receive all. Everything belongs and everything can be received. We don’t have to deny, dismiss, defy, or ignore. What is, is okay. What is, is the great teacher. The purpose of… Continue Reading Love within Me

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