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Conscious Love: Weekly Summary

Conscious Love Summary: Sunday, June 16—Friday, June 21, 2019 In and with God, I can love everything and everyone—even my enemies. Alone and by myself, willpower and intellect will seldom be able to love in difficult situations over time. (Sunday) Conscious love is “love in the service of inner transformation”—or if you prefer, “inner transformation… Continue Reading Conscious Love: Weekly Summary

Suffering: Week 1 Summary

Suffering: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, October 14-Friday, October 19, 2018 My soul is sore when I learn how our people are tortured, when I learn how the rights of those created in the image of God are violated. —Óscar Romero (Sunday) For me, to be a Christian means to accept that battlefield, to accept and to… Continue Reading Suffering: Week 1 Summary

Taoism and Buddhism: Weekly Summary

Taoism and Buddhism Summary: Sunday, August 19-Friday, August 24, 2018 The classic Tao Te Ching . . . reveals how both action and contemplation are paths to experiencing harmony, peace, and unity amidst diversity. —Lama Surya Das (Sunday) At first light, Siddhartha turned and looked at the day star with awakened eyes, as the Buddha—meaning… Continue Reading Taoism and Buddhism: Weekly Summary

Mindfulness

Taoism and Buddhism Mindfulness Friday, August 24, 2018 Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.  —Thich Nhat Hanh [1] Thich Nhat Hanh, the beloved Buddhist monk, explores the meaning of the… Continue Reading Mindfulness

Being Peace

Taoism and Buddhism Being Peace Thursday, August 23, 2018 Paul Knitter has been an activist for peace and justice since the 1980’s. He is inspired by Engaged Buddhism, a term coined by Thich Nhat Hanh, which brings insights from Buddhist practice and teaching to social, political, environmental, and economic injustice: Buddhists are much more concerned… Continue Reading Being Peace

Unitive Consciousness

Taoism and Buddhism Unitive Consciousness Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Paul Knitter, a theologian and colleague of mine from my days in Cincinnati, wrote an insightful book called Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian. In it, he explains that Buddhism teaches “practices that will help Christians draw on the mystical contents of our faith. Buddhism can… Continue Reading Unitive Consciousness

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

Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 Summary

Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, January 28-Friday, February 2, 2018 Jesus was a wisdom teacher, within an ancient tradition called sophia perennis, which is in fact at the headwaters of all the great religious traditions of the world today. —Cynthia Bourgeault (Sunday) Our supreme purpose in life is not to make a… Continue Reading Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 Summary

Cosmology: Weekly Summary

Cosmology Summary, Sunday, October 29-Friday, November 3, 2017 This week I shared reflections from Franciscan scientist Ilia Delio and CAC’s core faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault. “Shall we continue our medieval religious practices in a medieval paradigm and mechanistic culture and undergo extinction? Or shall we wake up to this dynamic, evolutionary universe and the rise… Continue Reading Cosmology: Weekly Summary

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