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Tag Archives: Buddhism

The Wrong Kind of World

What kind of humans do we want to become? What kind of world are we seeking to inhabit? Continue Reading The Wrong Kind of World

Christianity and Buddhism: Weekly Summary

Christianity and Buddhism Saturday, November 13, 2021 Week Forty-Five Summary and Practice Sunday, November 7—Friday, November 12, 2021 Sunday Buddhism is more a way of knowing and cleaning the lens of perception than a theistic religion concerned with metaphysical “God” questions. —Richard Rohr Monday The antidote for the ignorance that causes suffering is to wake… Continue Reading Christianity and Buddhism: Weekly Summary

Being Present to the Presence of God

Christianity and Buddhism Being Present to the Presence of God Friday, November 12, 2021 One of the great gifts Buddhism offers to Christianity is an emphasis on being present to our experiences in the here and now. In one of his homilies, Father Richard speaks of the holiness of our present time and place, no… Continue Reading Being Present to the Presence of God

Practicing Awareness

Christianity and Buddhism Practicing Awareness Thursday, November 11, 2021 Father Richard offers his understanding of how Christian contemplation and Buddhist meditation share a common goal. Both seek to de-center the thinking mind to allow a deeper experience of truth, love, and compassion to emerge: The word Buddha means “I am awake.” Jesus told us in… Continue Reading Practicing Awareness

Accepting What Is

Christianity and Buddhism Accepting What Is Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Father Richard has often said that transformation mostly comes through great love and great suffering. The First Noble Truth of Buddhism shows how accepting the inescapable nature of suffering can lead to greater freedom. Kaira Jewel Lingo, a former Buddhist nun in Thich Nhat Hanh’s… Continue Reading Accepting What Is

A Path of Awakening

Christianity and Buddhism A Path of Awakening Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Unlike Jesus, who was born into a lower class, Siddhartha Gautama (who became the Buddha) renounced his high caste in the process of his transformation. Both teachers understood that our true inner nobility has nothing to do with external circumstances. Buddhist teachers Pamela Ayo… Continue Reading A Path of Awakening

Our True Nature

Christianity and Buddhism Our True Nature Monday, November 8, 2021 Father Richard has long said, “We’ve got to get the ‘who’ right.” [1] For Christians, our identity lies in the fact that we are loved by God from the beginning and “hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3). Discovering who we are is an important… Continue Reading Our True Nature

Telling Us How to See

Christianity and Buddhism Telling Us How to See Sunday, November 7, 2021 This week’s meditations explore what Christians can learn about inner transformation from Buddhism. As Father Richard often says, “If it’s true, it is true all the time and everywhere, and sincere lovers of truth will take it from wherever it comes.” [1] In… Continue Reading Telling Us How to See

Cultivating Compassion

Compassion Cultivating Compassion Friday, October 1, 2021 Sadly, but understandably, the virtue of compassion is more closely associated with Buddhism than Christianity in some people’s minds. If we want to change that, we might learn from Buddhist teachers like Tara Brach who offer us a broad definition of compassion that we can build upon. She… Continue Reading Cultivating Compassion

All Will Be Well: Weekly Summary

All Will Be Well Saturday, April 10, 2021 Week Fourteen Summary and Practice Sunday, April 4—Friday, April 9, 2021 Sunday Resurrection and renewal are, in fact, the universal and observable pattern of everything. Monday Our sister and ancestor Julian is eager not only to speak to us today but to shout at us—albeit in a… Continue Reading All Will Be Well: Weekly Summary

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