Tag Archives: Second Vatican Council

Participation

The Perennial Tradition Participation Sunday, August 11, 2019 The Perennial Tradition includes the constant themes and truths that recur in all the world religions at their most mature and deep levels. As I mentioned last week, the Second Vatican Council teaches Catholics that indigenous religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism each reflect “a ray of… Continue Reading Participation

Foundation of Respect

Interspiritual Mysticism Foundation of Respect Sunday, August 4, 2019 At their most mature levels, religions have a common goal: union with all beings and with God. Unfortunately, many religions and Christian denominations have over-emphasized differences and claimed that their particular brand is superior to others. Jesus didn’t come to start another religion but to reveal… Continue Reading Foundation of Respect

Widening Circles

Hinduism Widening Circles Sunday, August 12, 2018 What is required is a meeting of the different religious traditions at the deepest level of their experience of God. Hinduism is based on a deep, mystical experience, and everywhere seeks not simply to know “about” God but to “know God,” that is, to experience the reality of… Continue Reading Widening Circles

75 Years of Life

Thisness 75 Years of Life Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (Spring Equinox) I was born 75 years ago today. I know 75 is a somewhat arbitrary number, yet our culture has assigned it some significance. CAC staff encouraged me to share my journey, and they sifted through old photo albums to illustrate my very human path.… Continue Reading 75 Years of Life

The Perennial Tradition

Interfaith Friendship The Perennial Tradition Sunday, December 3, 2017 [The] perennial philosophy . . . is the gold within the sectarian dross of every great religion. —Alan Watts [1] The “perennial philosophy” or “perennial tradition” is a term that has come in and out of popularity in Western and religious history, but has never been… Continue Reading The Perennial Tradition

Universal Wisdom

The Perennial Tradition Universal Wisdom Sunday, November 20, 2016 The Perennial Wisdom Tradition . . . offers ancient wisdom for contemporary living that is relevant to all of us, not just to a few. —David G. Benner [1] The Perennial Tradition encompasses the constantly recurring themes in all of the world’s religions and philosophies that… Continue Reading Universal Wisdom

Turning toward Participation

Participation: Week 2 Turning toward Participation Monday, April 11, 2016 Some of the most exciting and fruitful theology today is being described as the “turn toward participation.” [1] Religion as participation is a rediscovery of the Perennial Tradition that Plotinus, Gottfried Leibniz, Alan Watts, Aldous Huxley, and so many saints and mystics have spoken of… Continue Reading Turning toward Participation

Universal Connection

Jesus: The Christ Universal Connection Friday, March 27, 2015 There were clear statements in the New Testament giving a cosmic meaning to Christ (Colossians 1, Ephesians 1, John 1, 1 John 1, and Hebrews 1:1-4), and the schools of Paul and John were initially overwhelmed by the hope contained in this message. In the early… Continue Reading Universal Connection

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