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Look with the Eyes of Compassion

Being Peaceful Change Look with the Eyes of Compassion Wednesday, July 29, 2020 The Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh (born 1926) is one of the world’s most influential spiritual teachers. During the Vietnam War, his work for peace brought him into friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Merton, and other Christians who shared… Continue Reading Look with the Eyes of Compassion

Liminal Space: Weekly Summary

Liminal Space Saturday, May 2, 2020 Summary: Sunday, April 26 — Friday, May 1, 2020 Liminal space is where we are betwixt and between, having left one room or stage of life but not yet entered the next. (Sunday) Hardly anything turns out the way you expected it to, and you’re frequently ready to write… Continue Reading Liminal Space: Weekly Summary

Corporate Love

Oneness Corporate Love Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Humans throughout history have often had a strong appreciation for and connection with their ancestors. I think the collective notion of oneness is what Christians were trying to verbalize when they made a late addition to the ancient Apostles’ Creed: “I believe in the communion of saints.” They… Continue Reading Corporate Love

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

Eucharist: Weekly Summary

Eucharist Summary: Sunday, July 22-Friday, July 27, 2018 More than a theological statement that requires intellectual assent, the Eucharist is an invitation to socially experience the shared presence of God, and to be present in an embodied way. (Sunday) Jesus’ most consistent social action was eating in new ways and with new people, encountering those… Continue Reading Eucharist: Weekly Summary

The Shape of the Table

Eucharist The Shape of the Table Sunday, July 22, 2018 Our spirituality is inseparable from the way we live in the world. Over the past several weeks we’ve explored some controversial topics: justice, economics, politics. If you’re still reading, thank you for hanging in there with me! Learning and growing is not always comfortable. Whether… Continue Reading The Shape of the Table

Pure Presence

Living in the Now Pure Presence Thursday, November 23, 2017 (Thanksgiving in the United States) Wisdom is not the gathering of more facts and information, as if that would eventually coalesce into truth. Wisdom is a way of seeing and knowing the same old ten thousand things but in a new way. As my colleague… Continue Reading Pure Presence

Everything Belongs: Week 1 Summary

Everything Belong: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, November 27-Friday, December 2, 2016 To develop a healthy ego, we must differentiate and individuate; we must know we’re special and find a place where we are loved and where we belong without needing to prove ourselves. (Sunday) The first function of religion is to create “meaning for the… Continue Reading Everything Belongs: Week 1 Summary

Home Base

Wisdom Lineage Summary Home Base Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Your own wisdom lineage may be similar to or different from mine. My primary experience has been as a Franciscan in the Roman Catholic Church. This does not mean I can’t understand or appreciate other traditions—as I’ve demonstrated this year—but it does give me a place… Continue Reading Home Base

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