At this time of the year, we tend to focus on one family and the birth of a single child, but we have the opportunity to see through a prism that lets us realize that we are all, each of us, pregnant with the Holy. … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Ian White Maher
It seems peculiar to talk about power as a virtue, but I think this is because, most often, we talk about it from the perspective of hoarding power, of power over, or the power to get what we want. But power that is used to … read more.
Annie Dillard, reflecting on the writing process, once said, “Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now… the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is … read more.
It is easy to be grateful when someone does something beneficial for us, but being grateful, that is, living as a grateful person, also helps us to see that even some of the most difficult challenges we’ve faced carry a seed that can set us … read more.
At the core of saying ‘yes’ to anything is a decision: a decision to choose this idea, action, person, or object over all others. The word decide comes from the Latin decidere (de- ‘off’ + caedere ‘cut’) or to cut off. Whenever we make a … read more.
David Steindl-Rast reminds us that no matter who we are, we all share a desire to be happy. What happiness means to each of us varies, but there is a deep commonality at the ground of our being, which is the desire to be happy. … read more.
When I tell people I lived in a Zen Center for 6 years many of them imagine a serene temple filled with people guided by the longing for insight and transcendence. But more often than not the temple was tumultuous because our worst habits, thoughts, … read more.
We are simultaneously a nation that is obsessed with religious fervor and beset by generations of people living with religious trauma. The church as an institution is collapsing but where are the communities designed to help us heal from the trauma so we can build … read more.
The word Holiday comes to us from the Old English hāligdæg, which means “holy day.” The U.S. has 11 federal holidays that tell the story of this nation. In recent years, we witnessed a popular movement to change this weekend to National Indigenous People’s Day, … read more.
The interdependence of all life was first asserted as a statement of faith. Science has now confirmed this to be true. But even with this soul and head knowledge we still behave as if we are separate beings. But awakening to this truth is only … read more.