As the world speeds up, it can get harder to slow down. How do we remind ourselves to breathe, to notice, to take it all in, to process our experiences? Even as we work to save the world, how do we stop and savor it?
In this season of presidential primaries and partisan politics, we pause to reflect on the enduring values we hold true. The first: worthiness of all.
When someone we care about is struggling, it’s often hard to know how to be with them. We get tempted to problem-solve, to take on their emotions, or to distance ourselves. But those things often don’t help. Teachings from Buddhist traditions offer us a profound way to be present to suffering.
Hope, wrote Vaclav Havel, is “a state of mind, not of the world…. It is a dimension of the soul, and it’s not essentially dependent on some particular observation of the world or estimate of the situation…. It is an orientation of the spirit, and orientation of the heart.”
Who are you? It’s a question with many answers: biological, psychological, spiritual, relational… Identity is a complicated thing. Join us to explore who we are and whose we are. And join us to know that you are enough.
Join us for this joyous multi-generational pageant, sharing “that glorious song of old:” the story of Christmas. Peace on earth, and goodwill to all!
In the stories of Hanukkah and Christmas, hope shows up in unlikely places: in a desecrated temple, in a crowded little stable. In what unlikely places has hope surprised us?
We are all deeply interconnected with all life, yet we rarely live as if we are. Join us for celebration and challenge in word, music, and story.
Listen to the service:
Between the dawn and the dusk of our lives, how do we trust our deepest experience? How do we live with faith? How can we be, truly, “at home in the universe?”