Monthly Archives: January 2012

Thich Nhat Hanh, the Pure Land, The Kingdom of God, and a prayer to Mother Earth

   I have just finished reading finding our true home by Thich Nhat Hanh.    It is about “living in the pure land here and now.”    The Pure Land is a Buddhist concept and is where the Amida Buddha … Continue reading

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Listening to the Soul of the Church: Circles of Trust

 Church of Scotland, Oban–photo I took of sanctuary. A presentation for Faithful Friends, 1-17-2012, 4:00 PM at Bates Memorial Presbyterian Church, Barboursville, WV How are we to form Circles of Trust in our lives: Parker Palmer gives details which I … Continue reading

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Seekers, Buddha, and Church

As I continue with my reading of Pure Land Buddhism, I am impressed with Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings on recollection. He says, as I understand it, that when one meditates on Amida Buddha, the Buddha of compassion, it is important … Continue reading

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Supernatural or Psychological?

http://www.meg-moir.com/2010/11/a-reminder-for-myself/sunrise/ Have you ever wondered what gave the Biblical Saul of Tarsus, the man who becomes St. Paul of the Bible, the evangelist, credibility? The man was awesome and quite the personality, a highly educated, multi-lingual Jew who was also … Continue reading

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