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Speaker’s Corner–Pentecost, with an anecdote from Thich Nhat Hanh

Read Acts 2:1-21(NIV) The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost Speakers Corner Speakers Corner in Hyde Park in London is an area where open-air public speaking, debate and discussion are allowed. I used to think anyone could stand on a podium … Continue reading

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Incense of Confusion

All cultures and religious traditions have rituals.  Incense is burned in Christian churches to symbolize prayers rising to heaven.  In Chinese Taoist and Buddhist temples, the inner spaces are scented with thick coiled incense, which are either hung from the … Continue reading

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Advent Contemplations from West Virginia Institute for Spirituality–Five

December 5, 2013 – First Thursday of Advent “If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace … Continue reading

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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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