A New Year, a Fortune, and a Blue Tattoo

Originally posted on Melting-Pot Dharma:
Melting-Pot Dharma has been in a simmering phase as I took a long road trip over the Christmas holiday and now prepare for my seven-day retreat with Lama Surya Das. While on a break from daily blogging, I wanted to post something for the new year, always a time for…

Social Justice and Dry Bones

Originally posted on Truly Open Minds and Hearts:
By Rev. Kate Braestrup From the prophet Jeremiah: O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and…

My Muse from Gerichsstaal 600

What we need most in the U.S. is truth and reconciliation. Maybe that’s what the Nuremberg trials represented for Jews, incomplete as they were.

My Life

My spiritual life takes two interconnected (aren’t they all?) paths. I’ll discuss the Buddhist one, the Unitarian Universalist one, and how they connect.

Good Grief

Memoirs by Kate Braestrup and Bryan Stevenson come as close as possible, for us earthlings, to putting religious truths, love and grief into words.

The Illusion of Group

As liberal religions seek more honest dialogue about race, they bury themselves deeper into racial and ethnic groupings.

TrUUmpism – Sermon – March 19, 2017

TrUUmpism. Yes, that’s a controversial sermon title, but, no, this is not a political sermon. It’s a fresh way of looking at the divisions in the country and what those divisions may teach us as Americans and as Unitarian Universalists.