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Tag Archives: Buddhism
Do We Need Religious Community?
Religion graces us with the tools to grapple with grief, loss, death, love, and connectedness. Religion is service: to oneself, to others, to duty. Religion is the recognition of a Universal network of love and justice. For some, religious community … Continue reading
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Adapting to a Different Meditative Practice
We joined together in CC 102 Thursday evening to participate in Zazen Meditation, led by Sensei Catherine Anraku Hondorp, a Soto Zen Buddhist Priest and heal practitioner. Anraku Hondorp Sensei is also a Buddhist Community Religious Adviser for The Center … Continue reading
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A Moment of Peace and Understanding through Turmoil:
A Buddist Meditation Experience
How many of you have participated in meditation? How many of you have attempted to meditate and found yourself struggling to silence the thoughts in your mind, or sit still for so much time? After participating in Monday’s 5:00-6:00 p.m. … Continue reading
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