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Monuments of Buddhism: A tour of the Great Buddhist Statues

          On Facebook someone posted an image of the giant triple-faced Guanyin of Nanshan. An astonishing figure of beauty and grace, standing 354 feet, it was dedicated in 2005. It set me to thinkin

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Column: It’s Poetry in Motion

I should begin by noting that I think everyone has the right to choose a spiritual path that’s meaningful to them. You’d think that wouldn’t be controversial but a couple of thousand years of history

2 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Humans or Other Animals? We Don't Have to Choose

On Being Animal, part 3 The rise of grain-based agriculture made taxation systems functional on a large scale, which allowed for centralized power. Thus were born the relations of domination that have

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Illinois Primary Results—Not News Any More So This Must be Analysis—Congressional Races

Much of the energy fueling a Democratic and progressive surge this year comes from highly motivated women activists. If progressives were disappointed by the choices voters made at the top of the ball

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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I was excited to hear Lisa Brooks speak at the Maine Historical Society last night.  Lisa is the author of Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War, which is an amazing narrative.  She goes

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Generosity is a basic virtue which UUs covenant together to enact.

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth. This principle assumes generosity. Generosity is a virtue, in Buddh

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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As shown in the photo I have completed a wooden post card for auction and fundraising at ESSA's Incredible Edible Fundraising event. This Sunday we will also celebrate the organization's first 20 year

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Seeing Evil

We see evil when it explodes in front of us in tragedies of horrific scale. But most acts of evil are far more subtle, and tend to slip by unnoticed. What evil do you wish that people would see and ad

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)



If I were a snowflake I would not melt On a hot tongue of anger No, in my intricate beauty I would swirl softly to earth Using my wisdom to gather Friends just as unique And just as special Then we wo

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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Ugly Delicious ****

Great stuff on Netflix. Chef David Chang is great on television. And stuff like fried chicken, tacos and pizza is just iconic. Fascinating stories around the world. And a lot of the food just.looks aw

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

The Ecq Review

In Wakanda, Stephon Clark Would Still Be Alive

I’ve been trying to come up with the words to express how I feel about the most recent state-agent killing of a Black person; Stephon Clark was killed by Sacramento police this week in his own backyar

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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The Unitarian Univeralist: A Way Of Life Podcast

Also check out the Unitarian Universalist: A Way Of Life podcast web site. Share it with friends and family.  http://UUAWOL.buzzsprout.com  Soon the UUAWOL podcast will be on Itunes and other podcast

19 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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Like a Bubble in a Stream: A Zen Teacher Offers a Paraphrase of the Diamond Sutra

  A Diamond Sutra A paraphrase by James Myoun Ford   Thus have I heard. The Buddha was once in Sravasti with a host of disciples. After the noontime meal, the monk Subhuti stood up before the assembly

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Dismantling Racism. Part 2

After writing about Dismantling Racism   and continuing to think about the topic, all the while driving by this barn, which has been slowly deteriorating over the ten years I've owned my farm, but whi

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A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

The Greatest Cruelty on the Planet and the Worst Mistake in History

On Being Animal, part 2 Closer contact with, and awareness of, the animal in me -- "the soft animal of [my] body, lov[ing] what it loves" -- engenders a greater respect for my fellow beings who, with

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Animal Advocacy

A Detention Center Vigil Defies La Migra

By David Bacon: Paola was standing outside the West County Detention Facility, a prison in Richmond, California for 150 to 300 people awaiting deportation, when she got the phone call.  She’d been fea

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

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What’s killing Sunday school

A follow up to this post. If Sunday school is going to die, what’s going to kill it? Let’s look at four social and economic factors that are leading to declines in U.S. Unitarian Universalist Sunday s

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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CAYA’s public statement leaves more questions than answers

SAN FRANCISCO –When leaders of Come As You Are coven (CAYA) released a statement last month announcing that presiding high priestess Yeshe Rabbit had resigned her membership during an investigation in

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Earth-based UU Practice: the VUU

I was so pleased to be asked to speak on the VUU this morning:  the Church of the Larger Fellowship’s panel discussion on various topics of the day. Today was about Earth-based/Pagan practice and its

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The Way of the River (Site / Info)

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Judicial Forum with Candidates for General Sessions and Criminal Courts, March 27

Did you know that the May 1st election includes Criminal Court and General Sessions judges?  To find out what the judges do and why they are important and to hear from the candidates. Come to the Judi

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)