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Pray with Water Protectors Today

The Water Protectors at Standing Rock have called for a day of prayer today.  The Governor of North Dakota and the Army Corps of Engineers have given an eviction notice to the Oceti Sakowin camp that

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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STLT#142, Let There Be Light

It is easier to write about things you care deeply about, whether for good or for ill, than it is to write about things that are, well, fine, and don’t really bother you one way or the other. Such is

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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THE BIRDS OF HEAVEN: A WAY OF FAITH IN ZEN

THE BIRDS OF HEAVEN: A WAY OF FAITH IN ZEN James Myoun Ford Blue Cliff Zen Sangha Long Beach, California Among my memories of studying with the late British born Soto Zen priest Houn Jiyu Kennett, was

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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A hauntological walk across Fulbourn Fen, along Fleam Dyke to the bronze-age barrow at Mutlow Hill

I was in a decidedly hauntological mood today as I cycled out to Fulbourn Fen for a walk across the fen itself and then on to Fleam Dyke as far as the bronze-age barrow at Mutlow Hill. The photos belo

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Organizing 101: Turning Frustration Into Action

Friday, March 3rd in the Great Hall at UUSS from 5:30–7:00pm.  Civic engagement is fundamental to a democratic society. Learn how most effectively to lobby your government, how to organize at the gras

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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The Women’s Alliance: March 2nd

The next gathering of the Women’s Alliance will be on Thursday, March 2 at the Turf Tavern in Scotia at 11:45am.  Lunch is served promptly at noon and lunch choices include Chicken Florentine or​ Pank

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Religion and Social Health

"Church! Huh! What Is It Good For?" part 2 “People who frequently participate together in religious rituals achieve a feeling of community that enhances their ability to cooperate and avoid conflict.

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Church! Huh! What Is It Good For?

What now?

Are you getting thrown off-balance by the shocking pronouncements every day from the Trump administration?  I have been wrestling with my heart, needing quiet, needing spaciousness to hear, underneath

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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STLT#141, I’ve Got a New Name

Y’all, this song brings up the same commentary about aspiration, and the same commentary about cultural appropriation, and the same commentary about gender inclusion, and the same commentary about zip

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Simple Messaging for Trump Supporters

Forget converting them ! The goal is to neutralize them by diminishing their enthusiasm. Many people liked Trump because he was (1) wealthy (2) a success at business and therefore (3) beyond corruptio

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Shinran Shonin’s Confession

Over at Project Gutenberg I stumbled upon S. Yamabe & L. Adams Beck’s translation of the Buddhist Psalms of Shinran Shonin. Shinran Shonin was born into Feudal Japanese nobility in 1173. However, like

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Where Religion Came From

"Church! Huh! What Is It Good For?" part 1 In 1970, in the midst of the Vietnam war, Edwin Starr made the charts with a protest song: “War (What is it Good For?)” “Absolutely nothing,” was the song’s

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Church! Huh! What Is It Good For?

On Dropping the F-Bomb: A Preliminary Report of a Zen Experiment in Small Truths

A bit more than a week ago I declared to everyone on Facebook that I would try to expunge Anglo-Saxon epithets from my vocabulary. While I was thinking in the moment of the range of epithets that we E

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Six ways of looking a fenland reeds— a light that gives clarity and sharpness . . . that subdues and blurs

I've recently been re-reading Edward Storey's book "The Solitary Landscape", his 1975 journal about the Fens that I first read not long after it was published. As regular readers of this blog know tha

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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STLT#140, Hail the Glorious Golden City

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. Holy cow this is a terrible hymn. Technically, it’s not terrible – the tune is a favorite – Hyfrodol, made fresh by Peter Mayer in 1064, Blue Boat Home (which will get its day ne

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

More grid drawings

I’m loving exploring this idea from different angles. When does a grid stop being a grid? What is it then? The tension between the formal rules of the grid and the movement that arises through and in

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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INTIMATE, INTIMATE: On Friendship & the Spiritual Life

INTIMATE, INTIMATE On Friendship & the Spiritual Life James Ishmael Ford 19 February 2017 Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach Long Beach, California You may have noticed Valentine’s Day was ob

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Broken Heart

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 2/19/17 and looks at the unsatisfying quest for perfection. Some years ago, I maintained a regular practice of Zen Me

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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The vanguard of their peoples— A meditation on Hannah Arendt’s 1943 essay, “We Refugees” for Hope Not Hate's "One Day With(out) Us"

Hope Not Hate interfaith event in the church after the morning service Readings:  Leviticus 19:33-34   When the alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resi

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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STLT#139, Wonders Still the World Shall Witness

Is it cheating to just say “ditto”? Yesterday I talked about these aspirational hymns, that by and large (except for some tripping over language – today’s is the binary “sons and daughters”) are prett

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn