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STLT#415, Hevenu Shalom Aleychem

Despite the gloomy morning… despite the terrible news… despite this head cold… this one makes me feel like dancing. And not just because it’s a joyful song that people dance to, but because I’m a bit

4 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Mood: Joyful Tune Recordings Available

Cooking a Life: Zen Teacher Dana Velden’s Six Tips With Comments

        I’ve known Dana Velden for something just shy of thirty years. She is a lot of things. Among them she’s a Zen priest. Dana’s also a cook. And she is the author of a book that brings those two

8 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Religion Buddhism wisdom friendship Zen cook cooking a life Dana Velden Six Tips

Salvator Mundi is for everyone

This week, a previously-thought lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci, “Salvator Mundi” sold for $450 million, and making news because of it. It shows a serene Christ, holding a crystal sphere — the cosm

20 hours ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Art and culture

UUSS is seeking a Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Director of Lifespan Religious Education. Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, membership 375, seeks full-time experienced, professional Director of Lifespan Religious Education to join our

23 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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STLT#414, As We Leave This Friendly Place

I was talking to friend and colleague Diana McLean yesterday about the moment I am fast approaching – the moment when I sing the last of the hymns in Singing the Living Tradition, and begin a 75-day t

1 day ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Mood: Joyful Tune Recordings Available Singability: Moderate Change It Up Liturgical: Recessional

The Winter Solstice Observance

“To Save the World” Thursday, December 21 at 7pm in the Great Hall For all people of all ages: Come celebrate the season as we turn away from darkness toward the light.  We will follow those who searc

1 day ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Recalling the Trickster Sage Alan Watts

  Alan Watts died forty-four years ago on this day, the 16th of November, 1973. Rummaging through my files I see I’ve written on him any number of times. He certainly is an important figure in my life

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Playing “What if!”

First, look at this baby. What if he was your neighbor and his mother couldn’t go to work because no day care would take him? And what if you found out it’s because she can’t buy disposable diapers fo

1 day ago

Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

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Mindfulness Goes Secular

The Mindfulness Fad, part 2 Jon Kabat-Zinn Westerners are weird about anything we identify as a religion. If something is a religious practice, we’re skeptical, suspicious. Some of us already have a r

2 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Mindfulness Fad

STLT#413, Go Now in Peace

If you are a fan of a film or tv show with highly quotable lines, you may find yourself giving the next line almost out of habit: “Inconceivable!” “You keep using that word. I don’t think it means wha

2 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Mood: Joyful Tune Recordings Available Singability: Child Friendly Use With Care Liturgical: Recessional

The Day Football Revealed Itself

  According to the Wikipedia article about him Harry Turner “was one of the most popular players on the Canton Professionals, the pre-National Football League version of the Canton Bulldogs who played

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Where Does Creativity Come From? David Lynch, Twin Peaks, & Transcendental Meditation

Have you ever wondered where creativity comes from? And why do some people seems to have so many original ideas? The best book I have read about how each of us is much more creative than we have somet

3 days ago

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STLT#412, Let Hope And Sorrow Now Unite

Gentle readers, there is a chance I will let you down today. You see, I am feeling utterly and totally uninterested in where this hymn came from, who wrote it, and why we sing it to this tune. Which i

3 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Mood: Moderate Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Tune Recordings Available Liturgical: Memorials

Marcus Aurelius “Three Rules”

Always and everywhere, it is in your power to accept what is happening, to act justly to those around you, and to use your skills to control your thoughts so that nothing slips into them without exami

3 days ago

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Some Thoughts on How to Deliver a Zen Dharma Talk

      “So the hymn comes to a close with an unsteady amen, and the organist gestures the choir to sit down. Fresh from breakfast with his wife and children and a quick run through of the Sunday papers

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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A healing congregation

The theme for November is Healing, and so yesterday in the elementary grades class we had our wonderful volunteer Parish Nurse in as a guest speaker, explaining what she does as parish nurse for our c

3 days ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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You and I

as preached at the First Parish Cambridge, November 12, 2017 The reading for this sermon was Wislawa Szymborska’s “A Thank-You Note.” It is always a pleasure to lead service here in Cambridge. As a me

3 days ago

Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Long Beach Buddhist Church

    The Reverend Kosai Osada came to the United States in 1950 as a Soto Zen Buddhist missionary. Settling in Long Beach he met with a number of people who had met across sectarian lines at the intern

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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STLT#411, Part in Peace

Hmmm. I really don’t have much to say, because I don’t know how I feel about this one. (Also, I’m squeezing this reflection into a day full of fall house cleaning.) What I can tell you is the lyrics,

4 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Mood: Moderate Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Tune Recordings Available Liturgical: Memorials

Origins of the Mindfulness Fad

The Mindfulness Fad, part 1 Knees down, y'all. If you're not able to let your knees rest on the ground, just use a chair. Mindfulness is such a fad. It has really been all the rage. A Congressman wrot

4 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Mindfulness Fad