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As Worlds Collide: A Western Zen Buddhist Looks to Bishop Synesius

I would hope that even school children know of the great mathematician and philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria, and sing her praises, and recall her terrible death at the hands of a Christian mob in 415

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Co-Ministers’ Colloquy

Monday was a rather auspicious day…. a full solar eclipse was experienced in parts of the inhabited world, and many other parts of the planet had partial eclipses. Some of you traveled to be in locati

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Clergy Against Hate Picnic: August 27th

Schenectady Central Park Pavillion – Sunday August 27th, 2-4PM.  All are invited to gather for an interfaith picnic, games, ice cream, and sharing of school back packs, with lots of supplies to choose

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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STLT#327, Joy, Thou Goddess

When I say “Beethoven” I bet most of you think “da da da DUM” and the strikingly innovative opening to the Fifth Symphony. But for me, it’s this – Ode to Joy. I first waxed poetic about it on November

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Mood: Joyful Mood: Strong/Resilient

STLT#326, Let All the Beauty We Have Known

Welcome to another edition of “Hymns Kimberley Would Use Too Often If Let Loose.” I love this one. I love its inspiration, I love the joy, I love the celebration. And, not surprisingly, I love the tun

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Mood: Moderate Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Personal Favorite

Professor Lopez’s Biography of the Lotus Sutra

The Lotus Sutra: A Biography Donald S. Lopez, Jr. Princeton University Press, 2016, Princeton An Appreciation James Ishmael Ford One of my early encounters with the range of Buddhism was being invited

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Three views of the eclipse

1. HF wavelengths “Although the ionospheric effects of solar eclipses have been studied for over 50 years, many unanswered questions remain,” according to HamSci.com, organizers of citizen science exp

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Zen Villages: Perhaps an Idea Whose Time is Coming

  Over on Facebook one of my friends posted about an event that opened a wound between her and the residential Zen center with which she has been affiliated for much of her adult life. It has caused a

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Women’s Alliance – September 14th

Fall In-Gathering of the Women’s Alliance! It is time to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. All are welcome to the Women’s Alliance Fall in Gathering, Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 10:30

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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STLT#325, Love Makes a Bridge

Another list song – must be Brian Wren. And so it is. Now this is not to say his list is bad, necessarily, but It can get tiring pretty quickly. And when it comes to Wren, there is always something –

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Mood: Moderate Range: Moderate Content Warning Singability: Complex but Worth It

Resist, Rejoice, and Renew – UUP 8-20-2017

    Some words by Jonipher Kwong, a poem entitled Faithless Works: They say faith without works is dead So I worked for equality Next to my queer friends who wanted to get married And I worked for rel

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Welcoming and Affirming

I learned a lot about myself from James Carroll’s talk on Civil Conversations and Stephanie Garcia Richard’s forum on bipartisanship. Continuing with these themes, I dream that UU might be known as th

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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The Oldest Story

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington, on 8/20/17. It explores the infection of White Supremacy, Nazis and White Nationalism plaguing our nation.   One of the

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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STLT#324, Where My Free Spirit Onward Leads

One of the downsides of so many hymn tunes is that groups of them begin to sound alike. For instance, there’s a whole set of them in the O Waly Waly/Gift of Love milieu that I constantly confuse for o

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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Home is the Present Moment

Today we begin a new worship series that takes up the question of “home.” But by “home,” I’m not talking about a mere physical place where a person might happen to sleep, and nor am I talking about th

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Remembering Zen Master Philip Kapleau

Philip Kapleau was born today, the 20th of August, 1912. I wrote a biographical sketch of this pioneering Western Zen teacher for my book Zen Master Who? Last year the good folk at Lion’s Roar edited

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Take a little off the top!

College is expensive. It’s challenging for parents because there’s always another need like more books. But it’s equally difficult for students. Which jeans should you buy? What movie should you watch

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Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

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STLT#323, Break Not the Circle

Just before I opened the hymnal, I saw a Facebook post from a dear friend who asked ‘But what if this world runs out of lovers? What then?” Then for me was opening the hymnal to this wonderful hymn, r

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Moderate Mood: Aspirational Personal Favorite

The Word from Mose Allison—The songs of Mose Allison: Words of Wisdom from the jazz sage—Friday 1st September 2017

On Friday 1st September 2017 at 8pm (doors 7.30pm) I have the pleasure of playing with the Chris Ingham Quartet at Jazz at the Hunter Club , 6 St Andrews Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH presenting a

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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The Buddha and the Non Believer: A Meditation on a Zen Koan

The Buddha and the Non Believer A Meditation on a Zen Koan James Ishmael Ford Blue Cliff Zen Sangha, Boundless Way Zen West The Case: A non-believer opened his heart to the Buddha, saying, “I am not a

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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