Category Archives: Buddhism

Silence

I have meditated since the early 1970’s. So when I went to sit the other day and I went truly into the Silence, I was surprised to realize that lately there have only been brief moments of it. The meditation … Continue reading

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God Once Again (And not likely not the last)

There is one God the good, all power—omnipotence, everywhere present—omnipresence, and all knowing—omniscience. This is the first of the five basic principles of Unity, from which the others flow. And this declaration is also the basic apparent contradiction that makes … Continue reading

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Marinating in Metaphysics

Marinating in metaphysics describes how I have felt after a summer and fall with overlapping classes in Unity Metaphysics. Don’t misunderstand; I enjoyed the classes. Yet reading, writing and attempting to integrate some of these concepts into my life are … Continue reading

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The Fullness of Time

“I always have enough time.” Right? Or maybe not so much? I find this awkward enough to say let alone believe. Yet lately, when I catch myself saying just the opposite, I remind myself to affirm that I have enough … Continue reading

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Eyes Open & Shut- In Meditation & Life

From the Zen tradition, I learned to meditate leaving my eyes cracked open a little. Most other practices seem to be done with closed eyes. The Zen approach makes sense when you understand meditation as a practice in being fully … Continue reading

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God or Principle?

When I pray with people, I usually ask whom or what do they pray to; is It God, the Universe, Higher Power, Principle, Spirit or whatever? Actually the Prayer Chaplaincy training says to use your own terms, not the other’s. … Continue reading

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Suffering, Consciousness & Compassion

Ever wonder why suffering exists? It is a fundamental question in religion and philosophy. If one believes that God exists and is good, omnipotent and omnipresent, wanting only the best for all beings, how could suffering exist? Buddha said that … Continue reading

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Namaste: From God to God

“Namaste” is a common word of greeting or parting in India and Asia. I first learned its meaning as the verbal form of bowing to another. In some cultures who bows first or last, and how deeply, is based on … Continue reading

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Prayer Revisited

This spring I volunteered to become a prayer chaplain at Unity San Francisco. A year ago, I could not have imagined it. Meditation was the center of my spiritual practice, and prayer was something I did not really understand. Wanting … Continue reading

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Reclaiming God

I gave up God many years ago. Like most people, I was brought up in a religion–Judaism in my case–that defined God through holy books. The holy books were read and defined according to traditions, and religious leaders. With rare … Continue reading

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