In today’s ongoing pandemic culture, fear has taken on a whole new meaning. As people of faith, we are expected to handle ourselves in the face of adversity and fear with calm and courage, but it can become an endurance test for even the most faithful when circumstances persist. In the following article, the beloved American Buddhist nun and author, Pema Chodron, offers a perspective on dealing with fear and anxiety that is relevant to the uncertainty many are facing in our changing world.
“As the different streams, having their sources in different places, all mingle their waters in the great sea; similarly, the different paths which men take through different tendencies, however divergent they may appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee, O Lord.”1 – Sanskrit Hymn Swami Paramananda (1884-1940), a disciple of the great Swami Vivekananda… Continue reading The Wisdom of Vedanta
The following passage by Laurence Freeman – Catholic priest, Benedictine monk, and Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation – is found in the Introduction to The Good Heart, a book highlighting the inter-religious dialogue between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a gathering of Christian and Buddhist teachers. This historic meeting took place… Continue reading Spiritual Friendship
The World’s Parliament of Religions convened for the first time in Chicago in September of 1893. It was an auspicious event that had been in the planning for 2 years and drawn the attention of many of the world’s great religions. Over the course of seventeen days, representatives of these religions, some having traveled for… Continue reading God Is With Us