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April 2017

God Speed

By | 2017-04-13T07:59:09+00:00 April 13th, 2017|blog, Empower Me, Featured, Interfaith|

On the edge of our tragedy, many well-intentioned souls leaned into (then pulled out) the “God-card” for me, and while I truly appreciate the sentiment, I am not one to place too much hope in a mythical man in a robe.   By Debbie Lynn Last week, my husband was seriously wounded in [...]

Zen Encounters in The Bible Belt

By | 2017-04-04T09:25:33+00:00 April 4th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, Interfaith|

For a couple of seconds, you could have heard a pin drop. Then, as I've seen in countless vampire movies, and in episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the lady brandished her hands in front of herself, and making the shape of a cross with her fingers, she pointed them in my direction. [...]

February 2017

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December 2016

Redefining Religion: Meeting the Buddha Again for the First Time.

By | 2016-12-17T11:35:58+00:00 December 17th, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Family & Parenting, Interfaith|

I agree with controversial scientist and author Richard Dawkins that young children should not have a religion forced upon them. There are no Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Muslim children---there are just children---who naturally radiate pure light, love, and innocence that transcends any narrow definition of God.   By Michelle Margaret Fajkus   “At [...]

November 2016

Recovery, Redemption & the Finger Necklace.

By | 2016-11-03T08:01:37+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Featured, Interfaith|

  By Mary Gustafso At first, I saw the heartwarming message of redemption and forgiveness contained in this story, but after a year of reflection, I can see the recovery story hidden in this miraculous text. When Angulimala was born, his astrologer saw weapons flashing in the star constellations and predicted a lifetime of violent crime. [...]