Despite a month of count-downs and calendars, shopping days slowly dwindling and the lists of preparations to be made, the first Christmas was a complete surprise, to nearly everyone involved. “Let every heart prepare him room” – there was a profound lack of room for … read more.
Speaker: Stephanie Vos
Stephanie Vos is an artist, healer, and teacher. After leaving her career as a pastor in the ELCA, she pursued a professional life of writing and editing, as well as meditation and somatic therapy, and is now studying to become a doctor of chiropractic medicine. Her work has always focused on the mystery of dimensionality, the interconnectedness of community, and reimagining our relationship with the natural world.
We are not materialistic enough. I’m going to ask you, this season, to be more materialistic than you’ve ever been. I’ll even argue that one of the central themes of the Christmas story is, in fact, the highest form of materialism there is. The best … read more.
Shunryu Suzuki, a Sōtō Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States, renowned for founding the first Zen Buddhist monastery outside Asia, once gave an entire dharma talk in four sentences (with only five different words): “Today is today. Today is … read more.
In a season when we’re spending more time on screens, more time in the dark, and more time in uncertainty, we offer an ode to s l o w n e s s. A break from efficiency and urgency, an unlearning and a relearning of what … read more.
We are excited to return to weekly Sunday services (although online only) and to have Stephanie back with us. We are happy to announce that she is our new ministerial consultant and will be leading the services once a month.
For this service, here is … read more.