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.

A Spiritual Life

“A spiritual life is not – repeat not – a mental, intellectual experience. It is a prayerful, contemplative, mystical, reflective journey that, in fact, draws you out of your mental world.” – Caroline Myss
I know it’s dangerous to preach on anti-intellectualism to a group of UUs, … read more.

“No One Knows the Day or the Hour”

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.

“A Deeper Materialism”

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.

There Would Be No Way of Knowing

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.