Our Spiritual Discernment for 2017 is:
Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism
as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh
Read more here.
"Coming Home to the Compassionate Heart of our Collective Suffering: Racism, Trauma and Oppression" with Associate Minister, Cherag Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas, ICS members Jose LaSalle, and Michelle Nikfarjam. Together we shall explore personal and collective suffering through storytelling and song. How can we evoke, embrace and reconcile? Please join us, hear our stories, and share your own. Read more here.
In the Universal Worship, we turn toward the source of all spiritual revelation and let it shine into ourselves, our communities, and our world. Honoring all the wisdom traditions of humanity equally, we join in an ongoing cosmic celebration with all of creation, from the mineral to the angelic.
The Universal Worship recognizes that all religions originate in the same Truth. All of the great teachers and prophets have reflected this truth to humanity in their own way. The same power that inspired them continues to move through and guide our own lives. Read more here.
Messages, Music, Readings and Ritual for our Universal Worship services in 2017 will be focused upon the spiritual discernment for the year.
Read about our past discernments here.
Freedom of Thought: The Insight that Brings us to the Other Shore
Rev. Karen Lindquist is co-founder and co-minister of Interfaith Community Sanctuary.
Our spiritual discernment for the month of February as part of our exploration of Engaged Buddhism and taught by Thich Nhat Hanh is "Freedom of Thought." Read more here.
Aware of the suffering brought about when we impose our views on others, we are determined not to force others, even our children, by any means whatsoever – such as authority, threat, money, propaganda, or indoctrination – to adopt our views. We are committed to respecting the right of others to be different, to choose what to believe and how to decide. We will, however, learn to help others let go of and transform fanaticism and narrowness through loving speech and compassionate dialogue.
Our fifth Sunday worship services in 2017 will be co-created with Associate Ministers Sibyl Lundy, Linda Stern and David Heitmiller, Emeritus.
Next Date in 2017: Sunday April 30, “Compassionate, Healthy Living.”
Please join us as we continue our year of study and discernment delving into the basics of Engaged Buddhism and the Order of Interbeing, based on the teachings of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. His teachings help us to live simply, compassionately and joyfully in the world today.
Reverends Sibyl and Linda will explore April's topic, "Compassionate, Healthy Living." Come take a deep, relaxing breath with us as we gain the insight of Interbeing.