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A Compass, Not a Map (sermon)

The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, NJ March 19, 2017     A compass, rather than a map. Last week I told you that I have been reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Its subtitle is “Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, … Continue reading

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Missing Mudita: On Collegiality and Sympathetic Joy

I was looking for the missing brahmavihara. Walking around the beautiful grounds of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, where I was spending three days in a self-directed silent retreat, I happened upon the many outdoor benches offered. … Continue reading

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Tonglen: Enough. For Now.

I met Doris* as she lay in a bed on the pulmonary unit to which I had been assigned as a hospital chaplain intern. At the moment when we met, she her breathing was “good enough” – not well enough … Continue reading

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Everyone Eventually Be Consoled (sermon)

Everyone Eventually Be Consoled Karen G. Johnston Candidate for Unitarian Universalist Ministry Village Church, Cummington, MA October 6, 2013   STORY FOR ALL AGES We start with this excerpt from The Little Prince, as he is taking leave of his … Continue reading

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