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Weeping & Walking & Welcoming My Inner Turtle

At dusk, an unscheduled detour and stop at the Peace Pagoda in Leverett, a place of calm for a very long time in my life. It is up a steep trail in a clearing in the woods on a hillside. … Continue reading

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Finding a "New" Peace (Pagoda)

We live within driving distance of Leverett, Massachusetts, which is home to what I thought was the Peace Pagoda.   When my kids were younger, it was a place we would visit often enough that they have many memories of our … Continue reading

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Circumambulating in the Autumn: Our Spiritual Practices

Unless an elder or physically disabled, one must park below and walk up a gravel-laced steep road that is currently scattered with yellow, orange, and brown crunchy leaves.  Along either side of the road is the forest and at the … Continue reading

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The Fierce Sanity of Stones

A friend of mine who had great trouble with her mind told me once that she had brought a stone into her apartment, and when she felt her mind going, she would concentrate on the stone.  She said, “There is … Continue reading

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Holy Envy: A Window in Interfaith Dialogue (sermon)

May 12, 2013 West Cummington Church, West Cummington, MA Karen G. Johnston Candidate for the Unitarian Universalist Ministry Let me begin with gratitude.  Thanks to West Cummington – to you all – for inviting me once again to fill your … Continue reading

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