Category Archives: Secular Buddhism/Unitarian

Omen of the Four Vultures

7/2015: I leave my driveway in rural Wisconsin around noon, taking my dog on a walk.  I get to the edge of my property where I had re-planted a white pine that was going to die. The tree is now … Continue reading

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Transitions, Impermanence, and Five Invitations 

Note: The following is a transcript from a talk I gave to the St. Croix Unitarians on October 15, 2017. There is a story of a Sufi master who was known for his open heart and mind. He died in the … Continue reading

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On Love and Loving

Note: The following is a transcript from a talk I gave to the St. Croix Unitarians on March 19, 2017. I’m going to open with a poem by Mary Oliver, which is about the love she shares with her dog. … Continue reading

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Exploring Namaste and Other Expressions of Love

Note: The following is a transcript from a talk I gave to the St. Croix Unitarians. Namaste. Namaste is a Sanskrit greeting or salutation that means, “I honor your sacred or transpersonal self.” Said another way: “My essential Being recognizes … Continue reading

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The Art of Listening

Note: The following is a transcript from a talk I gave to the St. Croix Unitarians on December 11, 2016. The following story is told of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who often endured long receiving lines at White House receptions … Continue reading

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