There are many ways we show love and compassion to one another. Many times to those we know; but sometimes also by actively engaging on behalf of persons some may call strangers. There are equally many ways in which one may choose to be an activist, each unique to our time, talents, interests and other considerations. So, why did 29 Unitarian Universalists, along with our UUA President, Peter Morales, and myself, allow ourselves to be arrested and jailed in Phoenix, Arizona, on July 29, 2010, protesting SB1070? As you know, this is far from over! I have a riveting first-person story to tell you all!
How do we simultaneously drop resistance to life and yet stand up for what we know to be right? What does it mean to resist—to take a stand—and to still let go? How can I take care of myself in uncertain times so that I am healthy and of use to others? Is it possible to find refuge without retreating? How do we walk into the endlessly unfolding present moment with courage and equanimity without being caught in the past and old conditioning? Please join us as we explore these questions together.
Ian Challis is a founding Director, and past President, of the Insight Community of the Desert, a Buddhist sangha in Palm Springs. He regularly teaches there, and conducts the meditation sessions Monday evenings at our Church.
Children's Religious Education is available
Featuring: UUCOD Choir, Justin Chalk & Daniel Ramon, flutes, Nathan Parrot, drums and Kurt Jordan, piano
A discussion of all places we find hope.
Guest Soloist: Keisha D with Lynn McCanne, accompanist
* Rev. Julie will present the previously scheduled sermon at a later date.
We live in a culture that tells us, in a thousand different ways, that what we are seeking is outside us, and beyond us.
There is No Children’s Religious Education this week.
UUCOD Women’s Choir; Paul Johnson, guitar; Kurt Jordan, accompanist