Sunday, October 28, 11 a.m., Sharing Circle: Karma
Karma means action, work or deed; it also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect). Good intent and good deeds contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deeds contribute to bad karma and future suffering. Do you believe in karma and if so how has it been present in your life?
When you look at a tree and perceive its stillness, you become still yourself. You connect with it at a very deep level. You feel a oneness with whatever you perceive in and through stillness. Feeling the oneness of yourself with all things is true love. —Eckhart Tolle
What conditions cause you to naturally become still? What does it feel like to lose the chatter of the mind and simply appreciate the stillness?
Autumn is a wonderful time to celebrate the abundance most of us enjoy. Just having a meal every day and a roof over one’s head is, to a homeless person, something to be grateful for. It’s important to take time together to feel thankful for our many blessings.
Sunday, November 25, 11 a.m., Sharing Circle: Empty/Full
We shape clay into a pot. It is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we choose. —Taoist teaching. For our Sharing and Listening Circle on Empty/Full, consider what empties you out—of anxiety, negative stories, stress, worry, everyday lists, anger. Each of us have different experiences that empty us in a good way, that quiet us. Most of these are heart experiences rather than something achieved by rational thinking. Perhaps it is music, or listening to a loved one breathe in sleep. Perhaps it is fishing, or a kiss. Please join us and share the experiences that have emptied you out and brought you peace.
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