Speaker: Rev. Jill Cowie

This Is For The Birds

In ancient Buddhist literature, worldly miracles are often accompanied by the brilliance of birds as beings that abide in perfect “emptiness” or what Thich Nhat Hanh refers to as “inter-being”, the sense of being empty of a separate self. Join us for a celebration … read more.

My Whole Soul Is In This

Joe Biden quoted this phrase in his inauguration address echoing President Lincoln so many years ago when he signed the Emancipation Proclamation. All religions talk about the soul as the sweet spot for finding hope in the fullness of living. President Biden went … read more.

A Vision of Tomorrow

Nearly 60 years ago, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. dared to share a dream of a more equal and just society. One that would come to be through non-violent resistance. As our nation begins a new chapter, what shared vision of tomorrow shall we dream? … read more.

On Becoming a Transparent Eyeball

I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God.
These are my favorite lines of the central text of American Transcendentalism, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Nature.” … read more.

Staying Safe

Forrest Church, a colleague of beloved memory, writes “The path of life is strewn with trap doors. Yet, life is a gift, everyday is a miracle.” How you respond to your fear is a big part of how to claim this gift. … read more.