Creation [spiritual practice]

Last week we invited you to reflect on the creative power of God, making each of us from dust. This Saturday (Feb 28 2015) Nuit Blanche at the Cathedral showcases creativity working through us individually and in community: music, liturgy, art works, poems, film, and more. The art display will be...

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Contemplative Prayer: Developing Awareness

[Beth Adam’s talk on  February 10, 2015]  In these weeks surrounding and during Lent, I’d like to share with you teachings of some masters from different traditions. As I said at our previous meeting, it’s important to remind ourselves of the basics, and to realize that we always need discipline:...

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It is enough!

Candlemas marks the point in the Christian year when we turn our gaze from the Crib towards the Cross. On Sunday we heard Simeon exclaim, “my eyes have seen your salvation.”  (Luke 2:30). On Monday February 2, drawing from the text of Bach’s Cantata for Candlemas, “Ich habe genug” [It...

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“On the Dot” [Meditation Talk]

[Beth Adams gave this talk on January 27, 2015] When Zen Buddhist teachers first came to the West, some said it would be impossible to teach Zen to western students because they simply lacked the necessary discipline. Shunryu Suzuki, who founded the first Zen monastery in America, started studying at...

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