Coming Together For Refugees

Photo: On a beach in Morocco, people take up the posture of little Aylan Kurdi, whose whose death sounded a wake-up call to the world, How are you responding personally to the refugee crisis? By endorsing  the recommendations of Canadian organizations that work with refugees, about how to ramp up our...

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Taking hold of vacation [spiritual practice]

Whether you’re travelling or taking vacation time in place, here are two specific ways to open up to the refreshment a seasonal sabbath offers. (1) Consider prayerfully detaching from continuous electronic notifications. Decide how often you’ll check your mail and phone messages. Every hour?  Three times a day? Every other day? Here’s...

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Paul and Contemplation

[Remarks by Beth Adams shared during Contemplative Prayer at Christ Church Cathedral  April 28, 2015] Lately, Fr. Richard Rohr’s daily meditations have been concentrating on Saint Paul, and I feel like they’ve been addressed to me. I’m one of those Christians who’s often uncomfortable with Paul, mainly because of his writings...

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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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