Peace, shalom, is not simply a normal…Continue
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In 2008 a boutique hotel bought a small collection of icons for one of their stylish suites. I had the opportunity to see them installed and was satisfied with how elegant they looked. The series was called “Christ as Language”. A series of 5 icons was inspired by the Biblical text, “In the beginning was the word”. The form of communication is not as important as the reality we seek. The…Continue
Many of you know ”The Dialogue for World Peace" is a beautiful visual history exhibit, created for meditation and prayer which encourages humanity from all religions and beliefs to break free from what divides us. Its aim is to align our thinking with that of great teachers and philosophers,
Promoting peace on earth and the idea we are all one. This modern art iconostasis installation needs to be seen and…Continue
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The other day I was watching a program about guns and how they really work. They were shooting watermelons and describing how the bullet destroys. Some bullets explode on impact, others go directly through their target, still others tear and mutilate. I am confused wondering why the manufacturing of guns has created such a fascinating industry, as sport and social behavior. Guns are made from metal, designed and created to kill. I …Continue
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Imagine the Mystery
Imagine a world with no boarders. Imagine a world where there is no good, better and best only a desire for kindness and mercy. Imagine a world where we bless and are grateful for all that surrounds us. Imagine and eventually we will be changed in the twinkling of an eye. A new religion committed to a global culture of non-violence, respect, justice, and peace, where there is no more oppression, injury,…
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It has long been one of my precepts to live by, that if you love God you will naturally come to love the planet. Lately this concept has been put to the test; so much of our human behavior stresses both ends of the equation. Like many of you, I feel increasing frustration with a world moving too fast, too technical and generally too much of everything.
However every once in a while we stumble upon a life style change of pure delight and magic with little effort. This happened to my…Continue
It’s a shame so many people still use the excuse, “Well, Mary Jane, humans have always been violent”. I say, “Aren’t you sick of the violence yet, I am.” My brother used to say; if you hit someone on the head they pay attention. My husband says; only long enough to prepare to hit you back.Continue
Nature is a wonder, but viewed in isolation its complexity and very existence is inexplicable because it is spirit manifested in flesh. Darwin’s genius was to see that the existence can only understood in the context of its interaction with other living things and, its evolutionary…Continue
Our understanding of individuality as separate from the whole was radically changed when that “not cuttable” atom was found to be “cuttable.” Einstein, Darwin, Carl Yung, and many others unknowingly defined individualism and began cutting it up to determine what was in and what was out. Everywhere in the age of discovery and later in the age of communication the focused was…Continue
Art History is rich and abundant with beautiful images that reflect humankind's desire to portray the divine spirit that courses through the physical world. From the small molecule that previous cultures could not even imagine, to the movements of the stars and planetary bodies yet unseen, there is something which connects it all and keeps it in balance. Artists are the designated visual voice working to create evidence of mankind's dedication, devotion and curiosity about the realm…Continue
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Imagine a world with no boarders. Imagine a world where there is no good, better and best only a desire for kindness and mercy. Imagine a world where we are each our own Guru, blessing all that surrounds us. Imagine and eventually we will be changed in the twinkling of an eye. A new religion committed to a global culture of non-violence, respect, justice, and peace, where there is no more oppression, injury, torture, or killing of…Continue
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In the age of a globalized human community and a shrinking world, interfaith dialogue and action is no longer just commendable endeavor but a historical necessity. “The Dialogue Project” does not communicate with words, but through the portraits of those who teach and remind us of the mysteries that are fundamental to our experience of being human. Inter-religious tolerance that encourages understanding, acceptance, respect, celebration and action is essential to our survival. The faith…Continue
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With the Advent of yet another year, I have chosen commonality and oneness to reflect on through the year. We are a small portion of a larger picture being drawn by some unknown hand that loves us. The energy that moves through life expresses itself in a variety of ways, all with meaning and value.
Dali lama says the key to freedom resides in our ability to understand and THINK MORE, it is ignorance of self and other which causes our discomfort. He encourages us all to contemplate and…Continue
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The universe is a pure gift of promise and possibilities and is driven by energy which is continually transforming, moving, unstable and unpredictable. Try and imagine humanity along these lines; full of promise and possibilities without control. Human energy is self-organizing in an open ended future and knows its highest bliss when we creatively harmonize with universal energy.
Creation does not actually need us. The planet is teaming with life, just look around. Are…Continue
I was curious if any of you might take some time to think of areas we might all agree on peacefully.
Add them to the list I have begun. The model here might not be exactly peaceful; perhaps the discussion could be more like a community exploration of ideas. The chosen parameter is taken as a suggestion or recommendation, so hopefully we can keep it light. Have…Continue
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