Easter

When you think of Transylvania, who do you think of?  (Dracula.)  So then if I tell you that I went on pilgrimage to Transylvania in 2009, would you be worried that you may have gotten mixed up with a weird, vampiric cult or something? We Unitarian Universalists have deep roots in Transylvania.  Let me tell…

Compassion Fatigue

  Reading  Prayer of Caregiving by Jane Ellen Mauldin May the burden of caring not feel so heavy as I remember all who have gone before me and all who will come after me. May I know myself to be part of a great dance that circles and comes round again. I give thanks for…

Mindfulness

Just as Christianity has its center the story of the life of Jesus and his teachings, and Islam has at its center the story of the life of Mohammed and his teachings, so the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha are at the center of Buddhism. The young Buddha was a high-caste Brahmin prince who…