Living Buddha, Living Christ, Living You! Sermon Series
Living Buddha, Living Christ, Living you! Sermon Series
October 31 thru December 19, 2010
Theme - Let the heart of Jesus’ and Buddha’s teachings spark you to a fuller life.
This sermon series is a dialogue with the book, Living Buddha, Living Christ by Tich Nhat Hanh. To order the book at our Live Oak group rate contact Carolyn Dower, email@example.com.
|October 31||I Am Always There for You||Both Buddha and Jesus told their followers that even after they died, "I am with you always." Today we will hold our yearly remembrance service in dialogue with the teachings of these renowned spiritual masters. (Chapter 4)|
|November 7||Fruit Salad Can Be Delicious!||Why is there so much rancor and war in the name of religion? Are you willing to enter into a true dialogue and be changed by the good and beautiful in another's tradition? (Chapter 1)|
|November 14||A Forgiving Heart||"Love your enemy," said Jesus; "Genuine love requires understanding," says Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk. If we truly understand the factors that result in hateful or evil behavior, the other individuals are no longer enemies. (Chapter 6)|
|November 21||Embody the Spirit||The healing and centering power of mindfulness links with the healing and loving energy of the Holy Spirit. Breath is essential for life and can be cultivated as a source of peace. "Inspire"—breathe in; "embody"—enliven; find peace. (Chapter 2)|
|November 28||The Bread we Eat is the Whole Cosmos||What do Christian communion, Buddhist mindful eating, a Thanksgiving holiday feast, and an ordinary meal have in common? If we eat with deep awareness and gratitude we touch the sun, clouds, earth and everything in the cosmos. (Chapter 3)|
|December 5||Rebirth, Resurrection, Reality||Faith implies practice, not belief. Discussions about God are a distant substitute for the experience of God or Nirvana. These realities are available in the here and now. (Chapter 9)|
|December 12||Roots||How do communities of religious practice and our traditions sustain the individual believers spiritual vitality and maturation? (Chapters 5 & 7)|
|December 19||Mrs. Ly's Ordeal||How do we engage the world and all its pain, and injustice without losing a mindful, centered, compassionate attitude? (Chapters 8, & 10)|