Upcoming Sunday Sermon Topic

Stepping in the Dukkha… and Suffering We May Cause

Sunday, January 19, 2020 @ 10:30am

By Rev. Michael Walker

In Buddhist teachings, the path to ending suffering (dukkha) in this life come through the practice of eight attributes. These are: Right Understanding, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration. We will discuss suffering in our own lives, and how the attributes inform a set of Buddhist practices that helps us each to end suffering in our own lives. But what about in the lives of others? What if we do something (perhaps unintentionally) that causes another pain? How can we return to Right Intention and Right Effort, to make things right with this other person? A special collection on this day will benefit our own SMILE (Students, Mentors, Internship with Local Employers) project. 

9:15am in the Learning Center. Science Sunday. Scott Thompson will continue to lead a comprehensive discussion about origins, from the perspective of natural science. During this season, we will tackle some of the Big Questions: "How did we come to be?" "Where does everything come from?" We'll turn to the formation of stars, planets, the chemical elements and - if we have time - the Earth. Bring your curiosity, your knowledge and your questions.

Religious Education:
Religious Education classes meet @ 10:30am