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Buddhist Practice and Christian Lent

The practice is called, “tonglen.” The word is Tibetan and can be translated as giving and taking or sending and receiving. The practice appears to date to the 12th century in Tibet, but originated in India before that. Over the … Continue reading

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Valentine: the Man, the Martyr, and the Inspiration for Love

Valentine’s Day: a day for roses, candy and romance! School children distribute greetings to their friends and couples share intimate dinners followed by … well, we don’t need to explore the post-dinner affections. The point is this: Valentine’s Day is … Continue reading

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Giving Birth to God

In my youth, I attended Catholic schools.  In that setting, I was taught a great deal about Mary, the mother of Jesus.  The Mary I learned about was pure, humble, obedient, silent and long-suffering.  As an adult, I came to … Continue reading

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