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This is particularly important among Christian groups who may use the term "Christian" to refer to only the Roman Catholic Church, or only to Evangelical Protestantism, or to the full range of Christian denominations and beliefs, or to some other subset of the religion. Quite often, when we visit a Christian web site for the first time, we have to search around among its articles to find out exactly what Christian belief system they follow and promote on their web site. That said, the following is our attempt at a statement of belief. Please be sure to read the footnotes at the bottom of the essay because they include some important qualifications and exceptions. OCRT Statement of Belief: We are a multi-faith group. We believe in: Attunement. Spirits Align. संस्कृतम् Natura Mythica Deios. Sacred Paths.

गौतम बुद्ध. إن شاء الله. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Perennial Philosophy. Eris, the Goddess of Confusion, Chaos, and Laughter » Daven's Journal - Letters from the Editor. (Note from Daven: Please note, this is NOT my article, but it is THE best article I have ever seen dealing with who Eris is and why we should care.

Do not make the mistake of dismissing this goddess just because she seems scary like other trickster/chaotic deities (like Loki, Coyote and Discordia) have been in the past. They are CRITICAL to our world. I made a comment when I read this article, and the author said it was one of the best summations of how a Discordian sees Chaos: “Creative Chaos. Without chaos, no inventions can happen, no progress can be made, for it is the spark of the Chaotic that prompts inspiration. By “Irreverend Hugh (otherwise known as Triskell), KSC, of the Discordians for Softer Sandpaper Society” “Eris doesn’t want your soul.

Eris/Discordia was feared and maligned, we think unfairly, by the ancient Greeks and Romans who saw in Her the personification of every thing that was a threat to their sense of a well-run, neat, and ordered Cosmos. Hail Eris! U.S. National Park Service Find A Park. Hiking Trails, Camping in Parks, Maps and Hotels | Outdoor Adventure on PICKATRAIL® Tonglen. ~ Tonglen meditation (“Sending and receiving” in Tibetan) I. Resting back. Relaxing into the back of the body, connect with the natural generosity of the out-breath, and the natural receptivity of the in-breath. With the out-breath, feel how the body--by itself--simply lets go of what is not needed. Thoughts and beliefs about what we are can also be allowed to fall out with the out-breath. Tensions and plans and memories can just flow out.

II. We can start to feel for a more spacious sense of presence by tuning into the space at the end of the out-breath, or by feeling the space around the body as we let the body breathe. III. We are allowed to ask ourselves, “What is important? IV. Resting back again into the “night sky,” drop the previous exercise for a while. V. Remembering night sky, we continue to let the inhalation bring us into intimacy with the texture of the difficult. VI. We can question whether there is enough silkiness to go around. VII. Why not? VIII. Top. Losang Samten. Pema Chödrön. Dharma Rain. To Study The Self Sallie Jiko Tisdale – from April 1997 Keep your eye on the fierce lion up on the altar. Today I’m going to talk about what it means to study the self. I’ll begin with two quotes to bear in mind. The first is from William Wordsworth in 1807, a poem: “The world is too much with us Late and soon Getting and spending we lay waste our powers.”

The second quote is Dogen: “To study the Buddha Way is to study the self; to study the self is to forget the self; to forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. I want to get at this what it means to study the self, and what forgetting the self is all about from a couple of different angles. God Help Us! Last week Gyokuko spoke about prayer and devotion in Zen Buddhism. Join us this Sunday, April 13, for zazen, service, and Kyogen’s Dharma Talk. Monthly InterCouncil Summary March 2014 This summary describing the work of the temple’s three major decision-making bodies is published regularly.

Linda Hoka Bebernes, Still Point, 2012. Hinduism.co.za. Zen Mountain Monastery: Zen Meditation Instructions. To receive beginning instruction in zazen at the Monastery, come to the Sunday Morning Program or Wednesday Evening Zazen. All of our weekend retreats, including the Introduction to Zen Training Weekend, also include beginning instruction for newcomers. Zazen is the form of meditation at the very heart of Zen practice. In fact, Zen is known as the “meditation school” of Buddhism. Basically, zazen is the study of the self. The great Master Dogen said, “To study the Buddha Way is to study the self, to study the self is to forget the self, and to forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.” We tend to see body, breath, and mind separately, but in zazen they come together as one reality.

Burmese Position There are several different leg positions that are possible while seated cross-legged. Half Lotus Position Another position is the half lotus, where the left foot is placed up onto the right thigh and the right leg is tucked under. Full Lotus Position Seiza Position. Zen Mountain Monastery.

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Sistine Chapel. Papal Encyclicals Online. Probe Ministries - A Christian Worldview and Apologetics Ministry. Sue Bohlin There's one thing we do here at Probe that is our favorite part of ministry. Our Student Mind Games Conference is a week-long, total immersion, give-it-all-we've-got experience for high school and college students that changes minds and hearts forever. We teach Christian students how to think biblically on a wide range of subjects: worldviews, basic apologetics, creation and evolution, human nature, the differences between guys and girls, the problem of evil, the value of suffering, campus Christianity, and even how to watch a movie without swallowing it whole.

They learn about world religions, a compassionate but biblical view of homosexuality, science and Earth-history, feminism, and genetic engineering. We talk about how not to lose their faith in college and give specific, practical help connecting with the campus ministries at whatever college they're headed to. Read more, dig deeper. . . Seminaries and Theological Studies Centers on the Net. Religious Studies Online - Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Education resources for OCR and AQA GCSE and A level RS. International Museum of Religion - An Open Collaboration - Explore | Contribute | Discuss. New Religious Movements - Latest news from Inform | Inform. Schools - Festivals. IFYC | Interfaith Youth Core. Projetaladin.org. The genocide of the Jews of Europe: The Holocaust The word Holocaust (from Greek ‘holos’ meaning ‘complete’ and ‘kaustos’ meaning ‘burned’) has become the preferred name for the Nazis’ systematic genocide of some six million Jews during World War II.

The Nazis themselves used the euphemism ‘the Final Solution of the Jewish Question’, while ‘Shoah’ is the contemporary Jewish-Hebrew name for the catastrophe. The Nazi race policy did not only hit the Jews. Besides the over 6 million Jewish victims, between 100,000-200,000 gypsies were persecuted and murdered. 40 Questions, 40 Answers Have Jews and Muslims always been each other's enemies? Muslims and Jews in History The historical interaction of Judaism and Islam started in the seventh century with the origin and spread of Islam in the Arabian peninsula.

Who are the Jews ? We all have our prejudices, our presumptions, our mental collection of hearsay, rumours, myths, and stereotypes. Answering Islam, A Christian-Muslim Dialog and Apologetic. An Inquiry Into Islam. Zoroastrianism Zoroastrian Zarathushtra Zarathustra Zoroaster Zoroastrians. "On three noble ideals be ever intent:The good thought well thought,The good word well spoken,The good deed well done. " Way of Life Amesha Spentas Eternal Enlightenment - Ageless Wisdom • The way of life suggested by Zoroastrianism is based on achieving six ideals: ‥ a good mind: a positive attitude and gaining wisdom ‥ principled living: honesty, honest work, helpfulness, moderation and balance ‥ independence: self-reliance and leadership ‥ serenity and happiness ‥ wholeness: healthy and holistic living ‥ an undying spirit.• Included in the ideal of independence is autonomy: not being beholden to anyone, not being a slave to any dogma, and having the sovereignty to make free and independent decisions - all within the self-elected bounds of ethical values, goodness, and not causing harm to others.

Purpose of Life Living as an Ashavan Goodness in Action The purpose of life is to work towards achieving the best existence we can envision. Goal in Life Ushta & Armaiti Goal of Life. Zoroastrianism. For a more detailed introduction to Zoroastrianism, please visit our main web-page page at: and our Zoroastrian Heritage blog at: (Words in blue-gray are links) What is Zoroastrianism?

Zoroastrianism is an ancient Iranian (Persian)* & Central Asian religion founded by Zoroaster.Zoroastrianism is possibly the oldest religion based on a belief in one God (commonly called monotheism) practiced today.[* See Iran and Persia, Are They The Same? The page also introduces Zoroastrianism's Central Asian connections.] Who was Zoroaster? Zoroaster is the western version of the name Zarathushtra (also spelt Zarathustra).

What are the Zoroastrian Scriptures Called? Zoroastrian scriptures are called the Avesta. What is the Zoroastrian Creed? "On three noble ideals be ever intent: The good thought well thought, The good word well spoken, The good deed well done. " Zoroastrian Way, Purpose and Goal of Life Way of Life. Tian Gong. Energy Healing Transmissions. You are here: Tian Gong Practice > Energy Healing Transmissions A Unique Type of Energy Work in the Qigong Tradition The essence of Chinese culture lies in its understanding of the oneness between humans and the Universe. The Qi Gong culture, which goes back thousands of years, is a manifestation of this oneness. In the west, Qi Gong is becoming more and more popular as people everywhere yearn for a greater connection to the Universe.

Tian Gong Qigong energy transmissions are different from those in many other qigong practices because they connect the work of healing the physical illnesses of the body with the healing of the soul. In addition to the daily practices which focus on cultivating the health of the body, the Universe has communicated directly with the Grandmaster and Masters of Tian Gong to bring about special energetic healing methods. These pure energies bring about healing from the source of physical and soul illnesses which may be particularly stubborn. Seeing the Soul’s Past. John White: Enlightenment and the Body of Light. SoulTools. Ethnobotany. Shaman Guides. Esoteric Endeavors. Societal Gumbo.

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