Tag: interfaith

  • Sunday, May 13 – Mother’s Day

    A Buddhist text says, “Even as a mother at the risk of her life would watch over her own, her only child, so let us with boundless mind and good will survey the whole world.” Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day of honoring all mothers, especially our own.  We also remember how the mother-nature of […]

  • Sunday, April 29 – “Excuses, Excuses!”

    This Sunday, Sedona Interfaith Fellowship will hold services at the Sedona Community Center (aka, Adult Community Center), due to the book sale at the library.  SCC is located off Harmony Drive and Melody Lane. “The dog ate my paper,” the clichéd excuse goes.  Everyone’s heard them, and most people have probably muttered them at one […]

  • Sunday, November 20 — For What Are We Grateful?

    With Thanksgiving next Thursday, this Sunday the Fellowship celebrates a day of gratitude.  When hearts are open in thankfulness, individuals open themselves to the presence of God within, for gratitude is an expression of hope and joy and love. Giving thanks isn’t just about having the things desired in life or knowing that needs are […]

  • Sunday, October 9 – How do we “Go With the Flow”?

    It’s become a somewhat tired catch phrase:  “Go with the flow.”  There’s something almost romantic about it, as though you could almost visualize yourself floating on your back down a gentle stream, not a care in the world. On the other hand, through overuse and abuse of this phrase—“Hey, man, I’m just goin’ with the […]

  • Sunday, September 25 — What is Your Sense of Self?

    Too often one can find oneself waxing poetic about “the way it used to be,” or idly fantasizing about a mythical perfect future – as they say, “the grass is always greener on the other side.”  Yet, the spiritual path, although looking to a brighter future, is about living fully in the present, so that […]

  • Sunday, September 11 — Emptiness

    This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on U.S. soil.  We will offer blessings and prayers in remembrance of this day. The philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius is quoted as saying: “God, whose love and joy are present everywhere, can’t come to visit you unless you aren’t there.” The concept of emptying oneself […]

  • Sunday, August 28 — What Is “Life”?

    Reverence for all life.  What does that mean?  To the devout Jainist, it means that even the tiniest ant should not be crushed, or that respect be given to a germ coursing its way through our veins.  To some, it means abortions are immoral.  And to some, it simply means enjoying the beauty of nature. […]

  • Sunday, August 21 — Real Courage: What Is It?

    What does it mean to be courageous?  We too often associate courage with those who throw themselves headlong into a battle or that face a dangerous situation as a superhero might. But real courage – that state of mind that enables one to face a challenging situation “no matter what” – is this not something […]

  • Sunday, August 14 — Transformation and You

    In August the Christian community around the world commemorates the transfiguration of Jesus.  The symbology of this event is a powerful metaphor for the spiritual seeker, as Jesus is literally transformed before the eyes of his disciples into a radiant being.  Part of the strength of this image might be seen in Jesus’ relationship with […]

  • Sunday, July 31 — What can we learn from Sufism and Islam?

    Sufism is the mystical path of the Muslim faith, and with Ramadan beginning next week, it might be helpful to explore a little of what these faiths are all about.  In a continuing effort to examine various traditions in the spirit of interfaith, participants will take a brief look at the historical background of Islam […]