with Venerable Karma Rinpoche and Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. We are honored to have Ven. Karma Namgyel Rinpoche from Bhutan to offer rituals and ceremonies from the sacred traditions of the Drukpa Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist lineage. The Venerable Karma Rinpoche and the Reverend Norma Nakai Burton converge for a conversation about Freedom from suffering and the new Millenium. This is … Read More
with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Millions of Christians around the world are celebrating Lent at this time of year. Lent is a forty-day period of self-reflection, contemplation, and reconciliation leading up to Easter. It also draws from the Hebrew tradition of being in the desert for 40 years leading up to entering the promised land. The emphasis during Lent is … Read More
Topic: A Sunday of Contemplation and Meditation with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. This Sunday we will do some meditative practices, … Read More
As I read through the familiar Christmas texts this year, there was something that jumped out at me that I’d not paid as much attention to before, and that is how many times in those first couple of chapters of Luke that “fear” is addressed. A form of the Greek word “phobos”, translated as “fear” or “afraid” appears seven times in Luke 1 and 2. Year after year we latch on to the familiar images of adoring parents, a cooing baby and humble shepherds, but this year I was struck by the fact that this story is also full of anxiety.
From Norma’s Sermon on Gratitude Greg Braden offers that we can ask ourselves the following questions to begin activating the magical practice of gratitude: 1.) Do I acknowledge that there is a single source of all that is or ever may be? Do I acknowledge that every life event including this disaster is part of the ONE? 2.) Do I … Read More
Spirit am I, Free of all limits Safe, and Healed and Whole, Spirit am I, Free to Forgive and Free to Bless the World, Spirit Am I. Christian Mysticism – on Thanksgiving Day By Norma J. Burton, M.Div. November 28, 2013 My birthday always comes around Thanksgiving time- what a grand time to be born when everyone is giving thanks, … Read More
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