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Late Winter Part 3: Love as the Practice of Attention

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Late Winter 2020 | MEDITATIONS ON LOVE Can I be vulnerable and admit some embarrassing behavior? Last year—when I wrote the sermon I'm sharing with you today—I had to re-up my CPR certification. I was late to the class and sat down in the only available seat, quickly realizing I was next to the “strange” guy. It’d been the empty seat for a reason. My first reactions were judgement and envy. I was judging the man for being loud and missing the social cues of the moment. I was judging myself for ... (Continue Reading)

By |2020-02-26T18:21:34-07:00February 23rd, 2020|Imbolc, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|1 Comment

Late Winter Part 1: The Middle Ground Between Love & Contempt

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Late Winter 2020 | MEDITATIONS ON LOVE After listening to the very first Yoga Church Sunday sermon called “Who, or what, is God?”, a Quaker friend of mine shared this comment: “As soon as you asked what opposites I feel in my life I thought of the command to love everyone and yet I find myself disliking our country’s leaders. Without getting political, how do we feel love towards someone who we don’t respect? For me this is a constant push and pull struggle. How do I reflect God’s love in my ... (Continue Reading)

By |2020-02-26T08:17:46-07:00February 9th, 2020|Imbolc, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|0 Comments

Late Autumn Part 3: The Kind of Person I Am

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Late Autumn 2019 | Exploring Darkness You've heard me say it before... The Yoga Church has two goals. It's my hope that together we can: Connect with Divine Mystery (however we understand it), And through this connection, learn to love better. These are beautiful goals. But I'm not interested in simply saying pretty things. I'm serious. My inner yearning for the Mystery of God is a yearning for compassion and justice and love. So I ask, how do we learn to love better? How do we actually practice loving ourselves, our communities, and ... (Continue Reading)

By |2019-12-13T11:55:06-07:00November 24th, 2019|Samhain, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|1 Comment