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Special Note:

Dear Friends,

We are open for Sunday services.
– we have a hand sanitizing station at the front door
– everyone is required to wear a mask
– we have seat spacing clearly marked to maintain social distancing.
We ask that if you are not feeling well, or if you are in a comprised state of health, you continue watching our live stream from home. If you attend, please enter through the front door on Lily Flagg, and exit through the back. We will not have or allow any coffee, food, or beverages in the Center.
Please remember that we are reopening in the safest manner possible. If you are uncomfortable for any reason please wait to join us.

Sunday Topics for October

Theme: WIDENING OUR CIRCLE
Albert Einstein encouraged us to expand our consciousness of Oneness by saying, “Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison of separation by widening the circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” Let us explore how we might widen our circle of belonging and embrace one another.

October 3   THE COVENANT OF PRACTICE
Understanding emerges and evolves through practice and if practice does what it’s suppose to do, it exhausts the energy for seeking and Reality has a chance to present itself.

October 10   LOOKING AT THINGS FRESHLY
Could we be stunned and awakened into looking at things freshly? Our view expands when we view Life as a Whole and act from there.

October 17   THE CONSTANT UNFOLDING
Life doesn’t add up, it opens up.  Eternity is the pulse of life in the center of every experience. Could we enter this emergence willingly and earnestly trusting in our own unfolding.

October 24   OUR ORBIT OF CONCERN
When have you felt compassion for someone whose experience was beyond your own? What makes the heart open so that we relate to the plight of others?

October 31   STAYING POSSIBLE
We have the chance to stay possible. It is a birthright we often put down and tuck away. When we enliven ourselves to the fullest we spark the aliveness that illuminates our gifts of humanity.

Sunday Topics for November

Theme: HELPING EACH OTHER STAY AWAKE
Rumi says, “Don’t go back to sleep.”  How might we help each other stay awake in a world that is in a trance?  Let us explore this essential question together.

November 7   SWEET TEACHERS
The outer teacher takes you to the inner teacher but the greatest teacher is life.  Could we offer our beginners mind and heart to the many wordless teachers that call us to awaken?

November 14   PRESENCE AND ABSENCE
It is only when open and present that we can be filled with the holiness that informs everything.  Could we find Presence even in absence?

November 21   EACH TIME I BEGIN
Each time I begin again, I am stunned to recall that we are complete as we are, about to burst into a fresh aliveness.  As Emerson says, “Only the coming is sacred.”

November 28   THE AGENTS OF KINDNESS
The agents of kindness are everywhere.  Watering seeds can change the world, but the chance to do the watering can change your life.    Being kind helps us grow and stay awake.