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April 7, 2019 - Penny Nixon - The Habit of Compassion: Allow Yourself to Feel

Penny states, "My religion is Love; I practice Christianity so that I might love better."

Read this before listening to the sermon:

Mark 1: 40-45

March 31, 2019 - Penny Nixon - Fierce Forgiveness

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Second Chances, by Kathie Collins

Everywhere around you is a second chance: The clean white page, marked only with the golden glow of promise, invites your hand to trace a new passage.

The rug beside your bed, its fibers sprung back full height in the dark of night, presents your feet a transformed ground on which to take a stronger stand.

Healing water, having traveled through oceans and clouds to greet you, washes yesterday’s injuries from your sorrowful face.

Those bright eyes, meeting you in the mirror above the tap, beckon you to soften your gaze as you walk back into the world—to notice how the tides have changed and the sands have shifted.

Nature, knowing only flow, has covered the path you followed into exile.

Wipe those tearstained footprints also from your heart. Imagination will lead you home.

and

Matthew: 18:18-22

March 24, 2019 - Jorge Bautista - The Habit of Becoming a People: A Beloved Community

Read this before listening to the sermon:

Acts 11: 1-12
and
John 13: 31-35
March 17, 2019 - Penny Nixon - The Habit of Generosity: Give Till It Feels Good!

Penny states, "Generosity, like love, is not a zero-sum game."

Read this before listening to the sermon:

Matthew 20: 1-16
March 10, 2019 - Penny Nixon - The Habit of Stillness: Loving to Hold Still

Penny encourages us to place our highest allegiance to love and to practice stillness, finding that place of strength and center within.

Read this before listening to the sermon:

Matthew 4: 1-11

and

Hafiz: I Know the Way You Can Get
March 3, 2019 - Marge Boyd - You Have Heard That It Was Said . . .

Marge uses stories and the teachings of Jesus and Buddha to consider applying fresh perspectives to traditional ways of speaking, thinking, and acting.

Read this before listening to the sermon:

Matthew 5: 38-44

and

Majjhima Nikaya 21:6
“If anyone should give you a blow with his hand, with a stick, or with a knife, you should abandon any desires and utter no evil words.”

Dhammapada I.5 and 17.3
Hatreds do not ever cease in this world by hating, but by love;
This is an eternal truth . . . .
Overcome anger by love, overcome evil by good.
Overcome the miser by giving, overcome the liar by truth.

and

John O'Donohue: For a New Beginning
February 24, 2019 - Penny Nixon - The Other Shore

Penny encourages us to face the reality of death so that we may be fully engaged in living.

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John 14: 1-4

and from Living Buddha, Living Christ, Thich Nhat Hanh

In Buddhism, we do not actually use the word “reincarnation.” We say “rebirth.” But even rebirth is problematic. According to the teachings of the Buddha, “birth” does not exist either. Birth generally means from nothing you become something, and death generally means from something you become nothing. But if we observe the things around us, we find that nothing comes from nothing. Before its so-called birth, this flower already existed in other forms -- clouds, sunshine, seeds, soil, and many other elements. Rather than birth and rebirth, it is more accurate to say “manifestation” (vijñapti) and “remanifestation.” The so-called birthday of the flower is really a day of its remanifestation. It has already been here in other forms, and now it has made an effort to remanifest. Manifestation means its constituents have always been here in some form, and now, since conditions are sufficient, it is capable of manifesting itself as a flower. When things have manifested, we commonly say that they are born, but in fact, they are not. When conditions are no longer sufficient and the flower ceases to manifest, we say the flower has died, but that is not correct either. Its constituents have merely transformed themselves into other elements, like compost and soil. We have to transcend notions like birth, death, being, and non-being. Reality is free from all notions.


February 17, 2019 - Jorge Bautista - Living Buddha, Living Christ

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I Worried, by Mary Oliver
and
Matthew 6:19-20,
Matthew 18:2-4,
Matthew 19: 21,
Kuddakapatha 8:9 "Let the wise person do righteousness: A treasure that others can not share, which no thief can steal, a treasure that does not pass away."
February 10, 2019 - Penny Nixon - The Fine Art of Perfection

Penny explores the parallel sayings of Jesus and Buddha regarding our tendency to strive for "perfection."

Read this before listening to the sermon:

Matthew 22: 34-40
and
Matthew 5:48

The Buddha: We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by loving kindness. Make it our vehicle. Make it our basis. Stabilize it. Exercise ourselves in it and fully perfect it. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
February 3, 2019 - Penny Nixon - Cleaning the Windows

Penny explores the parallel sayings of Jesus and Buddha regarding our tendency to be judgmental.

Read this before listening to the sermon:

Luke 6:41-42
and
John 8: 4-5, 7
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November 13, 2016 - Rev. Penny Nixon

In this post-election sermon, Penny asks us to go deeper. Since we pray every week, "Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven," what will this look like given our new reality?

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the sound quality is slightly diminished.

Read this before watching Penny's sermon:
PSALM 15
Lord, who can be trusted with power,
and who may act in your place?
Those with a passion for justice,
who speak the truth from their hearts;
who have let go of selfish interests
and grown beyond their own lives;
who see the wretched as their family
and the poor as their flesh and blood.
They alone are impartial
and worthy of the people's trust.
Their compassion lights up the whole earth,
and their kindness endures forever.
(translated by Stephen Mitchell)

Luke 17:20-21

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