Topic: Buddhism

Buddhism’s “Heavenly Abodes:” Friendliness, Compassion, Sympathetic joy, Equanimity

Buddhism gives us some tools to make us more compassionate and useful to ourselves and others. Among these are the “heavenly abodes” in which the mind can find ease and clarity. The four abodes are friendliness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. A mind which can rest in any or all of these states will find satisfaction, … Continue reading Buddhism’s “Heavenly Abodes:” Friendliness, Compassion, Sympathetic joy, Equanimity

My Road to Buddhism

What is Shin Buddhism? The story of one woman’s spiritual journey from no religion to Christianity to Shin Buddhism.

Humility and Gratitude

Buddhism recognizes the interdependent web of all existence.  Understanding our true place in the cosmos fosters both humility and gratitude.

Maneki Buddha: Recovering from Being Wronged

All of us have been wronged in one way or another and the desire to stamp our feet and demand restitution is incredibly strong. There is a way, though, to find compassion for ourselves and for those who wronged us.

Buddhist Notion of Sangha

“Buddhist Notion of Sangha”. Buddhism is built on the foundation of the Buddha, our ability to see things as they really are; the Dharma, variously the truth or the law; and the Sangha, the community. Dr. Kross will discuss these three. About Dr. Jessica Kross: Jessica Kross is a longtime member of the UUCC and … Continue reading Buddhist Notion of Sangha