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Theme for 2014: Start Where You Are
2014 AUGUST MINISTER’S MESSAGE: Crazy Wisdom
"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while." ~ Steve Jobs
Oh, the twists and turns we sometimes encounter on the spiritual path! "Crazy Wisdom" is a term used by one of my very first teachers, a Tibetan Buddhist named Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He came from a lineage of teachers who would do unexpected, outrageous things or make their students do them, as a means for waking up to the vibrant, alive reality that we lose when our mind wants to follow the routine, patterned thinking it always does. Whether you like that notion or not, chances are good that life has put you into a position, at least once or twice, when your world was totally rocked, the normal was no longer available and reality as you knew it was gone. It is for those moments that we practice spiritually.
So this month we will be talking about the different spiritual traditions that practice "crazy wisdom" and discovering some of the lessons we can learn from the deliberate invitation to mystery!
I hope you can join us!
Our service on August 24, 2014 - 9:30am
Start Where You Are:
Upside-Down and Backwards
The early service is an opportunity to attend a different kind of Service earlier on Sunday mornings. This Service is brief, just half an hour in length and will include prayer and a message and then lead into our regular fifteen-minute Sunday meditation.