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Meredith Garmon
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UU minister, Zen student, erstwhile philosophy prof
UU minister, Zen student, erstwhile philosophy prof

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Sep 21 - 27
Autumn, week 1 "Dorothy realized that what she had been seeking all her life was simply her life itself: the people, the house, the rooms. All were the face of God. If we really saw that, we wouldn't torture ourselves and each other as we do. We're unkind; ...
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Raven 71
The cowbird, according to the Cornell Ornithology Lab, "is a brood parasite, meaning that it lays its eggs in nests of other species." Apparently, cowbirds don't have a choice about this -- if they couldn't get other birds to feed their hatchlings, cowbirds...
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Sep 13 - 20
Summer, week 13 "A simple mind is not mysterious. In a simple mind, awareness just is." --Joko Beck Saturday Zen : Sat Sep 15, 10:00 - 11:45am room 24 Community UU 468 Rosedale Ave White Plains, NY Practice to be led by Meredith Garmon Morning Zen . Tue and...
Sep 13 - 20
Sep 13 - 20
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Raven 70
Our story began when Raven visited Jackrabbit Roshi and asked: "I hear that Buddha Macaw looked up from the branch of her Jobo tree and saw the morning star and announced her realization. I get the feeling that something is missing from the story. What happ...
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Sep 6 - 12
Summer, week 12 "When we have no hope, our mind quiets. As long as we have hope, our mind is trying to figure out how to fulfill those wonderful things that we want to happen to us, or trying to protect ourselves from all the terrible things that shouldn't ...
Sep 6 - 12
Sep 6 - 12
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Raven 69
Mallard is back with us today. It's her third appearance. The first was in #27 when she asked, "Aren't we wasting time just sitting here while the Blue Planet goes to hell?" The second was just eight weeks ago, in #61 , when she had a question about the vow...
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Aug 30 - Sep 5
Summer, week 11 "Sitting touches every aspect of our lives; yet when we forget one thing, we have forgotten everything. Without it, nothing else works. It's hard to give it a name. We might call it wonder. When we forget the wonder of that which we encounte...
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Raven 68
Fun is important. But must everything important be fun? ​ Case Next evening, Porcupine said, "I think I speak for everyone in suggesting that we invite Grandma to our meetings. She's quite wise, it seems." Raven saw many heads nodding. The next day she flew...
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This joy thing and the compassion thing go together. If you’re not interested in being a more compassionate person, then you might want to stay away from the practices that cultivate joy. If you’d really rather focus on guarding your resources and making sure other people aren’t taking advantage of you – if you’re more interested in assessing other people’s worthiness for whatever you might offer than you are in just offering it freely and profligately – then maybe joy itself isn’t your thing.
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