On February 22 we had the opportunity to hear Rev. Dr. Karen Taliesin speak to us on living our values despite many challenges in situations with which we are faced in our daily lives. She is a chaplain at Seattle Children's Hospital and works with families of many faiths. She encouraged us to live our faith through "fierce compassion". If we are firmly grounded in our faith we can better relate with others in a right relationship, even though our values may be different. Keeping an open heart and dealing with others in a spirit of love will allow us to meet challenges.
You can listen to her readings and sermon below or read them here.
Florence Caplow delivered another excellent sermon, this time on Sacred Economics. She explored gift economies, Buddhist teachings on generosity, GNH (Gross National Happiness) and other new and old ways to re-vision our world. She based her talk on the book, Sacred Economics, by Charles Eisenstein, and prefaced her sermon with a powerful reading from this book, which can be heard below, followed by her sermon. She added the important concept of "Living in the Gift," which you must listen to. This was very enlightening and well-presented material.
Note: you can download chapters or a full copy of Sacred Economics by clicking here.