May 8, 2016
“Remembering a Mother’s Kindness – a Meditation on Compassion” by Rev. Fa Jun, UUFLG Minister
Are there sure-fire ways to go about developing compassion in the human heart? Modern research says, “Yes!” One of the best ways to help humans become compassionate is to keep them safe and nourished, and to teach them how to be grateful – to understand and to count the blessings they’ve received, and to not take them for granted.
In the ancient Buddhist meditations on developing compassion, this wisdom was intuited thousands of years ago, when the meditator was advised to “meditate on your mother’s kindness” in order to bring about a sweet and loving heart.
This morning we will learn the fundamentals of this potent and proven practice, along with the neuroscientific basis of how gratitude allows us to cultivate kindness toward others. Armed with this knowledge, we will be able to show true appreciation for our own mothers (biological or not), and take steps to help the mothers in greatest need on our planet in their struggle to raise children with open hearts
Never underestimate what we can do together!
To change our world for the better, it will take each of us celebrating and sharing our unique gifts to discover new ways to nurture our planet. As curious, spiritually independent people, our Fellowship strives to provide an open and supportive environment to explore the creativity, strength and wisdom within the diverse experiences and aspirations of each person. There is meaning and joy to discover in this type of religious community. And by working together, we help strengthen our interconnections.
Join us at a Sunday morning service at 10:30 in our Sanctuary. Our children’s spiritual development classes also begin at 10:30. We have classes for nursery, elementary and middle school ages.