World WReligion Wednesday: The Future of Hinduism

THIS is an interesting compilation of articles.

What are your thoughts?

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World WReligion Wednesday: Learning Peaceful Prayer from Buddhists

Buddhists are often marked by their peace or, at least, serenity. Moreover, they typically enjoy meditative lives. It seems many Christians have forgotten the joys and powers of meditation. In that vein, I appreciate this article about how Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, (who I once met at the House of Lords in London), has learned from Buddhism.

If you want to lean into the peaceful practices of increased awareness of God’s presence, I recommend “Practicing His Presence” by Brother Lawrence. There’s also the kids’ version, which I haven’t read.

Blessings of increased peace to you today.

 

“I have abandoned all particular forms of devotion, all prayer techniques.
My only prayer practice is attention.
I carry on a habitual, silent, and secret conversation with God that fills me with overwhelming joy.”
– Brother Lawrence

 

 

World WReligion Wednesday: Dhammakaya Buddhist Temple Has Room For 1 Million

One of my favorite quotes about faith is, “All truth is God’s truth.” Saint Augustine said it. It gives joy to discovering the realities of some truth in various religions. For example, the focus on inner peace in Buddhism is a real asset. I don’t agree with Buddhism as a whole, but I cherish the appreciation for peace. There is something to be learned there. Anyhow, Buddhism now has a temple with room for a million people! Check it out!

Dhammakaya Temple by Constantinos Catsoulis on 500px

World WReligion Wednesdays: 5k Years of Religious History in 90 Seconds

I’ve shared this video in the World Religions class I teach. I think it’s great for putting the religious and cultural evolution in perspective. We live now. However, the global schema has not always been as we experience it. It’s good to remind oneself that the current experience is only part of history. There is much more. Enjoy!

 

 

What surprised you about this video? What was particularly enlightening?