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I told the backstory of my first trip to India because the blending of joy and sorrow shaped my worldview.  After I returned, people in our church said, “You’ve changed.  Something happened in India.” India felt like a memory, like a … Continue reading

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In my most recent post, I mentioned my “complex history with India.” Several years ago, I went to Chennai with a group of spiritual leaders for a Deeksha seminar. That trip began with a horrifying encounter with impermanence.   It … Continue reading

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God, Rid Me Of God

I once spoke with a congregant about tithing – the practice of giving 10% of your income to whatever feeds you spiritually.  I asked this young man what he learned about tithing as a child. He said, in mournful voice, … Continue reading

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