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The truth is that if God (or whatever word you prefer to use instead of God) is infinite, then no one religion can adequately describe God - no matter what any particular religion tries to tell you! Here in America, we are at least culturally Christian. We pretty much know who Jesus is, what Christmas and Easter are, what a Bible is, and so on. Even if we were raised without any religious exposure, we know the "characters" in the Christian tradition. At Compassionate Heart, we start with the culturally familiar story and then explore what other traditions - especially Buddhism and Hinduism - have to say about topics shared in common. We ask what all the great traditions have to say about concepts like love, compassion, charity, generosity, kindness, the poor, the less fortunate, the sick, money, wealth, interpersonal relationships - to name just a few. Using this process, we each can come to develop what we might call a spirituality of our own. We can expand our knowledge and our perspective in a safe, supportive environment where nobody claims to have all the answers and questions are always welcome!

On Sundays we have our main gathering of the week, a spiritual service with a focus on relating spirituality to everyday life. We have music, time for meditation, readings from the diverse spiritual traditions, a spiritual talk and discussion, and a contemplative interspiritual communion. There are refreshments afterwards, usually around 2:30. Check our schedule for the details of any particular day. Feel free to join us for any part of the day. Newcomers are always welcome!

We hope you will check us out! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

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CHC Online: Giving Thanks

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Thanksgiving is this Thursday. How do we cultivate a general feeling of Thankfulness. I seem to remember having to fake it so often, particularly when I was young and living in chaos. When your whole world seems like a steaming bowl of fecal chaos, it is even possible to be thankful? Does faking it until you make it really work? This and more, today at Compassionate Heart! Won't you join us?

Compassionate Heart online gatherings are held Sundays at 10am central time. Descriptions will be updated as the specific dates approach, along with zoom links!

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CHC Online: Is Peace the Absence of Conflict?

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Peace. It seems like a simple concept, but if we try to define it we might find out it isn't so simple. Today we will look at the idea of peace through the lens of several rather diverse thinkers from Ghandi to Ronald Reagan . Given a diverse outline as a starting point, we will do our best to close in on our own definition. Join us for a conversation based on mutual respect and honor!

Compassionate Heart online gatherings are held Sundays at 10am central time. Descriptions will be updated as the specific dates approach, along with zoom links!

CHC Online: Giving Thanks

Link visible for attendees

Thanksgiving is this Thursday. How do we cultivate a general feeling of Thankfulness. I seem to remember having to fake it so often, particularly when I was young and living in chaos. When your whole world seems like a steaming bowl of fecal chaos, it is even possible to be thankful? Does faking it until you make it really work? This and more, today at Compassionate Heart! Won't you join us?

Compassionate Heart online gatherings are held Sundays at 10am central time. Descriptions will be updated as the specific dates approach, along with zoom links!

CHC Online: Giving Thanks

Link visible for attendees

Thanksgiving is this Thursday. How do we cultivate a general feeling of Thankfulness. I seem to remember having to fake it so often, particularly when I was young and living in chaos. When your whole world seems like a steaming bowl of fecal chaos, it is even possible to be thankful? Does faking it until you make it really work? This and more, today at Compassionate Heart! Won't you join us?

Compassionate Heart online gatherings are held Sundays at 10am central time. Descriptions will be updated as the specific dates approach, along with zoom links!

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