What we're about

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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Compassionate Heart: All Saints & Souls - Beyond Smelly Corpses to Ancestors

This weekend calls to our attention the Christian Holy Days of All Saints and All Souls along with the Gospel of the Raising of Lazarus. The naturally arising issues are most often skirted because we are so fear filled, but the question doesn't go away. Clearly ancestors, heredity, friendship, and loyalty are a huge part of human experience but we vigorously attempt to avoid discussing them. Today we will abandon avoidance in search of reality. What's it all about, Alfie?

Compassionate Heart online gatherings are held the first and third Sundays and the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 10am central time. Descriptions will be updated as the specific dates approach, along with zoom links!

Compassionate Heart Online: TBD

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This week we look at the Buddhist teaching to avoid attachment to outcomes. Join us!

Compassionate Heart online gatherings are held the first and third Sundays and the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 10am central time. Descriptions will be updated as the specific dates approach, along with zoom links!

Compassionate Heart Online

Online event

Compassionate Heart online gatherings are held the first and third Sundays and the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 10am central time. Descriptions will be updated as the specific dates approach, along with zoom links!

Compassionate Heart Online: TBD

Online event

This week we look at the Buddhist teaching to avoid attachment to outcomes. Join us!

Compassionate Heart online gatherings are held the first and third Sundays and the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 10am central time. Descriptions will be updated as the specific dates approach, along with zoom links!

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