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The Zen Commandments – “Let Go of Expectations”
July 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until August 4, 2019
This five-week Sunday series with Rev. Paula will explore the “10 suggestions for a life of inner freedom” described in Dean Sluyter’s straightforward and inspiring book, The Zen Commandments. The series will touch on, but not be limited to, the Ten Commandments in the Bible, incorporating teachings from other faith traditions as well as Zen and Christianity, and integrating lessons from popular culture and daily life.
From being open and aware, to recognizing your teachers and enjoying the journey, these are spiritual practices aimed at (to quote Sluyter) “raising our awareness and our life to the highest possible state.”
Here’s the lineup for Sundays July 7-Aug. 4:
July 7: Awareness is Everything. The importance and practice of being open and aware, and acting with kindness.
July 14: Who is Your Teacher? How to recognize the teachers in your life, and the lessons they’re teaching you.
July 21: Simple Devotion. Simplify your life and commit to your path. How to find and focus on what is most important.
July 28: Let Go of Expectations. Suffering results when we become attached to our expectations. Acceptance, flexibility, and going with the flow help us live in joy.
August 4: Enjoy the Ride. How to cultivate more humor and joy in life.