If you want to explore Amida Shu Buddhism, why not start by trying our simple practice? The nembutsu is the core practice for Pureland Buddhists across the world. It is...
The subject of past life recall is a broad topic. So this interview of Abbot George Burke by our friend Bianca Vlahos of PBA-fm radio in Australia is a long one—just over 53 minutes. Among the questions Bianca asks is “What is the main...Show More Summary
In a followup interview with Bianca Vlahos of PBA FM radio in Adelaide, Australia, Abbot George discusses the importance of understanding karma as the basis of reincarnation. With this understanding, we can begin to comprehend our present situation in life, and we can become empowered to create our future. Show More Summary
Last month our friend Bianca Vlahos of the Australian radio station PBA-FM interviewed Abbot George Burke on the broad topic of reincarnation. They discussed the source of reincarnation (karma—our actions, both positive and negative) and the purpose of reincarnation: our spiritual evolution and growth. Show More Summary
The third in the series of monthly liturgies of the Melkite Outreach of Berkeley will be held on Satruday, March 11th, 5pm, at the Gesu Chapel of the Jesuit School of Theology, 1735 Leroy Ave., Berkeley.The liturgy is usually celebrated...Show More Summary
For our Christmas offering we offer you a podcast about Christmas, and about Christ being born in us. Today’s podcast is from an interview by our friend Bianca Vlahos of radio station FIVEaa in Adelaide, Australia. Listen to The Symbolism of Christmas and Its Universal Message if you do not see the player above. Show More Summary
How can Buddha’s wisdom as recorded in the Dhammapada be applied in our every-day lives? That was the topic of the latest radio interview of Abbot George Burke by Bianca Vlahos of radio station PBA-FM in Adelaide, South Australia a couple of weeks ago. Show More Summary
In these days of new media, you might be tempted to think books don’t matter. Looking at the impact of two recent releases — Hugh Hewitt’s “The Fourth Way: The Conservative Playbook for a Lasting GOP Majority” and “Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer,” by spouses Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer — [...]
At 5pm this Saturday (1/28), there will be a celebration of the Divine Liturgy at Gesu Chapel of the Jesuit School of Theology, located at 1735 Le Roy Ave., Berkeley, California. Dinner will provided following the liturgy.This is an outreach of St Elias Melkite Catholic Church, which is based at Los Gatos, California. Show More Summary
Welcome to the Link List. Beware of the Dog: My wife took that picture while standing about five feet away. It never budged. As to the little home decor item at right, it’s an actual item made by Heartfelt, Inc. Can I put you down for a dozen of them? This week a big shout-out […]
In the midst of a heated campaign season, it is important to understand there is a difference between religious and political realities. The intents differ, and thus the approaches to achieving those goals vary, as well. And yet, the...Show More Summary
CatholicVote’s Josh Mercer talks with Charles LiMandri of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, who is representing David Daleiden, the pro-life activist who exposed Planned Parenthood’s alleged sale of baby body parts. Share. Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn LinkedIn Tumblr Email
Guy Finley talks about the fact that every moment is new and untouched, and if we cannot see that fact it is because we are seeing life through the eyes of an old nature that is comfortable only with what is familiar. [audio mp3="http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/lettinggo/files/2016/04/20160224_shorttalk_sm.mp3"][/audio]
Today's guest post comes from Suzanna Krivulskaya. Suzanna is a Ph.D. student in U.S. History at the University of Notre Dame. She studies U.S. religion, gender, sexuality, and scandal in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Suzanna...Show More Summary
12 The Litany Of The Great Compassionate One
In the morning service at Amida Shu temples and gatherings there is a passage that begins “Your radiant face, like a mountain peak catching the first burst of morning light,...
Huge thanks to Satya for these: Nien Fo Book: The service book of the Amida Order Summary of Faith and Practice p1 The Scripture of Quan Shi Yin p2 Offering...
The podcast Oh No, Ross and Carrie! features the hosts, Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy, going undercover into different places and reporting on their experiences. They've done it with 9/11 "Truther" groups, Mormons, and exorcists.And now, for their latest episode, they've joined the Church of Scientology.
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz spoke with CitizenLink’s Paul Weber as part of our presidential teleconference series. Weber spoke with Cruz about many topics, including his deeply held faith. “As a Christian, I try to approach each day and each major challenge in prayer, seeking the Lord’s guidance,” Cruz said. “I think that any president who […]
CitizenLink caught Marco Rubio on a campaign stop in New Hampshire last week. He was delayed getting to it by the big snow storm, but took a few minutes to chat with CitizenLink President and CEO Paul Weber. Here’s what Rubio had to say about the role his faith would play in his presidency. “I’m […]