cynthia1960: me from Wiscon Chronicles v. 3 (Default)
I'm interested in exploring spiritual practices that aren't steeped in patriarchy. Want to be on the filter? Comments screened.
cynthia1960: me from Wiscon Chronicles v. 3 (Default)
Some folks have suggested wearing nijab in solidarity at Wiscon next year, but others have pointed out rightly that it's a form of cultural appropriation. Other cultures do have headcovering. I come from a tradition that had women covering their heads in sacred spaces; I'm old enough to remember wearing little lace doilies to Mass on Sunday.

This tradition does fill me with ambivalence.

musing about spiritual matters, the materialists can scroll past )

I'd be curious to hear what other folks think.
cynthia1960: me from Wiscon Chronicles v. 3 (Default)
thanks to [livejournal.com profile] rivka for this article from uuworld.org on viewing a broken Buddha.

The broken Buddha tells me that life is not neat.

Life is gorgeous and horrific and beyond understanding. We may create certain situations, draw certain things, but other suffering strikes like a tiger from the tall grass, snatching us from one life into another without cause or warning. I meditate on the broken hand of the Buddha and it comforts me. It tells me that the spiritual moves in and through cracks and gaps, that it is wild and doesn’t make sense. It sits with you even through something that can’t be fixed by intelligence or kindness or love.


May all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May all sentient beings never be separated from the happiness that is free from suffering.
May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free from attachment and anger that holds some close and other distant.

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