Activities

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May 29. Faith: How Necessary is It on the Spiritual Path?

A lot has been said about the importance of faith in many traditions. But what is the difference between faith and belief? Can we know that faith is not imagination? This talk will dig down and consider where faith comes from since, in the end, it may be the connection to the mystery of who we are beyond definition.
Speaker: Karl Krumins has been a spiritual practitioner for forty years. He lived in India for seven years and has a passion for considering the essential similarities of spiritual traditions.

Previous talks in this series:
May 2, 2020. You Can’t Change What Is But You Can Learn to Like It.
May 16, 2020. The Transformative Power of Guarding One's Speech.
May 30, 2020. Deepening Compassion in Times of Uncertainty, Groundlessness, and Fear.
June 13, 2020. Contemplation: Awareness and Presence in Ordinary Life.
June 27, 2020. What's Love? and What's Love Got to Do With It? The Eternal Questions and the Easy Misunderstandings.
July 11, 2020. There is a Crack in Everything—That’s How the Light Gets In: The Myth of Self-Perfection.
July 25, 2020. Cultivating the View that Everything is in Transit: A Consideration of Death in the Spiritual Traditions.
August 8, 2020. My Body is a Temple: Creating a Life of Practice.
August 22, 2020. Path without Goal: Misconceptions about Enlightenment.
September 5, 2020. Maintaining Presence in the Midst of Chaos.
September 19, 2020. Exploring the Depth of Spiritual Tradition: A Panel Discussion.
October 3, 2020. Not What “Should Be,” But “What Is.”
October 17, 2020. Being with Reality in Wild, Wild Times.
October 31, 2020. The Alchemy of Grief and Love.
November 14, 2020. Love What You Do Not Love: The Doorway to Ever Present Peace.
November 28, 2020. We Have Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself: Questioning the Root of All of Our Fears.
December 12, 2020. Home for the Holidays: Remembering the Spiritual Path in the Midst of a Pandemic.
January 9, 2021. Learning to Live with Reality: Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New.
January 23, 2021. Building Resilience and Inner Strength on the Path. February 6, 2021. The Alchemy of Being Willing to Suffer for Love.
February 20, 2021. Having a Spiritual Aim.
March 6, 2021. Everything is Food: A Gourmet’s Guide to the Spiritual Path.
March 20, 2021. Spiritual Warriorship and the Undefended Life.
April 3, 2021. To Build Castles on Sand.
April 17. Creative Life: The Art of Getting Out of Our Own Way.
May 1. Good Enough is Good Enough: Discerning What is Wanted and Needed.
May 15. Contemplating Continuity — A Conversation with Spiritual Friends.

Other activities to be announced.