Come join us for a Faith Conversation each Wednesday! We are currently studying “Living Buddha, Living Christ” by Thich Nhat Hanh.”
In a relaxed setting with a Spirit of openness and trust, we will talk Jesus, bible, and faith. In the kind of safe space Hope United is known for, bring your questions and curiosity, or just bring yourselves. Everyone is welcome.
From the blurb on Amazon.com:
“[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth.” –His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is one of today’s leading sources of wisdom, peace, compassion and comfort.
Buddha and Christ, perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind, each left behind a legacy of teachings and practices that have shaped the lives of billions of people over two millennia. If they were to meet on the road today, what would each think of the other’s spiritual views and practices?
Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades-long dialogue between two great contemplatice traditions, and brings to Christianity an appreciation of its beauty that could be conveyed only by an outsider. IN lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and he reawakens our understanding of both. “On the altar in my hermitage,” he says, “are images of Buddha and Jesus, and I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors.”
For directions or more information, please contact Maggie Clemings 512-632-0642.