R.E. NOTES –   November 20, 2017

Dear Old Ship,

Last night I went on a Neighboring Faiths field trip!!

I rarely get to go on field trips, because they’re usually on Sunday mornings, when I’m working.

We went to Braj Mandir, Nimbarki Vaisnava (Hindu) Temple.

Part of the service was the discourse, not unlike our sermon…

We heard that when deciding what to teach the children, dogma is not important… rules are not important…

Creating relationships is important… first among our families, and then farther and farther outward in the world…

These five behaviors are important:

Be humble…

Practice non-violence…

Exercise pride-less-ness…

Live in simplicity…

Exercise tolerance…

Later, when one is much older, one can study texts and learn religious rules.

After a reading from the Bhagavad Gita, and the chanting, singing, dancing, fire and water, there was a feast.

The food was delicious and plentiful, and when we asked for recipes, the cooks came out to meet us and eat with us. We were given instructions… ingredients to take home… and to-go containers for loved ones who weren’t able to be there with us.

I experienced a little bit of Hinduism, but I learned a few things about hospitality as well.

“They live in wisdom who see themselves in all, and all in them…” (from the Bhagavad Gita)
Beverly Tricco

Director of Religious Education

R.E. NOTES –   October 20, 2017

 

Dear Old Ship,

Last night I went on a Neighboring Faiths field trip!!

I rarely get to go on field trips, because they’re usually on Sunday mornings, when I’m working.

We went to Braj Mandir, Nimbarki Vaisnava (Hindu) Temple.

 

Part of the service was the discourse, not unlike our sermon…

We heard that when deciding what to teach the children, dogma is not important… rules are not important…

Creating relationships is important… first among our families, and then farther and farther outward in the world…

These five behaviors are important:

Be humble…

Practice non-violence…

Exercise pride-less-ness…

Live in simplicity…

Exercise tolerance…

Later, when one is much older, one can study texts and learn religious rules.

After a reading from the Bhagavad Gita, and the chanting, singing, dancing, fire and water, there was a feast.

The food was delicious and plentiful, and when we asked for recipes, the cooks came out to meet us and eat with us. We were given instructions… ingredients to take home… and to-go containers for loved ones who weren’t able to be there with us.

I experienced a little bit of Hinduism, but I learned a few things about hospitality as well.

“They live in wisdom who see themselves in all, and all in them…” (from the Bhagavad Gita)
Beverly Tricco

Director of Religious Education

 

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