Service Topic for December 7

Scrooge and Dickensian Dharma 

Speaker: Miranda Van Horn

Lay Leader: CJ Rhoads

ChristmasCarolIn the Preface to A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens wrote, “I have endeavored in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly….” In this service we offer a telling of this famous and beloved story and show how it also has become, for some Western Buddhists, a holiday “gem” in their trove of mindfulness practices and teachings.

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