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On That Note…

From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries Black Lives Matter. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Three lives lost to racism. Horrific deaths, and yet they are only the tip of a very large iceberg that we have not yet, collectively, acknowledged. We are not on a collision course. We already hit the iceberg, a...

On That Note: Tonglen
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On That Note: Tonglen

Recently I learned about the Tibetan word tonglen. It refers to a meditation practice in Tibetan Buddhism and roughly translates to “giving and receiving.” The concept is that we visualize with every inhale taking in the suffering of others, and with the exhale sending out love and healing to them.

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On That Note – June 2020

From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries Recently I learned about the Tibetan word tonglen. It refers to a meditation practice in Tibetan Buddhism and roughly translates to “giving and receiving.” The concept is that we visualize with every inhale taking in the suffering of others, and with the exhale sending out love and healing...

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On That Note – May 2020

From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries Recently I drove to a home improvement store to pick up a few items I had ordered online. It was shortly after 6 in the morning, and there were virtually no other customers, so a store associate took care of me right away. It took a few minutes...

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On That Note… – March 2020

From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries Some five years ago, when my wife Laurice was working for the UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey (since then rebranded as NJ FaithAction), she envisioned an event where the choirs of the UU congregations in New Jersey would come together to share music and friendship. That idea...

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On That Note… – February 2020

From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries If you missed the interfaith service on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, or if you just want to hear and see it again, you are in luck. Some of our intrepid technical wizards (including Jason Brome, Randy Crafton, Eileen Delahunty, Jerry Fried, Debbie Ann Tripoldi, and Rev. Scott...