Life of the Buddha Part I, Part II, Part III. A primal journey of the human spirit. Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha (LearnOutLoud.com foran audio version) is a fictionalized version of the story that captures the transforming power of pilgrimage. Pilgrimages can be to a fixed shrine or location, and they can be driven by our desire for personal spiritual transformation. It is important to remember the words of Ursla K. LeGuin:
“It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.”
Raised in Huntsville, Texas. Cloistered in the segregated south. Recieved undergraduate degree in Music Education; Graduate degree in Theology, Perkins School of Theology, SMU Dallas, Texas. Served churches in Texas and Colorado. Was a Minister of Education for many years, then adjunct professor at The Iliff School of Theology, then Director of Youth and Camping Ministry and Church Leadership Training for the Rocky Mountain Conference. Prior to retirement was pastor of the Fruita United Methodist Church in Fruita, Colorado (west of Grand Junction). Now retired and living in Grand Junction where I drive a Grand Valley Transit Bus and play.
Passions are poetry, music, religious and spiritual study, hiking, photography and and 4 wheeling. I love western Colorado. The varigated landscape of Mountains and Canyons, streams and rivers calls to something deep in my soul.
I am passionate about religion without being religious. I live on the border of doctrinal faith, seeking the connecting spiritual links between all persons..
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