Cynthia began her religious life as a devoted Catholic. In time she became disillusioned with the church and — in one of those unexpected coincidences of life — a search for a preschool led her to a UU church and a new religious home.
Since that serendipitous encounter, her spiritual journey has blended Unitarian Universalism with Buddhism. Unitarian Universalism provides the space within which to sculpt her beliefs, Buddhist meditation a means to be active spiritually.
During our conversation, Cynthia shares the challenge of parenting as a UU and her most formative spiritual experience: childbirth.
Our theme music is Floating Souls, composed and performed by Ambrish and made available royalty-free thanks to Music Alley from Mevio. The chalice artwork was created by Inga Johannesen, of the UU Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
To explore some of the topics Cynthia refers to in her conversation, check out these links:
- UU Principles
- Our Whole Lives sexuality education curricula
- Pema Chödrön, Buddhist nun and author
- Hafez, 14th century Persian poet
- Turning the Mind into an Ally, Sakyong Mipham
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