Tuesday, December 10, 2013

School for Living Christmas Party

I half-jokingly suggested that the Sacred Soup gathering Thursday the 19th be a Christmas celebration. Rob took me up on it and asked about plans for the party. Here they are.

Despite the efforts we have made to spruce up the space in Pilgrim, the boiler needs work and we may have Afriky Lolo dancing upstairs so we are moving back to my office on Alamo. Gather at 6:30 and meditation starts at 7:00.

We know that the materialism that has overwhelmed the original meaning of the birth of Jesus is not consistent with the spiritual intuition that has made Christmas such a popular holiday. But what is Christmas really all about? What is the doctrine of the incarnation, why does it matter, and how do we allow the deeper significance of the holiday inform how we live our daily lives. This is the topic for the evening.

Oh, and we will have refreshments.