Political protest silhouette
February 20th, 2018

Since the presidential election, a lot of relationships have been sacrificed and things have come out into the open that would otherwise be left hidden in a deep dark closet. These nasty ideas have been given oxygen, and the consequences have been brutal. Continue reading

A baby upset with our culture of materialism
December 5th, 2016

Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Winter Solstice, Yule, Pancha Ganapti, etc etc. December brings with it a host of traditional holidays across the religious spectrum. Winter, for much of recorded human history, was a time for families to come together … Continue reading

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneels on the sideline during the national anthem.
September 14th, 2016

What does it mean to be patriotic? That’s a question on the minds of many after a string of recent events – from the Rio Olympics, to the football field, and even the classroom – have turned the spotlight on … Continue reading

July 3rd, 2012

The obesity epidemic in the United States is something we’ve been following closely here on the ULC Monastery blog, with particular concern over the link between obesity and religion. Now another study by researchers in New South Wales has strengthened … Continue reading

January 20th, 2012

Just two days after it was posted on Youtube, the video had racked up over 2 million views and now has over 15 million. The number of comments now totals over 30,000. In it, the author, Jefferson Brethke, recites a … Continue reading