Native American group protesting pipeline
January 25th, 2017

Last fall thousands of people descended upon the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota to protest the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil pipeline whose construction threatened sacred tribal artifacts and burial sites. Protesters voiced environmental concerns regarding the pipeline itself, while also stressing … Continue reading

Lotus flowers blooming
March 30th, 2015

“One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the Supreme Lord, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water.” — Bhagavad Gita 5.10   The Lotus Fortune – Purification – Faithfulness – … Continue reading

Kindness - Universal Life Church Monastery
February 13th, 2014

  “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” -Dalai Lama Kindness is an ethical characteristic that includes pleasant … Continue reading

ulc, spiritual, earth-centered religion
October 16th, 2013

Can environmentalism be a religion? Of course it can, according to a Universal Life Church minister, Ken Layne. On his blog on Gawker, Layne explains that environmentalism shares many of the characteristics of conventional religion, but it is relevant to … Continue reading

Buddhism, ULC
May 3rd, 2013

The Dalai Lama has announced he approves of a woman taking his place when he dies. The leader of Tibetan Buddhism revealed his thoughts on a female successor during an interview with Cathy Newman, a newscaster for Britain’s Channel 4 … Continue reading