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June 2022
The Gethesemani Encounter
    In 1993, at the Parliament of the World’s Religions the seed of an idea was planted. Brother Wayne Teasdale proposed an interfaith dialogue session with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and other Buddhist leaders. The Dalai Lama participated in that dialogue, and later suggested that the dialogue continue in a monastic setting. Out of this experience came the Gethsemani Encounter, a dialogue on the spiritual life by Buddhist and Christian monastics.
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Your Spiritual Prescription for June 2022
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Peaceful Passing
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Tuesday, June 7th: Stan Hewitt House & Garden 
11:00 AM at admission office
      1:00 pm at the Greek Vasilis Restaurant, Merriman Rd, Akron for lunch

July - Akron Art Museum
August - Portage County Fair 


James Dillet Freeman

(You can also listen to a recording of James Dillet Freeman reading I Am There.)

Do you need Me?
I am there.
You cannot see Me, yet I am the light you see by.
You cannot hear Me, yet I speak through your voice.
You cannot feel Me, yet I am the power at work in your hands.
I am at work, though you do not understand My ways.
I am at work, though you do not recognize My works.
I am not strange visions. I am not mysteries.
Only in absolute stillness, beyond self, can you know Me as I am, and then but as a feeling and a faith.
Yet I am there. Yet I hear. Yet I answer.
When you need Me, I am there.
Even if you deny Me, I am there.
Even when you feel most alone, I am there.
Even in your fears, I am there.
Even in your pain, I am there.
I am there when you pray and when you do not pray.
I am in you, and you are in Me.
Only in your mind can you feel separate from Me, for only in your mind are the mists of “yours” and “mine.”
Yet only with your mind can you know Me and experience Me.
Empty your heart of empty fears.
When you get yourself out of the way, I am there.
You can of yourself do nothing, but I can do all.
And I am in all.
Though you may not see the good, good is there, for I am there.
I am there because I have to be, because I am.
Only in Me does the world have meaning; only out of Me does the world take form; only because of Me does the world go forward.
I am the law on which the movement of the stars and the growth of living cells are founded.
I am the love that is the law's fulfilling. I am assurance. I am peace. I am oneness. I am the law that you can live by. I am the love that you can cling to. I am your assurance. I am your peace. I am one with you. I am.
Though you fail to find Me, I do not fail you.
Though your faith in Me is unsure, My faith in you never wavers, because I know you, because I love you.
Beloved, I am there.

On August 7, 1971, the poem “I Am There" was famously carried to the moon by Apollo 15 astronauts James B. Irwin, David R. Scott, and Alfred M. Worden. Stored in a microfilm file, the poem was intended to be left there for future space explorations.
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