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The meaning and role of karma

On Sunday, Oct. 10, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will consider “The Meaning and Role of Karma in our Lives” in a presentation by Debra Travis, the new program manager at Tara Mandala Buddhist Retreat Center.

She points out that “The teachings on karma given by Gautama Buddha to the world over 2500 years ago are as applicable to our modern lives as they were to his followers in ancient times. These teachings guide us to see the connection between our thoughts, feelings and behaviors, as well as to help us gain an understanding of why things can often seem to occur “out-of-the-blue” in our lives.”  She adds that “Gaining knowledge of the philosophy of karma leads to greater personal responsibility, as well as to an ability to accept some of the more difficult situations in our lives.”

Travis has been on the Buddhist path since 1982.  She has traveled the world studying and practicing in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition, has taught dharma and meditation to individuals and groups in the United States and other parts of the world, and has been a presenter at numerous conferences and workshops

As the young people and children begin an exploration of world religions, they’ll begin looking at Hinduism, the oldest of the world’s major religions. Margaret Burkesmith will share some yoga poses with the group and stories from the Hindu religion.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.  All are welcome.