Since 2009, we've been blending Buddhism, Christianity, and Mother Earth Spirituality in Columbus, Ohio.
In the fall of 2009, Michael and Ali Malley co-founded the Buddhist Christian Mother-Earth Church (the BCMC), which is now renamed Sacred Ground. From 2009 through 2016 it met in their home in the OSU University District in Columbus, Ohio. The inspiration for the church came from the mindfulness retreats led by Thich Nhat Hanh that the Malley family had attended since the 1990’s.
Thich Nhat Hanh speaks of watering beneficial seeds. We all contain seeds inside us. Seeds of love, compassion, and strength and also seeds of anger, fear, and anxiety. The goal of Sacred Ground is to water the beneficial seeds in each of us. We do this through mindfulness practices, learning from worthy teachings, gathering in community, and by connecting to the sacred in everything, everyone, and at every moment.