These are the Eight Principles of Sacred. They are the foundation of this church/sangha/community.
We are grounded by Thich Nhat Hanh’s Teachings and Mindfulness Trainings, while also drawing from other Worthy Spiritual, Religious, & Secular Teachings.
We are boldly bringing together what is Beneficial in Buddhism, Christianity, Mother Earth Spirituality, and other Worthy Religious, Spiritual, & Secular Traditions.
We are Offering a Deep Melding of our Congregants’ and Communities’ Blood, Spirit, and Land Ancestors so that “Your Blood, Spirit, & Land Ancestors may become Our Teachers & Spiritual Ancestors.”
We are Building an Open and Inclusive Sangha/Church/Spiritual Community - Celebrating our Diversity and our Inter-being Natures - Where all are Welcome Regardless of Race, Class, Age, Gender, Sexual Preference, or Political Party; We are Creating a Safe, Nourishing, Kind. & Caring Environment where “No part of your True Self needs to be left behind.”
We are Committed to “Care for the Commons” – Healing our Mother Earth, Healing our Earthen Family, & Healing Ourselves – as our Primary Spiritual & Ethical Imperative; We are ReEmerging & ReIdentifying Ourselves & Each Other as Earth’s Stewards, as Earth’s Children, & as Bits & Pieces of the Living, Breathing, Walking, Feeling, Thinking, Singing, Caring, Healing Earth Itself.
We are Based in Mindfulness and the Five Mindfulness Trainings; Aspiring toward “the Pure Awareness of Nowness” and a Sense of “Enough-ness”; Recognizing that a “Thorough Grounded Contentment” in the Present Moment is the Path Towards and the Ground Of both Personal Health & Well-Being and Positive Social & Societal Transformation.
We are Dedicated to Nurturing a Wholesome Environment of Peace, Joy, Lightness, Compassion, Integrity, and Wholeness for Children, Teens, Young Adults, Elders, Individuals, Couples, Families, and Community by “Watering Beneficial Seeds” and refraining from watering harmful seeds in Ourselves, Each Other, & the World as we Foster the Awakening of the Beloved Community.
We are Re-Sacralizing our Lives, our Relationships, and our Earth through the Vastness of the GREAT SACREDNESS - called by many names & limited to no name; Related to All and Inherent in All - for the Benefit of All Beings.