Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith


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Practicing compassion: the Buddhist path to peace

IMG_8001IMG_8002Writer, musician and life coach Janet Ettele is the author of a series of books on Buddhism — How Generosity Works; How Patience Works, and How the Root of Kindness Works (Karuna Publications) — based on the teachings of the 8th century monk Shantideva.

Sharing the episode is her teacher Geshe Lobsang Dhargey at the Do Ngak Kunphen Ling – DNKL for short — Tibetan Buddhist temple in Redding, CT. The music punctuating the episode is by Janet, from her CD Piano Mandalas.

Here is a list of upcoming events at the temple and surrounding area:

May 12th 11AM-12:30PM – Janet on “Inner Peace as a Way of Life” DNKL, 30 Putnam Park Road, Redding, CT

May 18th: 1-1:30PM Wilton Rotary Club at Marley’s –  “Inner Peace as a Way of Life,” 101 Old Ridgefield Rd, Wilton, CT 06897

May 19th: the annual Animal Blessing 1-3:00PM at DNKL

May 20th – 9AM-4PM Prayer Flag Ceremony at DNKL

Here’s a link to DNKL’s calendar:  https://www.dnkldharma.org/classes-events/complete-calendar.html

as well as a link to an article about Janet and the temple in the local paper:

https://arts.hersamacorn.com/2018/02/15/bethel-author-shares-buddhist-teachings/

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New films: in ‘Created Equal,’ a nun sues; ‘Paul: Apostle of Christ’ is a dreary snooze

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thada and posterProducer Thada Catalon discusses “Created Equal,” available streaming and on DVD, which features Edy Ganem as a young nun suing the Catholic Church for the right to enter a seminary and become a priest. The film also stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Aaron Tveit, Gregory Alan Williams, Lauren Compton, Yohance Myles, John Newberg and Lauren Helling.

paul posterRichard AllevaCommonweal writer Richard Alleva says of the new film “Paul: Apostle of Christ,” the book is better.