A Christmas Reflection

Jesus - IsaJesus is known, worshipped and adored in many lands. Just as nations, culture and spiritual activity is different in many lands, so also, the Source of the All reveals itself in ways that suit the minds in that society, this culture. This is what shapes spirituality. Here, we note some of the different sources about Jesus-Isa, and draw parallels from Pope Francis at Midnight Mass and the teachings of Sri Sathya Sai.

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Chandra Khonnokyoong

Chandra KhonnokyoongChandra Khonnokyoong was a Thai Maechi (nun) who founded Wat Phra Dhammakaya (BNuddhist monastery). Her own students call her Khun Yay Achan Mahā-ratana Upasika Chandra Khonnokyoong (Khun Yay Achan, for short), an honorific name meaning “grandmother-master-great-gem devotee”. Although illiterate, she was widely respected for her experience in meditation, which is rare for a maechi. She managed to attract many well-educated students, despite her rural background and illiteracy.

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December 2021 Full Moon and Solstice

huntersThe December Full Moon takes place on Sunday 19 December; the Solstice follows on 22 December. Solstices occur on 20th or 21st June and 21st or 22nd December each year. During summer the day of the solstice is the longest day of the year and during winter the day of the solstice is the shortest day of the year. There are several astrological events at this time.

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Total Solar Eclipse: December 4, 2021

Solar EclipseFollowing on from the Partial Lunar Eclipse of November 18-19, we have a Total Solar Eclipse on December 4th (or 5th, depending on your location). Weather permitting, this eclipse will be visible in the southern parts of Australia, South in Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and all of Antarctica.

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