UU Fellowship to Consider ‘Bardo: The Moments of Our Life, Death and Renewal’

The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship invites you to attend a presentation titled “Bardo: The Moments of Our Life, Death and Renewal,” with visiting pastor Dean Cerny, this Sunday, April 16, for its regular service.

The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist (UU) Fellowship is having a bardo moment. They are in a state of “in-betweenness.” This state of transition can mean many things to many people. One thing for sure is that this transition involves change. Perhaps you might be seeking or desire a little change or novelty in your religious thinking and spiritual practice.

As the interim minister of this Fellowship, Pastor Dean Cerny invites you to attend this distinctive bardo moment UU Pagosa style. On this Easter Sunday, we will sound the depths of the Tibetan Buddhist concept of bardo and, in particular, will explore how it relates to you personally. We may even arrive at a greater understanding and appreciation of the meaning of Easter in this new era of religious and spiritual exploration.

Dean Cerny was raised in the Presbyterian faith in rural Wisconsin. He graduated from Arizona State in Religious Studies and obtained his Master’s degree in religion and theology with honors in historical theology from the United Theological Seminary in Minnesota. While in seminary, he attended the UU Fellowship of Northfield, MN. He served as pastor of a rural community church in Southern Utah for almost 3 1/2 years. Pastor Cerny lives with his partner of 37 years, John, and their four dogs in an off-grid home in rural Kanab, Utah. He will soon become a part-time resident of Pagosa Springs, leading services at the Pagosa UU Fellowship twice each month. This is a collaborative effort between Pastor Cerny and the Fellowship as they explore the potential possibilities of a “settled” form of spiritual leadership.

This program reflects the Unitarian Universalist principles of “Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations” and “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”

The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a caring, inclusive fellowship dedicated to spiritual growth, justice and serving the needs of our larger community. As a Welcoming Congregation, we invite everyone to share in our faith community. We cherish diversity and foster a safe environment for all.

Enjoy refreshments and conversation after services, which are held Sundays at 10:30am in Unit B-15 of the Greenbriar Plaza. From North Pagosa Boulevard, turn onto Park Avenue; then turn into the Greenbriar Plaza, drive to the east side of the parking lot and look for the Unitarian Universalist sign, facing north.

For further information, visit pagosauu.org or call 731-7900.


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