Israel Buffardi

Rev. Israel Buffardi (he/him) is the Associate Minister for Member & Community Engagement at the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock (NY) and has previously served UU congregations in Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Nova Scotia. He is especially interested in dinner worship and other embodied forms of ritual.

From Israel Buffardi

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I invite you now to join me in the spirit of meditation and imagination. Find a comfortable position in your seat and close your eyes. Take a deep breath and try to find the restorative power of air and water in the breath. We must breathe to live, but our bodies also need water to survive. Our...

Meditation | By Israel Buffardi | December 7, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), Beginnings, Body, Commitment, Courage, Creativity, Generations, History, Judaism, New Year, Power, Rosh Hashanah, Searching, Spiritual Practice

The road that lies ahead of us is a long one, and the pace of progress will sometimes feel glacially slow. Never forget that glaciers over time can carve out grand canyons and great lakes. Moving tectonic plates can rise up mountains over millennia, or they can explode awe-inspiring volcanoes in...

Affirmation | By Israel Buffardi | February 7, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Agnosticism, Anti-Oppression, Commitment, Earth-Centered, Hope, Humanism, Patience, Progress, Secular

My friends, when you go from here know that our hearts are always in a holy place, for we are always connected to one another. Know that deep down, our hearts beat in one universal rhythm. May we each find the sacred space to hear it.

Benediction | By Israel Buffardi | September 22, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Arts & Music, Community, Connections, Love, Music Sunday, Sacred, Unity, Valentine's Day

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