OUR INTENTION is to join together as a community — in connection with the Divine Source of All who is known by many names and who is beyond all names — for healing and transforming ourselves and the world.
OUR MISSION is to create a just world that honors the sacred connection of all. We are cultivating intentional sacred community for mutual support, learning, and innovating at the cutting edge of interfaith practice.
If you’d like to partner with us in that mission, here are some simple next steps:
The Chaplaincy Institute Seminary gratefully acknowledges that we hold our classes on the Lisjan/Ohlone land. We honor their generosity and welcoming spirit. Sadly, their land was taken from them by our federal government and they are now working diligently to buy it back. To learn about how you can help the Lisjan/Ohlone reclaim the land of their ancestors, visit http://sogoreate-landtrust.com/ or join the Facebook group “West Berkeley Shellmound”.
“There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.” (Chinese Proverb)
“My religion is kindness.” (H.H. the Dalai Lama)
“There are no partitions between ourselves and the Infinite.” (Emerson)
“Regardless of whether we realize it or not, we are always in the midst of the Way. Or, more strictly speaking, we are nothing but the Way itself.” (Taizan Maezumi)
“The destination of all is to God.” (The Qur’an, Surah 35:18)