Progress Not Perfection: Can We Learn From the Buddha’s Mistakes?-In-Person and Virtual Worship Service-Rev. Chris Buice

Some religions teach we only have one lifetime to get it right with eternal heaven or everlasting hell waiting for us at the end. Traditional Buddhists believe in reincarnation which means we have more than one lifetime to get it right. Indeed, the Jataka Tales are a collection of stories about the Buddha’s previous incarnations and include many circumstances where he made mistakes and got things wrong. This Sunday we will ask ourselves the question, “Can we learn from the Buddha’s mistakes?”

(You can watch our worship service streamed at 11 am on our Facebook page, or our website and also on our YouTube channel

Per the CDC, Knox County’s current risk level is low. At this level, masks are encouraged but not required in indoor spaces at TVUUC, and there are no other COVID-related restrictions in place. During Sunday services, the Lizzie Crozier French room will be available as a designated viewing space for those who would prefer to be only with others who are masked. Room A will also be available for families with children who prefer an area where children may play during the service, with masks required for all over the age of two. You may also watch our services online. To view our full COVID-19 policy, please visit