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Ducking Your Dharma

By Jon Sievert

The Rev. Louise Green discusses the consequences of “Ducking Your Dharma” at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service.

UU Service
“Ducking Your Dharma”
By Rev. Louise Green
Sun, Jun 5, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15

In Hinduism, dharma refers to the essential quality or character, as of the cosmos or one’s own nature, and signifies behaviors and duties considered to be in accord with the order that makes life and the universe possible.

A classic of the Hindu tradition, The Bhagavad Gita, tells the story of the warrior Arjuna facing a great decision in the paralysis of doubt. His not-so-ordinary charioteer, Krishna, encourages Arjuna to simply be himself in the way ahead. This service will examine the ways we duck what is our dharma, or calling, and the consequences of staying at a standstill. Stephen Cope’s book, The Great Work of Your Life, is a primary source to investigate both the Bhagavad Gita and ways to move forward in our own lives.

As Minister of Congregational Life at River Road UU Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland since 2013, Rev. Green combines her background in yoga, spiritual direction, community organizing, and ministry. She received a M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School in 1991, was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1992, and has been a Unitarian Universalist minister since 2004. She lives in Washington D.C. with her spouse, Regina Tosca, and a household of animals.

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15, and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at


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