By Rev. Julia Corbett-Hemeyer
An incident that occurred on a recent summer vacation led me to the
reflections that became “Bedeviled by Dukkha: When Life Disappoints
Us.” No matter who we are or where we live, disappointment will find
us – it’s a shared human experience. Buddhism has something to teach
us about how to lessen the sting of disappointment, whether we’re
Buddhist or not.
Reverend Julia Corbett-Hemeyer is a Community Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Muncie, Indiana and is ordained as an interfaith minister. She is a spiritual mentor, workshop presenter, part-time hospital chaplain, published author and poet. She retired in 2004 from teaching religious studies at Ball State University in order to pursue a second career in ministry. Julia lives in Muncie with her husband Tom, a cat and two dogs. She’s working on a book on spiritual healing for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, reading, crossword puzzles, fitness activities, walking with her dogs, hiking, and photography.
Special Music by Adrienne Beck.