The Church Of Ubuntu
“We believe that a person is a person through another person.” The word Ubuntu means “I am because we are” in Sanskrit it is called Sohum, “You are, therefore I am”. The word “you” in the sense that we are part of the living earth; earth, air, fire, water, space and time are sacred, our relationship to them is that of reverence. Ubuntu (Sohum) means we are all related, interdependent and connected.
Ubuntu is a non-dualistic all embracing multi-faith philosophy and way of life.
We believe the solitary individual is a contradiction in terms and therefore we seek to work for the common good because our humanity comes into its own in belonging. The I exists only in relationship to others. The earth is, therefore I am. My ancestors and teachers are, therefore I am. We believe that to manipulate creation with any greed or selfish intent Is a violation of Sacred Lore. Creation is Sacred.
“The Earth Is Therefore I Am”
“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are…What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own”
1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 6:19 (KJV).
“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (Mark 12:17)
The ancient Vedic story of the butterfly:
“Growth happens through obstacles and only with resistance. A tree must push up against the dirt, the solid resistance of the ground, in order to grow. Muscles grow when we apply a counterforce of resistance against them, but first they tear apart and break down, only to become stronger in the rebuilding. A butterfly struggles against the cocoon that surrounds it, and it is this very struggling that makes it resilient enough to survive when it breaks free.”
The ancient Vedic story of the two birds:
"Two birds of golden plumage sat on the same tree. The one above, serene, majestic, immersed in his own glory; the one below restless and eating the fruits of the tree, now sweet, now bitter. Once he ate an exceptionally bitter fruit, then he paused and looked up at the majestic bird above; but he soon forgot about the other bird and went on eating the fruits of the tree as before. Again he ate a bitter fruit and this time he hopped up a few boughs nearer to the bird at the top. This happened many times until at last the lower bird came to the place of the upper bird and lost himself. He found all at once that there had never been two birds, but that he was all the time that upper bird,
serene, majestic and immersed in his own glory."
We are a religious order embracing the "Philosophia Perennis", we focus on total wholistic health and wellbeing, using natural plant based healing methods. We are constantly and continually working to empower and educate on how to assist the mind body and soul’s natural ability to heal illness and dis-ease.
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The Church of Ubuntu is located at 101 Hunter St Newcastle NSW 2300
Church Reception C/o The Ubuntu Wellness Clinic
97 Hunter Street Newcastle NSW 2300 10am-5pm Mon to Friday +61(0)2 4926 1881