by Reverend Wayne Arnason
Some years ago a Buddhist magazine, Tricycle, sponsored "Change Your Mind" Days across the country, involving meditation events in public places. The title was a pun on the usual way we think about "Changing Your Mind," which is changing your opinions. It turns out changing your opinions may be even harder than changing your mind through spiritual discipline. In fact, it turns out that changing your mind by changing your opinions takes a special kind of spiritual discipline. This Sunday, we explore what it takes to change someone's mind about anything—a hot button issue like the death penalty or abortion—or maybe just your impression of another person.