Mar 19, 2020 - Apr 9, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Parish in Lexington

This series has been postponed, dates to be determined

A Confucian Spirituality Series

led by

Harvard Divinity School student, Shumo Wang (王舒墨).


 3 sessions series.

Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 PM “What happened to Confucianism?”

Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 PM “Essential Teachings of Confucius”

  • Goal of faith is seeking transcendence, not just aiding your secular life.
  • The life of an individual refuses to be limited by a particular identity. Your life has a limitless ability to connect with the transcendent.
  • Serve no authority
  • Seeking transcendence uprightly: Confucius refrained from talking about the Strange, the Power, the Chaotic, the Mysterious.

Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 PM “How to Practice Spirituality”

  • Warmth
  • Ritual
  • Proceed without looking at the shadow


Shumo Wang is a M. Div. student at Harvard Divinity School. He was born and raised in China and moved to Cambridge in 2017. He is a practitioner and minister of Confucianism and a young scholar of East Asian religions. Shumo aspires to serve the Chinese community and broader groups in the US with resources from the Confucian spirituality.


The New Legacy Cultural Center ( — Lexington, is a non-profit cultural and educational organization, dedicated to deepening the understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity in the community.


First Parish in Lexington (  is a Unitarian Universalist congregation that affirms the worth of each person, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs.