Honoring the Seasons of Your Life:
Finding Love and Blessings in Every Moment
10 am Sunday Service message
followed by a very special afternoon workshop with
‘Ramananda’ John E. Welshons
Each year, as we approach the transition from Summer to Fall, we are reminded of the ongoing cycles of life. This heart-warming, inspirational talk and workshop invite us to use the inevitability of change as one of the most important tools on our spiritual path. Everything in the world of form arises, exists for a period of time, changes, and passes away. Spiritual awakening unfolds as we let go of our resistance to change . . . learn to identify with the part of us that never changes (“Pure Awareness” or “Soul”) . . . and allow ourselves to embrace the “perfection” underlying the design of the Universe.
This two-part program (Part Two is John’s afternoon workshop, noon to 3pm) is offered as an introduction to Unity of Albany’s upcoming series on working with “end of life” issues as a part of our overall spiritual journey.
Our time together will include lecture, meditation, and opportunities for questions and answers. We will focus on:
- How to unveil Love in every circumstance
- How to see the spiritual blessing in each challenging experience
- How to allow our fear of change to dissolve
- How to care for others
- How to care for ourselves through all of life’s ups and downs
Participants are encouraged (but not required) to attend both sessions (morning service and workshop).
RAMANANDA JOHN E. WELSHONS is a highly-respected contemporary spiritual teacher whose teachings weave together insights from the world’s great contemplative traditions. He teaches, lectures and leads meditation workshops throughout North America and has been a popular guest teacher at the Unity Church in Albany for many years. He has been a practitioner of Vipassana Meditation, and various forms of Yoga for more than 50 years, and has travelled and studied extensively in India – where he spent time in the ashrams of Meher Baba and Neem Karoli Baba. He has worked extensively with Ram Dass (Be Here Now) and Stephen Levine (Who Dies?). He also trained with Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (On Death and Dying). Ramananda’s books include One Soul, One Love, One Heart; Awakening From Grief; and When Prayers Aren’t Answered. His website is www.onesoulonelove.com