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Guest Speakers – Fall 2021


October 31: Rev. Brigid Beckman
Message: “I Am Listening”

“Taking a cue from Michael Singer’s ‘The Untethered Soul,’ I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks noticing my often noisy “inner roommates!” At the same time, meditating on the poem by Joyce Rupp titled “Listening to Autumn” invited me to pay attention and find insight into our human rhythms as I listen to nature’s rhythms. This talk will explore questions, challenges, and possibilities that arise from the wisdom found in deep listening.”

Rev. Brigid Beckman was ordained in 2016 through One Spirit Interfaith Learning Alliance, an international program based in NYC. A heart-centered minister and teacher, Brigid leads from relationships and embraces experiential interactions. For decades, Brigid has dedicated herself to helping others find their joy through creating opportunities for deep reflection on their own journeys and shared communal experiences.


 November 7: John Welshons
Message: “The Light Within Illuminates the World”

John will also offer an afternoon workshop – Unveiling the Inner Light: Meditations and Contemplations on Freedom from Fear from 1:00 to 3:30, both in person and via Zoom. Click the link for more info and to register.

JOHN E. WELSHONS (“Ramananda”) is a highly respected contemporary spiritual teacher who lectures and leads meditation courses throughout North America. He has been a practitioner of vipassana (mindfulness) meditation and various forms of yoga for more than fifty years. In addition to his latest book, One Soul, One Love, One Heart: The Sacred Path to Healing All Relationships, he is also the author of Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy and When Prayers Aren’t Answered, two books that emerged from forty-five years of experience helping people deal with dramatic life change and loss.

John will also offer an afternoon workshop from 1:00 to 3:00. Details to follow.

November 14: Will Hannah
“Only Love Makes Sense of Everything”

Will Hannah, Unity of Albany member and husband of Rev. Ginger Hannah, has been a Community Hospice bereavement counselor for 25 years.

November 21: Charley Thweatt

Charley Thweatt brings his gifts of warmth, humor, presence and ease to any gathering. He has been a favorite with Unity groups (including Unity of Albany) since the early ’80s, when he took a leap of faith from his budding architecture career into touring full time with his spiritual concerts and workshops. Charley has a talent for turning a room full of strangers into a connected family, by sharing his original music, his angelic voice and his insightful workshops.


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