The time is upon us and on Monday morning we will be performing this artistic ritual with 150 dancers from all over the globe as an example of what can be if we all work together for one peaceful collaborative world. Our human mandala of peace will send up a cry to the heavens, to the universe. and to the world that there is a better way and we are taking proactive steps to create a world of peaceful coexistence for all. Please join us live online and add your vibrations of peace and good will as we meditate and reach out together during this half hour sacred offering. A cry for Peace.
We will meet online daily for #11DaysOfGlobalUnity To begin the day with a mantra and hear about the speaker for the day.
Please join us at Unity Village for the 24th annual Unity World Day of Prayer!
Weds, Sept 13:
* 7-8:30pm Opening Service in the Activities Center with keynote by Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett. Music by Jana Stanfield. A candlelight walk to the Silent Unity Chapel will follow to open the 24-hour prayer vigil.
* 8:45pm Reception at Unity Banquet and Dining.
Thurs, Sept 14:
* 7:30-9am Interfaith Prayer Breakfast at Unity Banquet and Dining – In Person & Live Online.
* 11am Silent Unity Prayer Service in Activities Center – In Person & Live Online.
* 1:30pm Sacred Circle prayer experience in the central courtyard by flagpole
* 2:30-3:30 Sound Immersion (Gongs) in Activities Center – In Person & Live Online
* 3:30-5pm Art Gallery opening and Poetry Reading behind the bookstore.
* 4-6pm Open House for Unity Worldwide Ministries in Unity Education Building.
* 7-8pm Inspirational Concert by Jana Stanfield and closing celebration – In Person & Live Online.
* 8pm Closing of the 24-hour prayer vigil in the Silent Unity Chapel.
All events are free and open to the public. No registration required.
Donations gratefully accepted.
We are so honored to have been invited to co-produce PEACE IN THE PARK, a free event put on by the Brahma Kumaris in the Music Concourse (bandshell) on 9/23 from 11-6. The event is tied in with U.N. International Day of Peace (which is 9/21, with many events on the same Saturday as ours), and will also participate in the Earthdance Prayer for Peace. I am running the Talk Tent, am curating the speakers, and will emcee throughout the day, and – if I can save myself a time slot – will READ A PASSAGE from my upcoming book The Secret Power of LOVE! And if that weren’t enough, my NEW band S.O.U.L. Twin Messiah will be HEADLINING this event for our DEBUT gig!! We will be playing all new, original songs for YOU! Plus, we will lead a singalong to finish the day, and it will almost-for-sure be Imagine by John Lennon. Our timeslot is 5:30pm in the Bandshell. Wow! What a debut!!
I really hope that YOU can make it to this very special event,
Share your smiles, compliments, time, talents, money, and energy with those around you. We must truly be the change that we want to see. And we can do it. We are doing it. Believe that the future is full of mindfulness where hearts mean more than our accounts.
The Love Initiative.
Notes From the Road – Bright Lights Blog
|3/22/18||3:00 PM||Choices||Akron, OH|
|3/22/18||6:00 PM||Tea Time for Peace||Kent, OH|
|3/23/18||5:00 PM||Friends of the Metro Parks Benefit w/ the Bright Lights||Akron, OH|
|3/27/18||7:00 PM||Brother’s Lounge||Cleveland, OH|
|3/30/18||6:30 PM||330 Day @ Akron Civic Theatre||Akron, OH|
|3/31/18||10:30 AM||Celebration of Life for Marilyn Stroud||Cuyahoga Falls, OH|
|4/3/18||6:30 PM||MLK Kirtan||Akron, OH||Donations|
|4/4/18||6:30 PM||Nonviolent Communication Circle||Akron, OH||Donations|
|4/6/18||7:00 PM||Big Love Night @ Live Music Now w/ Rhodes St Rude Boys||Akron, OH||$5-10|
|4/7/18||8:30 PM||Mustard Seed Highland Square w/ Bright Lights!||Akron, OH|
|4/10/18||7:00 PM||Brother Lounge||Cleveland, OH|
|4/16/18||7:00 PM||Wolf Creek Winery||Norton, OH|
|4/21/18||6:30 PM||Bright Lights @ the Rialto||Akron, OH||$5|
|4/22/18||4:00 PM||Yoga Central||Canton, OH|
|4/28/18||7:00 PM||Wine Mill||Peninsula, OH|
|5/2/18||6:30 PM||Nonviolent Communication Series||Akron, OH||Donations|
|5/4/18||7:00 PM||Big Love Night @ Live Music Now w/ Gretchen Pleuss||Akron, OH||$5-10|
|5/5/18||12:00 PM||Cleveland VegFest||Cleveland, OH|
|5/5/18||6:00 PM||Bent Ladder winery||Doylestown , OH|
|5/8/18||7:00 PM||Brother’s Lounge||Cleveland, OH|
Join Rev. Arda Itez and Rev. Dr. Jose Roman for a very special Open Heart Conversation to explore the path of Bhakti-yoga with one of its most beloved spiritual leaders and NY Times best-selling author, his holiness Radhanath Swami, with music by Jahnavi Harrison and friends.
Introduced to the West as The International Society For Krishna Consciousness in 1966 by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Bhakti-yoga has traceable roots to the 1st millennium, BCE. What came to be known as the “Hare Krishna Movement” developed into one of the most influential and important spiritual and social reformations in US history.
Sometimes referred to as “love for love’s sake,” Bhakti is one of the four yogic paths to enlightenment and the essence of spiritual perfection, which is to awaken ecstatic love for God.
What was it about the Bhakti tradition that inspired so many people to embrace it as their own?
Who are the Hare Krishnas?
What are the Bhakti tenets, spiritual practices and beliefs?
Discover the beauty behind one of the oldest, most well-known and often misunderstood spiritual traditions, and what led to his life of devotion directly from Radhanath Swami himself.