“Be Still and Know”
A Facilitated Meditation Experience for Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Beginning on October 6, 2013,
and continuing on the first Sunday of each month
12:15 to 1:30 pm
This series grew from the work Dr. Carol Penn and Rev. Patricia Dunkin, co-facilitators of the series, did in response to Hurricane Sandy and the workshops that followed in the aftermath of the storm’s devastation. Based on the evaluations that were received from that original workshop as well as subsequent workshops, the vast majority of participants asked for more experience and time with meditation.
Meditation is the practice of relaxed self awareness.
We will be exploring the three major areas of meditation:
From the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s Best of Stress Management Workbook and Journal: Most of the early research on meditation centered on concentrative meditation, which consists of focused awareness on a particular object, such as an image or sound. For example, Dr. Herbert Benson’s ground breaking bestseller, The Relaxation Response described the health benefits of a particular concentration technique: repeating a meaningful word or phrase, known in Sanskrit as a mantra.
Mindfulness meditation involves being relaxed and aware of thoughts, feelings, and sensations as they arise, without the focus on a articular object. Studies of mindfulness meditation have emphasized its value as a stress management technique and have included programs that combine mindfulness with psychotherapy and with conventional treatments for conditions like chronic pain and psoriasis.
Expressive meditation includes such active techniques as chanting, dancing, whirling, shaking, and fast deep breathing. Though different from the other two, it helps to induce the same kind of relaxed, aware state. Expressive meditation has not yet been the subject of significant scientific research, but it has been used for thousands of years to mobilize the healing potential of body and mind.
From time to time we may have a guest facilitator, and Dr. Carol Penn and Rev. Patricia Dunkin will lead individually and collectively as their schedules permit.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
On the Lawn of Unity By the Shore
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Every Creature is important. The love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet, can draw us more deeply into the larger circle of life-into the wonder of our common relationship to our Creator.
Bring your pets to enjoy the opportunity for a special blessing. Let’s celebrate the bond of Creation!
Ceremony conducted by Rev. Joanne Murphy
“The Heart of Harmony: Stay Tuned” Singing Workshop
A Feast of Gratitude and Musical Endorphins
Join Jan & JD for high energy inspiration: Deep insights, lasting learning skills,
and a collective sense of high play. Expect lively interaction combined with practical tools
guaranteed to rocket your singing to its next level, whether you’re a long time professional,
an enthusiastic amateur, or a brave beginner
For Singers and Non-Singers alike…..Everyone is welcome!
Children 12 and older are invited to participate! (same ticket price)
TUNE YOUR LIFE as you tune your Intentions, your Body, and your Authentic Voice
Participants will be invited to sing with Jan and JD for the Sunday morning service
Saturday, October 19, 2013
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Unity by the Shore
3508 Asbury Ave, Neptune, NJ 07753
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Tickets: $25 in advance
$30 at the door
About the Artists:
JD Martin is an ASCAP award-winning songwriter of 5 Number One and 10 Top
Ten country and pop hit singles. His songs have been recorded by such artists as Reba McEntire, B.J. Thomas, Peter Cetera, and Kathy Mattea.
Jan Garrett is a jazz singer, master music coach, wilderness vision quester, and (yes) Certified Laughing Instructor who has toured with Steve Martin, John Denver, and the Dirt Band, and has appeared on the Tonight Show.
Both Jan & JD have won numerous Positive Music Awards and two Indie International Songwriters Awards in recent years.
Between them they have recorded 7 CDs of original songs. Click Here to listen and purchase
UNITY WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Living Well: Nurturing Mind, Body, & Spirit
On Thursday, September 12, 2013, Unity by the Shore is celebrating Unity World Day of Prayer with the rest of the Unity movement worldwide.
Unity by The Shore will be open during the day for meditation and prayer. Service will be held at 7 pm in the Sanctuary on Thursday, September 12, 2013. The prayer box will be there for you to write your prayer requests which will then be sent to Silent Unity for another 30 days of prayer. Keep in mind that you can also submit your prayer requests online.
Some of the prayer events being held at Unity Village will be broadcast live online for those who would like to watch and listen on your computer, beginning Wednesday, September 11, at 8 p.m. EST. You can access the broadcast by clicking the following link: www.worlddayofprayer.org
The following will be LIVE- STREAM broadcasts and they are listed here in EST (New Jersey time):
- Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 – 8 p.m. – Opening service in the Activities Center with Dr. Larry Dossey.
- Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 – 9 a.m. - Daily Word service in the Activities Center.
- Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 - 12 p.m. noon – Silent Unity prayer service in the Activities Center, facilitated by Ministry and Religious Studies students from Unity Institute and Seminary.
- Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 - 8 p.m. - Evening service in the Activities Center with Dr. Bowen White.
Unity by the Shore is having it’s Annual Picnic and we would love for you to come!
Bring your beach chairs or blankets and join us for some fun!
June 23, 2013
Immediately after the Sunday Service
Unity by the Shore will provide burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips and beverages.