Schedule of Activities for Tuesday, September 28th

10:00 am

Morning Prayer and Meditation 


10:30 am to 12:30 pm

“One Unity” Session with Unity Worldwide Ministries, Unity World Headquarters and Unity Urban Ministerial School

Please join us as we welcome representatives from Unity Worldwide Ministries, Unity World Headquarters and the Unity Urban Ministerial School to share with us about what’s new and happening in Unity beyond the boundaries of the Unity Eastern Region. The Prayer and Meditation and “One Unity” sessions are offered at no charge and you do need to register ahead of time to receive the Zoom link.


2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Integrando la atención plena en tiempos de cambio
Integrating Mindfulness in Times of Change

Facilitated by Liliana Bejarano-Cryer

This session is being offered in Spanish with English translation.

Nuestra capacidad para recuperar la claridad mental en medio del caos, para concentrarnos en medio de cualquier actividad, para adaptarnos a los constantes cambios de la vida, y para gestionar nuestra ansiedad y emociones, es fundamental tanto para el éxito profesional como para vivir una vida feliz y plena. Una práctica regular de Mindfulness puede ayudarnos a desarrollar todas estas habilidades, brindarnos una excelente alternativa para el manejo del estrés y aumentar nuestra capacidad de atención sostenida, especialmente en esta época de cambios inesperados.

En nuestro taller aprenderemos cómo empezar a configurar prácticas formales e informales y a utilizar el enfoque y la atención sostenidos a través de técnicas de respiración y anclaje sensorial. También aprenderemos sobre la respuesta del estrés y cómo la atención plena puede ayudarnos a recuperarnos de ella. En la segunda parte del taller hablaremos acerca de la escucha consciente y cómo ésta puede mejorar nuestras relaciones a través de la atención intencional al momento presente.

Our ability to regain mental clarity in the midst of chaos, to concentrate in the midst of any activity, to adapt to the constant changes in life and to manage our anxiety and emotions is essential for both professional success and living a happy, fulfilling life. A regular practice of mindfulness can help us develop all these important skills and also provides us with an excellent alternative for stress management and ability to increase our sustained focus and attention, especially in times of unexpected change.

In our workshop, we will learn how to start setting up formal and informal practices. We will learn to use sustained focus and attention through breathing techniques and sensory anchoring. We will also learn about the stress response and how Mindfulness can help us to recover from it. In the second part of the workshop we will learn about mindful listening and how this one technique can improve our relationships through intentional focus on the present moment.

 

Liliana Bejarano-Cryer

Es maestra licenciada con título en Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad Distrital de Bogotá, Colombia, 2003. Ha sido instructora del programa de Mindfulness para niños y adultos en el área de Cape Cod por más de 4 años con la organización Calmer Choice. Liliana ha recibido las capacitaciones Mindfulness Fundamentals y Mindful Educator Essentials 2015, de la organización Mindful Schools, junto la Capacitación de instructores de Calmer Choice, Cape Cod Massachusetts, 2016-2017. Participó en el programa Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, MBSR, del Mindfulness Center de la Universidad de Massachusetts en el año 2020. Durante su tiempo de trabajo con la organización Calmer Choice, ha trabajado con cientos de niños de diferentes distritos escolares en el área, en los grados k-4 y con adultos durante 2020-2021. Actualmente lidera grupos de meditación semanal y también se ha convertido en mentora de nuevos instructores de mindfulness con la organización que trabaja.

Liliana nació en Colombia y ha vivido en los EE. UU. durante más de 10 años, convirtiéndose en ciudadana americana en el año 2017. Enseña y facilita clases y talleres de atención plena de forma regular compartiendo técnicas que aumentan una sensación de bienestar y conciencia espiritual.


Liliana is a licensed teacher with a degree in Educational Sciences from the District University of Bogota, Colombia, graduating class of 2003. She has been an instructor of the Calmer Choice mindfulness program for children and adults in the Cape Cod area- for over 4 years. She has received training from the Mindful Schools organization in Mindfulness Fundamentals and Mindful Educator Essentials in 2015, and the Instructor Training from Calmer Choice, Cape Cod Massachusetts, 2016-2017. More recently she participated in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, MBSR, from the Mindfulness Center of the University of Massachusetts, 2020. During her time working with the Calmer Choice organization, she has worked with hundreds of children from different School Districts in the area, grades k-4, and with adults during 2020-2021. She leads weekly sitting groups and recently became a mentor for new mindfulness instructors with Calmer Choice.

She is a native Spanish speaker from Colombia, living in the U.S for over 10 years, becoming a U.S citizen in 2017, teaching and facilitating mindfulness classes and workshops on a regular basis and sharing the techniques which increase a sense of well-being, joy and spiritual awareness.


6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

ReImagining A Shared Future

with Special Guest Valarie Kaur

Valarie Kaur

Valarie is a renowned civil rights leader, lawyer, best-selling author, award-winning filmmaker, educator, innovator, and celebrated prophetic voice.

She leads the Revolutionary Love Project to reclaim love as a force for justice. Valarie burst into American consciousness in the wake of the 2016 election when her Watch Night Service address went viral with 40 million views worldwide. Her question “Is this the darkness of the tomb – or the darkness of the womb?” reframed the political moment and became a mantra for people fighting for change. In the last twenty years, Valarie has won policy change on multiple fronts – hate crimes, racial profiling, immigration detention, solitary confinement, Internet freedom, and more. She founded Groundswell Movement, Faithful Internet, and the Yale Visual Law Project to inspire and equip advocates at the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and justice. Valarie has been a regular TV commentator on MSNBC and contributor to CNN, NPR, PBS, the Hill, Huffington Post, and the Washington Post. A daughter of Sikh farmers in California’s heartland, Valarie earned degrees at Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale Law School. Valarie’s debut book, SEE NO STRANGER: A Memoir & Manifesto of Revolutionary Love, was released in 2020 and expands on her “blockbuster” TED Talk.

 
 

Faith Rivera, Music Minister

From the sunny shores of Hawaii, Emmy award-winning singer/songwriter, Faith Rivera, opens hearts and transforms lives around the globe through the power of music. Fans say her inspiring songs are like having your best friend, who knows your biggest dreams & your biggest struggles, sing the perfect message right to you.

 
 
 

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