Splendor Mandala by Julie Hliboki

"Splendor" Mandala
Julie Hliboki

Meditation

Inhale,
and God approaches you.
Hold the inhalation,
and God remains with you.
Exhale,
and you approach God.
Hold the exhalation,
and surrender to God.

Krishnamacharya

 

Introducing a new series, looking at multiple faith traditions:

Dive Into ..... The Baha'i Faith

Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 6 - 9 pm
Location: The Johns Creek Baha'i Center, 10690 Jones Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30022

In just over 150 years, the Bahá’í Faith has grown from an obscure movement in the Middle East to become the second-most widespread of the independent world religions, according to the World Christian Encyclopedia (1982).  Embracing people from more than 2,100 ethnic, racial and tribal groups, it is likely the most diverse organized body of people on the planet.  It is now recognized as the fourth Abrahamic religion, with its World Center in Haifa, Israel— which results from the 1868 Farman of the Ottoman Sultan that banished the Prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith to life-long imprisonment there.  Today, without clergy or sacerdotal order, the explanations of its history and promotion of its teachings are left to the Baha’i laity. 

Our speaker for this event will be Gregory Watson, M.S. Ed., Ed.M., a local businessman, psychologist, and educator, who will share his perceptions and understanding of the Baha’i Teachings, its history, and practices. The topic of discussion is “The Baha’i Faith, One Among Many Faiths – Many Faiths As One”. 

We will be joined by several other Baha'is from the community, including musicians who will share music inspired by Baha'i themes.  A light supper is included in the program.

Free and open to the community.

Please email Sue at sue@neshamainterfaithcenter.org if you plan to join us, so we can cater accordingly.

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Soul Food Workshop with Belinda Ossip, CHHC, AADP

Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 6 - 9 pm
Location: 8450 Valemont Drive, Atlanta, GA 30350

“In the months of Summer there is an abundance of sunshine and rain. The Heavenly energy descends, and the Earthly energy rises. When these energies merge there is an intimate connection between Heaven and Earth. As a result, plants mature and animals, flowers and fruit appear abundantly".

~~ The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine (The Neijing Suwen) ~240 B.C.

The first in a new series of four workshops throughout the year, tied into the seasons ..... 

Staying Healthy with the Seasons - Summer:  Recognizing the implicit healing rhythm of nature, one learns how to be in tune with the essence of each season and to keep a healthy balance throughout the year.  In this workshop we will learn about:The essence and rhythm of the summer season, recommendations for keeping the body in balance during the hot summer months, learn about foods that are in harmony with the season and why we should include them in our diet, and taste some delicious healthy seasonal recipes.

We will gather at 6pm, but the formal program will begin at 6.30pm.  A light supper after a demonstration by Belinda is included in the evening's program.

Investment: $20 per person

RSVP to Sue at sue@neshamainterfaithcenter.org to reserve a spot - places are limited, so reply early!

(Save the dates for future dates of workshops: Sundays, September 28, 2014; January 11, 2015, and March 8, 2015).

Belinda Ossip, CHHC, AADP received her training as a Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. Belinda is passionate about delicious, healthy, nutritious food and the pleasure of sharing it with others. Her education has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Her approach is not about denying ourselves the foods we love. Rather, it is about looking at the big picture, delving into our imbalances and incorporating the nutrients and life practices that we are missing in order to be healthy - mind, body and soul.