Wednesday, December 02, 2009


Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Friday, May 08, 2009

Vesak (Buddha Day) – Buddhist

Vesak – also spelled Wesak - (pronounced way-sak) has come to be known as Buddha day. Vesak, which is named for the month of May, is generally acknowledged as the most important holiday of the Buddhist year.

In many ways similar to Christmas in the Christian faith, Vesak is a celebration that commemorates the Buddha’s birth. Additionally, in the United States Vesak has become an occasion for a common celebration to unite all Buddhist traditions and schools: Asian and non-Asian, immigrant and convert, Theravadin and Mahayana.
This year a majority of Buddhists will celebrate Vesak on May 9th; however, in any given year the exact date of Vesak varies according to the differing lunar calendars used in the various traditions.

Vesak day is a time to honor the Buddha, the Dharma (his teachings) and the Sangha (his disciples) . . . and to rededicate one’s self to the Buddha’s teachings and to practice.
Much as there is no one universal way in which Christmas is celebrated, the ways in which Buddhist’s celebrate Vesak vary widely. In most cultures, devotees are directed to make a special effort to avoid killing of any kind and to partake of only vegetarian food. Additionally, simple gifts are often exchanged on Vesak day . . . and gifts to the disadvantaged are particularly encouraged. Visits are often made to orphanages, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, blood banks, and other places of need.

While not necessarily universal, here are a couple of practices which we found particularly engaging:
In some traditions thousands of birds, insects and animals are released in a “symbolic act of liberation” – giving freedom to those being held in prisons or otherwise being held captive against their will.

Some temples display a small statue of the baby Buddha in a basin which is decorated with flowers and filled with water. In what serves as both a reenactment of the events following the Buddha’s birth and as a symbolic personal cleansing of bad karma, practitioners pour water over the statue.

Traditional Greeting: Happy Vesak! Happy Buddha Day! places the number of Buddhists at 376 million and ranks Buddhism sixth, based on number of adherents, among the world’s religions.

On Vesak day, all Buddhists are reminded to live in harmony with people of other faiths and to respect the beliefs of other people as the Buddha had taught. On this, the most important celebration of the Buddhist year, we suggest that we each join with our Buddhist brothers and sisters in reminding ourselves to live in harmony with, and to respect those, whose beliefs differ from our own.
Shalom Salaam Peace Kay & Dave Corby, FoundersCommon Tables

Thursday, April 16, 2009

This Prayer's For You

Check out this Silent Unity Video
Know you are in our prayers.

In Unity


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Music for Holy week

Unity Teacher & friend Richard Mekdeci has some beautiful music from different artists for you on his show this week. Click here & enjoy the variety of music.



Thursday, February 26, 2009

Monday, February 09, 2009

Changes in SEE Program

Important changes in SEE Program. Unified testing for credits in all courses began January 1, 2009. SEE instructors at remote locations are asked to request the latest syllabi and facilitator support material from the Institute, in order to assure consistent delivery. Click here for more details.
The following information is available:

SEE Brochure SEE Elective Course Application
SEE Extension Course Registration and Grade Report Form
SEE Extension Program Guidelines
SEE Field Packet
SEE Spiritual Development Curriculum Changes
SEE Standardized Testing Program Details and FAQs
Unity Field and Universal Testing
Unity In The Field Changes

Monday, February 02, 2009

Unity Teacher & Healer.

Charles Fillmore wrote that it was his desire to have students develop into Unity teachers and healers so that they may minister to their own families and to those in their communities.

In this month dedicated to love what better way to express our being as Unity Teachers than to be healers in our families and communities.

Divine energy enlivens my mind and body.
I am refreshed and renewed.

My body and mind are filled to overflowing with healing energy. I am a true reflection of the divine rejuvenation that is continually taking place within me.

That's how I feel. I'm enthused with a renewed sense of exuberance and strength.
Refreshed, I am aware that divine energy is flowing to and from every cell, organ, and part of my being.

As an expression of unlimited life and wellness, I affirm that divine life and love are active within me. I celebrate and delight in my health and renewal. Vibrating with effervescent life, my cells function in wondrous ways to reflect my wellness. Thankful for the abundance of God's love and caring, I am vitally alive, energetic, and enthusiastic.

"With you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light."
--Psalm 36:9