Nov. 6 – John E. Welshons (Ramananda) will make his quadrennial visit to Pebble to raise our consciousness in the morning celebration and then lead a workshop in the afternoon. John is a highly respected contemporary spiritual teacher who lectures and leads meditation courses throughout North America. He has been a practitioner of vipassana (mindfulness) meditation and various forms of yoga for more than forty years. In addition to his new book, One Soul, One Love, One Heart: The Sacred Path to Healing All Relationships, he is also the author of Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy and When Prayers Aren’t Answered, two books that emerged from his thirty-five years of experience helping people deal with dramatic life change and loss.
John has studied world religions throughout his life, and holds a B.A. in Comparative Religions from the University of South Florida, and an M.A. in History of Religions from Florida State University. He has also traveled and studied extensively in India. He is a gifted counselor and teacher who has worked closely with Ram Dass and Stephen Levine and trained with Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.
His workshops and lectures are offered in personal growth centers, yoga schools, churches, hospitals, hospices, corporations, colleges, and universities. He is also available for one-on-one consultations.
Nov. 13 – Deep Spirituality. Dr. Diane Eyer, an Energy Therapist and author of three nationally acclaimed books on psychology and parenting, will talk about her journey into deep spirituality. She likes to say she is a “recovering academic.” Dr. Eyer’s journey began two decades ago when she discovered her “right brain”—the intuitive realm that leads to what Jesus referred to as “the Kingdom within.”
In addition to talking about her spiritual growth, Dr. Eyer offers the free gift of a new book, Father Ahaha (the Hebrew word for love), written by Dr. Ann Marie Nielsen. This book was recently launched at the White House and is a powerful tool for forgiveness and awakening to the deeper self.
As a bonus, Dr. Eyer was recently guided in meditation to make jewelry for healing using the resonant properties of certain semiprecious gemstones. Amethyst, for example, helps in the awakening of spiritual guidance. Rose quartz, the heart, agate and fluorite for calming, and so forth.
Nov 20 – Living from the heart. Led by Rev. Jeanne Elodie, featuring speaker Dr. Paolo
Propato. Dr. Paolo, a "bridge acupuncturist," willl speak about the heart's wisdom and how it correlates to acupuncture points and meridians with a segment on angels! This is our Thanksgiving Sunday, or "Pie Sunday" in gratitude for abundance—so bring pies for dessert after celebration! Facilitated a meditation on this at NHMS .
Nov 27 –Being Raw & Real: Vulnerability in Daily Life with Rev. Edie Weinstein MSW, LSW. Edie has discovered that peeling off the layers to reveal the real has its rewards and challenges. She shares the insights that have arisen as a result of becoming emotionally buck nekkid, with the intention of having us realize that we can stretch comfort zones as well and expose our hearts to each other.
Edie is a colorfully creative journalist, interfaith minister, licensed social worker, radio host, BLISS Coach and the author of "The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming The Ordinary Into The Extraordinary." She calls herself an Opti-Mystic who sees the world through the eyes of possibility. To learn more about Edie see: www.opti-mystical.com
She is a contributor to a best selling book called Embraced By the Divine: The Emerging Woman's Gateway to Power, Passion and Purpose. http://embracedbythedivine.com/ which has
become an Amazon Kindle #1 BESTSELLER, Canada and Australia, Self-Help Spiritual; Amazon Kindle #1 BESTSELLER Australia, Self-Help Motivational; and an Amazon Books #1 BESTSELLER UK, Spirituality Women
She says, "My my radio show, writing and speaking are international. I have taught in Canada, my radio show is broadcast on Blogtalk which is accessible world wide and I write for Psych Central, The Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Beliefnet and The Good Men Project."
A master's-level social worker, she studied at a New York seminary and was ordained in 1999. Her organization, By Devine Design, is also legally incorporated.