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Albany Peace Project 2016 – Catch The Wave Kickoff Program Concert 

Friday January 1 at 1:00 PM
Unity Church of Albany
21 King Ave, Albany, NY 12206

Start your new year by hearing from inspiring speakers and enjoying the music of fabulous musicians at 1:00 PM on New Years Day at Unity Church in Albany.  Then participate in the Albany Peace Project by doing the coherence meditations emailed to your inbox each day in January 2016.   At the end of the month, we will have our closing celebration concert, where participants share the insights and gains they have discovered while participating.

The Albany Peace Project protocol used for this study utilizes the Institute of HeartMath’s evidenced based protocol, the Heart-Lock In® , which has been shown to improve clarity, enhance decision making, and facilitate optimal functioning in many ways.

Stanford University psychologist,  Kelly McGonigal writes that meditation makes your mind a “willpower machine!”  So, cultivate your willpower through meditation to make 2016 your year of great positive change.

Get more connected by participating in these uplifting, community-building daily meditations – it’s guaranteed to send you off and running in February with new inspiration and heightened joy.

Catch The Wave Part 2 – The Science of Peace and Happiness

Saturday January 2 at 7:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Albany
405 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12206

 “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”  Benjamin Franklin

There is a reason why our forefathers included “the pursuit of happiness” in the United States Declaration of Independence. Pursuing happiness is not just for personal gain, it benefits society as a whole. People who are happier, give more, love better and even live longer.  Albany Peace Project founder, Bethany Gonyea will share with us what science has been discovering about happiness, and how biofeedback and mindfulness dramatically enhances happiness levels, which enhances people’s willingness to be of service to the greater good.  The pursuit of happiness has the tragic propensity to bring great misery when we pursue the wrong things. After attending this event, you will be able to discern worthy happiness pursuits that are guaranteed to dramatically increase your peace and happiness.

We are also fortunate to have the musical group The Souls of Evolution, with featured guest Joy Adler performing as well.

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1.1.16 Live Meditation – APP Kickoff Concert

1.1.16 Live Meditation – APP Kickoff Concert

Thank You For Participating in the Albany Peace Project.To Kickoff the 2016 chapter of the Albany Peace Project, we are offering a live program concert at Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany, NY 12206 at 1:00 PM EST.  Come join us for great music, great speakers and the first meditation performed by Unity’s new minister, Reverend Crystal Muldrow calling forth peace in Albany, NY.

“Catch The Wave” Opening Program Concert For The Albany Peace Project

Friday January 1 at 1:00 PM, Unity Church of AlbanyStart your New Year off right by participating in the Albany Peace Project by doing the coherence meditations emailed to your inbox each day in January 2016.The Albany Peace Project protocol used for this study utilizes the Institute of HeartMath’s evidenced based protocol – the Heart-Lock In® – which has shown to improve clarity, enhance decision making, and facilitate optimal functioning in all areas of life.Stanford University psychologist, Kelly McGonigal writes that meditation makes your mind a “willpower machine,” so cultivate your willpower through meditation to make 2016 the year of great positive personal change. Participating in these uplifting, community-building daily meditations is guaranteed to lift your spirits and help you fuel your day with new inspiration.If you can’t make the concert today, you may just want to gaze at the video below and listen to the meditative music to invoke feelings of peace within yourself and then send them to the city of Albany.

The Science of Peace and HappinessSaturday, January 2 at 7:00 PMUnitarian-Universalist Church of Albany405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY

“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”  Benjamin Franklin

There is a reason why our forefathers included “the pursuit of happiness” in the United States Declaration of Independence. Pursuing happiness is not just for personal gain, it benefits society as a whole. People who are happier, give more, love better and even live longer.  Albany Peace Project founder, Bethany Gonyea will share with us what science has been discovering about happiness, and how biofeedback and mindfulness dramatically enhances happiness levels, which enhances people’s willingness to be of service to the greater good.  The pursuit of happiness has the tragic propensity to bring great misery if we pursue the wrong things. After attending this event, you will be able to discern worthy happiness pursuits that are guaranteed to dramatically increase your peace and happiness.

Joy Adler and the Souls of Evolution will perform to provide musical support to uplift our spirits and help set a “new normal” for our happiness baseline for 2016.

Get Inspired All year Long!If you would like to be notified of Numinous talks that offer similar content, Please click on the enter your email to the right of this link where it says “Get Inspired!”     www.NuminousOnline.comHelp us get to 3,200 Likes on Facebook!  We are at 3,103 Likes, we only need 97 More…“Like & Share” the Albany Peace Project Facebook Page by CLICKING HERE!

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Upcoming APP Events & Opportunities

Sustainable Happiness Series: From Self to Service
3 Part Series Of Music & Ideas to Bring Out The Highest and Best Within Us
!

All events of this series will be held at the
Unitarian Church
405 Washington Ave, Albany, NY

December 5 at 7:00 PM 
Using Positive Psychology Research Tools to Enhance Your Own Life

Positive Psychology is the study of the processes and conditions which contribute to the optimal functioning of individuals. Learn how to apply these discoveries in your life to cultivate more joy and reward.  Great music by Mark Shepard.  Markshepard.com
Mariana Monteiro. Director of GE Global Volunteers
Mark Shepard Transformational Singer Songwriter

January 2 at 7:00 PM:  
The Science of Peace and Happiness
 Learn what science has been discovering about happiness, and how biofeedback and mindfulness dramatically enhance happiness levels.  The pursuit of happiness has the tragic propensity to bring great misery if we pursue the wrong things. Discern worthy happiness pursuits to dramatically increase your peace and happiness.  Great music by Joy Adler & the Souls of Evolution, joyadler.com

Bethany Gonyea,  Albany Peace Project Founder
Joy Adler & The Souls of Evolution

February 6 at 7:00 PM:  
Quantum Revolution: Power To Transform

Learn the positive, holistic and sustainable paradigm birthing into our world which is affecting transformation at its root – the transformation of the human being, at all levels; and its branches – how that transformation is manifesting in society.  Great music by Roger Mock, Music Director at Unity Church.
Michael Wayne,  Author, Quantum Revolution, http://drmichaelwayne.com/quantum/
Roger Mock: Music Director Unity Church
Opening and Closing Program Concerts

Friday January 1 at 1:00 PM
Saturday January 
30 at 7:00 PM

Unity Church of Albany
21 King Ave, Albany, NY 12206

Start your new year year by hearing from inspiring speakers and enjoying the music of fabulous musicians at 1:00 PM on New Years Day.  Then participate in the Albany Peace Project by by doing the coherence meditations emailed to your inbox each day in January 2016.  At the end of the month, we have our closing celebration concert where participants can share their insights and gains that they have discovered while participating.
The Albany Peace Project protocol used for this study utilizes the Institute of HeartMath’s evidenced based protocol the Heart-Lock In® , which has shown to improve clarity, enhance decision making, and facilitate optimal functioning in many ways. Stanford University psychologist,  Kelly McGonigal writes that meditation makes your mind a “willpower machine!”  So, cultivate your willpower through meditation to make 2016 your year of great positive change.  Participating in these uplifting community building daily meditations that are guaranteed to send you off and running in February with new inspiration and heightened joy.

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Don’t Miss This Sunday….And Even MORE NEW programming…

Don’t Miss This Sunday….And Even MORE NEW programming…

Funny You Should Say That…A Lighthearted Message Circle with Brandon RussSunday October 16 at 2:00 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road,Cohoes NY (Address for GPS)
(But really in Latham!  Right next to the Century House)

If small enough group, you will receive a message from a well established pyschic, Brandon Russ, co-founder of Spirit Tree in Latham who has a great sense of humor and helps people integrate psychic information with extra wit and wisdom!  Laugh while learning…

$25 Donation appreciated

Special event!
Violence Interrupters:  Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Meet Everyday Heroes that Protect Albany Streets! 

Saturday October 22 at
Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary
College of Saint Rose
959 Madison Ave, Albany
6:00-9:00 PM

The Interrupters documentary presents unforgettable profiles in courage, as three former street criminals in Chicago place themselves in the line of fire to protect their communities. The two-hour film follows the lives of these “Violence Interrupters,” who include the charismatic daughter of one of the city’s most notorious former gang leaders, the son of a murdered father, and a man haunted by a killing he committed as a teenager. As they intervene in disputes to prevent violence, they reveal their own inspired journeys of struggle and redemption.  This work is the inspiration for our local Cure Violence chapter (formerly SNUG) funded through Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region.

After the documentary, we will have a panel discussion featuring real life Cure Violence Interrupters who work heroically to reduce violence in Albany.

Donations will be collected to support local organizations that support peace in Albany.

Utilizing Higher Consciousness in Everyday Life
Todd Cunningham, author of Energy 101
11/6 at 2:00 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road,Latham NY

Cultivating higher consciousness goes far beyond the meditation cushion.  As we cultivate higher states within ourselves, we begin feeling more comfortable in our every day interactions in this world. We begin to feel more personal meaning, and deep connection to people in our lives.  Unfortunately, many people have not learned skills to communicate with Higher Intelligence so they don’t feel a connection between ther spiritual lives and their daily lives.

In this Discussion, Todd Cunningham, author of Energy 101, (a personal manual with 10 exercises to help you become more conscious, aware and able to communicate with your higher source), will offer guided meditations and exercises geared to help you become more conscious and aware of your unique connection with Source, your higher consciousness.  We all have our own unique connection to the Divine, and Todd will be helping us reveal our own personal connection through skilled exercises.    By becoming more conscious of this connection, we are able to reliably access our higher nature and live happier and healthier lives with greater ease and joy.  We will find, there is no standard answer to these life questions and the answers are uniquely ours.  As we learn to skillfully pause and polish our connection to the Divine, it deepens and enhances our entire existence.

$25 Donation Appreciated

Gaining Traction with Law of Attraction: Making Decisions With Great Amplitude
Bethany Gonyea
Sunday 11/13  at 2:00 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road,Latham NY

“You are far too tolerant of mind wandering”   A Course in Miracles

People often yearn for change, and yet perpetuate mental habits that keep them stuck.  So many times, we find ourselves in mental loops, and have no idea that we have been through the loop hundreds of times.  These mental cul de sacs are often the reason why our intentional efforts to not take effect.  We spend far too much of our time in dead end thinking.

I heard someone say recently that he wanted to take some time off to heal, however, I had heard the person say this during many other situations.  I suggested it was no longer a time for him to heal, as it is a time to make a decision to be healed and stick with it.  Healing any aspect of our lives often comes down to us making a decision, and the decision must be made with a great amplitude for it to hold enough power for change.

In this talk we will discuss law of attraction and the areas where we feel stuck and trapped.   We will help you to review your thinking, and see where you can make a decision to move forward, whether outwardly or not.  You will be able to examine your thoughts and get off the hamster wheel you may find yourself on, and make a decision with such amplitude and power that you will finally be able to move forward in creating the life you want.  You will feel like a door has been opened, and you will need to decide if you want to walk through it.

$25 Donation Appreciated

The Art of Feminine Presence
Jill Boyd
11/20  at 2:00 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road,Latham NY

If you are a woman who has been on a personal and spiritual growth path for quite some time and wanting to stop pushing to make things happen, come and experience an informational session and demonstration on the Art of Feminine Presence. It is a series of unique and tangible practices that increases a woman’s presence, feminine energy and vocal power so she can be heard, be seen and inspire change. These are practical tools that create massive results. You will see the change in yourself and other women immediately. It is undeniable. It is not where we intellectually discuss whether the feminine needs to be more present in our society. We already know that. It is not that we dance on a beach with hip scarves in the hope it will change our lives. We can do that on our own. Imagine walking into any room or any situation with a magnetic presence and attract the attention you want in your career and in your relationships. Your life will be transformed.

Jill Boyd is a certified teacher in the Art of Feminine Presence. She is an iconic image stylist. She is licensed in New York as a registered nurse and aesthetician. She received a masters degree from Long Island University in Community Mental Health Counseling. She graduated from Austin’s School of Spa Technology and afterwards received training from the Stoltz Image Institute in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Gabriel Productions in Miami, Florida; The Universal Style System in San Moreno, California; and the Conselle Institute of Image Management in Provo, Utah.

$25 Donation Appreciated

November 19th, 2016 at Overit Studios, new Scotland Ave., Albany NY. 7-9:30 pm.  Get tickets here: Mark Shepard and The Amazing Rogue Mystics ( Get yours Now! Before they’re sold out!)

Mark Shepard, composer of the theme song of the Albany Peace Project, “Be The Change” is putting together an amazing lineup of his favorite talented musicians and calling this one time band the “The Rogue Mystics.” As part of his own personal 90 day challenge last summer he fantasized about what a cool and wonderful thing it would be to gather all of his favorite and beloved musicians together for a spontaneous and improvisational spiritual but not religious evening of his positive genre music sung by multiple voices and instruments… and a small, intimate audience that was every bit a part of the “band” as the band…Come join us on

Come join us on November 19th, 2016 at Overit Studios, new Scotland Ave., Albany NY. 7-9:30 pm.  Get tickets here: Mark Shepard and The Amazing Rogue Mystics ( Get yours Now! Before they’re sold out!)

Here’s Mark’s lineup so far:

1 Joe Mennonna –  Joe Mennonna is one of the most incredible musicians of our time. You name it, he can either sight read it or play it by ear. And on about 20 different instruments. Flute, piano, tuba, trumpet,  saxophone, guitar, drums, bass, pipe organ, accordion… whatever. He plays everything. He has played with everyone from Don McClean to Deep Purple, Vanessa Williams, Tom Rush, David Bromberg and currently touring with The Bacon Brothers (as in Kevin Bacon the famous actor guy).

2 Gene Moore – Gene Moore is an amazing electric guitarist. Mark thinks he’s one of the best in the world.

3 Rilee O’Neill – Rilee O’Neill is the golden voice that really nailed my Posi award for “Together We Can Change The World.”  She sang it back when she was only 11 years old. And she’s sung a few things recently like “Oh My Beloved” that Mark can’t wait to play for you. She loves to improvise and she will get a chance to do just that for your ears.

4 Joy Adler – Joy is one of Mark’s most recent musical collaborators. She sang awesomely on four of his most recent productions and added so much spark and fire, silk and soul to those tunes that HE HAD to have her join us. She, like Mark and pretty much every other player in Mark’s “dream band” is not just a musician. She is a masterful energy healer and it is so fitting to make music AND healing with her.

5 Brian Mellick – Mark has known Brian for probably 20 years. He kept bumping into him in various places and felt so moved and inspired by his percussion genius and personal authenticity that he just envisioned playing with him.

6 Roger Mock – The man who got Mark to learn other people’s songs! While Mark Shepard has known some of the dream band longer, Roger is the one he has played with the most. For 5 and a half years they essentially did 3 gigs a week and Mark  wrote  30 new songs in his general direction.  He will be joining us on Mandolin, guitar and vocals.

7 Pete Furlong – Mark and Pete enjoy singing harmonies together.  Pete’s fine clear tenor is simply the perfect blend for Mark’s voice. AND he’s an awesome percussionist and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.

8 Sarah Puig – Sings some of the most unusual and cool harmonies I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing. She is also an endless source of sweet quirkyness and wicked good puns as well as a fine multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.

9 Mike Covey – After Mark jammed with Mike, he quite literally caused him to create an entirely new way of playing that has increased his enjoyment of playing music with other people 10 fold. He is totally self taught but he’s one of the best teachers Mark knows.

10 Gary Goldberg  –“Master of Ceremonies”.

11 The Mystery Guest Singer.  You may recognize her immediately!….

Get tickets here: Mark Shepard and The Amazing Rogue Mystics ( Get yours Now! Before they’re sold out!)

2017 Albany Peace Project Kickoff Program Concert –

Participate in the Albany Peace Project This January and Awaken the Hero Within with the Albany Peace Project This January!

Friday Evening, December 30,
Unity Church of Albany
7:00 PM

As the testimonials say below, amazing things happen when people participate in the Albany Peace Project.   The theme of this year is “Awakening the Hero Within,” because after three years of offering APP, we have heard some powerful stories of how when we advocate for the dignity and honor of others, we enlargen ourselves.  We feel greater dignity, self respect and deep purpose with our lives.  In these times of great global turmoil, we can find a place in ourselves through these meditations, where we know we are connected to a Loving Intelligence that connects us all, and “vote with our heart” to accelerate the presence of peace on this planet.   Taking a stand in our own hearts for peace, instead of feeling victimized by media accounts, makes our head go up and our shoulders go back.  Meditation Peace research has been demonstrated, however we need your help to get the local measurable results.  We can’t just talk about peace…we must “be it”

Come join us for a catalyzing uplifting evening on Friday Evening December 30 with exhilarating group of musicians,  singers and and also inspiring speakers!!!   The program concert will help you to start 2017 off right and set you on a trajectory to make 2017 your best year yet!

After participating int the Albany Peace Projet for two years, it is still hard to describe what participaing in the Albany Peace Project does…but it just changes you…for the better.

I asked my husband to join me meditating Jan 1 as part of the Peace Project, not something he would choose to do.  We selected 5:00 pm as our time. Yesterday at 4:50, he asked if we were going to be meditating. Thank you for creating this project. Peace starts at home. It has descended here!

I was very moved by today’s meditation, and I’m very moved by your work.  Thank you.

 First, your guided meditations this year are beyond wonderful.  I am loving them all.  

You’ve got some interesting people you’ve interviewed. 

Great interview & meditation today. Thanks

 Wow! I LOVE your guided meditation. You are so sweet and gentle.  Having us envision Albany residents in scenarios is brilliant! You are a gem; APP is fortunate to have you on the team. 

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1.2.16 Meditation – Joy Adler, Musician/Barbara Brennan Trained Healer/lLeader

1.2.16 Meditation – Joy Adler, Musician/Barbara Brennan Trained Healer/lLeader

Good Morning,I hope you are ready for a “new normal”.  Because after practicing coherence based meditations for an entire month, you will learn that you always have the ability to effectively lift your spirits, so wallowing in the doldrums will not be as appealing any more.Take a moment now and ask yourself, on a scale of 1-10, 10 being very happy, how happy am I?If you practice these coherence based meditations each day, you will  find that your number will creep upward during this January.I can say with confidence, after over 20 years of teaching this work, I can guarantee that this work works…if you work it!It is really quite simple, actually.  Meditation works the same way that going to the gym to lift weights makes you stronger, or practicing a musical instrument makes you perform better.  Practicing meditation makes you more skilled at being able to consistently move your nervous system into a gorgeous state within you that researchers refer to as coherence.Coherence is like the sweet spot on a tennis racket, you know you found it when you hit it.During this month, you will hear from at least 26 meditation leaders, many of whom have been practicing these skills for decades.  There is much wisdom among us.   I am grateful to learn from these leaders and even more grateful to give them a platform to share their profound insights.Each meditation leader has a unique style and skill set, so if you do not connect with one leader, stay with it, and the next day you may hear from one that will literally change your life.  Because we have completed two years of this project, I have been fortunate to hear the stories of how the connections made through the Albany Peace Project have changed entire trajectories of peoples’ lives.Today’s meditation leader is musician and healer, Joy Adler.  Not only does Joy have a clear soulful voice, but she is also a staff facilitator for the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, lead by the former NASA physicist, Dr. Barbara Brennan. Since 2004, Joy has also been teaching Wellness and Emotional Growth at the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY, and she is their student, faculty and administrative advisor.   Joy has an extensive understanding of how to utilize the body’s subtle energies enables her to maintain a grounded healing state of consciousness to be of service in all of her work.  As a musician, she maintains this heightened state to encourage others to find it as well.  Learn more about Joy by visiting: www.joyadler.comInterview.

Today’s Meditation:

The Science of Peace and HappinessSaturday, January 2 at 7:00 PMUnitarian-Universalist Church of Albany405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY

“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”  Benjamin Franklin

There is a reason why our forefathers included “the pursuit of happiness” in the United States Declaration of Independence. Pursuing happiness is not just for personal gain, it benefits society as a whole. People who are happier, give more, love better and even live longer.  Albany Peace Project founder, Bethany Gonyea will share with us what science has been discovering about happiness, and how biofeedback and mindfulness dramatically enhances happiness levels, which enhances people’s willingness to be of service to the greater good.  The pursuit of happiness has the tragic propensity to bring great misery if we pursue the wrong things. After attending this event, you will be able to discern worthy happiness pursuits that are guaranteed to dramatically increase your peace and happiness.

Joy Adler and the Souls of Evolution will perform to provide musical support to uplift our spirits and help set a “new normal” for our happiness baseline for 2016.

Get Inspired All year Long!If you would like to be notified of Numinous talks that offer similar content, Please click on the enter your email to the right of this link where it says “Get Inspired!”     www.NuminousOnline.comHelp us get to 3,200 Likes on Facebook!  We are at 3,103 Likes, we only need 97 More…“Like & Share” the Albany Peace Project Facebook Page by CLICKING HERE!

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This Sunday, Also Rogue Mystics concert

Todd Cunningham, author of Energy Work 101 Sunday 11/13  at 2:00 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road,Latham NY

Cultivating higher consciousness goes far beyond the meditation cushion.  As we cultivate higher states within ourselves, we begin feeling more comfortable in our every day interactions in this world. We begin to feel more personal meaning, and deep connection to people in our lives.  Unfortunately, many people have not learned skills to communicate with these more elusive aspect of themselves,  so they don’t feel a connection between ther spiritual lives and their daily lives.

In this Discussion, Todd Cunningham, author of Energy Work 101, (a personal manual with 10 exercises to help you become more conscious, aware and able to communicate with your higher source), will offer guided meditations and exercises geared to help you become more conscious and aware of your unique connection with Source, your higher consciousness.  We all have our own unique connection to the Divine, and Todd will be helping us reveal our own personal connection through skilled exercises.    By becoming more conscious of this connection, we are able to reliably access our higher nature and live happier and healthier lives with greater ease and joy.  We will find, there is no standard answer to these life questions and the answers are uniquely ours.  As we learn to skillfully pause and polish our connection to the Divine, it deepens and enhances our entire existence.

$25 Donation Appreciated

 Mark Shepard and The Amazing Rogue Mystics

November 19th, 2016 at Overit Studios, new Scotland Ave., Albany NY. 7-9:30 pm.  Get tickets here: Mark Shepard and The Amazing Rogue Mystics ( Get yours Now! Before they’re sold out!)

Mark Shepard, composer of the theme song of the Albany Peace Project, “Be The Change” is putting together an amazing lineup of his favorite talented musicians and calling this one time band the “The Rogue Mystics.” As part of his own personal 90 day challenge last summer he fantasized about what a cool and wonderful thing it would be to gather all of his favorite and beloved musicians together for a spontaneous and improvisational spiritual but not religious evening of his positive genre music sung by multiple voices and instruments… and a small, intimate audience that was every bit a part of the “band” as the band…Come join us on

Come join us on November 19th, 2016 at Overit Studios, new Scotland Ave., Albany NY. 7-9:30 pm.  Get tickets here: Mark Shepard and The Amazing Rogue Mystics ( Get yours Now! Before they’re sold out!)

Here’s Mark’s lineup so far:

1 Joe Mennonna –  Joe Mennonna is one of the most incredible musicians of our time. You name it, he can either sight read it or play it by ear. And on about 20 different instruments. Flute, piano, tuba, trumpet,  saxophone, guitar, drums, bass, pipe organ, accordion… whatever. He plays everything. He has played with everyone from Don McClean to Deep Purple, Vanessa Williams, Tom Rush, David Bromberg and currently touring with The Bacon Brothers (as in Kevin Bacon the famous actor guy).

2 Gene Moore – Gene Moore is an amazing electric guitarist. Mark thinks he’s one of the best in the world.

3 Rilee O’Neill – Rilee O’Neill is the golden voice that really nailed my Posi award for “Together We Can Change The World.”  She sang it back when she was only 11 years old. And she’s sung a few things recently like “Oh My Beloved” that Mark can’t wait to play for you. She loves to improvise and she will get a chance to do just that for your ears.

4 Joy Adler – Joy is one of Mark’s most recent musical collaborators. She sang awesomely on four of his most recent productions and added so much spark and fire, silk and soul to those tunes that HE HAD to have her join us. She, like Mark and pretty much every other player in Mark’s “dream band” is not just a musician. She is a masterful energy healer and it is so fitting to make music AND healing with her.

5 Brian Mellick – Mark has known Brian for probably 20 years. He kept bumping into him in various places and felt so moved and inspired by his percussion genius and personal authenticity that he just envisioned playing with him.

6 Roger Mock – The man who got Mark to learn other people’s songs! While Mark Shepard has known some of the dream band longer, Roger is the one he has played with the most. For 5 and a half years they essentially did 3 gigs a week and Mark  wrote  30 new songs in his general direction.  He will be joining us on Mandolin, guitar and vocals.

7 Pete Furlong – Mark and Pete enjoy singing harmonies together.  Pete’s fine clear tenor is simply the perfect blend for Mark’s voice. AND he’s an awesome percussionist and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.

8 Sarah Puig – Sings some of the most unusual and cool harmonies I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing. She is also an endless source of sweet quirkyness and wicked good puns as well as a fine multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.

9 Mike Covey – After Mark jammed with Mike, he quite literally caused him to create an entirely new way of playing that has increased his enjoyment of playing music with other people 10 fold. He is totally self taught but he’s one of the best teachers Mark knows.

10 Gary Goldberg  –“Master of Ceremonies”.

11 The Mystery Guest Singer.  You may recognize her immediately!….

Get tickets here: Mark Shepard and The Amazing Rogue Mystics ( Get yours Now! Before they’re sold out!)

Legacy/Reinvention For the Second Half of Life
Gerri Ratigan
11/20 at 2:00 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road,Latham, NY(For GPS, enter cohoes)
(right next the the Century House)

While you may need a tweak or even a gentle shove to embrace creating a more rewarding life, the truth is that it’s never too late.

Legacy/Reinvention is about your new life – even if it just means reinvention from within!

Come learn the best kept secrets to transforming limitations into reality. Discover how you can begin reinventing yourself at any age, clarify your legacy and move passionately toward your dreams.  It doesn’t get much better than that, right?

Here’s what you’ll gain from coming to this talk:
– Create a sense of clarity about how to move past age limitations
– Find the essential building blocks for creating a whole new and exciting YOU
– Identify the most powerful actions that will move you towards the joyous new life you desire

Gerri Ratigan is a life coach who runs a highly successful meetup group Capital District Single professionals 50+. She has lead programs on Divorce Recovery, the Law of Attraction, fulfillment, life purpose, success, self-esteem, stress reduction, the mind-body connection, spiritual alignment and creativity, among others. She is past President of the Albany International Coaching Federation, founder and leader of the Women’s Success Network, and the Manifestation Project.

Intention: Connection and Examples of Validation
J Kelly Reed
12/5 at 2:00 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road,Latham NY

Living a life of intention can be baffling at first, but over the years, patterns emerge.  After working with intention for long periods of time, people develop a confidence that comes only through commitment to the discipline.

In this NUMINOUS talk we are fortunate to learn from J. Kelly Reed, who has spent a life time developing how to skillfully live on a moment to moment basis with intention.  Kelly will teach us to stand in our presence of the I AM while we face any challenge and cultivate a peace heart for those around us; as standing in our presence creates dynamic change.

Carving a homestead from a raw piece of land, living from the gifts of the earth over the years has kept me grounded, and centered. I received a certification from Cornell University for Home processing and a Certification from the Department of Agriculture; thus began a career involving Farmers Markets and Organic Baking. I became a member with the American Red Cross and held a NYS Ombudsman certification and a volunteer with Hospice. Recently I did a tour in Iraq as a civilian on military bases where I began the understanding in earnest of energies and their affect thus returning home to find exactly how healing energy works; I studied and received certifications in both Past Life Regression, BioEnergy Therapy, Medical Intuition and am an Ordained Minister.

SAVE THE DATE!!!  2017 Albany Peace Project Kickoff Program Concert –

Participate in the Albany Peace Project This January and Awaken the Hero Within with the Albany Peace Project This January!

Friday Evening, December 30,
Unity Church of Albany
7:00 PM

As the testimonials say below, amazing things happen when people participate in the Albany Peace Project.   The theme of this year is “Awakening the Hero Within,” because after three years of offering APP, we have heard some powerful stories of how when we advocate for the dignity and honor of others, we enlargen ourselves.  We feel greater dignity, self respect and deep purpose with our lives.  In these times of great global turmoil, we can find a place in ourselves through these meditations, where we know we are connected to a Loving Intelligence that connects us all, and “vote with our heart” to accelerate the presence of peace on this planet.   Taking a stand in our own hearts for peace, instead of feeling victimized by media accounts, makes our head go up and our shoulders go back.  Meditation Peace research has been demonstrated, however we need your help to get the local measurable results.  We can’t just talk about peace…we must “be it”

Come join us for a catalyzing uplifting evening on Friday Evening December 30 with exhilarating group of musicians,  singers and and also inspiring speakers!!!   The program concert will help you to start 2017 off right and set you on a trajectory to make 2017 your best year yet!

After participating int the Albany Peace Projet for two years, it is still hard to describe what participaing in the Albany Peace Project does…but it just changes you…for the better.

I asked my husband to join me meditating Jan 1 as part of the Peace Project, not something he would choose to do.  We selected 5:00 pm as our time. Yesterday at 4:50, he asked if we were going to be meditating. Thank you for creating this project. Peace starts at home. It has descended here!

I was very moved by today’s meditation, and I’m very moved by your work.  Thank you.

 First, your guided meditations this year are beyond wonderful.  I am loving them all.  

You’ve got some interesting people you’ve interviewed. 

Great interview & meditation today. Thanks

 Wow! I LOVE your guided meditation. You are so sweet and gentle.  Having us envision Albany residents in scenarios is brilliant! You are a gem; APP is fortunate to have you on the team. 

The Art of Feminine Presence
Jill Boyd
1/8/17 at 2;00
(was scheduled for 11/20  at 2:00 PM)
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road,Latham NY

If you are a woman who has been on a personal and spiritual growth path for quite some time and wanting to stop pushing to make things happen, come and experience an informational session and demonstration on the Art of Feminine Presence. It is a series of unique and tangible practices that increases a woman’s presence, feminine energy and vocal power so she can be heard, be seen and inspire change. These are practical tools that create massive results. You will see the change in yourself and other women immediately. It is undeniable. It is not where we intellectually discuss whether the feminine needs to be more present in our society. We already know that. It is not that we dance on a beach with hip scarves in the hope it will change our lives. We can do that on our own. Imagine walking into any room or any situation with a magnetic presence and attract the attention you want in your career and in your relationships. Your life will be transformed.

Jill Boyd is a certified teacher in the Art of Feminine Presence. She is an iconic image stylist. She is licensed in New York as a registered nurse and aesthetician. She received a masters degree from Long Island University in Community Mental Health Counseling. She graduated from Austin’s School of Spa Technology and afterwards received training from the Stoltz Image Institute in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Gabriel Productions in Miami, Florida; The Universal Style System in San Moreno, California; and the Conselle Institute of Image Management in Provo, Utah.

$25 Donation Appreciated

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