Sunday, April 13th:
When The Impossible Happens & Film Event

1:15pm - 2:25pm with Lori Marshall & Mark SandersfromContinuityofLife.com

This fast-growing “discussion circle” meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month. These meetings include cutting-edge information on paranormal subjects. Many participants share personal stories about extraordinary experiences beyond the (5) senses. Always a thought-provoking afternoon with a vibrant exchange of ideas, theories, and interpretations. Come and participate or to simply observe. Love offering donation.

2:30pm - 3:45pm film with Bob Waxman, Ph.D.

If you’re staying for the film after the meeting: 
~ please bring a snack & drink, please join us for a new film on a fascinating esoteric topic. 

These films are usually not available on Netflix!

Where: Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Rd. in The Enlightenment Center.
WhenFrom 2:30pm – 3:45pm / Discussion and analysis afterwards with host Bob Waxman, Ph.D.


Thursday, April 3rd:
Interview: Rena Greenberg

Hypnotherapist & Hay House Author: Rena Greenberg 
Transforming Your Life Through Hypnosis (love offering)

The Open Center is delighted to welcome Rena Greenberg, who has been conducting hypnosis seminars since 1990. Come and learn how to lose weight or break old habits without feeling denied or deprived. Rena will also explain how you can harness your inner power to maximize the beneficial effects of hypnotic conditioning and behavior modification. Bob Waxman will interview Rena for the half of the evening which will be followed by Q&A. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore a proven system with 24 years of results!
 
Rena’s programs have been sponsored by over 75 hospitals and 100+ major corporations including Walt Disney World and Home Depot. Her unique methods have also been featured in over 150 news stories on major TV networks including ABC’s Nightline. Rena holds a degree in Bio-Psychology from City University of New York and a Masters in Divinity from the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism. She has helped over 100,000 people to lose weight, find empowerment, and break unhealthy habits.
www.easywillpower.com

When: Thursday, April 3rd from 7pm – 8:30pm
Where: Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Rd. in The Enlightenment Center.


Saturday, April 12th:
An In-depth Seminar with Rena Greenberg (sold-out)

Lose Weight After ONE Hypnotic Session! 

If you’ve been looking for a successful weight loss program – don’t miss Rena’s (2) hour course. Like thousands of others, you’ll enjoy this powerful hypnosis seminar that will assist you in eliminating overeating, binging, snacking and emotional eating! In just one afternoon, Rena will teach you how to use this highly effective program to achieve maximum results. Additionally, you will receive the following helpful tools at no extra cost:

  • A Powerful Hypnotic Session                                                               
  • Behavior Modification Booklet
  • Free Seminar Repetitions for One Full Year
  • Home Reinforcement Audio Hypnotic CD
  • (8) Week On-Line Course (Transform Your Life with Self-Hypnosis)

When: Saturday, April 12th from 1pm – 3pm;
Where: Unity of Sarasota, Enlightenment Center.
Cost: $59 through April 3rd ($10 discount); $69 regular price.


 

Saturday, March 22nd: 
Inspirational Cinema Presents

Beyond Our Differences
Winner of (12) Film Festival Awards! This uplifting film inspires hope by exploring past and present spiritual movements that have resulted in positive change. Features the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Karen Armstrong, Noam Chomsky, Deepak Chopra, S. Rinpoche, Robert Thurman, David Rosen, and many other authors, scholars, and experts. Discussion after the film with Bob Waxman, Ph.D. All are welcome.

Not available on Netflix! “Beyond Our Differences proves that stories build bridges; dogmas build walls. When we know a person's story, we can empathize and relate to one another. Generals and politicians plan more wars; it is up to religious people to band together and create a better world of peace. It is up to us to walk the talk of our faith and mend the world together.” ~ Frederic & Mary Ann Brusant, Spirituality & Practice film review
 
When: 3/22 from 7pm – 9pm / Where: Unity – main sanctuary / Love offering donation.

 
Tuesday, March 11th
Understanding Your Life Path

With Zahid Hossain, Ph.D.

The Open Center is delighted to welcome Dr. Zahid Hossain, Founder and Director of the Educational Holistic Institute. Zahid has an in-depth understanding of Western, Chinese, and Vedic Astrology and will help you to assess your mission in life and ultimate purpose. Interview with Bob Waxman and Q&A.
 
Dr. Hossain has obtained certifications as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) trainer, a Master Hypnotist, Life Coach, Reiki practitioner, Nutrition Consultant, and holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. His goal is to better serve his clients using a well-rounded, holistic approach. Zahid has held workshops in Costa Rica and Alaska and has worked with adults and children of all ages. 
 
When: Tuesday, 3/11 from 6:30 - 8pm.
Where: Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Rd. / Enlightenment Center
No reservations / voluntary donation. All are welcome! 


(3) Tuesdays in March - April: 
Your Life’s Journey - What Lies Ahead?

With Zahid Hossain, Ph.D.
In this fascinating class, you’ll learn essential astrological techniques from different cultures. Accordingly, you will discover: a) if you’re following the Life Path that is right for you, b) if your career and relationships are providing the proper support for this path, and c) how your upcoming opportunities will move you toward the life you were meant to live.
 
Dr. Zahid Hossain will explain that we come into this world with various underdeveloped and overdeveloped aspects of our character. His Life Path method explores the points of cyclical influences in our lives using a combination of astrological charts. Zahid will help you to develop the necessary experiences and essential qualities that are optimum for achieving your personal mission in life. (Please see his bio. above).
 
When: (3) Tuesdays: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 from 6:30pm – 8pm / Where: Unity of Sarasota / Enlightenment Center.
Cost: (3) classes for $59.


Starting February 20th:
The Wisdom of Solomon (sold-out)

Timeless Methods for Success, Wealth, and Happiness (with film excerpts)

Please join Bob Waxman, Ph.D. for an inspirational class that will reveal King Solomon's wisdom for achieving breakthrough success in relationships, finances, and universal spirituality. Solomon's philosophy of life is often overlooked, and yet he was one of the wisest, wealthiest, and most compassionate men who ever lived!

It is not widely known that Solomon is credited as the author of (3) biblical books: Song of Songs, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. His timeless insights into human nature were so profound, that Pete Seeger turned Solomon’s poetry into the song, Turn! Turn! Turn!
  
In this class, you will learn all about Solomon’s secrets for personal and financial success. Although he was not perfect, he was able to: a) experience unconditional love, b) amass one of the world’s greatest fortunes, c) become a widely respected world leader, and d) accept universal spiritual principles. There’s certainly much to learn from the life of King Solomon! Additionally, film excerpts will be shown during each class that tell the story of his many achievements.

When: (3) Thursdays: 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 from 6:30pm – 8pm / Where: Unity of Sarasota (main building).
Cost: $59 for (3) classes; no books to buy.
Seating is limited, so please register early!


 

February. 15th
Inspirational Cinema Presents:
The Shadow Effect 

Not available on Netflix! Voluntary donation
Based on the bestselling book (#1 on NY Times List)! Be uplifted by the power that is hidden beneath the surface of your conscious mind. A visually stunning and cutting-edge documentary that will inspire you to break free from the bonds of the past. Featuring Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Dr. David Simon and many other world-renowned authors, teachers, philosophers, and visionaries.
 
The film reveals the transformative power of your shadow – the parts of yourself that you dislike and disown, the past that you regret and repress, and the bright future that lies ahead! The Shadow Effect will inspire you to take back your power, envision all the wonderful possibilities ahead, and then become the next greatest evolution of yourself! Please join us for Q&A after the film with host Bob Waxman.
 
This movie is a "must see." View the movie several times and your perspectives will shift~ that of yourself, your relationships and the people around you. This movie powerfully opens your eyes, wakes up your mind and connects you with your heart. – Personal Growth Mag.
 

February at The Longboat Key Education Center

The Power of Myth:
The Best of Joseph Campbell
with Bob Waxman, Ph.D.  (sold-out)

In this class, you'll experience the genius of Joseph Campbell (1904–1987) and discover the amazing similarities that he found in world mythology, comparative spirituality, and the wisdom teachings from Eastern & Western cultures. From the critically-acclaimed PBS series - The Power of Myth - Campbell offers fascinating answers to profound questions asked by Bill Moyers. Some of the topics include: 1) Love and the Goddess, 2) The Journey Inward, 3) The Transcendent Experience, and 4) The Path to Enlightenment. An in-depth discussion will follow after each segment of the program. This is your opportunity to enjoy the life's work of this great scholar! No books to buy.
 
When: (4) Wednesdays in February (5, 12, 19, 26) from 1pm – 2:30pm
Cost: Members: $75; Non-members: $85.
Where: Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite #212,  Longboat Key, FL 34228
How to register: Request class WW17 when you contact The LBK Education Center at: 941-383-8811 or by email: info@lbkeducationcenter.orgFor info. visit: www.lbkeducationcenter.org
Please register early – most classes have sold-out over the past 9 years!

 

(4) Thursdays in January - February 
The Best of Kabbalah
with Bob Waxman, Ph.D. (sold-out)

Come and enjoy the most mysterious and intriguing aspects of Kabbalah. In this class, you’ll discover that this universal wisdom tradition is truly an instruction manual for living a meaningful, compassionate, and joyful life.
 
Why should you attend this class? You’ll have the opportunity to learn the authentic teachings of Kabbalah that were originally passed down throughout the ages. You will find that Kabbalah will illuminate your heart & mind through the assimilation of universal truths.
 
Kabbalah is truly for everyone – it is compatible with all faiths and spiritual beliefs. In this class, you will learn the essential concepts which will be explained in an easy-to-understand and uplifting manner. Additionally, you can participate in all discussions during the Q&A period. This is a class that helps you create a peaceful inner life, which brings personal success to your outer world.
 
When: (4) Thursdays, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 from 6:30pm – 8pm / Where: Unity of Sarasota
Cost: (4) classes for $69. Seating is limited, so register now!

 

Saturday, January 18th:
Inspirational Cinema Presents

Choice Point Just Released and Not available on Netflix!
 
If you’re serious about fulfilling those New Year’s resolutions – here’s a brilliant film that will help you eliminate self-defeating behaviors. Choice Point is a world-class documentary that will inspire you to unlock the secrets at the heart of transformational change.
 
Why is it so important for you to see the movie? If you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed - or envisioning insurmountable obstacles in life - you’ll feel inspired by the stories, wisdom, and perspectives of many well-known inspirational figures. You’ll be mesmerized by these individuals, who came to a Choice Point. By making key decisions at just the right moment, they radically altered the direction of their lives. The film features Barbara Marx Hubbard, Jack Canfield, Desmond Tutu, Gregg Braden, and dozens of authors, philosophers, and visionaries. Come and learn how to shift your beliefs, take action, and ultimately reach the pinnacle of true success – both personally and professionally!
 
When: Saturday, 1/18, 7pm – 9pm / Where: Unity of Sarasota.

Saturday, May 17th:
Inspirational Cinema

What on Earth? Inside The Crop Circle Mystery 

Winner of (3) Film Festival Awards! This is THE definitive film on this amazing phenomenon. These intricate designs are still appearing in farmers’ fields overnight. Although they have been found throughout the world – no one knows where they come from or how they are made. With breathtaking aerial views of these startling images – you’ll soon dismiss the British government’s official explanation that this is the work of two men with a wooden plank!


For (15) years, the filmmaker, Suzanne Taylor, has been interacting with people who have been “circle-chasing,” indulging in circle analysis, and sharing their theories about the creation of the circles.


Not Available on Netflix! "At all costs don’t miss this film! It deals intelligently with the globe’s most persistent and beautiful mystery – the crop circles. If you have any inkling of adventure and even a small amount of curiosity, you will savor this lovely voyage into the realms of the magnificent and our human relationship with it." ~ From Los Angeles Weekly


When: Sat. 5/17 from 7pm – 8:45pm.
Where: Unity of Sarasota, main sanctuary. Discussion after the film with Bob Waxman, Ph.D.

June 10, 17 & 24: How To Achieve Wholeness in Mind, Body, Spirit & Emotions

A Unique Approach to Energy Healing & Mindfulness with Rhona Post, M.A. 

How this class will improve your life: You'll learn easy-to use meditation tools that will encourage you to practice. You'll experience an increased sense of awareness and how to achieve balance and serenity. You'll learn how to tap into your highest inner wisdom. You'll be guided to maintain a positive mind-set and eliminate negativity. 

​What are the benefits of taking this class?
These practices will strengthen your competence and confidence to embody the values you cherish. You will learn to trust and accept the wisdom of your mind, body, spirit and emotions.

Rhona Post, M.A. is a radio personality, author, and Master Certified Coach. Since 1990, Rhona has been in the field of “personal effectiveness coaching” – working worldwide with leaders and teams to embody heartfelt values. Recently, she established a Management coaching program at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Rhona specializes in guiding others toward wholeness in emotional well-being. At Unity of Sarasota. Cost $69.