When Peter Baldwin Panagore died on the side of a mountain, his life was forever changed. Decades later, the intense spiritual journey continues, with a story that combines the thrills of a wilderness adventure with the awe-inspiring elements of a paranormal novel.
Panagore's death experience changed his life and resulted in an intense spiritual journey that has continued for decades. It impelled him to pursue a master's degree at Yale Divinity School, focusing on systematic theology and Christian mysticism. His educational background coupled with 30 years of meditative practice and 20 years of professional work with the dying and grieving has given him unique insight, language, and perspective on heaven, God, death, life, love, beauty, and hope. He is the author of "Heaven is Beautiful: How Dying Taught Me That Death is Just the Beginning".
Special Workshop Saturday, November 11.
In this workshop Rev. Peter will teach effective meditation that, in addition to reducing stress, slowing aging, improving concentration, managing pain, increasing self-awareness, encouraging mindfulness, increasing happiness, increasing acceptance, and improving cardiovascular and immune health, most importantly gives one access to the Divine. Rev. Peter has practiced daily for forty years. His teachers include the Trappist monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey who themselves studied with the Zen Monk, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, and who teach the Practice of Centering Prayer. Rev. Peter will teach the value of a quiet mind for listening for the whispering voice of God, and about the resultant readiness mediation creates for the grace of God who may give a Beatific Vision or an experience of Unitive state of being, both of which, and more, Rev. Peter has experienced before and after his NDE in large part because of his meditative practices, and the grace of God.
You will learn the value of a singular chant, how to quiet your mind in meditation, how to concentrate, how to sit in the place of peace, how to apply meditation and mindfulness to your daily life, and why one should seek Heaven first above all things.
Recommended* pricing: Earlybird: $50 non-mbr, $40 AZI mbr;
Regular/Day-of-Event: $60 non-mbr, $45 AZI mbr.
Small Discussion Group (SDG) Sharing Meeting Schedule
Upcoming Speakers 2017-2018 Lecture Series
December 15, 7:00 pm: Marjorie Woolacott, PhD
January 12, 7:00 pm: Michaela Chatterjee, MA, LMFT
February 9, 7:00 pm: Robin Aisha Landsong
March 9, 7:00 pm: Nancy Rynes
April 13, 7:00 pm: David Hufford, PhD
May 11, 7:00 pm: Tricia Barker
You can help Unity of Mesa bring researchers, professionals, and others to present about Near Death Studies and experiences. Contact Carol McDonald if you are interested in donating funds to help cover the presenter's travel costs. Event sponsors can meet the presenter beforehand, possibly for dinner.
Unity of Mesa
2700 E. Southern Avenue
Mesa, Arizona 85204