Upcoming Services

April 22, 2018 - 10:15am

On April 22nd, the Upper Delaware Unitarian/Universalist presents an inspirational video of Alakananda Ma (Oiivia Hudis). Spiritual mother, teacher, Ayurvedic doctor, flower essence maker and storyteller, she is also an accomplished writer with many published articles. Author of the autobiographical trilogy: Patchwork Mandala, the first two volumes, Pilgrimage to the Mother, and The Rainbow Bridge, are well-loved by her followers.

April 29, 2018 - 10:15am

Tom Lisenbee, local poet and musician, will present a program on the topic of "Buddhism, American Style" on Sunday, April 29th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA. The one hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, will be followed by a social time with refreshments. For directions, see www.uduuf.org.

May 6, 2018 - 10:15am

Ishan Tigunait of the Himalayan Institute will present a service entitled "Collective Consciousness and Our Luminous Mind" on Sunday, May 6th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Townsship Community Center in Beach Lake, PA.

The yoga tradition boldly proclaims that our mind is the greatest of all mysteries. As we learn to turn our mind inward toward its source, we experience the vibrant luminosity that embodies our core being, and discover a new reality within and without—Collective Consciousness.

Our connection to Collective Consciousness—and our quest to nurture and share this connection—is at the heart of our spiritual quest. Learn more about the Yoga tradition’s essential wisdom on how our mind sculpts our perception of reality, and how we discover the best in ourselves and in the world by opening our eyes to a living experience of Collective Consciousness.

Growing up at the Himalayan Institute, Ishan Tigunait received his first spiritual lessons from Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and has continued his spiritual education for the past 30 years under the guidance of his father, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Ishan serves as Executive Director of the Himalayan Institute and Chairman of Yoga International, and has been a driving force for the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects in Africa over the past decade. He also serves as Managing Director of Himalayan Institute India, and spearheaded the establishment of the Institute’s newest campus in Khajuraho, India.

Ishan’s passion is sharing modern reflections on the ancient wisdom of the yogic and tantric traditions. As a Himalayan Institute faculty member, he leads the Institute’s Yogi Living program as well as annual pilgrimages to India and the Himalayas.

Holding a degree in computer engineering, Ishan worked for IBM before returning to the Himalayan Institute in 2006. He is an avid social entrepreneur, and is committed to sharing the transformational power of yoga to unleash our full potential.