Miami, Florida (March 29, 2010) â€“ In honor of National Volunteer Month in April, UNITY ON THE BAY, is proud to present Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, the internationally-renowned Gandhi Foundation USA winner of the Humanitarian Service Award in the names of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King.
Ma Jaya, is a distinguished spiritual leader, Yoga master, acclaimed artist and founder of Kashi Ashram a non-for profit spiritual community located in Sebastian, Florida, New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Ma Jaya will speak at Unity on the topic of â€œService: the Dance of Unconditional Love – A Journey to Inner Peace and Fulfillment.â€ Ma Jaya is passionate about the importance of service, and is widely known for her compassionate work, serving those who are suffering, people living with AIDS, the homeless, the poor, and anyone in need.
The event will take place on Saturday, May 1, at 7pm at Unity on the Bay which is located at 411 NE 21st Street, Miami, Florida. The event is open to the public and is $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Access passes for a private audience with Ma Jaya are also available for $108 and includes light vegetarian fare.
Unity on the Bay is proud to celebrate National Volunteer Month, by presenting this celebrated speaker and emphasizing the importance of service. As Ma says, â€œService to others is the fastest way to inner peace and fulfillment. Service cleanses the heart. You who serve others are blessed by the service you do. Be one of those who are constantly aware of the feelings of others; this is the very purpose of service. Do service that will promote peace and harmony in the world.â€
Ma teaches from a profound inner realization, bringing a wonderful sense of humor to the moment. Through colorful stories and a guided meditation, Ma will encourage us to see through all appearances into the depths of the heart, where our divine self dwells. It is from that place of kindness and awareness that we experience the joy of service. â€œWe are honored to host Ma Jaya in Miami,â€ says Chris Jackson, Senior Minister. â€œHer philosophy and her very presence reflect a key aspect of our Unity teaching â€“ service.â€
Ma Jaya has been honored with numerous awards, including induction into the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr., Board of Preachers in Atlanta in 2002. She is also the recipient of the Jefferson Award Certificate of Excellence, the AIDS Service Award from the United Foundation for AIDS, and The Extraordinary Voices Award from Mothersâ€™ Voices. The Sikh Dharma named Ma the 1994 Woman of Peace; in January of 2006, the Ma Yogi Shakti Mission honored Ma with the Hindu title of Mata Maha Mandleshwar of the Naranjani Akara. In October of 2007, the, Jr. Ma Jaya serves as an Advisory Trustee of the Parliament of the Worldâ€™s Religions and as a member of the United Religions Initiative.
For more Information visit: www.unityonthebay.org or call 305.573.9191, ext. 201.
About Unity on the Bay: We are a dynamic Spiritual Community dedicated to the transformation of ourselves and the world, a Spiritual home whose collective energy quickens healing and wholeness.
About Kashi Ashram: Kashi is an interfaith spiritual community based on kindness, compassion, and service, whose purpose is to awaken a radical awareness about one’s spiritual self and the issues that face the world today. For more information about Ma Jaya, visit www.kashi.org.
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