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Unity Night at the Rochester Baha’i Center,

Description: Music is all around us: in the grocery store aisles, in the background of our favorite television show, in a rhythm we experience from our natural environment. From it, we can learn, remember, feel, celebrate, and connect with one and other.

Every known human culture has had some form of music. But in the rest of the animal world, the ability to understand and create music is rare. Where rhesus monkeys just experience noise, humans hear melody and rhythm.

So what makes music so universal among humans? How does sound become something more? And how does it evoke such a wide range of emotions? Come explore with us at…

Unity Night, December 1st, 2018

Please bring a dish to pass and join us for our regular community meal at 6 p.m. As always, there will be good food and friendly faces.

Later, around 7 p.m., join us as we delve into the mystery of music as it relates to the human experience. First, we will watch a short film. Next, our Official Good Person Dana Paxson will offer some commentary on music and the human experience. Dana loves music – singing and dancing and guitar playing – and he writes about music, science, math, and all those glorious patterns that wake up our humanity.

Finally, Sandra Kurzdorfer will bless us with a sound bath meditation, meant to relax, balance, and heal by facilitating a shift in the brain wave state. If you’d like, you may bring a yoga mat or blanket so that you may lay on the floor to enhance this experience; it is also fine to stay seated. For more information on sound baths, check out this article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/tune-in-and-chill-out-what-are-sound-baths-and-why-you-should-try-one/2017/05/02/e74c697c-2b7c-11e7-a616-d7c8a68c1a66_story.html?utm_term=.2e11aae34155 Sandra has been teaching yoga for 8 years. She specializes in Yin yoga, Restorative yoga and Therapeutic yoga. Her focus is healing the physical body while relieving emotional and mental stress through mindful awareness.

Unlike all of the other Unity Nights we’ve had in the past, this one is not suggested for young children who are unable to stay still for the half-hour sound bath. We look forward to seeing you at this thought-provoking and relaxing evening.



Steph.


Unity Night is a free community-building event that uses hospitality, vibrant programming, and the arts as a way to create a space for meaningful conversations.
The Rochester Baha'i Center is located at 693 East Avenue with a parking lot and entrance to the Baha'i Center on Oxford Street. Use 186 Oxford Street for GPS directions; parking lot and entrance opposite

Unity Night: a seedbed for growing a cohesive community.🌿


Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 6:00pm EST
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Ted Wilcox
Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2018 5:00am GMT