Our Inner Life
A Youth and Young Adult Conference
October 25-29. 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada
How do we feel about our inner life? How do we cultivate it? How important it is to us?
These questions will guide our upcoming YaYA Conference. As we come together based on our appreciation of the teachings of the Urantia Book, let’s see what the Fifth Epochal Revelation has to say about the inner life:
“(1220.2)111:4.3 The advances of true civilization are all born in this inner world of mankind. It is only the inner life that is truly creative.”
This can lead us to many other questions that we will address all together in the union of our souls: ‘What is an inner life? What is the purpose? How do we develop an inner life and what do we do with it?’
From October 25-29. 2013, we will embark on a journey into the inner life. The Urantia Book illuminates this concept to as a daily reality for each of us. Throughout an interactive four-day conference in Las Vegas, we will dive into the depths of the inner life and what it means.
Is our inner life the way to our greatest adventure in the flesh?
(2097.2) 196:3.34 Man’s greatest adventure in the flesh consists in the well-balanced and sane effort to advance the borders of self-consciousness out through the dim realms of embryonic soul-consciousness in a wholehearted effort to reach the borderland of spirit-consciousness — contact with the divine presence. Such an experience constitutes God-consciousness, an experience mightily confirmative of the pre-existent truth of the religious experience of knowing God.
If the journey through these three states of consciousness is man’s greatest adventure, can we progress in our experience toward God-consciousness through the inner life?
We welcome all of you to join us for a journey within, a weekend of self-discoveries through both planned and unplanned activities: worship, prayer, exploration of the inner life and consciousness, study groups, service, college outreach, shared meals, hiking, boating on a lake, and more. We invite you to be part of this spirit-filled weekend in the west.
Accommodations: Generous Urantia Book readers in Boulder City, NV have opened their beautiful homes to us at no cost. The first 18 registrants will share these accommodations. Late registrants will have accommodations provided at a nearby motel.
Food: We will prepare our meals for the most part with the exception of an evening out in Las Vegas Saturday evening and a potluck lunch with a local study group on Sunday afternoon. Are you vegetarian? Do you have special dietary needs? Let us know when you register so we may accommodate you.
Pricing: Registration is $25 and includes accommodations.
Scholarships: Please contact Tony Finstad at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in need of scholarship funding.
Event Schedule (in progress)
Friday, October 25th
Arrival in Las Vegas and transportation to Boulder city
6pm – Welcome circle and review conference schedule
7pm – Dinner and social at Jameson residence
Saturday, October 26th
7:30am – Breakfast / Communion
8:15am – Transportation to R4L Community Outreach
916 Main Street Las Vegas, NV
9-11am – R4L Community Outreach: Feed the homeless
11am – Transportation to Boulder City
12pm – Lunch on Lake Mead Reflections on the morning: service as relates to the inner life
2pm – Return to Jameson residence
2:30pm – YaYA workshops on the inner life: What does inner life mean to you? What does your inner life consist of? How to we access our inner life? How do we develop it?
5:30pm – Break and dinner prep
6pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Worshipful meditation Study Group: Urantia Book Paper 111: The Adjuster and the Soul
Reading and sharing in the union of our souls
8:30 pm – Time for brotherhood Share about the day and the experiences lived
7am – Breakfast
7:45am – Transportation to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Las Vegas, NV
9am – Hike at Red Rock: “Hiking with a higher purpose”
10:30am – Sharing at the top of Calico Tanks Trail on meditation and the inner life
11:30am – Transportation to study group
12:30pm – Study group with Las Vegas neighbors Urantia Book Paper 101: The Real Nature of Religion
2:00pm – Break Bread with Las Vegas neighbors: Potluck lunch and social
3:30pm – Plenary and Q&A on Consciousness
5:30pm – Transportation to Salvation Army of Southern Nevada
6pm Service project at Salvation Army
7:00pm – Dinner in Las Vegas
8pm – Evening on the strip in Las Vegas
Monday, October 28th
7am – Breakfast
7:45am – Transportation to Grace Community Church
8-9am – Centering Prayer Group at Grace Community Church
9:30am – Transportation from Boulder city to UNLV
10am – Set up campus outreach in UNLV Free Speech Area
10:30am – UNLV campus outreach Interactions with students, professors and staff of UNLV to engage their interest in the teachings of the Urantia Book and promote afternoon event
12:30pm – Lunch on campus
2pm – Open study group and Q&A on the Urantia Book at UNLV Urantia Book Paper 160, Section 2: The Art of Living
4:30pm – Closing circle at UNLV
5:30pm – Transportation to airport and back to Jameson residence
6:30pm – Dinner 8pm – Time for brotherhood Share about the day and the experiences lived
Tuesday, October 29th
8am – Breakfast
9am – Worshipful meditation and inner life inspiration
10am – Transportation to airport and into Las Vegas for those staying for the day
Suggested Urantia Book Readings Papers before conference