Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Institute for Spiritual Development, Lotus Center 
41-45 Dietz St.
Suite 1
Oneonta, NY 13820

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Rev. Diana Friedell, Director 
Institute for Spiritual Development 
607-433-2089; 607-267-4693

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"Opening the Gateway to the 5th Dimension of Peace, Love and Joy,"

Summer Lecture by Amanda Hoover 

In this 7th of nine Summer Series Lectures, Amanda Hoover, School Administrator & life coach, and counselor from Walton, NY, leads us in recognizing toxic belief patterns, re-wiring unhealthy thought patterns, and actualizing the True Self. The True Self is our path to radical self acceptance and a happy, meaningful life.

As children we were often taught to be kind and respectful to others without a specific focus to be loving toward ourselves. In this course we will explore how to begin merging with our higher selves for the journey to self-love. We will explore concepts of radical self-acceptance and becoming aware of our inner self talk. Once we start to become aware of subconscious habits, fears and toxic belief patterns we can transmute anything that is hidden in darkness to light. We will look at the concept of neuroplasticity to re-wire unhealthy thought patterns and create new expansive beliefs for experiencing our greatest potential. We will discuss how to see beyond the small self to actualize the true Self through love. 

Your Instructor:

Amanda Hoover has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, a Master's of Science in Education and is a certififed school counselor and school administrator.  She has studied metaphysics, spirituality, and world religions at the college level.  Amanda has Reiki 1 Practitioner Certification and is a certified life coach. She has received extensive professional development in mindfulness in education and training in meditation.


This Summer the Institute for Spiritual Development and the Darling Hill Farm Retreat House are co-sponsoring a "Metaphysical Lecture & Workshop Series" Continuing Education Program.

Wednesday Evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm held at The Lotus Center July 3rd, 10, 17, 24, and August 7, 14, 21, and 28th

The ‘Summer Spirit Lecture Series’ , includes 9 experiential, in depth metaphysical presentations, held throughout the summer, as the heart of the Program. ISD is show casing  speakers from a variety of spiritual organizations and traditions in our region, to network, socialize, and most importantly learn from one another. 

The entire ‘Metaphysical Summer School’ program also includes:           Weekly Classes, and Message Circles,

and Full Moon Vedic Fire Ceremonies

with Potluck supper: (our most popular summer event!)
With Yogi Tapash. Includes Sanskrit Hymns. $15/$12 members. 6:30 pm—approx. 9 pm.
Sunday June 16 —- Tuesday July 16 — Thursday August 15


Mingle with like-minded folks on these magical summer evenings and explore with us! (check the schedule for event location)

These Summer School Classes and workshops will give a taste of and solid preparation for more class offerings at The ISD Lotus Center in the coming Fall & Winter, which begins on Sept. 14th (Details in process)  (See ISD Website for Details) 


**Our Co-Sponsor:

Darling Hill Farm Retreat House & Gardens

A Spiritualist Retreat House

----a little bit of Lily Dale in Otsego County 

Souls of All Ages and Spiritual Paths Welcome


607 638 5111 cell/text 201 934 7355