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Finding Inner Peace

By Lauren Osornio

At this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, Ted Englander discusses the universal search for inner peace. Some people would argue that inner peace is the most important thing there is in life. Everyone, everywhere, wants an end to inner conflicts. We all know that money, physical comforts, and technology do not necessarily fulfill this fundamental need. We must do it for ourselves. The quest is both an intensely personal journey and a universal phenomenon.

Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship Service
“Finding Inner Peace”
By Ted Englander
Sun, Aug 31, 10:30am
Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15

Dr. Englander, a practicing psychotherapist, discusses how he has used an affirmation from The Way of Mastery by the Shanti Christo Foundation in his own search and in his work to help his clients find inner peace. He asks us to evaluate the question of whether or not we believe the universe is a friendly place. His talk also addresses other important spiritual questions, including the idea that nothing occurs by accident; that there is a higher purpose to our lives that we may not always be aware of; and the idea that our interpretations of events and situations are often determined by our beliefs and create the experiences we have, rather than the events or situations themselves. Therefore, he invites us to challenge our beliefs, which we can often be unaware of.

Ted Englander moved to San Miguel de Allende in 2010 with his wife, Lauren Osornio. Prior to his move he had a private psychotherapy practice in the Boston area for more than 30 years. He holds an M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Before entering private practice he worked in psychiatric hospitals, outpatient mental health centers, and public schools for 10 years. He currently practices here in San Miguel. Prior to joining the UU Fellowship, Ted and Lauren were members of First Parish in Concord, Massachusetts and First Church Unitarian in Littleton, Massachusetts.

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15, and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at


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