Sermon Archives

Welcome to the Unity in Ashland archives. Here you will be able to view years of sermons by Rev. Norma and other guest speakers. Videos are added to each of the individual sermon post once they are available. Covering a wide range of topics, we pray that as you explore these archives that they fill you will love and inspiration. If you find yourself enjoying the videos below, please consider visiting our Donation Page. Thank you and enjoy!

** Please note that our archive is a work in progress, as we are currently busy transfering and uploading many sermons. We encourage you to check back, as this collection will be growing. **

Most Current Sermons

  • The WE SHIFT  10/15/17

    The WE SHIFT 10/15/17

    With Rev. Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.   Astrology tells us that VENUS and MARS have been in a Convergence.   Its time for us Lover’s of LOVE to name our reality, as RUMI told us.   If the Shift on Planet Earth is going to happen in a good way  then guess what?  It’s because WE SHIFT!    And WE are shifting. ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • What is Completion? 10/8/17

    What is Completion? 10/8/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.   Music: Cyrise Beatty Schacter and Richard Williams Continue Reading »
  • Celebrate the Autumn Season:Become Becoming 10/1/17

    Celebrate the Autumn Season:Become Becoming 10/1/17

    with Rev. Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. How do you Glory in the Only Once of the Now – whatever the moment brings us?  How can you dwell in the Still Point within as the turbulent waters of change swirl round? Equilibrium said John O’Donohue.   Accepting Impermanence said Zen Master Dogen.   David Whyte says it has to do with the ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Kuan Yin’s Poetry  for the World Day of Prayer  9/24/17

    Kuan Yin’s Poetry for the World Day of Prayer 9/24/17

    with Rev. Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Come tune in along with millions of people around the world who are focusing on peace this week.     Let’s meditate on Kuan Yin, the founder of being a bodhisatva, who found a way to be peaceful even though lots of  bad stuff happened to her.    New information has become available recently ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Give to Live Until You Live to Give: 9/17/17

    Give to Live Until You Live to Give: 9/17/17

    with Rev. Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Native American PotLatch As a Way of Creating Sustainable Spiritual Community BRING YOUR DRUM AND RATTLES Jen Ambrose and Richard Williams :Music Continue Reading »
  • The Power of the Drum

    The Power of the Drum

    with Rev. Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Come sit in circle, drum, chant Explore the power of the drum through the ages to bring spiritual enlightenment and guidance. We will be remembering the old ways to vision the new Ways. Music: Heather Hutton and Richard Williams Continue Reading »
  • “As Above, So Below” 8/27/17

    “As Above, So Below” 8/27/17

    with Rev. Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Reflect Eckhart “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ” Helen Keller “If Reality can destroy dreams, why shouldn’t the dream destroy reality?” George Moore Continue Reading »
  • The Total Solar Eclipse 8/13/17

    The Total Solar Eclipse 8/13/17

    with Rev. Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. with Musical Shaman, Rene Jenkins The Total Solar ECLIPSE of 2017 is making history in mid August this year. It will be the most viewed eclipse in human history. This type of total solar eclipse occurred last time 375 years ago and its path does not usually cross land masses. Come hear Rev. Norma ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Are you a  Bodhisatva?8/6/17

    Are you a Bodhisatva?8/6/17

    with Rev. Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Come learn what a Bodhisatva is. This Sunday we join hearts with those all over the world, and most especially in Japan, who are praying for peace and the end of nuclear armaments. We will do the ancient Buddhist practice of Tonglen meditation to activate the Bodhisatva in you. My heart is moved by ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Staying Grounded and Being Free 7/3/17

    Staying Grounded and Being Free 7/3/17

    with Rev. Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. “We will take a look at Buddhist and New thought teachings regarding Ways to navigate being a spiritual being while having a human experience. How can we stay grounded and experience freedom? Cyrise Beatty Schacter and Richard Williams : Music Continue Reading »
  • ALIVE IN SPIRIT! 7/23/17

    ALIVE IN SPIRIT! 7/23/17

    with GARY MALKIN and Rev. Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. An interactive musical and spoken word feast Gary is an Emmy® award-winning composer, in-demand public speaker, inspirational performer, and music and wellness consultant dedicated to inspiring the world to embrace life-enhancing musical strategies to awaken more holistic mindfulness, enhanced emotional and spiritual wellness, and a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Whether ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Practicing the Presence of God 7/9/17

    Practicing the Presence of God 7/9/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. “Personal peace is not given to us by others. It arises  through our response to ourselves.” Musicians: Heather Hutton and Richard Williams   Continue Reading »
  • The Door to Freedom -Venerable Karma Rinpoche 7/2/17

    The Door to Freedom -Venerable Karma Rinpoche 7/2/17

    with Venerable Karma Rinpoche and Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. We are honored to have Ven. Karma Namgyel Rinpoche from Bhutan to offer rituals and ceremonies from the sacred traditions of the Drukpa Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist lineage. The Venerable Karma Rinpoche and the Reverend Norma Nakai Burton converge for a conversation about Freedom from suffering and the new Millenium. This is ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • You Can Come to Completion 6/25/17

    You Can Come to Completion 6/25/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. There are many different schools of thought on how one reaches ENLIGHTENMENT.  Is it a matter of just suddenly waking up or is it a long arduous path? Or both?     Huichol grandmother Guadalupe de los Rios taught the pathway to completion in this lifetime. You can walk it too.   This Sunday come to celebrate ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Memorial Day  5/28/17

    Memorial Day 5/28/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. We are called to memorialize, which means praise, remember and honor, those who have given their lives to protect our democracy. Democracy is a very important form of government to protect in this world. Millions have come to these shores seeking the justice and fair treatment offered by democracy. This Sunday we will honor and ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Rumi  –   Preparing Us for These Whirling Times 5/21/17

    Rumi – Preparing Us for These Whirling Times 5/21/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. The mystical realms are not superfluous – they are essential. Some of us must be masterful in traversing the dark nights of the soul and rounding the corner again and again into Heaven. Then we can confidently be way-showers for others. Rumi’s mystical poetry actually offers a great deal of practical wisdom about how we ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Ancient Beltane Rituals 4/30/17

    Ancient Beltane Rituals 4/30/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Releasing Form so the New can Arise. Heather Hutton and Richard Williams: Music Continue Reading »
  • “When Everything Changes, Change Everything” 4/23/17

    “When Everything Changes, Change Everything” 4/23/17

    with Donna Corso  and Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. This Sunday we celebrate Earth Day and honor the work of the Unity Climate Change group.  We also honor Donna Corso who has been our dear MC for many years and is now moving from Ashland.  Please join us this Sunday as Donna Corso gives her final talk at Unity in Ashland.  ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Celebrate the Power of Easter  in the Omni-faith Way 4/16/17

    Celebrate the Power of Easter in the Omni-faith Way 4/16/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Sacred chanting led by Kathy Zavada Continue Reading »
  • Palm Sunday: Mary Magdelene and the Alabaster Jar 4/9/17

    Palm Sunday: Mary Magdelene and the Alabaster Jar 4/9/17

    with Rev. Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.   Music:Cyrise Beatty Schacter and Richard Williams Continue Reading »
  • Marrying the Divine: Living a life of Love 4/2/17

    Marrying the Divine: Living a life of Love 4/2/17

    with Laura Berman Making a commitment to ourselves, to others, and to the Divine is a daily choice. With intention and practice, we can step more fully into our commitments and living a life in, as and of Love. BIO Based in Portland, Oregon, singer/songwriter Laura Berman has reached acclaim for her soul-touching vocal power and accessible lyric styling. With ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • The KIN-DOM of HEAVEN on EARTH  3/12/17

    The KIN-DOM of HEAVEN on EARTH 3/12/17

     with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Millions of Christians around the world are celebrating Lent at this time of year.  Lent is a forty-day period of self-reflection, contemplation, and reconciliation leading up to Easter.  It also draws from the Hebrew tradition of being in the desert for 40 years leading up to entering the promised land.   The emphasis during Lent is ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Living in the Vibration of Timelessness: 3/5/17

    Living in the Vibration of Timelessness: 3/5/17

    Quantum Physics meets Native Wisdom Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. and Musician Rene Jenkins. Continue Reading »
  • What If?    with Will Wilkinson  2/26/17

    What If? with Will Wilkinson 2/26/17

    What if we could envision a spirit-filled world of love, beauty, and plenty, where everyone was well cared for? What if we could learn how to make that vision real? This Sunday, explore the process pioneered by Dr. Robert Fritz in his ground breaking book, The Path of Least Resistance, with Will Wilkinson, based on revelations in his own recent ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • MARDI GRAS  –  The FEAST OF FOOLS  2/19/17

    MARDI GRAS – The FEAST OF FOOLS 2/19/17

    WITH NORMA NAKAI BURTON M.DIV. “We Don’t Care What the Big Chief Say!” – is a popular chant ringing in the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras. “Laughter is carbonated holiness and our last defense against hopelessness.” The Fool is an archetype, one of the universal patterns that arises out of our human collective unconscious. The Fool is arguably ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • QUAN YIN – Stories of Hope and Resistance 1/29/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. The ancient tale of the Chinese Maiden who resisted oppression and triumphed became a legend of hope for all people around the world for all times.   Quan Yin’s story along with other powerful stories that has inspired love and compassion, strength and spiritual mastery, bear repeating at a time such as this.   Music: Cyrise ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • UNITY VALENTINE’s DAY ~ HEART PRAYERS  2/12/17

    UNITY VALENTINE’s DAY ~ HEART PRAYERS 2/12/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. On Valentine’s Day we draw hearts, send heart-felt notes to loved ones, and spread love through hearts, hearts, hearts. Let’s spread some love this Valentine’s Day to our earth – she could really use a dose of unconditional love. Let’s make use this time when hearts are open to love to generate this connection with ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • “What We Resist Will Persist” 2/5/17

    “What We Resist Will Persist” 2/5/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. We celebrate both the CELTIC holy day of IMBOLC honoring the Fire Goddess BRIGID,  along with this  CHINESE NEW YEAR honoring the energies of the FIRE ROOSTER. Both of these are Fire energies of purification and transformation. In this context we will continue on our theme of AWARENESS and ACTIVATION. How do we maintain awareness ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Inner Strength For These Times 1/22/17

    Inner Strength For These Times 1/22/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. What is your spiritual toolkit for times such as these? Music: Heather Hutton and Richard Williams CHECK THIS OUT! Join us for an Extraordinary BHUTAN TRIP THIS APRIL! We have been invited by the Rinpoche from Bhutan to go on a very special tour of his country this Spring (late April, 2017). Rinpoche will take ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • We Answer The Call of Love Martin Luther King Day Celebration 1/15/17

    We Answer The Call of Love Martin Luther King Day Celebration 1/15/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Our minister Norma Nakai Burton, M.Div. along with Musicians Jennifer Ambrose and Richard Williams will lead us in song and ritual honoring Martin Luther King and his powerful leadership for times such as these. Come and get spiritually inspired to carry forth the work for love and justice that lies ahead of us this year. ... Read More Continue Reading »

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