Monthly Archives: March 2016

Service: The Operator’s Manual for Planet Earth

Join Twinkle just a mile down the road from her beautiful home at the First Universalist Church of Pittsfield for an Outside-the-box Service this Sunday.

Sunday, March 20th
9:45 AM
First Universalist Church of Pittsfield
112 Easy Street, Pittsfield, Maine

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Special Presentation:
“The Operator’s Manual for Planet Earth”
Presented by:
Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning
& Jason Curran, Musician

This service combines
the spoken word with music


see First Universalist Church of Pittsfield Facebook posting.

preview Order of Service:

Operators Manual – Order of Service2

For other services by Twinkle and Jason, visit here.

Zen Retreat – April 3rd

Sunday, April 3, 2016  1:00-4:00pm

Myozen Joan Amaral, Guiding Dharma Teacher of Marblehead Zen Center, will be presenting an Introductory to Zen Workshop at Twinkle’s Place!

Joan Amaral headshot

During this workshop Joan will review an intro to Zazen meditation.

Participants will enjoy:

– short sit

– walking meditation (outside – weather permitting)

– Guided meditation

– Zazen

– Tea and Dharma Conversation

There is no charge for this event – love offerings welcome.


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Joan will be joined by Marblehead Zen Center’s intern: Kevin Peng, who will share


zen circle

Joan is also leading services at First Universalist Church of Pittsfield Sunday Morning at 9:45AM – – – ALL ARE WELCOME.   Visit Church FACEBOOK Page

 And, for more information about UU Buddhist Paths, visit here.

New Moon in March + International Women’s Day + Solar Eclipse

According to Mystic Mama contributor, Lena Stevens, regarding this March

“It is time for the resets, committed choices and greater intentions to ignite, take flight and move into action.”

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Twinkle will be hosting an afternoon ritual in her sacred space in celebration of the New Moon, Solar Eclipse and International Women’s Day this year.  Bring your drums!

Then in the evening she and others will join with Women With Wings in Bangor to be part of the UNIFY Women’s Circle Gatherings around the globe in celebration of International Women’s Day.  We will sing, chant and dance in honor of the sacred feminine.

For the past six years Twinkle has alternated her location on International Women’s Day between Boston and Santa Barbara with her Empowering Women TV teams in support of International Women’s Day Festivals endeavors. This year she is staying in Maine on Women’s Day continuing her inward journey, nourishing roots and following the calling of her heartsong.


wf 2015 tracy twink

ew sb postcard wf 2013 sb wf 2013 team wf 2012 panel

ew 2012 postcard