20 – 23 October 2022
Overcoming Materialism – Enlightening Europe
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 3rd European Urantia Conference to be held at the Sol Torremolinos Resort, Malaga, Spain 20 to 23 October 2022.
The Urantia Association of Spain, Urantia Association International, and the European Organizing Committee have been working hard to create this event in Southern Europe to unite our European Urantia Community once again for our next European Urantia Conference.
Our last European Continental Conference was in Tallinn 2019 and attracted Urantia Book students from Europe and North America who all participated in that event. The aim of this coming conference is to discuss questions about Urantia Book readers working together to bring enlightenment to the European continent in the midst of a materialistic, secular world. Urantia Book readers from all around the globe are welcome to join us in this Continental Conference.
About the Theme:
According to the revelators, “…the worst of the materialistic age is over; the day of a better understanding is already beginning to dawn” (195:6.4, 2076.9), and “The world needs to see Jesus living again on earth in the experience of spirit-born mortals who effectively reveal the Master to all men.” (195:10.1, 2084.1).
But how can we leave materialism behind and be born of the spirit? How can we develop spiritually? Jesus himself said that “Self-mastery is the measure of man’s moral nature and the indicator of his spiritual development.” (143:2.3, 1609.4) Then learning the art of self-mastery seems fundamental to progress, both morally and spiritually. For this reason, at the 3rd European Urantia Conference, we will explore the various facets that seem most important for us to govern ourselves. With that intention, a series of workshops has been proposed under the common title of “The Route of Self-mastery.”
Considering the physical, mental, and spiritual parts of ourselves, we have designed the workshops with the intension of examining all the aspects and tools that allow us to master ourselves:
- Self-mastery from the neurophysiological point of view (body): We are mortal beings who live our lives through bodies of flesh and blood and are still very conditioned by the material. This workshop will deal with aspects related to genetics and other physiological conditions, such as the parts that make up the brain and how they influence our behavior and its neuroplasticity, which offers the possibility of changing our behavior patterns.
- Learning self-mastery and finding communication tools (mind): We will study what self-mastery is, go over human emotions and how to manage them, and discuss the tools we possess to communicate lovingly with our peers. In this regard, we have as a reference the life of Jesus of Nazareth, the perfect example of human self-control.
- Spiritual Aids: We will look at what The Urantia Book tells us about meditation, prayer, and worship and about the benefits they bring to make us progress spiritually.
The purpose of the workshops is fundamentally practical, so that a brief theoretical approach will be made at the beginning. Then a series of group activities will be carried out in which the participation of the attendees is fundamental. It’s about sharing our efforts to improve in all aspects and master the art of self-control. The idea is that from this conference, we do not only take the good moments lived with other readers but also new tools and ideas that help us in our daily lives.