Accompanist: Dr. Gary Smart
Special Music by Hannah Joy Gauthier, Soprano
Billy will explore human energy and how we master it, affirming people as humans, teaching us to enhance our spiritual practice, and providing us insight into Vajrayana Buddhism.
About Our Guest Speaker:
Billy Thomas is currently the Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences at FSCJ. In his second year of Doctoral work at the University of South Florida, in the Ed.D. program in Educational Innovation, he is wrestling with a dissertation, Faculty Wellbeing: A Field Guide for Mitigating Burnout, Developing Sustainable Innovative Professional Development using Meditation and Mindfulness. Billy is still the director of Amelia Island Karma Kagyu Study Group a Buddhist Meditation and Study group in Fernandina. He’s the very proud father of Teddy and Amelia both doing well in the 7th grade. Billy rides his motorcycle almost every day, loves the beach and kayaks every chance he gets.
About Our Guest Musician:
Soprano Hannah Joy Gauthier is a second year Masters student at the University of North Florida, studying with Dr. James Hall. She hails from Traverse City, Michigan, the cherry capital of the world. Hannah Joy has been singing since she was ten years old, and, she tells us, “I haven’t stopped for a moment since!” She also enjoys teaching with the Bach to Rock Music School of Jacksonville Beach.
Pennies from Heaven is March 1st
Please save all your coins for the first Sunday of each month, and remember bills are welcome too! Pennies from Heaven donations are given to Meals on Wheels programs in Mandarin and Clay County and are alternated each quarter. zzz