The spiritual path is arduous, like swimming upstream against a strong current. Many times we are dashed against the rocks of doubt and self-will. Yet those who persevere are not unrewarded; when least expected they find serene pools of soothing peace for rest and renewal. Ultimately, the vast reservoir of truth is found.
- Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
The vision of the program department at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment is to provide programs that address all levels of being: spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and relationship with self, others, and the world and to support individual and planetary awakening to the One Truth Known by Many Names.
The program department offers classes, workshops, seminars and retreats that are designed to support individuals on their spiritual path and well as programs to inspire and allow the individual to wrestle with and deepen their relationship with the Divine. We support spiritual growth and awakening and nurture the health and well being of the whole person. The intention behind our programming is to assist people in experiencing the essential truth that each individual is a spark of the Divine flame, the One Life of Spirit and to give people the tools with which to live in harmony with the Divine Plan and Purpose for their own lives.
At CSE, programming is designed to enrich the core teachings of the Eternal Way. The core teachings are: How to Meditate, Live the Eternal Way, Be Still and Know, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, Inside the New Testament, The Baghavad Gita, Satsang, and Kriya Yoga. Our enrichment program for igniting the spirit consists of music, chanting, dance, drumming, and poetry. We offer courses in personal development, relationship, parenting, healing and loss, and family and community building. Finally, we offer retreats that are designed to deepen our spiritual practice as a community as well as provide opportunities to deepen our own practice in the serene and beautiful surroundings of nature.
Please note that many classes and events require pre-registration. For your convenience, you may register using this Web site, via email to email@example.com, or by phone by calling 408-283-0221, x30, or, in person at the Center.
Descriptions, locations, and schedules for all classes and programs are listed on this Web site. For more information on any event or class, please select a category or program topic on the left of this page or click on an entry listed on the Center Calendar.