Study
 


Every moment of every day we are walking upon the spiritual path.

-Yogacharya O'Brian

Study on the spiritual path includes study of scripture, contemplation of the nature of Reality, and self-inquiry. Study is both the process of acquiring knowledge and the unfoldment of inner wisdom. Paramahansa Yogananda said, “Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time.” Study of scripture or spiritual teachings is combined with contemplation of what is read, practice of the principles, and examination of the effects of that practice in our lives.

Self-inquiry and self-examination are essential components of spiritual study. From the deepest level of inquiry that explores the fundamental question, “who am I, or what am I?”, to examining how our experience of life is related to our habitual thoughts and beliefs, to discovering how our food choices influence our mental clarity and physical well-being, study is a comprehensive component of the spiritual life. 

We offer several avenues of study at CSE to support Self-realization and healthy living. Offerings include courses focused on spiritual principles and practices, certification trainings to develop specific skills, programs for youth and families, as well as classes and events to nurture the soul and overall well-being.