CALENDAR

Sep
29
Sun
SUNDAY MORNING MEDITATION @ Awakening
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

10:00-11:00 am Group Meditation and Teaching

It is with great joy that we are returning to in person Sunday Meditation. 

 

To ensure the safety of all we will not be offering tea at this time.  We ask that you maintain social distancing and refrain from hugging or shaking hands.  Because of the rising COVID cases we are now requiring face coverings regardless of vaccination status.

Join us and meditate in community.

Oct
6
Sun
SUNDAY MORNING MEDITATION @ Awakening
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

10:00-11:00 am Group Meditation and Teaching

It is with great joy that we are returning to in person Sunday Meditation. 

 

To ensure the safety of all we will not be offering tea at this time.  We ask that you maintain social distancing and refrain from hugging or shaking hands.  Because of the rising COVID cases we are now requiring face coverings regardless of vaccination status.

Join us and meditate in community.

Oct
12
Sat
Living Consciously While Growing Older with Berta Parrish @ Awakening
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The evening of our lives offers different trials and triumphs than early adulthood. By now, we have learned that we cannot control what happens to us and our loved ones, but we can choose how we respond to these circumstances. We can transform the inevitable physical, psychological, and spiritual challenges of aging into opportunities for growth and satisfaction. In the following class sessions, we will primarily focus on how cultivating the virtues (yamas) of truthfulness (satya) and non-attachment (aparigraha) can help us deal with hurt and loss to increase peace and joy.

  • 12th – Tell it Like it Is (and Was)
  • 19th — Shed Past and Present Excess Baggage

Come ready to reflect, to share, and to harmonize your inner and outer relationships.

The cost for the two class sessions is $40 and can be paid at the first session. Register by  emailing us here.  Please bring paper and a pen.

Berta Parrish, Ed.D, is a retired college educator, writer, and a certified Conscious Aging Facilitator with a strong background in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology. She has published articles on spiritual journaling, women’s issues, and Eldering ceremonies. Berta also offers Practical Jung, Elder Tales, and Myths Women Live By workshops. Her book Wise Woman’s Way: A Guide to Growing Older with Purpose and Purpose guides women through this initiatory experience.

Oct
13
Sun
SUNDAY MORNING MEDITATION @ Awakening
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

10:00-11:00 am Group Meditation and Teaching

It is with great joy that we are returning to in person Sunday Meditation. 

 

To ensure the safety of all we will not be offering tea at this time.  We ask that you maintain social distancing and refrain from hugging or shaking hands.  Because of the rising COVID cases we are now requiring face coverings regardless of vaccination status.

Join us and meditate in community.

Oct
19
Sat
Living Consciously While Growing Older with Berta Parrish @ Awakening
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The evening of our lives offers different trials and triumphs than early adulthood. By now, we have learned that we cannot control what happens to us and our loved ones, but we can choose how we respond to these circumstances. We can transform the inevitable physical, psychological, and spiritual challenges of aging into opportunities for growth and satisfaction. In the following class sessions, we will primarily focus on how cultivating the virtues (yamas) of truthfulness (satya) and non-attachment (aparigraha) can help us deal with hurt and loss to increase peace and joy.

  • 12th – Tell it Like it Is (and Was)
  • 19th — Shed Past and Present Excess Baggage

Come ready to reflect, to share, and to harmonize your inner and outer relationships.

The cost for the two class sessions is $40 and can be paid at the first session. Register by  emailing us here.  Please bring paper and a pen.

Berta Parrish, Ed.D, is a retired college educator, writer, and a certified Conscious Aging Facilitator with a strong background in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology. She has published articles on spiritual journaling, women’s issues, and Eldering ceremonies. Berta also offers Practical Jung, Elder Tales, and Myths Women Live By workshops. Her book Wise Woman’s Way: A Guide to Growing Older with Purpose and Purpose guides women through this initiatory experience.

Oct
20
Sun
SUNDAY MORNING MEDITATION @ Awakening
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

10:00-11:00 am Group Meditation and Teaching

It is with great joy that we are returning to in person Sunday Meditation. 

 

To ensure the safety of all we will not be offering tea at this time.  We ask that you maintain social distancing and refrain from hugging or shaking hands.  Because of the rising COVID cases we are now requiring face coverings regardless of vaccination status.

Join us and meditate in community.

Oct
27
Sun
SUNDAY MORNING MEDITATION @ Awakening
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

10:00-11:00 am Group Meditation and Teaching

It is with great joy that we are returning to in person Sunday Meditation. 

 

To ensure the safety of all we will not be offering tea at this time.  We ask that you maintain social distancing and refrain from hugging or shaking hands.  Because of the rising COVID cases we are now requiring face coverings regardless of vaccination status.

Join us and meditate in community.

Nov
1
Fri
The Jewel of Abundance – A Reading and Book Signing Event with Ellen Grace O’Brian @ Coalesce Book Store
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga draws upon the ancient Vedic tradition of yoga philosophy and practice and shows how spirituality and earthly success can complement each other, leading to realization of the higher Self. O’Brian presents a clear explanation of both philosophy of yoga and the nuts and bolts of practice, such as setting up a daily meditation routine, incorporating mantras, discerning how to cooperate with universal principles for complete well-being, and cultivating mindfulness in action. Along the way, she illustrates her lessons with personal stories and timeless sayings from great sages, both Eastern and Western.

“The Jewel of Abundance is a useful antidote to the hypermaterialism that poisons modern life. And for those who seek the fulfillment of both their souls and their material desire, the book is a wellspring of inspiration and intelligent guidance.”
– from the foreword by Philip Goldberg, author of The Life of Yogananda

Join Ellen Grace O’Brian as she reads excerpts from her book.  There will be time for book signing.

Nov
2
Sat
A Kriya Yoga Meditation Seminar with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian @ Awakening
Nov 2 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Experience the dynamic and life-transforming path of Kriya Yoga with guidelines for fulfilled living, inspiration for daily spiritual practice, and meditation methods brought to the West by Paramahansa Yogananda.  Suitable for seekers of truth from all spiritual backgrounds, Kriya will help you meditate effectively, cultivate even-mindedness, clarify your life purpose, and enhance your well-being.

The seminar will include:
• Three life-enhancing spiritual practices to do every day
• Meditation instruction and practice
• Introduction to mantra and pranayama
• Eight essential steps for awakened living

 

An opportunity for initiation will be offered at the conclusion of the seminar for those who are prepared.

Offered on a donation basis.  A vegetarian meal will be provided.

Please register here so we know how much food to prepare.

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian is a meditation teacher, an award-winning poet,
writer, and the spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment—a Kriya
Yoga Meditation Center with headquarters in San Jose, CA. She has taught Kriya
Yoga nationally and internationally for more than three decades. Ordained to teach
in 1982 by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, her
message is “engaged enlightenment” – an invitation to live an awakened, creatively
inspired, and fulfilled life.

Nov
3
Sun
SUNDAY MORNING MEDITATION @ Awakening
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

10:00-11:00 am Group Meditation and Teaching

It is with great joy that we are returning to in person Sunday Meditation. 

 

To ensure the safety of all we will not be offering tea at this time.  We ask that you maintain social distancing and refrain from hugging or shaking hands.  Because of the rising COVID cases we are now requiring face coverings regardless of vaccination status.

Join us and meditate in community.