Thursday, November 30, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Come chant the traditional sacred mantras and raise up your voice and hearts in remembrance & celebration! Kirtan is the spiritual practice of devotional chanting that has existed for millennia. All are welcome to this special evening service at the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa. No experience is necessary. The service begins at 7 pm.
Here is a sample of one of the kirtans: https://jensjarvieandtheheartwideopen.bandcamp.com/track/om-gum-ganapatayei-namah
Or watch a short video about Jens' music on YouTube:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, we gather in spiritual community to focus on our blessings. This family-friendly service includes beautiful music by the Thanksgiving Choir, a message from our senior minister Dr. Edward Viljoen, and the opportunity to declare some of our intentions for the coming year. What we write will be collected and mailed back to us this time next year -- so remember to bring a postage stamp.
This special evening service is one of our community's traditions. All are welcome, including friends and family visiting for the holidays. The service begins at 7 pm.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
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Gratitude has the ability to uplift our present, past, and future. Let’s come together and encourage ourselves to make more use of this transformative tool.
Join Rev. Joyce Duffala on Wednesday, November 15, as she explores the ways in which gratitude transforms our experience. The service begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall, North Wing. All are welcome.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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How many of you remember a parent prompting, "What do you say?" when someone gave you something? "Thank you" can be an automatic response, programmed from when you were young.
This Wednesday, Rev. Tara explores her experience of "thank you". There are so many possibilities:
- It is the fourth step in our form of affirmative prayer.
- It is a way of gracefully receiving a compliment.
- It is a practice that can reconnect us with a deep sense of grace and peace ... and so much more.
The evening service begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall in the North Wing. All are welcome and invited to share conversation and light snacks following the program.