Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wednesday Night Wisdom with Dr. Edward Viljoen, "Who Am I?", 7 pm, February 28



"Who am I?" is the topic of Chapter 4 of It's up to You.  It's a question that merits revisiting as a regular spiritual practice. Here is how Ernest Holmes describes the value of this practice on page 37:

"Always when there dawns upon any individual member of the human race the realization of [their] own Divinity, the eternality of [their] own nature, the unity of [their] own life with the Eternal, and the immediate availability of the Law through the power of [their] word--there Christ is born again." 

Come learn more as Dr. Edward leads Wednesday night's free class that begins at 7 pm. The meditation room is open from 6 to 6:50 pm if you would like to sit in stillness before class.  All are welcome.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wednesday Night Wisdom with Rev. Joyce Duffala, "You Create Your Destiny," 7 pm, February 21

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In the first two weeks of this free class, Dr. Edward Viljoen presented the spiritual foundation and worldview put forth by Ernest Holmes in It's up to You.  It is now Rev. Joyce's great thrill to explore with you Holmes's concrete suggestions for aligning with spiritual Reality so that -- as the title of Chapter 3 says -- You Create Your Destiny. 

This free class begins at 7 pm in the Sanctuary.  No need to register, no prerequisites.  Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Wednesday Night Wisdom with Dr. Edward Viljoen, "Successful Living," 7 pm, February 14

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Our free Wednesday night classes continue with Chapter 2 of Ernest Holmes's book, It's up to You. What is the key to a successful life? That we are in a mental condition to receive the gift. That means more than having the knowledge, it means using that knowledge in our daily living.

Want to know more? Come to Dr. Edward's free class on Wednesday, February 14. No need to register, just arrive by 7 pm. If you would like to meditate before the class, the meditation room upstairs is open from 6:15 to 6:50 pm.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wednesday Night Wisdom with Dr. Edward Viljoen, "Escape to Life", 7 pm, February 7



In this free eleven-week course, Dr. Edward will identify key Science of Mind teaching points in Ernest Holmes’s book “It’s Up To You.” This week starts with the chapter one, Escape to Life, which explores how fear of life keeps us from thriving, the importance of having a clear and superstition-free idea of Divinity, and the powerful practice of looking beyond appearances to the spiritual truth. 

This one-hour class is open to everyone, and will take place in our Sanctuary at 7 pm. If you would like, come early and sit in the Meditation Room upstairs, 6:15 to 6:50 pm.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Season for Nonviolence Begins: "The Heart of Nonviolence", 7 pm, Wednesday, January 31

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In 1998, Mahatma Gandhi's son Arun introduced a resolution in the United Nations to mark the anniversary of his father's death on January 30, 1948, and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1968. The Season for Nonviolence is now in its 20th year, with events around the world. Here in Sonoma County, our season begins with a program at the Center for Spiritual Living on Wednesday, January 31, at 7 pm.


Kazu Haga, Founder of the East Point Peace Academy, is the keynote speaker.  He is joined by Lyndsey Burcina, a student who facilitates listening circles at Elsie Allen High School; and Dion Martin, who will share his story of adopting nonviolence while in prison.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers and also to reflect on how nonviolence might be a part of your daily practice. Co-sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Sonoma County.



Thursday, January 18, 2018

"How to Use It", Dr. Kim Kaiser, 7 pm, January 24


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Wednesday, Dr. Kim completes his four-week series on "The Heart of the Science of Mind." He discusses "How to Use It", based on the fourth chapter of the Science of Mind textbook. Central to Dr. Holmes' teaching is the importance of not just knowing the material but applying it to one's life. As he says, let's not "indulge in too much theory and too little practice".

Our free Wednesday Night Wisdom class begins promptly at 7 pm in the sanctuary. All are welcome, even if you have never attended another class. For those who wish to center in stillness before class, the meditation room upstairs is open from 6:15 pm to just before class.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wednesday Night Wisdom, "What It Does", Dr. Kim Kaiser, 7 pm, January 17

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At Wednesday's free class on January 17, Dr. Kim invites us to appreciate how Life, The Thing Itself, creates in response to our thoughts and beliefs.  "What we draw from It we must draw through the channel of our own minds."

Wednesday Night Wisdom begins at 7 pm in the sanctuary where all are welcome.  The meditation room upstairs opens at 6:15 before class.  We are now recording the class, beginning with the second class.  CDs are available for sale in the bookstore.  As always, your love offerings are gratefully received.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Wednesday Night Wisdom, "The Way It Works", Dr. Kim Kaiser, 7 pm, January 10

Last week we began our free Wednesday Night Wisdom classes with Dr. Kim Kaiser's four-week series on "The Heart of Science of Mind".  Together we explored our concepts of God, Spirit, The Thing Itself, as well as our illusions of being separate from that One.

This week the class focuses on how "The Thing Itself" (one name for Spirit, God, Creator ... ) works, how we can align and co-create by tapping into Its infinite wisdom and possibilities.

All are welcome -- if you missed last week's class, come anyway.  We'll have copies of Dr. Edward's adaption of our textbook's first four chapters, The Science of Mind for Beginners available.  Class begins promptly at 7 pm in the sanctuary.  The meditation room upstairs from the social hall is open from 6:15 to 6:50 for those who wish to sit in silence before class.