Wednesday, June 26, 2019

"No Mud, No Lotus, A Panel on Healing through Wholeness," 7 pm, Wednesday, June 26

Photo by Arun Devan on Unsplash
This Wednesday evening, Don Kobrin, Siota Belle and Tara Steele come together to reflect back on this month's conversation about healing through wholeness. Each of them will share brief observations then welcome your questions and comments. 

The discussion begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall. All are welcome to this free one-hour class, whether or not you attended any of the other classes this month. Love offerings are gratefully received.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

"The Highest Value for Healing," with Ministerial Intern Siota Belle, 7 pm, Wednesday, June 19

Discovering your innermost values and knowing how to use them can amplify your healing. This Wednesday, Siota Belle facilitates a conversation that will assist you in identifying the values you hold most dear. Then, learn ways to use them in support of wholeness.

The conversation begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall, North Wing. All are welcome to this free one-hour class. Love offerings are gratefully received.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

"From Dis-ease to Ease," Free Wednesday Night Class with Rev. Tara Steele, 7 pm, June 12

It's easy to take our bodies for granted until we can't. How do we see the wholeness of who we are, no matter what? That's Rev. Tara's topic this Wednesday as she shares a bit of her own journey and invites you to share yours, its fears, doubts, and revelations.

This free drop-in class begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall, North Wing. Everyone is welcome' Love offerings are gratefully received. 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Wednesday Night Classes in June, "Healing through an Understanding of Wholeness" with Don Kobrin, RScP, 7 pm, June 5, Waggoner Hall

One of the central teachings of Science of Mind is that we are whole, perfect and complete. This month we explore how that statement aligns with our human experiences. Practitioner Don Kobrin begins the conversation looking at how our thoughts on wholeness affect us.

This free class begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall (North Wing). Room 11 is set up for you to sit in meditation from 6:15 to 6:50 pm if you choose to do so. All are welcome. Love offerings are gratefully received.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Sacred Chanting with Acharya Mangalananda, 7 pm, May 29

Mangalananda is a kirtan singer well-versed in the traditional kirtan style of the rural villages of India. Though an American by birth, through a lifetime of association with Indian culture and twelve years living in a small ashram in central India, he has learned the traditional spiritual music of India. His devotional chanting is couched in the mystical ragas of India and is full of the lively ecstatic joy of the Divine Names.

Join in the mystical experience of kirtan this evening at the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa. All are welcome to this free concert, beginning at 7 pm. Love offerings are gratefully received.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

All about Affirmative Prayer with Dr. Edward Viljoen, 7 pm, Wednesday, May 22

Ever wonder how Dr. Edward looks as he considers your questions about affirmative prayer?

Perhaps he's considering denial -- "Not that, this!" -- a special strategy that can assist in shifting consciousness.

This Wednesday, 7 pm, Dr. Edward completes this four-part free class on prayer. Even if you've been unable to attend other classes, plan to come, with curiosity and questions. Everyone is welcome. The class is free, and love offerings are gratefully received.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

All about Affirmative Prayer with Dr. Edward Viljoen, Wednesday, May 15, 7 pm

Affirmative prayer can remind you of what you already know deep inside. Sometimes, to get there, you need to whine and fuss a bit, describing the situation that you want to change. At Wednesday Night Wisdom this week, you'll have a chance to do just that. 

Okay, all the stuff is out there, now what? Come to class at 7 pm and hear what Dr. Edward has to say. It's simple and powerful, with a bit of practice.

This one-hour class is open to everyone. Join in at 7 pm, Waggoner Hall (North Wing). You are also welcome to savor a bit of quiet meditation in Room 11 from 6:15 to 6:50. 

Monday, May 6, 2019

All about Affirmative Prayer with Dr. Edward Viljoen, 7 pm, Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Photo by Ümit Bulut on Unsplash
At last Wednesday's free class, Dr. Edward invited everyone to explore what we mean by affirmative prayer. That included using the Centers for Spiritual Living "Build a prayer" website app found here. Have a look and perhaps create a prayer for yourself.

This week the conversation continues as Dr. Edward and the class complete the steps of affirmative prayer and move into a discussion of the power that makes prayer work. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you attended the first class. It happens in Waggoner Hall, North Wing at 7 pm. Love offerings are gratefully received.

Monday, April 29, 2019

All About Affirmative Prayer with Dr. Edward Viljoen


Did you know that there is a Build-A-Prayer page available for everyone to experiment with?

It's a great way to start exploring the method of prayer used at the Center, and a great way to get excited about Wednesday in May!

I know I am.  I'm excited to be offering a free, one-hour, informal class about the form of Affirmative Prayer that we use at the Center for Spiritual Living. It's called Spiritual Mind Treatment and on Wednesdays in May, at 7 pm, I'm going to be answering questions and offering ways to demystify Spiritual Mind Treatment. Everyone is welcome, there is no fee to attend, no homework (well, maybe there will be homework, but it will be voluntary,) and an opportunity to have a mid-week spiritual boost.

I invite you to bring your questions, a curious mind, and an attitude of adventure.  

I'm looking forward to spending time with you.

Edward Viljoen

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday Night Wisdom in April, "The Creative Nature of Spirit" with Lawrence Edwards, RScP, 7 pm, Waggoner Hall

Everyone is welcome to Wednesday night free one-hour classes in Waggoner Hall, North Wing. The program begins at 7 pm. April's focus is The Creative Nature of Spirit.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Wednesday Night Wisdom, "Nature and Life on All Three Planes," with Ministerial Intern Siota Belle, 7 pm, March 13

At this Wednesday's free class, Ministerial Intern Siota Belle continues her exploration of the Triune Nature of the One. Spirit’s threefold existence on the universal spiritual, mental and physical planes is receptive to what and how you communicate to it. You can amplify your Divine Partnership with Spirit by reflecting Its qualities in your thoughts, words, and actions. 

The discussion begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall. All are welcome, with no need to sign up ahead of time. Room 11, North Wing, is open for silent meditation from 6:15 to 6:50 pm. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday Night Wisdom, "What Is the Trinity of Being?" with Ministerial Intern Siota Belle, March 6, 7 pm

In March we are exploring the Core Concept of "Triune Nature," the way in which creation shows up in three aspects. Ministerial Intern Siota Belle will open a conversation around the Science of Mind teaching of mind, soul and body.

The discussion begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall, North Wing. It will also be streamed live on Facebook through the CSL Santa Rosa Facebook group CSLSR Facebook Group. Please contact Rev. Tara at to find out more about online access.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Black History Month, "Where Do We Go from Here?", Olivia Kinzler, Lawrence Edwards and Calvin Johnson, 7 pm, Wednesday, February 27

This week we complete our observation of Black History Month an invitation to continue the conversation. Olivia, Lawrence, and Calvin will all speak. Lawrence returns to the topic of creativity; Olivia explores the difference between inclusion and equality; Calvin concludes with "Diversity: So Now What?" 

The program begins at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. All are welcome.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Black History Month, "Who You Callin' Girl?", Olivia Kinzler, 7 pm, Wednesday, February 20

Who You Callin’ Girl?
An African-American Woman’s Dilemma in Politics 

By exploring the African-American experience in the U.S. on a personal level, you’re in for some straight talk and for some maybe harsh language about the treatment of women of color.
We’ll talk about the great and well-known names in history and celebrate how far we’ve come.
But most importantly, we’ll examine the stumbling blocks that are yet to be removed for women of any color in the political arena.  You don’t want to miss this talk!

All are welcome. The service begins at 7 pm in the sanctuary.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Black History Month, "Black Music's Contributions to America", Lawrence Edwards RScP, 7 pm, February 13

Music has a remarkable way of engaging all of who we are, body, mind and spirit. In Lawrence Edward's program on Wednesday, we will open our spiritual community with music and prayer. Lawrence will then share some of the songs that have impacted Black Americans and also have had a significant influence on other Americans. 

Plan to join in the music and be inspired. The program formally begins at 7 pm though there will be music to call us into community a bit earlier. Everyone is welcome to this special presentation of Wednesday Night Wisdom free classes in the sanctuary.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

"Black History Month: The Beginning of Diversity," Calvin Johnson, 7 pm, Wednesday, February 6, Sanctuary

Throughout this month, the Center is observing Black History Month and sharing its lessons. On Wednesday evening, February 6, Calvin Johnson leads us through an exploration of the origins of Black History Month. It is an example of the importance of recognizing and respecting differences while holding to the underlying Oneness of us all.

The gathering begins at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. All are welcome.

Monday, January 28, 2019

"A Gospel Celebration," Wednesday. January 30, 7 pm

A Gospel Celebration

Join Lawrence Edwards, Olivia Kinzler, and Calvin Johnson in an evening of celebrating the joy and inspiration of Gospel music. Everyone is welcome to the gathering on Wednesday, January 30, as we begin our observation of Black History Month.

The celebration begins at 7 pm on Wednesday, January 30, in the sanctuary.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Wednesday Night Wisdom with Rev. Tara Steele and Practitioner Susan Robinson, "A Q&A Panel on Oneness", 7 pm, January 23, Grinton Chapel

Oneness is one of the ten core concepts of Science of Mind. We've been exploring it this month at Wednesday Night Wisdom's free classes. In this fourth week of the conversation, Rev. Tara and Practitioner Susan, our Youth and Family Ministry Director, welcome your questions about oneness and invite you to share your experiences.

We will meet in Grinton Chapel as Waggoner Hall undergoes a carpet upgrade. The gathering starts at 7 pm. The meditation hall upstairs is open from 6:15 pm for you to sit in the peaceful stillness. All are welcome, there is no need to register for this free evening class. Love offerings are welcome if you so choose.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday Night Wisdom with Rev. Tara Steele, "One Mind," 7 pm, January 16

Pete Nowicki,

Our topic tonight as we explore Oneness is One Mind. There are blessings and challenges in that, as all thought is creative. 

Tonight there are two ways to show up for the Wednesday Night Wisdom free class. 
  • You can come to the center at 7 pm, you'll find us in Grinton. 
  • Or, if it's just a bit too rainy to venture out, join us on Facebook live. Go to the Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa's Group facebook page found here: CSLSR FB Group  I'll start the FB live camera just before 7 pm and look forward to hearing how it worked for you when I see you at the center in the coming week.
I look forward to your presence, virtual or otherwise. 

Friday, January 4, 2019

Wednesday Night Wisdom with Rev. Tara Steele, "One Spirit," 7 pm, January 9, 2019

Photo by Don Start,

This month our theme is Oneness. It is the first of the ten core concepts of Science of Mind that we'll explore in 2019 in the free Wednesday night classes. Rev. Tara facilitates the class which discussed what Science of Mind teaches about oneness under the heading "One Power".

This Wednesday, January 9, the focus is "One Spirit."  Given the many faces of God, the many names of God, how do we know there is only One? Come learn more about this central teaching of the Science of Mind and share your questions and experiences as well. All are welcome. The class begins at 7 pm with no need to register in advance.