Begin Your 2023 Soul Pilgrimage
Thu. Dec 29, '22 - Sun. Jan 1, '23
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment - San Jose, CA
The New Year stretches out before us as a dharmic field of divine possibility. Enter that field purposefully with your innate soul powers of intention, clear discernment, and surrendered devotion.
Join Yogacharya O'Brian for this opportunity to be immersed in spiritual practices that illumine the mind, balance the body, support well-being, and offer the life-enhancing keys to Self- and God-realization.
Get access to exclusive written material such as downloadable booklets, session handouts, practice instructions, and other inspirational material to support you during and after the retreat.
Sincere inquiry and engagement with a spiritual teacher brings these timeless teachings and methods into the present moment of our lives in a personal and relevant way.
All live session recordings will be available for viewing shortly after the end of each session to accommodate participation in different time zones.
About the Experience
An onsite retreat offers a sense of spaciousness in a pristine natural environment to restore vitality and bring greater clarity to mind and body. The structure of the retreat program provides the opportunity to immerse yourself in spiritual practices and directly experience the transformation that is possible as you explore the unfolding of the true Self.
NOTE: Early morning meditation, Hatha Yoga, and evening sessions are offered online only for all retreat participants. See schedule for details.
Enjoy the ease of commuting to the Center for the morning and afternoon sessions and returning home to sleep in your own bed.
Limited onsite retreat housing available.
An opportunity to be with Yogacharya as she opens a doorway to seekers around the globe to imbibe the spiritual possibilities of radiant living through the life-transforming practices of Kriya Yoga.
The onsite community setting provides a safe and uplifting environment for discovering the self, avoiding distractions, and being nurtured with comfortable surroundings and nutritious meals.
COVID-19 health and safety protocols are in place. Refer to CSE's website for details.
Sitting in the actual presence of the teacher and other spiritual practitioners is an uplifting, beneficial environment for spiritual study, practice, and initiation. The intentionality of the group energy supports focus and profound meditation experiences.
Enjoy the beautiful and serene meditation gardens. Walk the Labyrinth and the Radiant Path, access an expansive perspective beneath the vast ancient oak in the Oak Tree Garden, be renewed at the Fountain, or sit on one of the benches throughout the garden.
As a sanctuary dedicated to meditation and prayer, the pristine temple resounds with the sacred silence of divine communion. Just to sit in the temple is a prayer that resonates with healing energy for the body, mind, and spirit.
Online (at-home) participation provides an opportunity to experience the retreat from the comfort of your home and focus on spiritual and physical self-care. The structure of the retreat program supports complete immersion in spiritual practices and the direct experience of transformation that is possible as you explore the unfolding of the true Self.
Initiation into Kriya Yoga during the retreat is available for those participating online.
Tune in to live sessions and connect to the teacher’s energy and the lineage of the teachings. The online experience makes it possible to witness the universal approach and accessibility of Kriya Yoga for practitioners worldwide. Experience the profound connection across space and time.
Create a sacred, private space at home to support your meditation and self-care practices during the retreat and beyond. The retreat teachings for setting up your practice space at home will have a lasting, valuable impact on your environment.
You don't have to travel far to have a connected, deep, and profound experience of being on a spiritual retreat. Post-retreat integration of the teachings and practices into your home can be seamless.
Learn how to create an intentional space to make it easy for you to build and sustain your daily practice during the retreat and beyond.
Build positive spiritual energy in your home by engaging in a consistent practice of meditation and other spiritual disciplines.
Bring healthy self-care practices into your home environment and seamlessly integrate them into your daily life.
About Kriya Yoga
Kriya Yoga, brought to the West from India by the great yoga master, Paramahansa Yogananda, is a way to sanctify one's life through four essential disciplines—contemplation, meditation, dharmic living in harmony with all life, and surrender of the sense of separate existence.
'Kriya' means 'action,' and 'yoga' means conscious union of body, mind, soul, and Spirit. In the highest sense, Yoga is realizing we are one with the Infinite—integrally connected with all that is. 'Kriya Yoga' indicates those actions we take that contribute to the realization of this innate wholeness.
Kriya Yoga is a way of life, a path for intentional, spiritually conscious living. Receive guidelines, inspiration, and practices for discovering your life purpose, living fully, and living well. Learn the art of self-mastery and arrange conditions for your highest success.
Yoga is Self-realization. It is the experience of conscious connection with the divine Self within and all around us. Kriya Yoga supports an awakened life that includes body, mind, heart, soul, and relationships.
To awaken fully is to realize the truth of our essence of being and that of Ultimate Reality. It makes the unencumbered life possible. We are free to thrive and contribute in dynamic and positive ways to the well-being of all. This is the goal of Kriya Yoga.
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, spiritual director of Center for Spiritual Enlightenment—a Kriya Yoga Meditation Center with headquarters in San Jose, California—is a meditation teacher, poet, and writer who has been teaching Kriya Yoga for more than 40 years. Ordained 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.
What Participants are Saying
“Even though Spirit is omnipresent, being in person with Yogacharya and the community has its own magic and embodied grace. Blessed to have the choice.”
“Learning to connect to stillness is like discovering how to hit the reset button. I'm so grateful for receiving these teachings and practices.”
“Such a blessing to receive online Kriya Initiation from Yogacharya during the pandemic. I feel so uplifted!”
“When I spend time on retreat, away from the demands of daily life, my soul connection is refreshed and strengthened. I can then re-engage with the world with deeper equanimity and divine love.”
Begin Your 2023 soul pilgrimage
Live Simply ~ Love Abundantly~ Awaken Fully
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