Paula Whang-Ramos, Spiritual Director

Paula earned her Ph.D. in Psychology in 1984 and her Masters of Divinity Degree from CSE Meru Seminary in 2010. In 2012, Paula was ordained in the tradition of Kriya Yoga by her teacher, Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian. Currently, Paula also serves as a Kriya Yoga teacher and an Associate Minister at CSE.

Paula is available to teach meditation at your organization or place of work. 

TAI CHI: Meditative Movement 

Into Inner Peace​

DHARMA 365!  A Year Of Living Purposefully Independent Spiritual Study Program​

​​Class fee: $365 or $36/month
This CSE sponsored life changing web course provides opportunity for participants to:

  • learn about our higher life purpose (dharma) and how to cooperate with it everyday
  • gain insight about who we are and what is ours to do
  • illumine our connection with all life. 

This program offers:

  • Daily inspirations
  • Weekly lessons
  • Monthly practices including a monthly BLC contemplation group (Currently enrolled participants are welcome to participate in our next group meeting Wednesday,        April 26, 7:30-8:30pm)
  • Yearlong access with on demand download

To register or for more information, click here.

​​6 Wednesdays - April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 ~ 4:30 - 5:30pm
Class fee: $15 per individual class or $80 for the entire series

Learn ancient meditative movements to enhance calmness, deepen clarity and concentration, and improve balance on all levels as we adapt to life changes. Experience how these simple, graceful  movements help align the mind, body, breath and vital force to support our sitting meditation and lives in peace. Beginning and experienced Tai Chi students are welcome. On-site registrants are encouraged to arrive early, please.


Join us after meditation
Third Wednesday every month.  Next date May 17, 2017
7:30—8:00 p.m.
~ Free will offering 

Beneath our life stressors is an oasis of peace that indwells us all. Join us and cultivate group consciousness to rest in, embody, and send forth the peace in our hearts, our families and our country now. 

An Oasis of Peace for all

Classes and Events

Please click here for a current listing of our ongoing meditation groups and classes.

Patanjali's Yoga Sutra with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

How to Have a Wise Mind and Compassionate Heart

Blue Lotus Center, Dry Creek Village, Gilroy
(live streaming of the CSE class)

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, 1146 University Ave, San Jose
Tuesdays, May 9 - 23, 2017, 7-9 PM
~Free Will Offering

Learn spiritual practices to cultivate even-mindedness, contentment, wisdom and compassion through the study of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, the quintessential guidebook for superconscious meditation, soul culture and spiritual realization. Accelerate your personal growth through concentrated study and practice.

For more information or to register, click here.

Meditation is a way of life. It is learning how to be present. Meditate because you love yourself. Meditate because you love life. What we nurture grows.

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian,
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, Spiritual Director

Meditation Yoga Center:

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