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. 

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DHARMA 365!  A Year Of Living Purposefully           

A CSE sponsored Independent Spiritual Study Program​

with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

​​Class fee: $365 or $36/month for this web course

  • 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, and monthly practices
  • To register or for more information, click here.

Living Peace Group

4th Thursday of the month

Next group:  Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:30-7:45 p.m.
~ Free will offering


Amidst changing life circumstances and loss, what Yogic lifestyle practices can help us live more deeply in our indwelling peace, love and wholeness? Join Paula and the BLC community for an informal gathering as we live this question. Share a time of meditation, conscious inner exploration, and prayer for peace in the hearts of all beings. Cultivate individual and group consciousness to live in peace - in our lives, in our families and in our country, right now.

Meditation & Yoga Center:

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MEDITATION SIT-A-THON UPDATE

CSE’s annual Meditation Sit-a-thon is a community-wide educational fundraising event that supports free resources, classes, and outreach for meditation instruction and practice for people around the world.

CSE and BLC operate on a 100% donation basis. Support the Blue Lotus Center team and 1/2 of your financial donation will be contributed back to BLC so we can continue to freely share these life transformative teachings with sincere seekers throughout South County and neighboring communities! For more information and to make a donation to the BLC team,click here.

Welcome to The Blue Lotus Center

~ Return to Peace ~


Are you ready for more peace in your life, in your family, in our community, and in our country?
Do you want to learn practical, time tested techniques to calm your mind and 
live a wisdom guided life?
Would you like to experience the community support of other sincere seekers dedicated to peace?


If so, then join us at Blue Lotus Center, an oasis of peace for sincere seekers from all backgrounds.

During these challenging times, the Blue Lotus Center is a refuge for those seeking an alternative to the isolation and fear 

that arises when the reactive mind focuses on apparent differences, conflict and lack of abundance.

In the teaching tradition of Paramahansa Yogananda, one of the first Yogis to bring Yoga to the USA,

the Blue Lotus Center offers ancient, practical teachings of Kriya Yoga - the conscious use of our thoughts, words and actions (Kriya)

in the essential peace, love and wholeness that indwells us all the time, everywhere, and even when we forget (Yoga).

If you are ready for a change, 
then join our commitment to cultivate peace in our hearts, our lives, our families, and our world. 


The Blue Lotus Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All services are offered on a donation basis, unless otherwise specified. 

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



The Jewel of Abundance: An Enchanted Evening of Readings & Ragas with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian


Location: Center for Spiritual Enlightenment

1146 University Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
Friday, November 30, 2018  /  7–9 PM


Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Experience this extraordinary meeting of two shining gems of inspiration drawn from the stream of Vedic wisdom. Yogacharya O’Brian will read from her much-anticipated new book, The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga, paired with classical Indian music with masters of sarode and tabla, Steve Oda and Michael Lewis, accompanied by Pushpa Oda on tanpura. A night for the soul with ragas and readings that enchant the mind and speak directly to the heart.  

This one-time event is the official release of The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga.


For more information or to register, click here.

The key to the peace, security, and happiness we yearn for is within our own consciousness. The resources needed to make a difference in the world are hidden in our own hearts.

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