“Peace in our homes, community, and world begin with a vision of it, faith in it, and the commitment to realize it by working for it. Bring forth the light of peace by first experiencing it directly in meditation, and then transmit that divine peace to others.”

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

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Center for Spiritual Enlightenment

In March 2016, many BLC community members participated in the 5th International Kriya Yoga Congress. It was a blessed opportunity to experience the worldwide Kriya Yoga family. We meditated and shared spiritual community with meditators from India, Ireland, Italy, Germany, England, Mexico, Canada and all over the USA. In this worldwide spiritual community, we directly experienced the universal commitment for unity and wholeness that transcends geography, language, and culture. 

So, as we continue to gather and grow at BLC, may we actively participate in spiritual community towards the realization of the One in all. In addition to our own lives, may we realize how our participation benefits others, our growing Center, our families, our community and our world.  

International Kriya Yoga Congress

Happy 4th Birthday Blue Lotus Center!

     In the divine grace of the Yogic lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda, one of the first teachers to bring yoga to the USA, Mr. Roy Eugene Davis, one of Yogananda’s devoted students, and Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, one of Mr. Davis’s devoted students, the Blue Lotus Meditation and Yoga Center celebrated its 4 year anniversary of service to the One in all in our rural south bay communities.
     On November 8th, 2018, BLC community members offered their gratitude and blessing for the first inter-spiritual meditation and classical yoga center in our community, as we affirm the expanding realization of peace in our hearts, in our families, our country and our world.

     Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, Spiritual Director and Founder of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, joined 33 people gathered in community for an evening of meditation and inspiration.

2017 Gilroy Yogafest

Yoga | Meditation | Relaxation | Wellness | Culture| Music | Food | Dance & more

kriya: Action, process, procedure.
yoga: Unification of attention and awareness with our pure essence (true nature).

"There should be centers of meditation all over the world, where devotees come together to commune with God...
Such temples, dedicated to the one God that all religions worship, should be built everywhere.

I predict this will come about."  ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

The Center for Spiritual Enlightenment (CSE) is a meditation center in the spiritual tradition of Kriya Yoga, welcoming people from all backgrounds who are seeking Self- and God-realization—a path to spiritually conscious, fulfilled living. At CSE you’ll find practical support and tools for transforming your life, fulfilling your worthwhile dreams, and living a spiritually conscious life.


CSE World Headquarters is located in San Jose, California, where worship services, meditation instruction, Kriya Yoga teachings and initiation, hatha yoga classes, youth spiritual education, ministry services and retreats are regularly offered. It is also the home of Meru Institute for Yoga Studies; Lahiri Retreat House; a meditation garden open daily to the public; CSE Press; and Tree of Life Welcome Center and Bookshop. Teachings are offered globally through online programs, outreach, and publications. www.CSEcenter.org


Visit CSE's  new website and find past quarterly CSE Enlightenment Journal issues available free online.  Click here to access CSE's Enlightenment Journals online.



On November 12, Blue Lotus Center participated in the Third YogaFEST serving the Gilroy-Morgan Hill and San Jose communities. This year, the YogaFEST was held in Gilroy at Christmas Hill Park. Once again, Blue Lotus Center offered a meditation workshop and represented Classical Yoga in the tradition of Paramahansa Yogananda. Over 700 neighbors attended as we handed out over 130 peace pins as an inspirational reminder to return to peace in our thoughts, words and actions. We look forward to seeing you next year at the fourth annual YogaFEST! 

Meditation & Yoga Center:

CSE South County meditation Center

About Blue Lotus Meditation Center

Who We Are

Blue Lotus Meditation and Yoga Center is a Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Affiliate Outreach Center in Gilroy, CA. As a Non-Profit Organization, Blue Lotus Center (BLC) offers weekly meditation groups, classes for spiritually conscious living, hatha yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and free meditation classes. In addition, private spiritual direction and spiritual guidance counseling is provided. Rev. Dr. Paula Whang Ramos, serves as the Blue Lotus Center's Spiritual Director, in addition to her role as an Associate Minister at CSE.


  • Our Vision 

             The vision of the Blue Lotus Meditation and Yoga Center  is individual and planetary awakening to the One Truth  

              known by many names.

  • Our Mission

             The Blue Lotus Meditation and Yoga Center is dedicated to spiritual awakening by fostering an oasis of peace in the                         community, in the world and in the hearts of individuals.