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

The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga was officially released on November 30th, 2018.  In concert with Steve Oda on sarode, Michael Lewis on tabla, and accompanied by Pushpa Oda on tanpura, Yogacharya O'Brian's readings from her latest book created a magical night for the soul with ragas and readings that enchanted the mind and spoke directly to the heart.  

For more information on The Jewel of Abundance, click here.  The Jewel of Abundance is also available for purchase at Blue Lotus.

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To help us live from divine wisdom within, the study of our true Self and sacred scripture is one of the foundational practices in Kriya Yoga. In this tradition, we do not study sacred scripture to find answers within the pages of the text. Instead, we study scripture to reveal the divine wisdom that already indwells each of us, and that is waiting to be heard by us now. 
Instructor: Paula Whang-Ramos

by PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA - Spiritual Book Study Group

Blue Lotus Center, Dry Creek Village, Gilroy 95020

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Join us in spiritual community as we read Autobiography Of A Yogi. Learn about the life of this well loved Spiritual Leader who changed the consciousness of USA when he introduced Yoga to this country in 1920. Listen into the wisdom of this beloved Yoga Master in the direct lineage of CSE and Blue Lotus Center. Receive inspiration to support your spiritual awakening in this lifetime. Bring your journal and join us for a time of meditation, inspiration, journaling and fellowship. All are welcome to join at any time.

Autobiography of a Yogi is available for purchase at BLC.

Living Yoga: The Eternal Way

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Instructor: Paula Whang-Ramos, MDiv.

Learn ancient Yogic meditation and life style practices to calm the mind; open the heart; and live in greater peace, love and wisdom. Join us for a time of meditation and inspired study in an uplifting community of sincere seekers from all backgrounds. All are welcome. 

Living In The Flow Of Abundance:

Spiritual Book Study of The Jewel of Abundance
By Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

Blue Lotus Center
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"Realizing Oneness - nothing less than wholeness  -is our greatest prosperity...We are born to thrive."
Yogacharya O'Brian, The Jewel of Abundance

We will dive into the practical application of ancient Yogic teachings and explore how spiritual realization and earthly success go hand in hand, revealing a path to abundant living that is deeply satisfying, joyful, and purposeful. Join us for a time of meditation, inspiration and Self-realization of our essential wholeness and abundance.

The Jewel of Abundance is available for purchase at Blue Lotus Center and online at Amazon.

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Living Peace Group

4th Thursday of the month

Next group:  Thursday, August 22, 2019
6:30-7:45 p.m.
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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.

“I find solace in the Bhagavad Gita…When disappointment stares me in the face and all alone I see not one ray of light, I go back to the Bhagavad  Gita. I find a verse here and a verse there and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming tragedies.”
Mahatma Gandhi (1925) Young India, pp. 1078-1079

Join us for all or part of this year long spiritual study program as we meditate, study, and contemplate the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient, foundational text for yoga and meditation. Experience how this universal spiritual story of awakening can support our own peace, joy and wisdom. Surrender into inner wholeness and celebrate freedom from the tyranny of the mind’s stories of limitation!

*  Required text for all 3 activities below is

The Eternal Way: The Inner Meaning of the Bhagavad Gita

by Mr. Roy Eugene Davis,
available at CSE, BLC, and in audiobook at

1. Surrender and Celebrate! An Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita - 3 Week Class

“The story of the Gita is our own soul’s journey. It is the journey we make every day, moment by moment,
as we seek to live in harmony with the divine influence. To live the spiritual life, we must resist the inner forces of desire and
delusion that lead the soul into bondage and surrender to the direction of the indwelling divine nature.”
~ Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian

6:30-8:30 pm ~ 3 Wednesdays, August 28, September 4, 11, 2019
Blue Lotus Center, 8347 Church St, Gilroy  95020
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Join us for a time of meditation and contemplation in spiritual community as we begin our exploration into the main themes and symbolic meanings of the Bhagavad Gita. Experience how these teachings can illumine our paths of awakening in this lifetime.

2. Walking the Talk: Individual Daily Meditation and Metaphysical Scripture Study

“That devotee, disciplined by yoga practice, who meditates on the Absolute, awakens to that transcendent state.”  
Bhagavad Gita 8:8

September 1, 2019 – August, 29, 2020
To deepen our daily meditation practice, we add a daily Bhagavad Gita reading and contemplative practice to enhance our clarity and enrich our spiritual awakening. Access the 2019-20 Bhagavad Gita 1 Year Daily Reading schedule  here.

3. Living in Freedom - Monthly Gita Contemplative Study Group

“In whatever way devotees take refuge in me, I provide them grace.
Devotees everywhere (of various psychological temperaments and in various ways) follow my path.”
Bhagavad Gita 4:11

6:30-7:45 pm ~ 4th Thursday each month beginning September 26, 2019**
Blue Lotus Center, 8347 Church St, Gilroy 95020
Free will offering

Each month, in spiritual community, we will meditate and contemplate inspirations and growing edges revealed during our daily Gita scripture study. 

**We will launch this group in gratitude and blessings to honor the 134th birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya, a Teacher in this tradition.   

“Real peace in our lives cannot be created; it has no cause. It is a spiritual quality that is innate to the soul. It is revealed when our lives are in balance and we act with integrity.”

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

Awakening Divine Wisdom Within: An Introduction to Contemplative Scripture Study


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