Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is a concise compilation of the most ancient teachings on Yoga and meditation in the history of the world. Each Sutra/verse can serve as an inner invitation to open our hearts and inspire spiritually conscious living on a very practical level – in this lifetime. Join us online as we study, contemplate these wisdom teachings, and thrive in our innate peace, love, and joy beyond the limitations of the mind. Newcomers and experienced students of the Yoga Sutras are all welcome.

Our yearlong study will include:

Weekly Meditation and Yoga Sutras Study Group
Every Tuesday at 1 pm beginning 09/06/2022 through 08/31/2023

Weekly Yoga Sutras Study Schedule

Access the 2022-2023 Yoga Sutra Reading Schedule here.

Yoga Sutras Contemplative Notes

Journal your thoughts and inspirations. Access a printable Journal Template here.


Required text: The Science of Self-Realization: A Guide to Spiritual Practice in the Kriya Yoga Tradition, by Roy Eugene Davis.

  • Texts are available locally at BLC, or at or Amazon.
  • Electronic book available at:
  1. Kindle
  2. Search your Apple Books app

If you are not currently registered for our Zoom classes, please request the link on our Contact Page.

“Imagine. Open the windows of your mind to divine possibility.
Embrace it; be it; live from it.”
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, CSE Daily Inspiration, 04-04-2022

Acharya Paula Vandana Whang-Ramos,

Blue Lotus Center 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, with whom she continues to study. Currently, Paula also serves as a Senior Kriya Yoga Meditation teacher and an Associate Minister at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose, CA.

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

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2020 Blue Lotus Meditation and Yoga Center

Journey In Love

This 3-part series includes:

Cherish Changing Bodies   April 22, 2023
Befriend Busy Minds           August 26, 2023
Live in the Soul                    October 7, 2023 

Offered onsite at BLC in Gilroy, CA, and online via Zoom, these programs offer Yogic teachings and practices to spiritualize the care of the body, harmonize the mind in the highest good, and intentionally live from the wisdom and joy of the soul.

Join Acharya Paula Vandana Whang-Ramos for one or more of these programs.  Gift your Self an afternoon of deep meditation and practical Yogic wisdom to invite the radiance of the soul to illumine and inspire our daily lives.

Beginners and experienced meditation and Kriya Yoga participants are welcome.

For more information and to register, click here.

A Program for Spiritual Self-Care

Meditation & Yoga Center:

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To donate to Acharya Paula Vandana for Spiritual Support, click here.

There is divine potential in the heart of every person that awaits our recognition and cooperation. Once we discover this innate potential, what was once a deep yearning becomes the dynamic cause that inspires us to live in the highest way. We can all know why we are here, how to fulfill our divine destiny and experience lasting happiness.

Engage in this New Online Video Course with Yogacharya O’Brian and learn how to meditate and live by spiritual principles.

For more information or to register, click here.


A Six-Week Online Video Course with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian

“Now, instruction in yoga, in accord with an established tradition, begins."
The Yoga Sutras 1.1

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One hundred years ago, at 27 years of age, Paramahansa Yogananda left his spiritual teachers, spiritual community, family, culture, language, and every earth life comfort he knew, to travel by himself to this foreign country. In the face of great loss and the great unknown, Yogananda courageously took his place in a much larger spiritual plan, as envisioned by one of his spiritual teachers, Mahavatar Babaji. And, in divine grace, this single selfless choice made by one man, created life transforming opportunities for Yoga Oneness and inner freedom for us all.

In love and gratitude, BLC dedicates 2020 as a Journey In Love, where we honor Paramahansa Yogananda and the priceless gift of Kriya Yoga that he so freely shared with our country. It must be nothing less than Yogananda's unconditional love in Yoga Oneness that could inspire such courage, surrender, and selfless service - love for the Divine, love for his spiritual teachers and the teachings, love for his divine calling, and love for millions of westerners whom he would never personally meet. Throughout the year, BLC will offer special classes and gatherings that allow us to step into the stream of Wholeness that Yogananda saw in all beings. All are welcome in our Journey In Love.

Welcome to The Blue Lotus Center

~ Return to Peace ~


Live the Eternal Way: The Art and Practice of Self-Realization

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 Blue Lotus Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization
dedicated to spiritual awakening by fostering an oasis of peace
in the community, in the world, and in the hearts of individuals.

"The importance of a spiritual practice community cannot be overemphasized. Since life is one, we are not restored to wholeness alone.
Growing together in wisdom and compassion is supportive of realizing the teachings of divine unity."
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian, CSE Daily Inspiration 12/24/2015

Blue Lotus Center is happy to announce that we have reopened for Wednesday evening onsite meditation!  We invite you to join us each week where you can meditate and study in spiritual community.  If you are out of the area, you can still join us on Zoom. 

We appreciate your support and look forward to meditating with you.

To join us onsite, please see the Community Welcome Guidelines below.

For our meditation class schedule, click here.

Revised 5-9-2023

BLC Community Welcome Guidelines

To honor the safety of the entire BLC community, all on-site attendees agree to comply with these BLC Community Welcome Guidelines.

1. No current Covid symptoms,
2. Social Distancing respected and

3. For gatherings of more than 1 hour, Masks ARE required indoors.

Strongly Recommended:

In the past 5 days:

1. No known exposure to Covid and

2. Covid test with negative results.

If, for any reason, you do not meet these entry criteria, please join us on Zoom instead. If you are not currently registered for our Zoom classes, please request the link on our Contact Page.
Thank you, in advance, for your conscious cooperation and respect for the wellness of the BLC community. Welcome back!

Join CSE for an Introduction to Meditation Class

First Sunday of every month, 1:00-2:00 p.m.   
Next class: Online - Sunday, June 4, 2023

~Free class

Registration required

Calm your mind, relax your body and open your heart with a simple, ancient, time-tested meditation practice that has helped millions of sincere seekers from all traditions to live from the innate peace and joy that indwells us all.   Learn how to set up your own home meditation practice.

Instructor: CSE Meditation Leaders
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