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

"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 - and my life has been full of external tragedies - and if they have left no visible,

no indelible scar on me, I owe it all to the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita."
Mahatma K. Gandhi, Young India (1925), pp. 1078-1079

Dear Friends of BLC,

I pray you and your loved ones are well cared for on all levels.

Blue Lotus Center joins Yogacharya O’Brian and CSE in consciousness and action to preserve the well-being of our community members.

  • The BLC physical site remains temporarily closed although we are taking steps to ensure a safe re-opening.
  • CSE is currently offering in-person participation for Sunday Satsang for a limited number of people. Pre-registration and proof of vaccination are required to attend in-person. To register, go to the online calendarand select the Sunday you wish to attend.

To read more about CSE’s status, please click here.  For CSE online programs, click here.

BLC’s Board of Directors and Seva Volunteer Team remain committed to support the highest good in all during this time of transition. Please know that we are working as quickly as divine grace allows to restore BLC services to the best of our ability.

Please check your weekly BLC email for the most current updates of additional online groups. Sign up to receive the BLC weekly email at "Contact Us".

Meditate superconsciously with BLC meditators online. Awaken, study, and be inspired in a meditative Kriya Yoga community committed to reclaim and to live from the spiritual integrity and wholeness that we all are. Contribute to the realization of peace in our minds, our hearts, our families, our community and our world. Blue Lotus Meditation & Yoga Center welcomes sincere seekers and newcomers from all backgrounds.

I wish you all peace in the remembrance that this too shall pass.

All Blessings,

Paula Vandana Ramos, BLC Spiritual Director

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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 ~

Freedom From Sorrow:

Bhagavad Gita Study With BLC

Join the Blue Lotus community this summer as we read and contemplate the book Autobiography of A Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. Learn about the life of this well-loved Spiritual Teacher. 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. Join Wednesday evening meditation to hear spiritual insights and inspiration from this timeless classic. All are welcome to participate.

Autobiography of a Yogi can be purchased locally at BLC or online at Amazon.

To register for classes, click  Register.

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.

Effective 03/25/2020: Until further notice, for the safety of our community,
all BLC groups will be offered online via Zoom. 

To meditate with us online, send your request to Jyoti at "Contact Us". 

Jyoti will send you  the Zoom link and instructions.

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.

08-30-2021:  An Important CSE and BLC Update

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.

Join CSE for an Introduction to Meditation Class

First Sunday of every month, 1:00-2:00 p.m.   
Next class: Online - Sunday, September 4, 2022

~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

Join us in spiritual community for a time of meditation, study and contemplation into The Bhagavad Gita, a foundational text for yoga and meditation. Experience this practical wisdom that redirects our paths of suffering toward the freedom of our essential Wholeness. Learn how the ancient teachings of the Gita can reveal our inner peace, courage, and clarity. New and experienced students of the Gita are welcome to join anytime. All are welcome.

Our year-long study will include:

Individual Daily Meditation and Metaphysical Scripture Study
Begins 09/01/2021 through 08/31/2022
Complement your daily meditation practice with contemplative reading of the Gita.

Access the 2021-2022 Bhagavad Gita One Year Reading Schedule here.

Tuesday 1pm Weekly Meditation and Gita Study Group
Tuesdays, beginning 09/07/2021 through 08/30/2022

Each Tuesday in spiritual community, we will meditate and contemplate inspirations and insights revealed during our daily Gita scripture study.

To register for classes, click  Register.


Required text: The Eternal Way: The Inner Meaning of the Bhagavad Gita, by Roy Eugene Davis.

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Paula 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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Journey In Love

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

Summer Reading Invitation from Blue Lotus Center

Autobiography of a Yogi