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.

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.

03-15-2020:  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.

The Science of Self-Realization: An Introduction to the Yoga Sutras


Free Meditation Class - Learn to Meditate

Second Thursday of every month, 6:30-8:15 p.m.   

Date change to 3rd Thursday in August
Next class: Online - Thursday, August 19, 2021

~Free class

Please submit your request for the Online link at "Contact Us".

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: Paula Whang-Ramos


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

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. Effective immediately, the physical sites of CSE and BLC are temporarily closed. To read more about CSE’s closure, 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".

 During this time of change, Yogacharya O’Brian encourages us to “keep it simple”. As we follow her guidance to simplify our consciousness and our services, I look forward to growing and meditating with you in this new venue.

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

We welcome your tax deductible donation

Living in Freedom

4th Thursday of the month  

Next class:  Online Thursday, August 26, 2021
6:30-7:45 p.m.

~ Free will offering

Please submit your request for the Online link  at "Contact Us" .

All are welcome for a time of meditation and Self-Study as we contemplate the inner wisdom revealed from the Yoga Sutras, a foundational text for yoga and meditation. Learn how these ancient teachings can reveal our inner peace, courage, and clarity. No prior experience with the Yoga Sutras is required. Join anytime!

  • Learn more about BLC's 1 year Sutras spiritual study program above or  here.
  • Participate in CSE's daily meditations here.
  • Access the weekly Yoga Sutras reading schedule here.

Required text: The Science of Self-Realization: A Guide to Spiritual Practice in the Kriya Yoga Tradition (Patanjali's Yoga Sutras) by Roy Eugene Davis.
Texts available locally at BLC, or at csa-davis.org and Amazon.

Meditation & Yoga Center:

CSE south county meditation center

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

“The mind is purified by cultivating thoughts and feelings of friendship for others, compassion for those who are suffering, happiness for the well-being that others enjoy, and dispassion regarding what is observed.”
Yoga Sutras 1.33
Roy Eugene Davis, The Science of Self-Realization:
A Guide to Spiritual Practice in the Kriya Yoga Tradition
, 2004

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.

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.

Are you seeking greater clarity during this time of confusion? Would you like greater inner peace during this time of unrest? How can a daily meditation practice reveal the inner courage, compassion, and wisdom that we need now? Join us in spiritual community as we meditate, study, and contemplate the timeless, practical teachings of the Yoga Sutras. Experience how the most ancient teachings on yoga and meditation can inform and inspire spiritually conscious living that is so needed today.

This year-long Yoga Sutras Spiritual Study program will begin September 2020 and conclude in August 2021.
It includes:

  • Personal Yoga Sutras spiritual study - The Sutras consist of approximately 197 short verses. Complement your daily meditation practice with BLC's daily reading schedule of the Yoga Sutras.   Access the Yoga Sutras reading schedule here.

  • Meditation and Yoga Sutras Inspiration - Weekly meditation and contemplative inspiration from the current week's Yoga Sutras readings. Join us online every Tuesday afternoon at 1:00pm.

              Please submit your request for the Online link at  "Contact Us" .

  • Living in Freedom - Monthly Yoga Sutras instruction, inspiration, meditation, and contemplative study group.

              Bring your inspired Sutras to share with the group. Join us on the 4th Thursday evening monthly. 

              No prior experience with the Sutras is required.

             6:30-7:45 pm ~ 4th Thursday each month
            Next class: Online Thursday, August 26, 2021
            Free will offering

            Please submit your request for the Online link at  "Contact Us" .

Newcomers and current students of the Yoga Sutras are welcome.

Required text: The Science of Self-Realization: A Guide to Spiritual Practice in the Kriya Yoga Tradition (Patanjali's Yoga Sutras) by Roy Eugene Davis.
Texts available locally at BLC, or at csa-davis.org and Amazon.

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408-842-0208  •  paula@bluelotuscenter.org  •  Dry Creek Village, 8347 Church Street, Gilroy, CA  95020 

Join Blue Lotus Meditation and Yoga Center in a Year Long

Journey In Love

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.