​​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

“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. 

Copyright 2014. Blue Lotus Meditation Center. All rights reserved.
408-842-0208  •  paula@bluelotuscenter.org  •  Dry Creek Village, 8347 Church Street, Gilroy, CA  95020 

This 3-part series concludes with:


"One of the great promises of the Advent of Christ Consciousness is healing… .
Christ Consciousness reveals wholeness and brings healing amid brokenness.
During the days of Advent, cultivate a greater receptivity to healing."

~Yogacharya O’Brian, Path of Wonder: A Meditator’s Guide to Advent.

Seekers from all traditions are invited to experience the “Holy” in this Holy Day season. Open your heart to a metaphysical understanding of the Christmas story, meditate into the divine wisdom of the universal Christ Consciousness that indwells us all, and experience spiritual practices to inspire our intentional entry into this Holy season drawing on teachings from Yogacharya O’Brian’s book Path Of Wonder: A Meditator’s Guide to Advent.  (Available at CSE, BLC, or Amazon.)

Join Acharya Paula Vandana for an afternoon of restoration, inspiration, and meditation. Experience Yogic teachings and practices to spiritualize the care of the body, harmonize the mind for the highest good, and intentionally live from the wisdom and joy of the soul.

Saturday, December 2, 2023;  1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Preregistration required.

Registration Now Open. To register or for more information, click here.

Offered onsite at BLC in Gilroy, CA, and online via Zoom.  All are welcome.

Previous classes:

Part 1:  Cherish Changing Bodies   April 22, 2023
Part 2:  Befriend the Busy Mind      September 9, 2023

A Program for Spiritual Self-Care

Meditation & Yoga Center:

CSE south county meditation center

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

"All life-enhancing qualities can be unfolded quickly by remembering our relationship with the Infinite

and by living so that we can always be in harmony with it."
Roy Eugene Davis, The Eternal Way: The Inner Meaning of the Bhagavad Gita (2009), pp. 194

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.


Join us in spiritual community for a time of meditation, study, and contemplation of 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 September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024
Complement your daily meditation practice with contemplative reading of the Gita.
Download the 2023-2024 Bhagavad Gita One Year Daily Reading schedule here.

Tuesday 1pm Weekly Meditation and Gita Study Group
Tuesdays, beginning 09/05/2023 through 08/27/2024
Each Tuesday in spiritual community, we will meditate and contemplate inspirations and insights revealed during our daily Gita scripture study.

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

Required text: The Eternal Way: The Inner Meaning of the Bhagavad Gita, by Roy Eugene Davis.
Texts available locally at BLC or CSE, or online at csa-davis.org or Amazon.

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

We welcome your tax deductible donation

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.

Freedom From Sorrow:

Bhagavad Gita Study With BLC

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.

For our meditation class schedule, click here.

CSE Monthly Online Introduction to Meditation Class

First Sunday of every month, 1:00-2:00 p.m.   
Next class: Online - Sunday, December 3, 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.

CSE Meditation Leaders