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: Acharya Paula Vandana Whang-Ramos

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

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 groups, 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 or Amazon.

April 6, 2024 JOA Retreat: Opening Into Abundance

"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

Thrive and Prosper!

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

This year at Blue Lotus Center, we dedicate our collective consciousness to “Thrive and Prosper”. We will study spiritual prosperity and explore how it can enhance the depth of our spiritual awakening and the quality of our daily lives. We will draw inspiration and guidance from Yogacharya O’Brian’s book The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity Through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga. If you have read this book, then you already know the spiritually relevant and deeply practical teachings that Yogacharya freely offers to help us thrive and prosper in this lifetime. If this is your introduction to this book, then now is the time to order it and get ready to thrive and prosper in 2024!

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGIby Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda's autobiography is a timeless classic that continues to be influential more that 75 years after it was first published.  Autobiography of a Yogi recounts the life of this well-loved Spiritual Leader who changed the consciousness of the US 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.

Autobiography of a Yogi is available for purchase at BLC and online at Amazon.


Acharya Paula Vandana led the group through teachings from the last two sections of The Jewel of Abundance by Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian including the 8 Limbs of Yoga with emphasis on the Yamas (restraints) and Niyamas (observances). mantra and japa practice, and gratitude as a daily contemplative practice.  The afternoon of restoration, inspiration, and meditation was followed by fellowship and the sharing of prasad.

Radiant Living Online Participants

Drawing from Yogacharya O’Brian’s book The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity Through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga, we explored prosperous living as a spiritual practice through meditation and inspirational teachings on the Purusharthas, chakra system, and the Source of  all prosperity in which we live and breathe and have our being.

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.

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

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Participate in these ongoing  JOA inspired groups and envision 2024 as a year of abundance for all.

  • Wednesday Evening Meditation Group on-site and online.
  • Saturday Morning Meditation Group on-line.

The Jewel of Abundance is available at CSE and BLC, and online at Amazon.

If you are not currently registered for BLC's meditation groups, click here to request the link.

Prior Classes, Contemplative Groups, and Book Studies

RADIANT LIVING: A Program for Spiritual Self-Care

Paramahansa Yogananda As I Knew Him is written from the heart and direct experience of a devoted student who personally knew him. Mr. Davis' love and devotion for his Spiritual Teacher inspires and guides us into our own essential wholeness, clarity, and peace.
Paramahansa Yogananda As I Knew Him can be purchased at BLC and online at Amazon.

True prosperity is less about having than it is about being and its process, becoming.
It’s the spiritual journey of becoming in fullness that which we are in potential.”
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, The Jewel of Abundance, p.42

Freedom From Sorrow:
Bhagavad Gita Study With BLC

On Saturday, December 2, 2023, Blue Lotus Center successfully concluded the 3-part Radiant Living series of classes with the presentation of A Metaphysical Pilgrimage into Advent.

In Part 1 (Cherish Changing Bodies) and Part 2 (Befriend the Busy Mind) participants joined Acharya Paula Vandana for an afternoon of restoration, inspiration, and meditation. 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 were presented.  In Part 3, A Metaphysical Pilgrimage into Advent, attendees were guided through a metaphysical and yogic understanding of the Christmas story and experienced spiritual practices to inspire intentional entry into the Holy season drawn on the teachings from Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian’s book Path Of Wonder: A Meditator’s Guide to Advent.

“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

June 1, 2024 JOA Retreat: Live Your Divine Potential

Awakening Divine Wisdom Within: An Introduction to Contemplative Scripture Study

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