The Jewel of Abundance: An Enchanted Evening of Readings & Ragas with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga was officially released on November 30th, 2018.  In concert with Steve Oda on sarode, Michael Lewis on tabla, and accompanied by Pushpa Oda on tanpura, Yogacharya O'Brian's readings from her latest book created a magical night for the soul with ragas and readings that enchanted the mind and spoke directly to the heart.  

For more information on The Jewel of Abundance, click here.  The Jewel of Abundance is also available for purchase at Blue Lotus.

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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: Paula Whang-Ramos

Living Yoga: The Eternal Way

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Instructor: Paula Whang-Ramos, MDiv.

Learn ancient Yogic meditation and life style practices to calm the mind; open the heart; and live in greater peace, love and wisdom. Join us for a time of meditation and inspired study in an uplifting community of sincere seekers from all backgrounds. All are welcome. 

Living In The Flow Of Abundance:

Spiritual Book Study of The Jewel of Abundance
By Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

Blue Lotus Center
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"Realizing Oneness - nothing less than wholeness  -is our greatest prosperity...We are born to thrive."
Yogacharya O'Brian, The Jewel of Abundance

We will dive into the practical application of ancient Yogic teachings and explore how spiritual realization and earthly success go hand in hand, revealing a path to abundant living that is deeply satisfying, joyful, and purposeful. Join us for a time of meditation, inspiration and Self-realization of our essential wholeness and abundance.

The Jewel of Abundance is available for purchase at Blue Lotus Center and online at Amazon.

Journey In Love:
~ A Contemplative Book Study ~

Walking the Talk: Individual Daily Meditation and Metaphysical Scripture Study

“That devotee, disciplined by yoga practice, who meditates on the Absolute, awakens to that transcendent state.” 
~ Bhagavad Gita 8:8

September 1, 2019 – August, 29, 2020
To deepen our daily meditation practice, we add a daily Bhagavad Gita reading and contemplative practice to enhance our clarity and enrich our spiritual awakening. Access the 2019-20 Bhagavad Gita 1 Year Daily Reading schedule  here.

Monthly Gita Contemplative Study Group

“In whatever way devotees take refuge in me, I provide them grace.
Devotees everywhere (of various psychological temperaments and in various ways) follow my path.”

~ Bhagavad Gita 4:11

​​Each month, in spiritual community, we will meditate and contemplate inspirations and growing edges revealed during our daily Gita scripture study.  All are welcome for a time of meditation and Self-Study as we contemplate the inner wisdom revealed from the Bhagavad Gita, 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 Gita is required.

The Eternal Way: The Inner Meaning of the Bhagavad Gita by Mr. Roy Eugene Davis is available at BLC.  Audio book available at

Surrender and Celebrate! An Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita - 3 Week Class

“The story of the Gita is our own soul’s journey. It is the journey we make every day, moment by moment,
as we seek to live in harmony with the divine influence. To live the spiritual life, we must resist the inner forces of desire and
delusion that lead the soul into bondage and surrender to the direction of the indwelling divine nature.”
~ Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian

6:30-8:30 pm ~ 3 Wednesdays, August 28, September 4, 11, 2019
In this prelude to our year-long Gita study, we explored the main themes and symbolic meanings of the Bhagavad Gita.  

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

Blue Lotus Center
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Experience Paramahansa Yogananda from the heart and direct experience of a devoted student who personally knew him. Inwardly explore how Mr. Davis' love and devotion for his Spiritual Teacher can inspire and guide us into our own essential wholeness, clarity, and peace. Join us for a time of meditation and inspiration from these 2 beloved Teachers in our tradition.
Paramahansa Yogananda As I Knew Him can be purchased at BLC.

“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

Awakening Divine Wisdom Within: An Introduction to Contemplative Scripture Study

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 programwill 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 and Amazon.


Meditation & Yoga Center:

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Spiritual Living Classes & Groups

“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

Join us for Spiritual Study

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

by PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA - Spiritual Book Study Group

Blue Lotus Center, Dry Creek Village, Gilroy 95020

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Join us in spiritual community as we read Autobiography Of A Yogi. Learn about the life of this well loved Spiritual Leader who changed the consciousness of USA 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. Bring your journal and join us for a time of meditation, inspiration, journaling and fellowship. All are welcome to join at any time.

Autobiography of a Yogi is available for purchase at BLC.

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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