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.

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.

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

Required text: The Eternal Way: The Inner Meaning of the Bhagavad Gitaby Roy Eugene Davis.

Texts available locally at BLC, or at csa-davis.org or Amazon.

  • Audio book available at csa-davis.org
  • Electronic book available at:
  1. Kindle
  2. Search your Apple Books app

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Free will offering.


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

Freedom From Sorrow: Bhagavad Gita Study With BLC


“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


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

LIVING YOGA: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI
by PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA - Spiritual Book Study Group


Blue Lotus Center, Dry Creek Village, Gilroy 95020

Check back later for upcoming dates for the next book study group.
~ Free will offering


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.

"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

Living Yoga: The Eternal Way


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Free will offering.

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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~ Free will offering


"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:
PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA AS I KNEW HIM, by Mr. Roy Eugene Davis
~ A Contemplative Book Study ~

NEW CLASS COMING SEPTEMBER 1, 2021!!

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

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

Blue Lotus Center
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~ Free will offering


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 2022 and conclude in August 2023.


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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