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Events & Meetings

Join us for all of our exciting events or find the group that makes your heart sing. From thank you events, concerts and fun-raisers to regularly scheduled meetings of our On-Going Groups – it’s all right here!

 

Questions? Contact: Events [at] CSLSJ.org

 

EVENTS


SUMMER FRIDAYS MORNING MEDITATION

With Ann Marshall & Les Lindop
Fridays
June 7 – August 30
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Love offering only
Join us for a weekly meditation to ground you for the weekend! 25 minutes guided, a reading to contemplate and 25 minute silent meditation.
This is for all levels of experience with meditation. It's great for newcomers to the Center and to a daily practice of meditation. Being in community with other CSL SJ members is always a plus, too.

“THE AGREEMENTS FOR A BETTER LIFE” AN EVENING WITH DON MIGUEL RUIZ JR & DON JOSE RUIZ


Saturday
September 7
6 – 8 pm


Ticket prices:
Early bird: $50
VIP: $65
At the door: $55



IMAGINE living a happier, fuller, more meaningful life. Imagine a life without conflict, guilt or shame, a life where you are free to express the real you without fear of being judged by others, a life where you love and accept yourself just the way you are. This way of life is entirely possible, and it's in your hands. Come share an evening with The Ruiz Brothers – don Miguel Jr and don Jose. We’ll explore “The Four Agreements” and “The Fifth Agreement” to guide you toward the life you really want to live. Unlock the power of these deceptively simple agreements. It’s time to live a better life!

SAYING GOODBYE PRESENTS….CONVERSATIONS ON DEATH & DYING


Facilitated by Rev. Toni Cormier
Sunday
September 8
1 pm – 2:30 pm

Suggested $5 love offering but no one turned away
We will discuss the Go Wish cards. Go Wish gives you an easy, even entertaining way to talk about what is most important to you. The cards help you find words to talk about what is important if you were to be living a life that may be shortened by serious illness.

LOVE IN ACTION: BASIC NECESSITIES FOR THE POOR

Facilitated by Kate Drayson
Saturday
September 14
9 am – 12 pm
at Sacred Heart Community Service
CSL Global Day of Service on Saturday, September 14! CSL’s throughout the world will be out in their communities providing hands-on volunteer services. Come join CSLSJ at Sacred Heart for a morning of sorting clothing and food to distribute to families experiencing poverty. Children ages 9+ years are welcome. Sacred Heart assists families with achieving lifelong economic self-sufficiency through various programs including food, clothing, and housing assistance; employment assistance, family mentoring, and adult and youth education programs.

ON-GOING GROUPS

ANIMAL CONNECTION MEETING

With Debbie Belmessieri, RScP
Animal Connection - Get Involved
3rd Sundays
12:30 - 1:30 pm



The purpose of the Animal Connections Group at the Center for Spiritual Living, San Jose is multi-faceted. First and foremost, the Animal Connections Group provides high watch for all of God’s creations in animal form. Whether domesticated or wild, the well-being of all animals is vital to the wholeness for the consciousness of the Global Heart.

Find out about the many different ways to become part of the Animal Connections team

Contact: AnimalConnection [at] cslsj.org or 408-439-8428

BETTER BUSINESS BREAKFAST

With Ken Rowell
BBB
2nd Tuesdays
7 - 8:30 am

Free Admission includes a continental breakfast!
"Success is a state of mind. If you want success start thinking of yourself as success" ~Dr. Joyce Brothers
Join a conversation regarding how success need not be pursued but rather be attracted by the person that inwardly feels and becomes the success he/she is claiming!

We'll share an inspiring exchange of ideas, discussion of various spiritual and business practices as well as support and an expansion of your connections. Each month there is a theme where we discuss a spiritual practice, or a personal or business value.

Contact: KenRowell [at] cslsj.org

CARING FOR OUR CAREGIVERS

With Jennifer Bick, RScP and Mary Jo Garrett, LMFT
2nd Sundays
12:30 to 2:00 pm




An on-going support group for caregivers. Focused on creating a safe place to express the challenges, frustrations, tears and joys of this common, yet unique caregiving experience. In addition, the facilitators wish to create a place where resources are shared and questions are encouraged. And, finally, the focus will be on assisting caregivers in discovering the value of healthy boundaries when you are being pulled in many directions.

Contact: jenniferbick [at] cslsj.org

MEN'S GROUP

With Michael Rodrigues & Michael Emens
Thursdays
Bi-weekly 2nd & 4th
7-8:30 pm



The CSL San Jose Men’s Group will provide the opportunity for men to develop and explore their abilities to openly communicate and support each other in a safe, integrous, nonjudgemental space.

Contact: michaelrodrigues [at] cslsj.org

OUTREACH

With Kate Drayson
2nd Sundays
12:15-1:30 PM



The Outreach Team connects to groups outside the Center community. Creating a bond among communities, they initiate programs that meet on-going needs. For example, they collect stuffed animals for children, have a gift tree for elders, gather food for families in crisis and join up with the Animal Connection to provide food and blankets for pets living at the Humane Society. Their goal is to actively participate in creating a world that works for everyone.

Contact: outreach [at] cslsj.org

PRAYER SHAWL GROUP

With Phyllis Gallagher
shawl
1st & 3rd Sundays
12:30-2:30 pm
Knit and/or crochet prayer shawls to give to our center members who are seriously ill, going through cancer treatments, or are in the hospital or nursing homes.

Bring your Yarn, Needles or Crochet Hooks plus other accessories. A shawl pattern will be handed out. Contact me if you want a pattern earlier.

We will stitch and pray in community and share our gifts with those in need.

For more information contact Phyllis Gallagher via email at phyllisgallagher [at] cslsj.org

BAY AREA OLDER ADULTS LECTURE


1st Thursday
11 am
Lecture/Discussion of topics important to our older community members. Each month introduces a new topic.

CSL Members and Guests may REGISTER FOR FREE: http://www.bayareaolderadults.org/2017-bao-lectures.

Soul Sisters

With Mary Hines
3rd Sundays
12:30-2 pm
If you are missing connection, support, and talking about your spiritual beliefs, then let’s get together and discover the beauty of women empowering women. Your tribe is here and waiting with open arms to lift you up and share our joys, sorrows, and wisdom!

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (AA Meeting)


Weekly .. Tuesday
7-8 pm

Open AA meeting every week in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome and we can use your support. For more information please contact Dan Jackson @ 408-728-0244 or danjackson92@comcast.net