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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


FABULOUS FRIDAY MORNING MEDITATION

With Ann Marshall & Les Lindop
Fridays
Sept 6 – December 27
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.

VOLUNTEER FAIRE

with Les Lindop
Sunday
October 27
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Deepen your community connection by exploring volunteer opportunities at our semi-annual Volunteer Faire! Meet volunteer team leaders and members to ask questions. Community service is a great way to meet new friends; it is also a pillar of spiritual practice.

SUICIDE PRESENTATION WITH BRAD LEARY


Facilitated by Brad Leary, LCSW
Saturday
November 2
10 am – 1 pm

$30

Suicide: How to assess suicidal ideation compassionately from a lay person’s perspective. In addition, participants will gain practical knowledge to support suicide loss survivors (those that have lost a loved one to suicide).

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