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Welcome to the Center for Sacred Studies


The Center for Sacred Studies is dedicated to sustaining ways of life based on collaboration and reciprocity with the Earth and all Her beings.

The seeds of the Center for Sacred Studies were first planted in 1995 in our intentional community, Kayumari. We joined together at that time to live together, to raise our children, to create a safe place for prayer while nurturing our relation to the Divine and to this wondrous creation.

Our non-profit root, the Center for Sacred Studies, took hold in 2001 to protect our ways of prayer. This created a collaboration with the Global Community to serve our Earth-Based Initiatives, to honor our ceremonies in our Sanctuary, and to inspire with our Global University through our Ministry and Educational programs.

We continue, through the decades, to unite with people in many countries around the world  growing our prayer for the next seven generations!

Join us on this sacred journey as a walking prayer for Mother Earth.


In the AUGUST  Center for Sacred Studies News:

  • Let us shift the momentum to the earth, to the water, to all beings and WEAR OUR WATER REGALIA ON SUNDAYS.#WaterIsSacredSundays #WaterIsLife #MniWiconi Pua Case
  • Take Action to #ProtectOurWater  – August 19th: Clean up your water ways! Protect Our Future is Earth Guardians’ ongoing campaign highlighting environmental issues connected to the Earth, Water, Air, and Climate.
  • Next Community Prayer call with  Jyoti and Darlene Hunter.  AUGUST 23, 2017 @ 5pm PST, after the Eclipse of AUGUST 21 reflections. See community-calls page for more information and registration to the call. 
  • International Conference on Indigenous and Ancestral Wisdom, Healing and Transformation.  Labor Day Weekend ~ September 2-4, 2017 ~ San Rafael, CA.  Presenter Highlights: Valerie Hausmann, Natem Anank, Lyla June Johnston, David Cumes, Dr. Maria D. Michael, and more.   shamanismconference.org.
  • Black Hills Unity Concert 2017. In 2017, Sept 8-10, we gather in Piedmont, South Dakota once again.  If you haven’t had a chance to show your support, please Click here! and send the link to your networks again.  Please share, share, share!
  • REGISTRATION OPEN! If you are interested to attend the Silent Retreats –  October 26-29, 2017 in Seattle, WA and  Nov 16-19, 2017 in Guerneville, CA – with Jyoti and Darlene Hunter, see the Silent Retreat page.
    • Silent Retreat – October 26-29, 2017 –   at The Lodge at Cedar Springs in Sedro Woolley, WA 98284 (between Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA.) – with Jyoti and Darlene Hunter. See More Info for Tuition and Housing.
    •  Silent Retreat – November 16-19, 2017 – at the Wildwood Retreat Center in Guerneville, CA 
with Jyoti and Darlene Hunter. See More Info for Tuition and Housing.
  • REGISTRATION OPEN ! Stargate Mystery School, starting in December 2017, will be located in Northern CA, Guerneville Area, in Wildwood Conservation Foundation & Retreat Center. 5 extended Week-Ends, from Thursday to Sunday. Each week-end will focus on the step it takes to bring vision into reality. It is going to be an alchemical process! See the Stargate Mystery School page.
  • Center for Sacred Studies Co-Sponsorship with The Shift Network. See FREE Online Events.
  • On-Line Ministry Training and Elder Wisdom. Are you a natural mentor? Do you love to be of service? You can become a Minister of Prayer. The next Ministry Training program will begin in May 2018. Registration Open! See the Ministry Training Program page.
  • Without you, we can’t do any of this.  Here’s how you can help!

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Click below to watch an introductory video from CSS Spiritual Director Jyoti:


Global University : Prepare yourself to improve the Quality of Life in the World

MTP LOGO ROUND The Online Ministry Training Program – a 2-year online program with two tracks, Auditing or Ordination. See the Ministry Training Program Information page

videoWatch the Center for Sacred Studies Ministerial Training Program Intro VIDEO

logo.bgd.SMS.300ppi.print.roundThe  Stargate Mystery School – a five-weekend residential program in Guerneville, California that explores non-ordinary states of consciousness.  See the Stargate Information page.

Tlogo.bgd.CSMS.300ppi.print.roundhe Children’s Stargate – four-days retreat in Guerneville, California – Our Elders tell us that those closest to Creator are the children and the elders. See the Children’s Stargate Information page.
Maitri Breathwork Certification Training – a 2-year program (instructional and practicum) in the techniques of Maitri breathwork. See the Maitri Breathwork Information page.
The Online Wisdom Bridge is an international educational initiative that, through the wonderful technology of tele-seminars, makes far-reaching wisdom accessible to people around the world.  See the Wisdom Bridge Information page.

“This program (CSS) is changing my life. So grateful!!! ”  – Elaine McCall

“The Center for Sacred Studies and all beings involved have helped me remember the divinity within me and how to embrace my spirituality with love. Thank you for all the selfless time of service you spend helping to awaken humans and heal our beautiful Mother Earth! Much love, gratitude and many Blessings!” – Margie

“CSS changed my life. I am grateful for their love and care.” – Jamie

Earth Initiatives : What we are doing in the World



The Fountain – For The Natural Order of Our Existence. Restoring a global economy of Reciprocity inspired by Nature and the Sacred. See The Fountain For The Natural Order of Our Existence Information page.

THE BLACK HILLS UNITY CONCERT ~ September 8-10, 2017 –  Elk Creek Resort,   Piedmont, South Dakota. On September 13-14th, 2014 and again on August 28-30, 2015 & September 9-10-11, 2016, in the Black Hills of South Dakota, thousands of people converged for a UNITY CONCERT — bringing together Native American tribes with those on the right side of justice to return the guardianship of the Black Hills to the Great Sioux Nation. the Black Hills Unity Concert Information page.

video Watch Black Hills Are Not For Sale: The Black Hills Unity Concert Presentation Video

Camp liberia roundOur Fiscal Sponsorships: Awakened Connections supporting the first Akha Children’s Dream Home, Akha Orphanage initiated & directed children’s home in Thailand. Fukushima Solutions – committed to heal the oceans and heal ourselves. Camp for Peace Liberia Education and Rehabilitation Project for marginalized youth in Liberia; See the Fiscal Sponsorships Information page.

Alliances:  Pua Case –  “I stand with Sacred Stone and Standing Rock and all other movements I am committed to support because of the upright action and purpose set forth.” – Pua Case.  Satya Lightworks a group of revolutionaries, writers, teachers, healers and Earth activists who share a common vision of awakening oneness consciousness through re-kindling ancient wisdom in human hearts. Finca Sagrada (Sacred Land Farm) – Intercultural Biodynamic self-supporting farm family on 15 lower acres with a mountain above, located near Vilcabamba, which is a destination in southern Ecuador, drawing travelers from around the world. WaterSongLine Council founded through the coming forth of a vision of an international bringing together of all those souls and spirits praying for the healing of our Mother Waters, and working towards a healed earth; 4 Elements Earth Education a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization, was founded by Rick Berry to bring the timeless teachings of Grandfather “Stalking Wolf” to children, their families, and communities. See the Alliances Information page.

Seeds for Peace and Unity: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. See the Seeds for Peace and Unity Information page.


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Questions? Call for more information: 707-604-7362 or send an email to centerforsacredstudies@gmail.com

Lyla June explains the Indigenous rights issues behind the Black Hills Unity Concert. Please support this free concert at ioby.org/project/black-hills-unity-concert-2017

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