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.
Click below to watch an introductory video from CSS Spiritual Director Jyoti:
Message from Jyoti and Darlene – October 18, 2017!!
Dear Relatives and Community,
We wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the calls, emails, texts and prayers many have sent during this critical time. As you have heard, a fire storm hit near us and it is still raging. 4500 homes and businesses gone. Over 180,000 acres of land burnt and still it rages. 40 lives lost and up to 200 still missing. We lost internet and phone and are now online in our area. Our community center and community members and their homes are all safe! Some have had to be evacuated, but are safe. We stood ready to leave should the winds shift the direction, and the fires come closer. And now, the winds are slowing and those on the ground putting out the fire say they are beginning to contain it. And for this, we give thanks! That rain is on the forecast, we give thanks! Your prayers are very powerful!! And when we join those prayers, healing happens and miracles make themselves visible. And for this, we give thanks.
Please join your prayers and light your candles, so that we can focus Creator’s Grace on the first responders in the north bay area who are in full service helping in so many ways: fighting fires, feeding and housing those who lost their homes and businesses, getting electricity and water to whole communities, attending the elderly and ill and so much more. Our communities are in shock and still the fire is not contained. So we need your focused prayers. And as the fires are contained, then our communities will be starting the work of rebuilding. And as we have seen in other communities that have survived a catastrophe, we pray for our consciousness to awaken and bring us solutions that will help us rebuild in ways that are more sustainable, eco friendly, and give thought to the next generations to come.
As Mahatma Gandhi said:
Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.
What we have seen through this moment of crisis, is the humanity and heart that lives in us all. And that humanity knew no false boundary of age, race, culture or economic class. We have been responding as a family saving lives, opening homes, volunteering and helping to hold those who have lost so much.
As one elder said, “ It is only material things lost. We have our lives. We can rebuild.”
And as Mother Teresa said:
None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.
Let us walk on this good road together carried by our prayers and driven by our vision. As we light our candles, let us ignite the fires within. And let us feed those fires within through global and personal prayer. For the world can be what we dream it! That is when this moment of tragedy is transformed into possibility!! This is how we have begun to birth a new world.
With great humility and love,
Jyoti and Darlene
Community of Kayumari
Center for Sacred Studies
In the October 2017 Center for Sacred Studies News
Facilitators: Jyoti! ~ Darlene Hunter! ~ Rev Hanayo! ~ Margin Broux!Date: Saturday October 28, 17Time: 9:00 am – 8:00 pmFull day of Breathwork including meals: $205Optional overnight stay accommodations: $60 per nightBreakfast $10(Total cost including an overnight and breakfast $275)
If you are interested to attend the SILENT RETREAT with Jyoti and Darlene Hunter – – Nov 16-19, 2017 in Guerneville, CA. See the Silent Retreat page.
FULL! WAITING LIST! Maitri Breatwork in Grass Valley, CA with Trish Noble & Margin Broux – Sunday, November 12, 2017 , form 9:30am – to 8pm. Tuition : $195 . For information and registration, contact Trish at email@example.com or Margin at firstname.lastname@example.org. 10% of the proceeds from this breathwork will be donated to the Center for Sacred Studies. More information, see Maitri Breatwork Grass Valley page
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.
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. See the Ministry Training Program page.
Center for Sacred Studies Co-Sponsorship with The Shift Network. See FREE Online Events.
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Global University : Prepare yourself to improve the Quality of Life in the World
The Online Ministry Training Program – a 2-year online program with two tracks, Auditing or Ordination. See the Ministry Training Program Information page
The Stargate Mystery School – a five-weekend residential program in Guerneville, California that explores non-ordinary states of consciousness. See the Stargate Information page.
The 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.
Our 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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