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  • Your Child is invited to the Center for Sacred Studies Children’s Stargate Earth • Air • Fire • Water August 3-6, 2015 at Wildwood Foundation in Guerneville, CA. Click on the banner for more information.

  • SAVE THE DATE! THE UNITY CONCERT 2015 AUGUST 28-30, 2015 Elk Creek Resort, Piedmont, South Dakota. For more information, click on the banner!

  • 2015 Global Maitri Breathwork. September 12, 2015 with Jyoti, Russell Park and Darlene Hunter in Sebastopol Area, California. Click on the banner for more information!

  • The Online Ministry Training Program – a 2-year online program with two tracks, Auditing or Ordination. Register for the new training starting in May 1st, 2016! Click on the banner for more information!

  • This year, The Shift Network is offering 4 new summits you won’t want to miss. They include: The Global Compassion Summit (July 7-9) The Heart of Democracy Summit (August 18-20) The Subtle Activism Summit (September 8-10) 11 Days of Global Unity Summit (September 11-21) To learn more and be a part of this incredible online event, click here

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  • We are excited and honored to invite you to this special event on Tuesday, July 28, at 5:30pm Pacific, called: Light of the Incas: Awakening Your Luminous Body for Healing and Guidance, featuring don Oscar Miro-Quesada. And to make this experience even better ––- it’s free! You can learn more and RSVP..click the banner!

  • During this LIVE online series, taking place August 4-6, 2015 , 15+ esteemed shamans — including Sandra Ingerman, Oscar Miro-Quesada, Alberto Villoldo, John Perkins, Hank Wesselman, Jill Kuykendall, Jose and Lena Stevens, Christina Pratt and others — will share practical wisdom for accessing guidance, healing and power for more sacred living. You can sign up for free here- click on the banner!

  • On Saturday, July 25, Robert presented a FREE online event: Shamanic Dreaming in the Iroquois Tradition: An Initiation into Healing, Wisdom & Human Survival. You can register here and get the recording. Click the banner!

  • On Wednesday, July 29, when inter-spiritual teacher Mirabai Starr presented the FREE virtual event: Reclaiming the Power of Ecstasy as a Feminine Mystic: What St. Teresa & Mirabai Can Teach Us About Living a Sacred Life. You can register here and get the recording. Click the banner!

  • We are excited to bring you a very special invitation to join world renowned psychologist Margaret Paul. She will share her advanced insights and practices for experiencing less judgment and more true and lasting self-love during a virtual event. Advanced Teachings for Truly Loving Yourself: Deepening Unconditional Love & Self-Worth Through Inner Bonding is absolutely FREE. You can learn more and register by clicking the banner! Enjoy!

  • NEW CSS WISDOM BRIDGE TELESEMINAR starting September 15, 2015 : Ancient Sacred Formation - A Practical Guide for Leading a Circle With Waymatea Ellis. A 6-week program designed to teach you how to host your own circle gatherings with confidence. Click the banner for more information and register!

  • Join us on September 3, 2015 @ 5:30 pm (Pacific) for a special live Q&A Call with Waymatea Ellis Hosted by Wendy Cummins, CSS Global University Director. If you have questions about the Ancient Sacred Formation Teleseminar, don’t miss this call! To sign up to listen live or receive the recording, click the banner!

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.


The Center for Sacred Studies – a time of contemplation, a sabbatical year.

Dear Community,

CSS has begun a tradition of taking a year of contemplation, a sabbatical, every seven years to listen to Spirit. This time of stillness and regeneration is inspired by traditions in many different cultures:

  • • The Permaculture principle of Caring for the Earth, resting the land and “growing the soil.”
  • • The Bible speaks that in the 7th year “the fields lie fallow.”
  • • The Jewish tradition honors Shemitah, every 7 years is a holy year. Concentration is on the spiritual mission in life, and less on material pursuits. November 2014 started the beginning of this sacred temple in time, a period of stillness, wholeness and completion, which energizes the period of creativity that follows.wildwood10 kiua Nin status 4

To honor this time of contemplation, CSS will be taking a year off of our Global University Programs, taking time to review and listen to how Spirit is directing us and what Creation is dreaming for us next.

Through these times, our community continues to be global and strong! We have over 184 ministers worldwide; full levels of classes and prayer in our Czech Republic community; and community outreach locations in New York, Cleveland, East Coast and West Coast! Our prayer and work continues through our Earth Initiatives with our Fountain Project, including the Unity Concert & Black Hills Initiatives; our collaboration with Fukushima Solutions, Camp for Peace in Liberia & Turtle Women Rising; and through our Sacred Sites and Sanctuary. We continue to move forward with our dedication to sustaining ways of life based on collaboration and reciprocity for the Earth and all Her beings!

We thank you for your dedicated service to this mission.

We invite you to discover what is whispered in the stillness.

Take an in breath with us!

Darlene Hunter
Executive Director & Founding Member
Center for Sacred Studies

PS: Please continue to visit our website to see what new programs are being offered in 2016 or visit our Center & Store in Guerneville (or online) to see what we are offering in sacred gifts and tools.

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. Register for the new training starting in May 1st, 2016! 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. Registration open for the new program in August  3-6, 2015!  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.  NEW TELESEMINAR : Ancient Sacred Formation – A Practical Guide for Leading a Circle with Waymatea Ellis REGISTRATION OPEN! See the Wisdom Bridge Information page.

Questions? Call for more information: (209) 533-8809 or send an email to centerforsacredstudies@gmail.com

Earth Initiatives : What we are doing in the World


Unity Concert roundThe Unity Concert for the Black Hills Initiatives. SAVE THE DATE! AUGUST 28-30, 2015.  Elk Creek Resort.  Piedmont, South Dakota. On September 13th and 14th, 2014, 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. See the Unity Concert for the Black Hills Initiatives Information page.

video Watch Black Hills Are Not For Sale: The Unity Concert 2015 Presentation Video

Camp liberia roundOur Fiscal Sponsorships: Fukushima Solutions – committed to heal the oceans and heal ourselves. Camp for Peace Liberia Education and Rehabilitation Project for marginalized youth in Liberia; Turtle Woman Risingcommitted to create one million dollars drums for peace action; mä creative inc.Grandmothers Wisdom: Reverence For All Creation project; The Peace of Tibet Stupa Project (completer Project) – to construct a Stupa in a rural Tibetan village. See the Fiscal Sponsorships Information page.

alliance roundAlliances: 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 – Four 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.


Questions? Call for more information: (209) 533-8809 or send an email to centerforsacredstudies@gmail.com