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 andEducational 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:
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 OnlineWisdom 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
Silent retreats – Join us for an opportunity to sit longer in the Silence, to immerse yourself in your connection to All that is! “In The Silence, The Mother Comes!” See the Silent Retreat page.
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.
Fiscal Sponsorships: Fukushima Solutions – We can then 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: Le Ciel Foundation is dedicated to restoring harmony and ecology on a global scale through cultural, spiritual and environmental projects. Pua Case – Water is Sacred Sunday.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.
Partner Programs: Let us work together for Unity & Love
Sanctuary Spirit ~ Time & Space to Replenish Your Magic. Each month Reverend Kim Forcina offers a guided healing journey, a guest guide comes on to offer a healing, a blessing from their unique spiritual tradition and call where people can ask questions about energy work. See the Sanctuary Spirit Information page.
The Shift Network empowers a global movement of people who are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a more enlightened society, one built on principles of peace, sustainability, health, and prosperity. See the Shift Network Information page
“This program (CSS) is changing my life. So grateful!!! ” – Elaine McCall
“Life became joyous and simple and it was magical. I sat in stillness, I read, I worked on my sacred art projects wrapped in the warmth of the sanctuary. Can not wait for the next silent retreat!” – Stace J
“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
“Making the decision to do this Ministry Training Program has been the most extraordinary gift I could ever imagine. My life has transformed in the most blessed and sacred ways as I have learned to carry the tools of transformation for myself and others in this time of great planetary shift.” – Rev. Ellen Kittredge, Earthsong Clan, MTP 2015
“The most beautiful, life changing gift I gave to myself was saying yes to this beautiful program (MTP). I am now surrounded by a community of wise teachers, elders, sisters and brothers who are cheering me on and holding me in a beautiful way. Completing this program was just the beginning. I now have a spiritual family.“ – Jennifer Hensiek
“It (Stargate) gave me the tools to stay open to follow that guidance…to do it despite the fear and know that I’m held in a good place… To have this family to come back to and my teachers who are just incredible spiritual mentors. I feel so grateful to be able to learn from them and to be able to learn with my peers…and grow into this family…and know it is so safe. Whatever kind of healing needs to be done this is a safe place to do it.” – JS
“Stargate brought forth in me more of who I am, how I serve the greater good, and what I can do to make a difference in this world. This mystery school offers core personal insights, deep healing and lifelong friendships… I highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about growing into wholeness and living in Joy.” – TR
Center for Sacred Studies Guerneville Center
13550 Church St., Guerneville, California, U.S. 95446
Questions? Call for more information: 707-604-7362 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org