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The Town Crier – A Newsletter for the

Center for Sacred Studies Community

The Town Crier – A Newsletter for the Center for Sacred Studies Community

Dearest friends and relatives,

It is with great love and gratitude for each of you that we send you the latest edition of our newsletter. It has been a full and potent time at the Center for Sacred Studies, and we are looking ahead with great enthusiasm as more offerings are launching and the web of the Mother continues to spread across the globe. May you feel inspired today to spread the prayer of love, peace and unity that connects us all even just a little bit further than yesterday. Together, we are transforming our world for the better.

Congratulations to our newly ordained

Ministers of Walking Prayer 2018!

The Center for Sacred Studies ordained 22 new Ministers of Walking Prayer in April. These amazing ministers create a network totaling 227 Ministers around the world. We give thanks for all those that contribute to the program from the Instructors, the Elders, the Mentors, the Weavers and all who hold this program to make this offering.

Thank you to Hanayo, Sonja, Margin, Valerie, Trish and so many of our Ministers!! We are honored and inspired by each of you!

With love and humility, Jyoti, Darlene & Wendy

FELTING WORKSHOP with Elder, Rev. Judy Lay

in Grass Valley, CA


Our dear Elder, Rev. Judy Lay is offering a sweet and intimate opportunity to tap into our creative gifts. Please see details below and get in touch with her if you’re in the area and feel stirred by her offering.

Come lay your hands on wool and offer prayers as you create a beautiful felted altar cloth. Wet felting is such a beautiful process and no need to have any experience in this ancient craft.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
There will be a blessing of hands ritual before we begin, and I will share the ancient stories of how this craft came to be. Bring your songs from all traditions to sing us along as we make these pieces.

$50/workshop and $20 for materials.
(If you’d like to do a work trade, let me know.)

Limited to 5 people.

Call me if you’re interested: 505-688-5716

Maitri Breathwork

5th Annual Global Breathe Out

And it is Kayumari’s 23rd Birthday!!

“Maitri” is Sanskrit for unconditional loving-kindness towards oneself and others.

5th Annual Global Breathe Out
And it is Kayumari’s 23rd Birthday!!

with Darlene Hunter,
Jyoti and Russell Park

A day to support yourself and those you love while supporting the Center for Sacred Studies.

Sebastapol, CA
June 23, 2018

Maitri Breathwork™ developers, Jyoti and Russell Park, will join with Darlene Hunter and other certified Maitri Facilitators and assistants to offer a Global Breathwork Fundraising event. In different locations around the world, facilitators and assistants hold a day of breathwork, giving their time, love and energy to support your healing. The breathwork fee will be donated to the Center for Sacred Studies.


Synthesis – A workshop taught by

MTP Instructor, Gloria Karpinski

Offered on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 in Sebastapol, CA

Message from Spirit on Synthesis:
“In spite of the disharmony around us, you must be so synthesized in your choices that your tone, your note, your living mandala vibrates with uncompromising clarity.

You who share the vision will hold the pattern of the world in peace; a world which creates an environment in which all life forms can come to fruition, a world in which spirit is recognized as the essence of life and all life is honored, a world in which creative expression is celebrated, one in which wisdom guides knowledge and justice is the ground, a world in which the Universal Christ is born again and again.

It is an exquisite joy to be part of the bringing forth of such a mandala for planet Earth. You first must create this synthesis within yourself, releasing and blessing every single step that has brought you out of the darkness. You must remain steady and not look back. The shift into higher synthesis is as close as your next breath.

You are needed; you are loved, and you are ready. Like a flower that has ensured the long night, welcome the dawn and bravely open yourself to the healing rays of the sun, the time of full flowering is near.”

-From Spirit, through Gloria

Save the Date:

Children’s Stargate 2018

July 23 – 26, 2018

Our Children are the new Leaders!
This is prophesy and it is happening now! The Ancestors are listening…

Join us in holding sacred space for our young people to create and co-exist in their every day actions and personal connections.

During our time together we will be exploring and co-creating the world in which we want to live, what we think, what we say, what we believe, what we do, and the attitude we have to create our reality.

As more children and teens come, we are offering tracks for our younger leaders and for our teens. In this time we are in, it is important to listen to the wisdom of our young elders in order to create the most inspiring, joyful and love-filled experience possible for our Communities and our World!

Register by June 15!

See whats new at the

CSS Earth & Spirit Online Store!


Our intention is to bring you Sacred items and tools of healing that connect us even deeper to the Divine. In the spirit of collaboration and reciprocity we foster relationships with many Artisans from our local community as well as different traditions from around the world.
Each item has a story behind it. For instance, handmade jewelry made by Natem Uwishin, Traditional Healer from the Shuar Tribe, contributes to the goal of building a school for children of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Your purchase helps sustain individuals and communities around the world, as well as the Center for Sacred Studies. In the spirit of collaboration and reciprocity, We Thank You!

The Earth & Spirit Store at the Guerneville Center is proud to collaborate with CSS Rev. Indigo, who is the founder of the Zahra Foundation. We are now carrying some of the beautiful hand made items from Egypt. The beautiful bags are made from plastic bags.








About the Zahara Foundation:
Zahra Handworks Foundation (Zahra) facilitates educational and enrichment opportunities focused on the value and importance of creating with one’s own hands, especially when made from re-purposed and reclaimed materials, and the positive ecological effects this can have on the environment, culture, and family.


Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather,
“I have found a truth.”
Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.”
Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.” For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.
-Kahlil Gibran

Thank you for your continued support over the years.

Your donation supports our common prayer for Peace and Unity, and makes possible the worldwide efforts of our staff and volunteers.


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