Do you want to go deeper in your spiritual studies?
Are you looking for a deeper spiritual community?
Do you want to be in service and in balance with Mother Earth?

Come to learn with the elders of CSS’s community.

Become a Minister of Walking Prayer
through the Center for Sacred Studies

The registration for the next class 2027 will open soon! Stay tune!


We are at a time of great change on the planet. Old systems are collapsing everywhere we look and all paths are guiding us to the original ways of living sustainably and in relationship with Mother Earth. The ones being called to this path are working together to dream a new world into being. A world where imagination, intuition and compassion are vital skills in working together to bring this dream into form.

If you hear the call to join us on this mission, welcome to this prayer! We would love to hear from you to continue this conversation!

Next Class 2027 starts on June 1st, 2025! 

Questions? Email Registrar Lyla Marquez at MTP@centerforsacredstudies.org
Phone: +1 (808) 378-1987

The directed study creates the opportunity to explore specific methodologies, practices, theories, traditions, beliefs, and philosophies, as well as allowing for the integration of individual spiritual experiences.

In addition to developing the skills and knowledge to act as a support to others, this process is designed to enlighten an individual's practice of worship and daily living—for the purpose of living life as a “walking prayer”.

Individuals who successfully complete the course of training can be ordained as a Minister of Prayer and will be qualified to conduct ceremonies, facilitate study groups, and mentor others in the process of spiritual growth unique to each individual.

Watch the Ministerial Training Program Introduction VIDEO with Jyoti Ma

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We provide a substantial offering

The two-year online program consists of 22 monthly instructor’s audio and video modules.

Additionally to qualify for ordination, students are required to attend the two end-of-year retreats and four breathwork workshops.

Each full-time student has a Mentor, and there are two hour-long conference calls per month: one with the instructor, and one with the CSS Spiritual Director, Darlene Hunter.

Elders Wisdom

The Ministry Training Program also includes 22 Teachings and Stories from our Elders around the world.

Learning options

The Ministry Training Program has two tracks – auditing and ordination. The ordination track requires monthly written essays and active participation in the monthly calls and practicums. The auditing option has reduced requirements and does not lead to ordination, but auditors still have access to all the audio and video content.

For more information:  Email MTP@centerforsacredstudies.org

(If you are employed by a company that offers tuition reimbursement, the MTP tuition may be eligible. Please contact your benefits coordinator).


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“The Ministry Program at the Center for Sacred Studies has been a foundational pillar on my path with Spirit. Its mystery teachings helped me to call forth parts of myself that had been dormant or poorly integrated, while offering me a framework in which I could safely explore and develop my gifts. Make no mistake, this program will transform you. Let it.” Rev. Michelle Coleman

“The most beautiful, life-changing gift I gave to myself was saying yes to this beautiful program. 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.“ - Rev. Jennifer Hensiek

“Even more than an academic course of study, this training (MTP) was like surfing the current of prayer, a living, breathing a prayer of dedication and reverence to a new way that has deep roots in the old ways. So many of us are bereft, disconnected from the earth and from our own mother's love, but this ministry puts you right into the Mother's lap, right inside a love so abiding you have no choice but to shake off what no longer serves, and become an instrument in service to some utterly beautiful and humble and kind.  I'm pretty wary about spiritual paths and shopping mall spirituality, and deeply discerning about taking vows, but I did not hesitate with this one.  It's the real deal, it's a container in which you learn to walk with reverence on holy ground.- Rev. Naomi Ehrich

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