Our Vision for 2018 is ______
How high can we go? What is next?
Join us on Saturday, December 2nd, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for Celebration Center Visioning.
Please sign up in advance.
PEACE IN OUR LIFETIME is the Why. PEACE NOW is the How.
Join us the First Sunday of each Month, 12:30-1:00pm for a Meditation on World Peace
Beginning December 3, 2017
Drop In. All welcome.
Join groups from Switzerland, Ukraine, Germany, and other countries.
Celebration Center for Spiritual Living
2840 Graham Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
Taizé is a prayer of peace through simple songs and musical lines sung or chanted. Participants immerse themselves in the simple yet profound harmonies allowing themselves to go more deeply into the meditative experience in the music offset by periods of silence and prayer.
When: Every 2nd Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Where: In the Sanctuary
Experience the amazing healing benefits of live music meditation, as we collectively tap into the sacred energy of sound and transformative conscious intention setting. Using a powerful synthesis of ancient and modern sound healing instruments, techniques, and modalities, Woven Green creates a vibratory state designed to restore resonance in mind, body, and spirit. Woven Green Soundscapes help guide listeners into theta brain wave states, which are proven to help reduce stress, awaken intuition, enhance creativity and promote an overall expanded state of consciousness and well-being.
Jim & Ashley Cash are a married couple that have devoted their lives to writing and performing the music of Woven Green. Jim is a prolific songwriter and a strikingly versatile guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, his wife a powerful and captivating singer, guitarist, and percussionist. Together, the two create a magical alchemy that is truly uplifting and inspiring. Their music ranges from contemporary folk-rock singer-songwriter to ambient soundscape journeys using a combination of their own field recorded nature sounds, Native American flutes, percussion, and various stringed instruments.
Join us on the first Sunday of each month for this transformational experience. Bring a yoga mat, pillow and blanket if desired. Love offerings joyously welcomed.
Join us in an infinitely meaningful time that draws from many traditions and faiths.
Interspiritual Contemplative Circle offers an opportunity to share, draw from, honor, and abide in faiths and traditions, while we see each other as an instrument, a mirror, a channel, in Agape love, with receptive hearts and minds.
The Sanctuary opens early for those who would like a time of silent meditation. Our time together includes melodic chanting, brief silent meditation, and reflective writing. You are invited to take part, reflect, contemplate, listen to one another, and to share as you choose.
2018 Dates: April 29, July 29, September 30, and December 30
Love offerings welcome.
The Facilitator: Interfaith-oriented since birth, Rev. Channahsorah is an ordained Interfaith Minister and a graduate of the Shalem Institute’s Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats – Going Deeper. Her callings are in bridge-building and fostering mutual understanding among people from various cultures, faiths, and traditions. Invited for 5th Sunday: Lata & Ganesh of Mohanji Group.
Celebration Center for Spiritual Living is a multi-cultural spiritual community with shared commitments to love, service, and authenticity—all working towards a world that works for everyone.
Dear Beloved Field,
It was an amazing week of transformation on the mountain for the recent Centers for Spiritual Living Summer Teen Camp. The theme for this year was “your God is showing.”
God showed Itself in innumerable special moments. One of the most poignant was when five of our young men came on stage and shared their story via spoken word/rap. The bravery of these young men in stating their truth relative to their everyday life is touching, inspiring, and thought provoking.
Certainly, we are all aware that so many of our youth, and especially those of different ethnicities, are perceived and treated in our society today. This video speaks to that. We have created this video for you to share and show in your center so as to start a dialogue regarding this subject.
After eight days with 280 incredible teens and 75 adults at CSL Teen Camp, one thing has become very clear — we must leave our world on a better trajectory for our children and youth. As conscious metaphysicians, we have the tools to impact consciousness, and we have the capacity to take steps to do so.
As you will see in the video, Centers for Spiritual Living provides tools for our youth and children to see themselves in a healthy light. We believe it is time to provide them with so much more!
We trust you will enjoy this video and will use it in a manner that furthers the evolution of our movement.
Oh…………..and your God is showing!
Peace and Blessings,
Dr. Kenn Gordon Dr. Keith Cox
Spiritual Leader Youth Events Manager
A Letter from Dr. Kenn:
Let Us Raise Our Consciousness and End This Senseless Violence
Our hearts are broken open once again by senseless violence and unjustifiable use of force against African Americans in the United States. Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are the latest names added to a list that is far too long. Like many, I am tempted to decry a growing epidemic, but in truth this violence is not new. What is new is social media and cell phone cameras that have raised the level of general public awareness of a persistent issue. And let us be clear about what the issue is; this is not a policing issue, nor is it not a gun issue. This is a consciousness issue. Our modern technology is giving us a gift. The gift to see what is really going on. Our social media reveals that which has always been true – that we are all connected. To quote Mother Teresa “we belong to each other.” Through this connection we see the devastating pain and discomfort that comes when we engage in behavior that breaks the bond of that inherent spiritual connection. We must be willing to be uncomfortable and stay uncomfortable. What do we do as we sit in this discomfort once again?
Of course we pray. We pray not to take the pain away, but to enter into it and ask it to speak to us. It is time to come together to feel our collective pain so that we may reestablish our sacred covenant of belonging to one another. Once established in this bond we must act in accordance with it. This not just a call to prayer, this is a call to act. To act in affirmation of our sacred connection with the One Life of all. This is a time to affirm that all life is sacred. That #BlackLivesMatter and to do what is ours to do in helping create a world that works for everyone.
I encourage you to take time to pray and I encourage you to take time to discern what you can do to add to the awakening of humanity to its spiritual magnificence. There are many resources online to better educate ourselves of racism, white privilege and social action. We all can do something, read a book, take a class, join a movement….and we must. There are no quick and easy answers, there is only the measure of our willingness to create change.
If you or anyone in your community needs prayer, please seek out a CSL Center, a Practitioner or contact the CSL World Ministry of Prayer: worldministryofprayer.org
If you would like to learn more about how you and your community can be part of the solution to racism, please contact the diversity commission for a training in your center.http://diversity.csl.
Advice for White Folks in the Wake of the Police Murder of a Black Person
And for immediate possible action.
Peace and Blessings,
Dr. Kenn Gordon, Spiritual Leader
Feed body and soul among new friends as we nestle in a quiet alcove of the elegant, meditative space of a restaurant named Present. With a bubbling fountain beside us and twinkling stars overhead, we will explore together questions like these:
Although it is moderately priced, several reviewers have called Present a hidden jewel and the area’s best Vietnamese restaurant. Its menu encourages mindfulness for full enjoyment of the whimsically-named dishes like Smokey Petal, Pilgrim on the Beach, or Gregarious Lemongrass Chicken. Tasty vegetarian and vegan options are available. Entrees from $9. See menu.
Your hosts are several folks with long experience on the spiritual path and deep respect for all religions. No dogma or right answers, but a special interest in mature expression of New Thought — Ancient Wisdom. On any given Sunday your fellow diners may include interfaith chaplains and ministers, practioners/ministers of New Thought, and those intrigued by integral metaphysics.
You buy your lunch, we add a complimentary spring roll for all those who rsvp. Please specify vegetarian or prawn & pork when you sign up at our Celebrating Spirituality Meetup event. You will also find there instructions for ordering and paying for your meal ahead online.
We are eager to meet you and hear of your journey!
Second Sunday of each month
6678 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042
(at the intersection with Annandale Rd)