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New Thought Center for Spiritual Living is a spiritual community and way of life that honors all paths to God. We provide spiritual tools for personal transformation and help make the world a better place.

As an Open and Affirming Community and member of the Community of Welcoming Congregations, we extend a warm welcome to all people in search of a spiritual community where they are embraced, affirmed and accepted for who they are and inspired and supported in growing into their highest potential.

Our service on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wednesday Night Inspiration--7:00 to 8:00 pm
"4 Transformation Practices to Cultivate the Sweetness Within"


Rev. Joelene Ashker

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Spiritual Leader
Link to https://www.entheos.com/academy/professor/joeleneashker?c=5656

Joelene Ashker, M.A., M.S.S. has coached thousands of people privately and in groups, as well as in a corporate setting as a trainer and manager for 10 years.

It's very difficult to grow alone in a vacuum. In her customized Self-Mastery programs she guides people to move from a place of holding themselves back in smallness, comfort, contraction and safety to - thriving, courageously living fully and creating a life they love – wholeheartedly from their True Nature.

One of Joelene’s specialties is addiction recovery, where she developed programs to release all forms of addiction patterns and coached clients for eight years at prestigious facilities.

Joelene is a global facilitator with Entheos.com.

With her soothing and healing voice she created customized audio CDs for various hospitals - patients and staff. She’s a Hypnotherapist, Certified Divorce Coach and former television host.

Joelene holds two Master’s degrees - one in Applied Psychology with an emphasis in Consciousness, Health and Healing and in Spiritual Science. She is an ordained minister and is completing her doctoral degree.

“I recently followed my heart and moved to Portland Oregon, where I love to inspire others to live from their best self. I am adventurous, love to dance, sing, spend time with my 4-legged baby Mia and travel.”

Joelene is the author of the forth-coming book, Discovering Your Wings: One Feather At a Time, to be published in 2014. Joelene is a contributing author to the books: Keep on Believing and Not Your Mother’s Mid-Life. She has recently been invited to be a contributing author to maketheworldmove.com.


Gary Skye

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Wednesday Service Music Lead
Link to contact

Gary Skye has studied piano at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music, Stanford University, University of Southern California, and most recently, Portland State University where he earned his master’s degree in piano performance. Gary’s work as a church musician began at Santa Rosa Center for Spiritual Living where he also attended as a child. He’s served as a pianist, organist, and vocalist in various churches including San Jose CSL and Whole Life CSL. Gary has worked as a staff accompanist and vocal coach for many organizations and academic institutions, including Sonoma State University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. In addition to his service through the music ministry at New Thought CSL, Gary maintains an active teaching studio of piano and vocal students and is a prolific composer of spiritual songs and chants.


Since joining this spiritual community four years ago, I no longer think of myself as a chronically ill person. I am well in mind, body, and spirit.

– Wendy T.

Thanks to NTCSL I have access to all of the spiritual tools I need to live my very best life!

– Marcia L.

I have finally found my spiritual home!

– Jody D.

Thank you God for this community.

– John B.
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