This workshop is an opportunity to explore your dharmic life – its ultimate purpose and profound potential. Find encouragement to answer the innate call to bring forth what is with you.
What is your dharma? What is yours to do in this life? What have come to offer? How is that contribution tied to your happiness and well-being and the well-being of others?
Dharma is the spiritual foundation or profound order that exists in all creation. Learning what this spiritual foundation is for our lives, and how to cooperate with it, is the secret to our greatest happiness and true success.
This workshop will introduce the Four Universal Life Goals drawn from the ancient Vedas:
• how to live with purpose,
• enjoy life, and
• realize ultimate freedom.
Explore your own soul purpose to discover how dharma, or living with higher purpose, can inspire and guide your next steps. Workshop will include inspiration, meditation, and spiritual practices for centering and contemplation. Bring a notebook and pen.
Register at the registration desk in Fellowship Hall or online. See the link below for online registration.
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian is a spiritual teacher, poet, writer, and the spiritual director of Center for Spiritual Enlightenment—a Kriya Yoga Meditation Center with headquarters in San Jose, California. She teaches nationally and internationally and has received several community service awards, including the 2015 Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Promotion of Religious Pluralism. Ordained to teach in 1982 by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, her message is “engaged enlightenment” – an invitation to live a spiritually awake, creatively inspired and fulfilled life, now.
Along with her service as a meditation teacher and esteemed Yogacharya, Ellen Grace O’Brian is the Founder of Carry the Vision, a community nonviolence educational project bringing meditation instruction to staff and children in schools, the prison population, and other segments of society. Her work on behalf of interfaith cooperation includes several years of service with the Parliament of the World’s Religions supporting global collaboration between interfaith groups in cities around the world. She is the founder and President of Meru Institute, providing lifestyle education and leadership training in Yoga studies, Ayurveda, and community service. She holds a Masters Degree in Education, with an emphasis in Transpersonal Counseling.
Yogacharya O’Brian’s published works include Living the Eternal Way: Spiritual Meaning and Practice in Daily Life and Living for the Sake of the Soul, and three volumes of poetry including the award-winning 2017 release: The Moon Reminded Me. She is editor of Enlightenment Journal and host of The Yoga Hour, a weekly podcast.