Monthly Archives: January 2015

Fundraiser Dinner & Karaoke for Ian Bermann’s Neuro-Treatment

What Will You Sing?

CSLGH Karaoke – What Will You Sing?

CSLGH announces a fundraiser on Sunday, December 18, 2015, at our Center. The fundraiser is  to support member Shirlee Bermann’s son Ian who needs an important medical treatment.

Join us for dinner at 4:00 PM and Karaoke from 5:00 – 9:00 PM with Frankie Dee!

Suggested Donations:

$10 Dinner only

$30 Dinner and Karaoke

RSVP for Dinner by Thursday, January 15, 2015 by calling the Center at 1-818-363-8136 or sign up in Fellowship Hall.

 Photo by Ed Schipul on Flickr, Some Rights Reserved.


CSLGH Announces New Six Week Sangha Program

Friendship in the SanghaFor years the Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills has sponsored a Sangha group on Wednesday mornings.

The Sangha typically starts at 9:30 AM and ends at noon. The group meets in the Sanctuary and/or in the classroom in Sparks Fellowship hall at the Center. The Sangha is facilitated by Reverend Jeanne Hoffman, and is very popular with many of our members.

What is a Sangha?

According to Wikipedia, a sangha is a “is a word in Pali and Sanskrit meaning “association”, “assembly,” “company” or “community” and most commonly refers in Buddhism to the monastic community of ordained Buddhist monks or nuns.”

A sangha in Colorado states this in a blog post:

“The importance of sangha cannot be overestimated…. Opening yourself to others, supporting and being supported, is critical to loosening the fetters of ego and selfishness.”

In his book The Heart of The Buddha’s Teaching, Thich Nhat Hahn wrote,

“Dharma is great compassion, understanding, and love. To realize these qualities, we need a sangha… When a sangha shines its light on our personal views, we see more clearly. In the sangha, we won’t fall into negative habit patterns.”

Chogyam Trungpa  wrote this about sangha:

“The sangha is the community of people who have the perfect right to cut through your trips and feed you with their wisdom, as well as the perfect right to demonstrate their own neurosis and be seen through by you. The companionship within the sangha is a kind of clean friendship— without expectation, without demand, but at the same time, fulfilling.”

The CSLGH current Sangha is titled Let Your Life Speak and is a six-week series. Sangha members are required to attend the first meeting – the class is closed after class one so that the intimacy the group begins with will not be interrupted.

For more information about our Sangha program, please call Reverend Jeanne Hoffman at 1-805-584-8727. For information about other classes, workshops, and opportunities to join our CSLGH community, please call our Center at 1-818-363-8136 or use our contact form to send an email.

Photo Friendship in the Sangha on Flickr by nyana_ponika. Some rights reserved.

Out with the Old, In with the New at CSL Granada Hills

Burning BowlIt’s time again for the Burning Bowl ceremony at the Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills. Attend one of our services on the first Sunday of the month and you can experience this fun and transformative ceremony.

The ceremony is a sweet way to let go of a quality you no longer want in the New Year (extra weight, negativity, gossip, self-doubt, anxiety, fear) and to attract one that you’d like for the coming year (health, prosperity, self-love, abundance, love, relationships).

Watch the video on YouTube below to find out how it works or visit our Burning Bowl webpage. and join us for either one of our Sunday Services on Sunday, January 4, 2015. We look forward to seeing you at the Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills!