The Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills offers ongoing 6-week Wednesday morning Sangha programs from 9:30 AM to noon. The Sangha is one of our most popular classes, and the next one starts on April 15, 2015.
“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.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn
Join us at the Sangha for a great learning opportunity in a loving and supportive community facilitated by Reverend Jeanne Hoffman. Our learning and discussion topic for this next 6-week program is based on the book Start Where You Are by the American Buddhist teacher, author, nun and mother, Pema Chodron. You can order one from the Center in advance or purchase it used online.
Sangha members are required to attend the first meeting – the class is closed after the first class so that the intimacy the group begins with will not be interrupted. To RSVP, call Marlene at the Center office (818-363-8136) to reserve your spot and order your book so that there are enough materials for everyone.
See you at the Sangha!
Learn more about our Sangha community in this previous blog post.
With Easter Sunday fast approaching on April 5 (April 12 on the Orthodox calendar), I have been reflecting as I often do on the feast of Easter and the resurrection itself.
As a child growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, Easter Sunday was a holiday of joy, new spring outfits, those nasty peeps candies, Easter bunnies-chocolate and warmer weather! Easter Sunday was also a bit of a relief to distance ourselves from the grave, (dare I say gruesome?) and serious business of Good Friday.
Easter at CSL Granada Hills is a time for renewal. It’s a renewal of nature and it’s at time to rejoice in a new season. It’s a time to join others to celebrate, and be open to a new exploration that is inclusive of all faiths, creeds, cultures and lifestyles – with people committed to seeing a ‘Greater Truth’ for themselves and for you.
So no matter what your memories of Easter hold, join us at our Center. We have a new way of thinking about spirituality and we invite you to experience it.
The Center for Spiritual Living has two Sunday services at 9:00 and at 10:30 AM. At 10:00 AM, join us for a brief meditation. Parents: our 10:30 service has three youth ministries for kids up to grade 2, for tweens and for teens. Park on the street or in the back and join us in the Sanctuary.
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