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Discovery Class at CSLGH: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life!

Discovery ClassIf you’re new to the Center of Spiritual Living, or even if you’ve been around for a while, don’t miss this opportunity to learn all about our philosophy and what we offer on Sunday, August 30th, at 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the new Discovery Orientation Class.

The CSLGH Discovery Orientation Class is required for all members!

Join us and get all the information you need about classes, programs, and the CSL philosophy.

Discovery Class PResentersThe class will be taught by Rev. Jeannie Hoffman, Rev. Jessica Fish, Rev. Kathy Lyons and Practitioners Kitty Hack and Wayne McDonald.

  • Learn our history & philosophy
  • Learn what we teach and offer: classes, bereavement & healing, fellowship, prosperity, meditation, visioning, & more!

Attend the CSLGH Discovery class and take a step toward changing your thinking and changing your life!

Sign up in Sparks Fellowship Hall or call the center at 1-818-363-8136 to reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you in the class!

#AWorldThatWorksForEveryone: The 2015 Centers for Spiritual Living Convention

Seven of us from CSL Granada Hills went to the Centers for Spiritual Living Convention back in February 2015 in Las Vegas. We learned a lot and grew in consciousness. We met up with our sister and brother centers. We shared, had fun, and partied hearty.


I came home with this T-Shirt from Center for Spiritual Living Apple Valley.

Rev. Jessica Fish Ups Her Consciousness!

Rev. Jessica Fish Ups Her Consciousness!

We did “UP” our consciousness, growing down our spiritual paths. Rev. Mike even demonstrated something he’s wanted – more hair!

Manifesting Hair

Now that’s a manifestation!

There are more stories, but, as we all know, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

The CSL Vision and Mission

CSL Convention #AWorldThatWorksForEveryoneI was thrilled to hear our leaders focus on the Center for Spiritual Living movement’s mission rather than the administration. We heard about our vision/mission focus: envisioning a world that works for everyone – where each and every person has enough food, a home, and a sense of belonging.


Knowing a world in which kinship with all life prospers and connects through the guidance of spiritual wisdom and experience.

We are meaningfully involved with service to the world.

We are open, receptive, and welcoming of all people, all faiths and all pets to God. (That had Rev. Kathy very excited with her Animal Kinship Ministry here at Granada Hills!)

Inspiration and Motivation at the Convention

Dr. Kenn Gordon, Spiritual Leader, Centers for Spiritual Living

Dr. Kenn Gordon, Spiritual Leader, Centers for Spiritual Living

CSL’s Spiritual Leader, Dr. Kenn Gordon,  reminded us that as God is all there is, we are always at choice as to where we put our focus.

…That our individual spiritual practice is the most important thing we have in our teaching.

(For your own inspiration, watch this 2 minute video by Dr. Kenn on YouTube. To purchase recordings of the convention sessions, visit this site.)

It was all very inspiring! And then, after each presentation, we were thrown out into the casino, because every hallway and door leads to casino. Here I was in Vegas, feeling very uplifted. I wanted to take it out into the world!

Taking the CSL Message to the World on the Vegas Monorail

Vegas MonorailOne night, while I was riding the monorail around, I chatted with the person next to me. I asked the woman where she was going and she said she liked the slots at the MGM. She asked me what I was in Vegas for. I told her I was at a convention. She asked me for what organization.

Here’s what I told her: We belong to a global enterprise. We’ve got outlets all around the world.

We visit people in hospitals, prisons, and hospice centers. We have youth programs. We feed the homeless; we have educational programs. We look after people from birth to death, creating a world that world for everyone. And, we basically deal with giving people tools to change their thinking to change their life for the better.

She said “Wow!” And asked, “What organization is that – one that does so much?

I felt great telling her, “Centers for Spiritual Living.”

I came away from the convention feeling that this movement, this organization that I belong to – Centers for Spiritual Living – is very much in alignment with my individual personal path.

I am grateful for all of us here at Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills coming together in spiritual community not just to socialize and have fun together (and believe me, I love doing that), but that we do focus on being meaningfully involved with service to the world; creating a world that works for everyone.

Look for and follow the hashtag #AWorldThatWorksForEveryone.

Thank you!

Do you want to hear more about Centers for Spiritual Living and #AWorldThatWorksForEveryone? Reverend Jessica is one of the ministers who preside at the Center for Spiritual Living in Granada Hills. Come and join us for a Sunday or Wednesday service or one of our classes, workshops or events to hear more!

New Summer Sangha Community Starts at CSL Granada Hills July 15

Liberation is in the MindA new six-week Sangha class is starting this summer at the Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills on Wednesday, July 15, at 9:30 AM!

What is a sangha? Why should you attend? Learn more about sanghas in our previous post here.

Rev. Jeanne Hoffman has picked out six subjects for us to explore through video, writing, and discussion. The subjects are somewhat controversial, so this Sangha is sure to include some meaningful dialogue!

Remember to bring beginner’s mind along with respect and confidentiality for all who share.

We hope to see you on the 15th when this Sangha begins. Sign up in advance by calling our Center at 1-818-363-8136 or by adding your name to the sign-up list in Sparks Fellowship Hall.

We meet in the sanctuary. PLEASE BE ON TIME so that you are a part of setting the intention for our time together (it begins at 9:30 sharp; arrive earlier to find parking and find your perfect seat) .

We will break in approximately one hour from our start time, so anyone who needs to move their car can do so. Please consider carpooling if that is an option for you.

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

Photo by Khanthachai Chaitrakulpiboon on Flickr. Some Rights Reserved.

New Sangha Community “Waking Up!” Begins June 3, 2015

Waking Up!A new, six-week Sangha community begins at the Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 9:30 AM. Attendance at the first meeting is required to reserve your seat in the class.

This new Sangha is titled “Waking Up!” and requires use of the book Awareness by Anthony DeMello. The Sangha is facilitated by Reverend Jeanne Hoffman, and is very popular with many of our members.

NEW SANGHA: Waking Up!

June 3, 2015 from 9:30-12:00

6 weeks; CLOSED after week ONE

Everyone is welcome! Please set your intention to arrive on time, and we will complete class at 12:00 promptly. We practice confidentiality, loving-kindness and beginner’s mind as we share food, fellowship and inspiration in the community of the Sangha. Please join us!

“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, The Heart of The Buddha’s Teaching

Sign up in Sparks Hall or call the office at 818-363-8136 to be signed in. If you need us to order you a book, please let the office know. The Sangha meets in the Sanctuary and/or in the classroom in Sparks Fellowship hall at the Center. Parking is on the street or in the back parking lot directly behind our Center.

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