The Center for Sacred Studies
is delighted to co-sponsor with The Shift Network,
an organization empowering a global movement of people who are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a more enlightened society, built on principles of peace, sustainability, health, and prosperity.

The Center for Sacred Studies we feel aligned with this mission and are honored to collaborate to help carry it out into the world.
Shift Network
Featured events for the week of  
March 15, 2017:


The Spiritual Opportunity of Our Political Moment


Are you feeling outrage, anxiety or despair about the current political climate - not only in America but around the world?

What if you could transform these troubling emotions into a source of personal and political empowerment so you could navigate life with increased clarity and spiritual strength?

Terry Patten, one of the foremost integral thinkers and activists of our day, has answers (and provocative questions!) that can open you to new ways of viewing the challenges now facing us.

On Wednesday, March 15, Terry will present The Spiritual Opportunity of Our Political Moment: 4 Keys to Transforming Your Angst Into Awakening, Wholeness & Power.

During this special online event, Terry will call your soul forward as an "integral revolutionary" who can contribute to cultural evolution even in the midst of these tumultuous times.
Terry will light the way into a rich dance of evolutionary inquiry that can empower you to take positive actions aligned with the highest good for your family, community and country.
During this compelling hour, Terry will share with you:
  • How our moment is a spiritual initiation into a new kind of citizenship
  • Why the recent U.S. election is a call for the evolution of both left and right
  • A practice that can turn troubling news into a source of energy and empowerment
  • How to calibrate your practice and activism for the long haul, so that you get stronger every week
If you long to be of service to our collective evolution - and to do so in a way that has you feeling energized and empowered - you'll receive great value from this illuminating hour!
P.S. During The Spiritual Opportunity of Our Political Moment , Terry will show you how to transform so-called "negative" emotions into a source of personal and political empowerment by accessing the hidden capacities of your heart, the perceptive powers of your mind, and the unstoppable strength of your spirit.

A downloadable recording will be provided later to all who register, whether or not you listen to the scheduled event.



Relaxing Into Aging: How to Befriend the Changes With Humor, Grace and Lightness of Being 

So much of Western culture views our older years as a time of physical diminishing and waning contribution. Yet these years can actually be the most spiritually meaningful time of your life!
There is no wiser guide for turning the challenges of aging into a spiritual opportunity than beloved teacher Ram Dass!

I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to invite you to a FREE virtual event, happening March 18, with one of the preeminent spiritual teachers of our time:
Relaxing Into Aging: How to Befriend the Changes With Humor, Grace and Lightness of Being

Find out more and reserve your free seat here:

Who better to guide us into a new relationship with growing older than a man who, after his stroke in 1997, faced partial paralysis, aphasia and a host of physical challenges - including chronic pain and all manner of inconveniences. Yet, he considers the stroke an act of "fierce grace" that propelled him to a higher level of spiritual growth.
During this special online event with Ram Dass, you'll:
  • Discover how to make friends with changes that occur as you age - even the most challenging ones!
  • Understand how to release unnecessary suffering by becoming more mindful... even when that seems like an impossible choice
  • Shift the way you relate to the inevitability of death
  • Open to a deeper experience connecting to the universality of the changes you are going through
You CAN make your current and future decades a journey of liberation, laughter and lightness of being! Ram Dass will demonstrate for you how to embrace it all as "fierce grace."
Honestly, I don't believe there's anyone better equipped to guide you in your aging journey than Ram Dass, who lives with an effervescent grace, love and beauty.



Blessed by Grandmother's Wisdom  

At this moment, an unprecedented shift in human consciousness is bridging together many worlds and cultures.
And the Spirit of the Feminine, what Mayan teachings call "I'x" (pronounced ish ), is at the heart of it. Indigenous wisdom can empower you to deepen your relationship with this sacred energy, helping accelerate this shift for your own and the world's healing and wholeness.
One of our most beloved teachers of this profound wisdom is Grandmother Flordemayo, a member of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, who offers a humble, earthy universal wisdom lightened by laughter.
The Council's very formation was predicted by prophecies. These remarkable Elders are committed to bridging the ancient and modern worlds and weaving the human family together again.
So I'm thrilled to share with you that this Wednesday, March 22, Grandmother Flordemayo will present Blessed by Grandmother's Wisdom: Sacred Prayer & Opening to the Mayan I'x - the Spirit of the Feminine.

Register here for this FREE virtual event: 

During this beautiful wisdom circle, you'll:
  • Embrace your being as both celestial and terrestrial in origin
  • Renew your vows with the Creator (perhaps discovering them for the first time)
  • Participate in a prayer ceremony that amplifies the healing power of I'x
  • Discover how you can be a channel for this healing in your own communities
I'x connects you with the creative forces of the universe and empowers you to raise your consciousness in a way that's both potent and feminine.
I'x also strengthens our integral connection with nature and each other, helping restore balance to Mother Earth and all of her children...
If you'd like to enter a sacred circle to receive ancient wisdom, powerful prayer lineages and healing practices from a wise and beloved member of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, I can't recommend this call highly enough...

Click here for details and to register (it's FREE): 



Plant Medicine Summit

What if the power to heal was all around you in the natural world?  

Since the dawn of humanity, people from across the globe have used what was in "nature's pharmacy" to heal themselves - botanical treatments, healing tinctures and medicinal remedies from the herbs, flowers and flora that surrounded them.
While the advances of modern medicine are miraculous, as we've pursued the newest frontiers of science, we've too often lost touch with our biological and spiritual connection to nature... and the healing power that comes through our plant allies.
This is why we're passionate about inviting you to join us for The Plant Medicine Summit , where you'll discover how plants can purify, rejuvenate and evolve us, as well as sharpen our minds, extend our lives and deepen our connection with this blessed planet.

Free Online Event
The Plant Medicine Summit
March 20-24, 2016

We're honored to sponsor this special gathering, featuring 25+ leading ecological experts, health practitioners and inspiring educators - including people like David Crow, Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Jill Stansbury, David Winston, Sara Crow, Lakisha Jenkins, Matthew Wood, KP Khalsa, Acharya Shunya and others.
They're sharing with you practices and insights for working with medicinal herbs, flowers, mushrooms, aromatic ceremonial plants and essential oils to revitalize your health, your community and our planet.
We hope you'll participate in this special online gathering presented by The Shift Network.
RSVP here for The Plant Medicine Summit - at no charge:
During this inspiring 5-day summit, you'll discover:
  • A classic approach to re-establishing our eternal connection with Mother Nature
  • Powerful ways you can transform your garden into a "home pharmacy"
  • How to increase your immunity, increase energy levels and decrease brain fog with herbal remedies & superfoods
  • Insights for creating a local garden as a foundation for community healthcare & strengthening collaborative action in your area
  • A new understanding of digestive distress & how to treat the root causes with herbal remedies
And much more!
The Plant Medicine Summit will benefit anyone who is intrigued by the healing and evolutionary benefits of botanical medicine as well as professionals across multiple disciplines who work with herbs, plants, oils, energetics or the environment.
Whether you're experimenting with herbal gardening, supplementing your diet, seeking to treat a disease, or looking for tips on working with clients, you'll find eye-opening sessions that will inspire, educate and empower you.
Join a vibrant global community and an amazing panel of presenters to discover the curative and evolutionary powers of medicinal plants - many of which you can grow in your own garden or pick up in your neighborhood!
RSVP here for The Plant Medicine Summit - at no charge:


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