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 8, 2017:



Summon Your Warrior Goddess


What if you could summon the fiery, truth-telling, wild and free part of you - whenever you really needed her?
And what if doing so helped you more fully access your vulnerable, creative and passionate sides?

The truth is that when you reawaken your "Warrior Goddess," you access the part of you that is free, powerful, and radically authentic.

If you're ready to activate these qualities and free up energy currently held hostage by the past, then I'm thrilled to invite you to a FREE virtual event with bestselling author, HeatherAsh Amara: Summon Your Warrior Goddess: Activate Your Strength & Vulnerability to Release Your Past & Come Home to Yourself.

Learn more and reserve your free seat here:


Direct, honest and unapologetically real, HeatherAsh will show you how to release layers of expectations so you can have the courage to be audaciously YOU and recognize that you ARE enough.

During this liberating hour you'll:

  • Recognize strength and vulnerability as two sides of the same coin, embracing each equally
  • Understand how shamanic tools can help you release your past and recapture your energy
  • Learn how to stop abandoning yourself through a simple movement and breath practice that can get you back into the moment

If reclamation of your primal power feels important to you - especially during these increasingly fractious times - you'll love HeatherAsh's virtual event.

She merges wisdom from ancient shamanic and priestess lineages with modern psychology and some practical straight talk!



Three Enneagram Paths to the Sacred      

The Enneagram is far more than a personality typing system...
It's a tool for emotional and spiritual healing and transformation, illuminating your unique connection with the sacred so you can integrate all parts of you into a whole, fully expressed human being.
And there's no one better to guide you in essential practices which activate the transformative power of the Enneagram than Jessica Dibb.
On Saturday, March 11, this respected consciousness expert, breathwork trainer and Enneagram "depth teacher" is presenting a FREE event hosted by the Shift Network: Three Enneagram Paths to the Sacred: Opening to the Power of Your Relationships, Shadows & Gifts.

Find out more and reserve your place for this event here: 

In Three Enneagram Paths to the Sacred , you'll learn how psychological, spiritual and embodiment practices can help liberate you from the limitations of your "type" and infuse your daily life with  love, wisdom and presence.
During this complimentary virtual event, you'll discover:

  • The #1 key to the liberation of your own type (Hint: it has to do with the other 8 perspectives!)
  • How your ego can co-opt your type's deepest gifts and what to do about it
  • The ways you can use the Enneagram to dissolve long-standing defenses that no longer serve you
  • How to appreciate your type's unique gift of love
  • How your Enneagram type influences your relationship to the Sacred... and how to use the gifts of other types to deepen your spiritual connection

Applying a sacred lens to the Enneagram, you can overcome fears, become aware of blind spots, and awaken untapped dimensions of your being... leading to more power, wholeness and joy!  

We hope you'll join us for this illuminating hour-long free event! 



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.



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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