CCL Insights
Center for Creative Living Newsletter
Vol. 03 Pg. 14
1460 Koll Cir., Ste C
San Jose, CA 95112
In This Issue
Doti/MAH will answer your question
Rev. Doti Boon
CCL Mission Statement
List of Sunday Services
World Peace Meditation
This Sunday's Service
Easter Origins
Classes at CCL
Kindou School of Reiki
Classes at CCL

     Sunday Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Dress is casual and kids are welcome. Spiritual energies, food, hugs and music are lovingly available!

     Ronnie will sing a song to close the service.

NEW! Doti/MAH will answer your pressing question in the next edition of CCL Insights. Send one question to and we will print MAH's response. And, it's FREE!

Doti Thanksgiving 

Center for Creative Living pastor
Rev. Doti Boon


 The California Psychic

 offers insight into a person's future, present and past lives to provide direction and support. Through her spirit guide Mah, she has given readings to thousands who seek enlightenment. Her psychic counseling, warmth and sense of humor are appreciated by all.


Doti has been teaching beginning and advanced metaphysics, planned metaphysical trips, managed fund raising events and metaphysical fairs for the past 30 years.

Center for Creative Living

Mission Statement:


We proclaim and affirm the spiritual nature of all faiths, religions and creeds. Our vision is to co- create spiritual communities of love, trust, integrity, and mutual respect which embrace our diversity, celebrate the oneness of the human spirit, serve the well-being of the human family and honor the sanctity of all creation. We accept that God is the moving spirit in all and the loving essence of the universe.

Sunday Celebrations


April 14 "Baseball As A Road To GOD" with Rev. Doti Boon
Book and Tape sale after service  and African Drumming
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April 21 "Earth Day" with Revs. Janet Childs and Corry Gott
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May 5 "God-Force, Barriers and You" with Rev. Becca Thompson
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2013 Peace Meditation
Third Monday of every month from 7:30 to 9pm, at CCL, April 15,
facilitated by Rev. April Lussier and inspirational music by Rev. Janet Childs.

Buddhist Jokes


"I think it can be argued that Zen koans are among the funniest, cleverest and most thought-provoking jokes and one-liners on the planet."

1) A student is on one side of a raging river. There are no bridges. He has no boat. He shouts out to the master on the opposite bank. "How do I get to the other side?" The master shouts back: "You are on the other side."

2) Master: "You stop being a young student and become a great master when you realize that you don't exist." Student: "To whom do you speak, young student?"

3) Q: Why can't a Buddhist vacuum under the sofa? A: Because he has no attachments."

4) Q: What happens when a Buddhist becomes totally absorbed with the computer he is working with? A: He enters Nerd-vana.

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It's interesting to note that Buddhist humor often deals with paradoxes. A typical one-liner is this one:
"Things are not what they seem; nor are they otherwise."
(You have to think about that to appreciate it.)


And here's my favorite Buddhist one-liner:
"A Zen master once said to me, 'Do the opposite of whatever I tell you.' So I didn't." (WARNING: Thinking about that one too hard may make your head explode.)


What did the Buddhist say to the pizza chef? "Make me one with everything."

religion ribbon May everyone find peace in God.  Let us embrace the Divine, regardless of religion.  May we all find the fulfillment
that the Divine has to offer. 


I am dedicating my life to helping others
This Sunday at CCL


 "Forgiveness and Compassion"
in honor of the Buddha's Birthday

with Berget Jelane

Berget Jelane - Buddhism


     This coming Sunday we are honored to have as guest speaker Berget Jelane, a lay Buddhist minister affiliated with the San Jose Sangha.  She is a graduate of the SRMC Community Dharma Leaders Program and the Sati Center Chaplaincy Training.  As a psychotherapist she uses mindfulness and other Buddhist principles in her work.
     Berget Jelane will be discussing Buddhisim.  This fascinating religion is followed by over 350 million people - making it the fourth largest religion or faith in the world.

         Monday, April 8th people world wide will be celebrating the Buddha's birthday.  For many of us here in the West, the Buddha is someone whose pictures and statutes we see but whose life and philosophies have very little to do with most of our everyday lives.
     Many adherents to Buddhism feel it is not a religion, because it doesn't demand blind faith from its followers, but rather they follow Buddha because he discovered the path of deliverance.
     Although a Buddhist seeks refuge in the Buddha, they do not make any self-surrender. Nor does a Buddhist sacrifice their freedom of thought by becoming a follower of the Buddha. They can exercise their own free will and develop their knowledge even to the extent of becoming a Buddha themselves.
     Buddhism is a non-theistic religion; there is no belief in a divine creator.  Instead it is based on the idea of karma.
     Join us this Sunday as we learn more about Siddhartha Gotama - The Buddha.  Please, if you have flowers growing in your garden - bring them for the altar.  In Japan, Buddha's birthday, -- Hana Matsuri, or "Flower Festival" -- is celebrated every year by offerings of fresh spring flowers.

You may go to the CCL meetup calendar:
to learn more about any of these events.

Classes at CCL


MON. April 8 - 6:30 to 9:30 - Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide. (POMC) support group meets on the second Monday of the month. For more information please email or call 1-831-426-0874.


TUES. April 9 - 7:00 to 9:00 - The Healing House Kinkou School of Reiki - Level 1. The beginning of something great with Dr. Ayleen.

See below for more information and flyer.


WED. April 10- 10:30 to 12.00 - SMILE Yoga with Laura


WED. April 10 - 3:00 to 5:00 - Reiki and Energy Share

WED. April 10 - 6:00 to 9:00 - Lideres en Accion Class in Spanish. Please call Juan at (408)300-4247
TUES. April 11 - 7:00 to 9:00 - Seven Gifts of Druidry, Seventh Gift: Magic / Graduation with Dr. Ayleen.


SUN. April 14 - Baseball theme, hot dogs and peanuts

11:30 - 2:00 - Book and tape sale from our library

12:00 - 2:00 - African Druming


MON. April 15 - 7:00 - 8:30 -  World Peace Meditation.

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THURS. April 18 - 7:00 to 9:00 - Spiritual Unfoldment with Rev. Doti Boon. $15 or $25 for two. Whether you are newly interested in subtle energies or have been working with them for a while Doti and her Spirit Guide MAH will help you progress more effectively on your personal spiritual path. Rev. Doti will help you lift the mystic veil and understand the fundamentals of spiritual unfoldment; by helping you function within the higher realms. Before you register, ask yourself if you are ready to step into this higher state of consciousness.


SAT. April 20 - 10:00 to 6:00 - TAGA

click here for flyer

 Healing House Kinkou School of Reiki
*Offering Group and Individual Reiki Training

and Attunements*
Dr. Ayleen Augustine, D.C.
Reiki Master and Chief Instructor


Kinkou is Japanese for Balance. Reiki is an energetic healing tradition that not only returns the recipient to a harmonious, balanced state of mind, body and spirit, but benefits the practitioner as well.  Through this class you will learn to become a sacred conduit and witness for the healing forces of the Universe.

 Dr. Ayleen Augustine

This 3 part class will cover the fundamentals of Reiki including:
What is Reiki?
Technique (Solo and Group Work)
Starting a Reiki Practice
Level I Attunement
Cost: $100 - Includes hand-outs and refreshments

Quotes from the Buddha:

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may.  We ourselves must walk the path.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.