All of July's programs take place via Zoom and are free of charge. Find more information about each of our programs and receive registration links using the events button below.

You can also download our google calendar to keep track of all of our events in one convenient place.

As always, we graciously accept tax-deductible donations to support our programming.
SUMMER RETREAT AT DHARMALAYA:
coming together in love
DATE: Wednesday, September 1st- Sunday, September 5th
LOCATION: Dharmalaya Center in Eugene, OR
PRICE: $275-$400 (scholarships available)
Join us for our first in-person retreat in a year and a half! We are excited to come together again with our community for an uplifting and inspiring event. The retreat will include:

  • daily meditations
  • programs and discussions 
  • uplifting music and dance
  • asana classes
  • social time together
  • deep relaxation
  • nature outing
  • organic food
  • beautiful accommodations

Get more information about accommodations and scholarships and register now to reserve your spot.
Keeping our community is safe and healthy is of the utmost importance! We ask that all retreat attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before their arrival. If you’re unable to be vaccinated, please be sure to receive a negative COVID test before attending the retreat. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
NEW BLOG POST

You can view our blog anytime! Expect weekly posts about spirituality, neohumanism, and yoga philosophy.
Latest blog post:
Glimpsing the Unitary Consciousness
In this talk from March, Acharya Ammadevi shares how the unitary consciousness reveals itself to us in glimpses. Through empathy, gratitude, relief, curiosity, humility, wonder, teamwork, and love, we are reminded over and over again, in these small glimpses, that we are all connected.

THE NEXT INTERNATIONAL SATSAUNGA WILL BE IN OCTOBER
We will be taking a break from hosting our usual monthly satsangas.

For the rest of the summer, the team will be focused on curating the best possible experience for everyone at our summer retreat and on developing our fall curriculum. Stay tuned for more information about the next satsanga.
FALL PROGRAMS
We have an amazing set of programs coming to you this fall! From September through December we'll be offering several unique courses spanning the subjects of Neohumanism, PROUT, Spiritual Philosophy, and Planetary Transformation. Stay tuned to the "Courses" section of the events page to see them as they're posted.
Art for Service & Blessedness

We've begun posting weekly on our new Art for Service and Blessedness blog!

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti once said of art, "The entire aesthetics is the only charming entity in human life. Had there been no aesthetics, human life would have been just like a desert.” We know that by sharing in our adoration of the human creative capacity, we are sharing in our love of Creation and our awe of the human expression of Oneness. We hope that these posts will spark ideas, conversations, and modes of connecting and healing.

Preview this summary of June's inspiring art and media suggestions and read the full-length articles of any post you missed on the blog.
ANCIENT FUTURES
Helena Norberg-Hodge wrote the book Ancient Futures to share what she learned from Ladakh, India when she witnessed first-hand massive socioeconomic and cultural shifts during the region's industrialization. The book has since been turned into a documentary and Norberg-Hodge has been dedicating her life to global localization efforts.

TO BUILD A SWING

You carry
All the ingredients
To turn your life into a nightmare–
Don’t mix them!

You have all the genius
To build a swing in your backyard
For God.

That sounds
Like a hell of a lot more fun.
Let’s start laughing, drawing blueprints,
Gathering our talented friends.
...
These first three stanzas of Hafiz's poem To Build a Swing are enough to show the playful and devout writing style this Sufi poet from 14th century Persia used across his impressive body of work. The book The Gift is a compilation of 250 of his greatest poems.

BRAIDING SWEET GRASS
“Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.”