Our Spiritual Discernment for 2015 is:
"Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor"
Read more here.
Honoring the Guest ~ Interfaith Worship Series
Exploring Diverse Faith and Spiritual Traditions
"Being with a Living Master"
with Brahmacharini Rema Devi
Brahmacharini Rema Devi, a disciple of Amma (Mata Amritananda Mayi) will be our Guest for Sunday September 6th. She will give a talk and lead a meditation. Bri. Rema Devi will share her perspective about the guru/disciple relationship in Indian Hindu tradition and what it is like to be with a Living Master. She met Amma 28 years ago and is one of Amma’s senior disciples in the West. Bri. Rema Devi is also a pujari – a person trained to perform ancient sacred ceremonies, pujas (Hindu prayer ceremonies) and homas (fire ceremonies) in the Kerala tradition. Having lived full time in India with Amma for several years, Bri. Rema Devi is now based in Amma’s first North American ashram in Castro Valley, California and travels to different Amma centers in the West leading programs.
In September we explore "The Hoop of All My Relations"
In the Universal Worship, we turn toward the source of all spiritual revelation and let it shine into ourselves, our communities, and our world. Honoring all the wisdom traditions of humanity equally, we join in an ongoing cosmic celebration with all of creation, from the mineral to the angelic.
The Universal Worship recognizes that all religions originate in the same Truth. All of the great teachers and prophets have reflected this truth to humanity in their own way. The same power that inspired them continues to move through and guide our own lives. Read more here.
This year our Universal Worship services will be focused upon Interfaith Community Sanctuary's spiritual discernment for 2015: "Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor." Read more here.
InterSpiritual Worship: In September we explore "The Hoop of All My Relations"
Honoring Our Community!
In September we explore the “Hoop of All My Relations.”
About 4th Sundays: Rev. Karen Lindquist, with Associate Ministers Sibyl Lundy, Linda Stern and David Heitmiller, work with community members to create meaningful worship services on fourth Sundays. We honor our community by inviting members to share in all aspects of the monthly worship service. We believe these services will be creative, enlivening and uplifting for all. Interfaith Community Sanctuary is a community that values bringing to light voices that are rarely heard.
Our fifth Sunday worship services in 2015 are focused on deep experiences of shared spiritual practices from diverse traditions!
Sunday August 30th “The Movement of the Spheres.”
In this spiritual practice of body prayer and movement, we move as the planets move, tuning into the core vibrations that permeate our lives.
One of the most profound blessings of having an independent and self-determining spiritual community like Interfaith Community Sanctuary is our ability to fulfill our dreams, visions, ideals — those that lead to harmony and understanding across diverse faith and spiritual traditions. One of the most beautiful and sacred ways to accomplish this is through the sharing of spiritual practices!
We have experienced the Path of Scholarship, a First Peoples Healing Ceremony, Remembrance in the Sufi tradition, and a Meditative Tree Walk. In November we shall experience a Community Peshalt!