Events

Kindle Soul Awakening

Learn about Yogacharya's Upcoming Events — Including Public Talks, Classes, Satsangs, Retreats, Ceremonies and more.

ONLINE

Meditation and Devotional Service

SELECT THURSDAYS / 6:30-7:30 AM (PT)

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment - Online via Zoom

This online service reflects the daily devotions and silent meditation.

Meditators from all traditions or none are welcome.

ONLINE

Bhagavad Gita Inspiration and Study

SELECT THURSDAYS / 7:30-8:00 AM (PT)

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment - Online via Zoom

The Bhagavad Gita guides seekers to Self and God-realization, highlighting our true essence and harmonious living. Join Yogacharya O’Brian to explore its themes, from inner peace and discernment to true happiness and fulfilling one's purpose in life.

IN-PERSON

Open Your Heart and Your Mind to the Infinite: Silent Meditation Retreat

MAY 23 - 25, 2024

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment - San Jose, CA

Silence is a friend to the soul, an open door to divine communion.

This silent retreat will focus on allowing the heart and mind to become quiet through silent sitting and walking meditation. It will include teachings on meditation, silence, and easeful action in harmony with the soul. When we learn how to welcome silence, we gain access to our inner resources, capacity for resilience, and the power to live an inspired, truly fulfilling life.

• Guided silent meditations throughout the day

• Daily teaching and practice sessions with Yogacharya O’Brian

• Learn the art of walking meditation

• Silent nature meditation and contemplation in the meditation garden

• Vedic insights into sound, silence, and creativity

Limited housing available.

IN-PERSON & ONLINE

Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat

JUNE 20 - 23, 2024

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment - San Jose, CA & Online

Join Yogacharya O’Brian and CSE Kriya Yoga Teachers for this opportunity to experience the complete practice of Kriya Yoga which includes contemplation of higher realities, instruction in pranayama and superconscious meditation, and essential guidelines for health, vitality, and harmonious relationships.

IN-PERSON & ONLINE

Sunday Satsang

SEPTEMBER 15, 2024

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment - San Jose, CA & Online

Yogacharya teaches the supreme science of Brahmavidya—the universal way of awakening to Self- and God-realization--the most essential, and relevant, teaching for spiritually conscious living today.


Chanting starts at 9:45 am (PT). Everyone is welcome.

Past Events

IN-PERSON & ONLINE

Go Straight to the Goal: A Kriya Yoga Retreat for Disciples

APRIL 18 - 20, 2024

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment - San Jose, CA & Online

This retreat is open to those who have formally entered into discipleship on the Kriya Yoga path. If you have not yet taken the steps of discipleship, you are welcome to attend the Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat in June.

With discipleship, we evolve from being a seeker of the way to being one who has found a path of spiritually awakened living and the disciplined life it requires. We embark upon this journey with hope and faith, discovering its riches as love and grace lead us on.

This retreat offers teachings, practices, and inspiration from Kriya Yoga masters and their disciples for remaining steadfast on the path, living in the highest way, and fully embracing the opportunity of a lifetime.

Included in the retreat:

• Teachings on the purpose, practices, requirements, pitfalls, and blessings of discipleship

• Essential Kriya Yoga meditation practices for disciples

• Spacious schedule for immersion in meditation, contemplation, and strategies for healthy living


IN-PERSON

Divine Awakening: Preparing our Hearts and Minds for the Blessing of Mahashivaratri and Temple Consecration

MARCH 8, 2024 / 10AM-10 PM (PT)

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment - San Jose, CA

Retreat with with Yogacharya O'Brian and Rev. Irma Sandhya Lovic

"Divine Awakening" is a spiritually enriching retreat designed to prepare our community for the blessings of Mahashivaratri and sacred consecration of our new outdoor meditation temple. During this day-long retreat, participants will embark on a journey of spiritual deepening and communal bonding.


Meditation, mantra chanting, and yoga sessions will help purify the body and mind, fostering a deeper connection with the divine. Through educational and inspirational sessions, participants will gain insights into the profound significance of Mahashivaratri, the consecration ceremony, and the symbolism behind the rituals involved.


The retreat will also include practical preparations for the consecration ceremony ensuring that each participant is ready to play their part in this sacred event.

Everyone is welcome.

IN-PERSON & ONLINE

MahaShivaratri: A Night with the Divine

MARCH 8, 2024 / 6-9 PM (PT)

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment - San Jose, CA & Streaming Live

Time of Healing, Awakening, and Transformation

with Yogacharya O'Brian and CSE Teachers

The fourteenth day of every lunar month, or the day before the new moon, is known as Shivaratri. Out of all twelve Shivaratris that occur in a calendar year, Mahashivaratri—the great night of Shiva—is one of the most spiritual significance.


The dark night vigil of chanting, devotional ritual, contemplation of the stories of Shiva, and meditation on the omnipresence of the Lord is a time for overcoming the darkness of ignorance—both on an individual and global scale. It is a time for healing, for diving into the great mystery of our existence, and discovering the lighted path of spiritually conscious living.


The program will be both educational and inspirational—an opportunity to learn and practice Sanskrit mantras, explore mystical symbolism, experience deep meditation, and celebrate your spiritual path.


Everyone is welcome.

IN-PERSON & ONLINE

Kriya Yoga New Year Meditation Retreat

JANUARY 4 - 7, 2024

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment - San Jose, CA & Online

Join Yogacharya O’Brian and CSE Kriya Yoga teachers for this opportunity to experience the complete practice of Kriya Yoga which includes contemplation of higher realities, instruction in pranayama and superconscious meditation, and essential guidelines for health, vitality, and harmonious relationships.

IN-PERSON & ONLINE

A Ritual to Begin the New Year

JANUARY 4 - 7, 2024

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment - San Jose, CA & Online

You are warmly invited to a gathering and ceremony with Yogacharya O'Brian to enter the New Year with higher purpose, purified intention, and spiritually energized goals. Learn how to set your intention and use mantra to bring clarity and power to the mind. Participate in 108 rounds of Sri Ganesha mantra for the removal of all obstacles.

IN-PERSON & ONLINE

Meditation for the Holy Days

DECEMBER 23, 2023 / 12-2 PM (PT)

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment - San Jose, CA & Streaming Live

IIn the heart of winter’s dark days, we naturally seek the light of peace that only presence can bring. Paramahansa Yogananda offered this prayer: Teach me to find Thy presence on the altar of my constant Peace, and the joy that springs from deep meditation. He offered the example of setting aside time in the holy season to pray, meditate, and enter the deep peace of this season.

CSE’s Meditation for the Holy Days is held annually on December 23rd. You are warmly invited to stop for a moment, to sit in silence, breathe, and remember the divine light within you.

IN-PERSON & ONLINE

Sunday Satsang

MAY 19, 2024 / 10-11 AM (PT)

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment - San Jose, CA & Streaming Live

Love Loves Love: Fulfilling Relationships and the Soul Life

Join Yogacharya for four lessons on living in divine Love. Learn how to be more skillful in relationships by acknowledging the One in all, lighting up your mind with divine remembrance, learning how to let go and forgive, and letting love lead the way.

Chanting starts at 9:45 am (PT). Everyone is welcome.

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