In modern life, many of us are caught in patterns of distraction and dissatisfaction, unable to find lasting peace and inner fulfillment. This discontentment often stems from ignorance of our essential nature, leading to personal and planetary suffering. But without knowing how to access that we look everywhere for it, in ways that do not satisfy the heart.
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian helps people from all walks of life discover a path to knowing and embodying our essential nature, and with it a profound experience of freedom, wisdom and inner wholeness. Her time-tested method, rooted in the tradition of Kriya Yoga, is accessible and inspiring both for newcomers to inner work as well as experienced spiritual practitioners.
The programs below offer a variety of entry points to this path, with classes, courses, and events designed to empower your growth toward a more awakened and soul-nourishing life.
A Year of Living Purposefully - Online Course
Capture the vision of your extraordinary life, then live it—thought by thought, word by word, action by action. Every day, delight in the beauty and grace of being fully alive.
This year long web-based program with Yogacharya O’Brian is a comprehensive immersion in dharma studies and practices for discovering your higher purpose and living it every day with heart and meaning.Learn More
Five Life-Transforming Lessons from Paramahansa Yogananda
5 Sundays: Feb 4 – June 10, 2018 - CSE - San Jose, CA & ONLINE
Start your day with meditation and inspiration.
Prepare to meet the week ahead with wisdom and compassion.
Get ready to live your divine life now.
Spend all, or part of, your Sunday with Yogacharya who will teach 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.Learn More
"Get Centered: Awake, Aware, Abundant Living" - Course
4 Tuesdays: March 20 – April 10, 2018 - CSE - San Jose, CA & ONLINE
When we decide to attend to our soul life—to honor what has heart and meaning for us—we need a strategy. Discover how to get centered, stay anchored in soul awareness, and live your radiant, divine life every day. Engage in it. Commit to it.
Your “Get Centered Strategy” will include meditation, the ancient art of mantra and mudra to energize your practice, establishing healthy living habits, contemplation, and clarifying your life purpose.
In the Silence of the Soul: 4-Day Silent Meditation Retreat
April 12-15, 2018 - Mount Madonna Center - Watsonville, CA
A meditation retreat offers the ideal environment for developing a peaceful mind and compassionate heart. The inner peace, wisdom, and joy that are uncovered during dedicated practice on a retreat will inspire and inform useful lifestyle changes.
The retreat includes daily spiritual teachings on meditation and the spiritually awakened life, study, and devotional chanting.Learn More