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.

Dharma 365!

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.

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New Year Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat

January 4-6, 2018 - CSE - San Jose, CA

Start the Year with Love! This on-site retreat at CSE headquarters will honor the birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda. The retreat includes: Kriya Yoga philosophy, practice & initiation; daily meditation and gentle yoga sessions; and practical inspiration for setting a spiritual program for the new year. These first days of the New Year provide an opportunity to clearly set our intentions for the year ahead.

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"Live Your Higher Purpose" - Retreat

February 11-16, 2018 - 1440 Multiversity - Scotts Valley, CA

Join Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian in this weeklong immersion retreat and discover the way of dharma, ancient Vedic wisdom for a truly meaningful and soul-satisfying life. Learn what dharma means for your life and discover a way to live your higher purpose. Gather wisdom, inspiration, and practical tools for creating your personal plan for complete well-being. Learn meditation, contemplation, and practices from the spiritual tradition of Kriya Yoga.

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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.

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