Subject: CSA April 2021 Newsletter

CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL AWARENESS
Founded in 1972 by Roy Eugene Davis
April 2021 Newsletter 

Accomplish your Purposes  

To have your needs satisfied and your wholesome desires fulfilled, you have only to learn to cooperate with the universal, impersonal laws of mind and Consciousness which determine that every cause produces a corresponding effect. The thoughts you habitually think, the states of consciousness you maintain, and the effective actions you skillfully perform (when necessary) will then actualize (manifest) the results you desire.

Be responsible for your behaviors: for what you think, how you feel, and what you do. Don’t complain, make excuses for irresponsible behavior, or think or say that life isn’t fair or that God doesn’t care about you. Immature mental attitudes, unregulated emotions, and reluctance to exercise will power (the ability to make decisions and implement plans to accomplish goals and purposes) are debilitating behaviors. Think rationally. Stabilize your emotions. Learn to make wise decisions. If you make a mistake, you will know what not to do in the future. Cheerfully and skillfully implement plans that will enable you to accomplish your purposes without being mentally or emotionally attached to your actions or to their results. It is natural for you to be healthy, happy, prosperous, and successful.

–Roy Eugene Davis

Roy Eugene Davis - Guru   
Roy Eugene Davis was the most authentic person I ever met. He was comfortable with himself, Self-confident, and always grounded. He was open and could be playful, with a great sense of humor. He was my guru.

The Sanskrit word guru is often defined as teacher, dispeller of darkness, and literally means "heavy": the guru encourages stability and grounding as we explore the inner realms of mind and consciousness. Unless we are firmly anchored in Reality we can become spacey, obsessed with phenomena, imagination and fantasy. Roy always encouraged us to be practical and to live simply, freely, and awake in this world. Then our increased awareness, sensitivity, compassion, and empathy towards others don’t overwhelm us, or result in distraction from the goal of full Self- and God-realization.

The guru serves as a direct conduit to ultimate Reality. Having purified himself he is able to be fully in the moment for the disciple without expectation for results. The ‘heavy’ stability of the guru supports disciples in accomplishing their goals and fulfilling their higher purpose. I was tested by Roy many times over the past 50 years, sometimes failing more often than I passed. His test was to ask me to follow inner guidance and fulfill my purpose. It was difficult when my “inner guidance” was based on some unfulfilled desire from the past. Through experience I finally learned to discern the difference between true inner guidance and impulsive, conditioned reaction.

The friendship, love, inspiration, encouragement, and support of Mr. Davis is the greatest blessing in my life. Jai guru!
–Ron Lindahn  
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lessons, and workshops.
Invite your like-minded friends.
Sunday Meditations 11 a.m. Eastern Time
45 minute meditation led by a CSA minister, followed by a brief message inspired by the writings of Mr. Davis.
2021 Saturday Seminar Series
Ayurveda: The Natural Way to Wholeness
April 10th 
Led by CSA Minister Ryan Strong 
9:30 - 2:30 p.m. EDT

The purpose of the seminar is to help inform and inspire others towards increased wholeness and to help deepen spiritual Awareness with the support of Ayurveda.
We will be sharing clear, practical, easy instructions based on Mr. Davis’ book: "An Easy Guide to Ayurveda: The Natural Way to Wholeness".


A free copy of "An Easy Guide to Ayurveda: The Natural Way to Wholeness
by Roy Eugene Davis will be sent to those who request it and register for  the seminar.


OVERVIEW OF AYURVEDA
with Ryan Strong
The goal of this class is to share a clear, broad overview of Ayurvedic concepts, including an introduction to Ayurveda and its concepts: doshas, gunas, agni, ojas, and their relationship to the spiritual path.
VATA, PITTA, AND KAPHA DOSHA: 
A DEEPER LOOK
with Ray Booker 
The goal of this class is to share clear detailed explanations of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha with a helpful guide to their characteristics and routines. To clearly illustrate what an imbalanced or balanced state can look like for each dosha with an emphasis on how this knowledge can support our Kriya Yoga practices.
ROUTINES AND RHYTHMS THAT BALANCE
with Leslie Hanks 
An overview of daily and seasonal routines that help balance Vata, Pitta and Kapha, including the importance of healthy elimination. A balancing exercise for each dosha will also be offered. Leslie will share insight on how to support your meditation and Kriya Yoga practices, and discuss the importance of being happy, healthy, and prosperous.

April 10 - Ayurveda for Optimum Health and Well Being
based on “An Easy Guide to Ayurveda” with Ryan Strong

May 15 - Silence - based on “In the Sanctuary of Silence” with Marty Wuttke, Leode Franklin, and Sam Sasu. 

June 12 - Creative Imagination - based on “How to Use Your Creative Imagination”

July 17
- Develop A Personal Relationship with God - based on “Satisfying Our Innate Desire to  Know God”

To join a session enter www.csaretreat.org in your browser. You will be directed to download the “Zoom” program.
Meeting code980 663 1368   
Password: 957607
Please arrive at the session 5 minutes early so we can begin on time.

If you don’t have a smart phone or computer, you can dial in with your telephone: +1-669-900-6833
Enter Meeting ID: 980-663-1368 and then press #. When it prompts you for the participant ID, press # again.

For more information on CSA retreats and seminars
visit our web site "Retreats" page. 
March Seminar  
CSA President Clifford Rosen led the March 6th, Saturday Seminar on Kriya Yoga Lifestyle and Practice. Senior Minister Ron Lindahn and CSA Minister Marty Wuttke led workshops. The program was offered using the Zoom interface and was well attended with over 75 participants. 
A special service was held on March 27 to honor Roy Eugene Davis on the 2nd Anniversary of his Mahasamadhi. 
CSA President Clifford Rosen, Senior Minister Ron Lindahn, and CSA minister Marty Wuttke and Ryan Strong talked about how they met Mr.Davis and shared some stories of their time with him. The program was offered using the Zoom interface and was well-attended with 100 participants.
Click below to listen to a recording of this event: 
CSA ministers Chris and Carolina Sartain offered several Yoga and meditation retreats during January and February and a Kriya initiation service in March at their retreat center in Southern Chile.
PRACTICAL KRIYA YOGA
PODCAST
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Listing programs offered by CSA ministers and teachers around the world.
Meditations - Retreats - Workshops
"Thinking that you are not free keeps you from being free. Stop thinking like that and you will be free"  
– Paramahansa Yogananda
Your generous donations 
make possible our continuing ministry outreach, retreats, seminars, and maintenance of the grounds and accommodations at the CSA International Headquarters in Lakemont, Georgia.
Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, taught spiritual growth methods for sixty-eight years in North and South America, Japan, Africa, Europe, and India. His books are published in ten languages and eleven countries.
He founded Center for Spiritual Awareness international headquarters and retreat center in 1972. Since his passing in 2019, the CSA staff and personally trained ministers have continued his mission of teaching clear, effective spiritual practices which support complete awakening to Self- and God-Realization, and a prosperous and meaningful life.
Center for Spiritual Awareness
P.O. Box 7, Lakemont, Georgia 30552
www.csa-davis.org
info@csa-davis.org

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