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CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL AWARENESS
Founded in 1972 by Roy Eugene Davis
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the November edition of the Center for Spiritual Awareness email newsletter including inspiration from Roy Eugene Davis and news about CSA ministry activities.
 
 
An Enlivening Power is Nurturing the Universe and We Can Learn to Cooperate with It.
– Roy Eugene Davis
Glorious Fall color at the 11 acre CSA International Headquarters retreat property near Lake Rabun in Lakemont, Georgia.
ASK: "WHAT IS LIFE FOR?" 
continued from October newsletter

For thousands of years, saints and sages have clearly defined the real purpose of life and the practical means by which permanent well-being, happiness, and spiritual fulfillment can be experienced. This is what they have said:
 
2. Learn to have your life-enhancing desires easily fulfilled. 
 
Desire to experience total health, well-being, harmonious relationships, the accomplishment of meaningful purposes, and rapid spiritual growth is natural and wholesome. All other desires should be renounced. Desires are impelling: they stimulate imagination and provide motivation to perform actions which will result in their fulfillment. Because your mind is a particularized aspect of the omnipresent Universal or Cosmic Mind, clearly defined desires, whether below the threshold of conscious awareness or consciously nurtured, tend to attract the necessary resources, events, and circumstances which will enable them to be actualized.
 
Swami Sri Yukteswar said to Paramahansa Yogananda, “If the object of one’s clearly defined desire does not yet exist, the universe will produce it for the person who desires it.”
3. Learn to have all of your real needs effortlessly satisfied
 
When you are established in awareness of wholeness, know that you are an individualized aspect of one, all-pervading Consciousness. Live in accord with the processes of nature and the impulses of God’s grace will spontaneously provide the resources and supportive events and relationships that you need. 
– Roy Eugene Davis, 
Seven Lessons in Conscious Living
Lesson One
Gratitude

Each day is a new beginning.
 
It is useful for us to start every morning grateful for all of the supportive influences that make our life possible. There is the innate intelligence that beats our heart, digests our food, and keeps this body functioning. There is the environment, circumstances, and events which arise in accordance with our beliefs and desires. And there are all of those who grow our food, make our clothes, and provide for transportation and communication.
 
Beginning each day with gratitude for our many blessings sets the tone for our day, assists us to live in harmony with Nature, and fosters our health, happiness, and spiritual awakening.
– Ron Lindahn
First Sunday Winter Webinars
with Ron Lindahn
Sunday, November 3 - 2 p.m. EST
This series  is based on the book  "Seven Lessons in Conscious Living" by Roy Eugene Davis. We will introduce Kriya Yoga; basic philosophy: practices, and lineage of teachers in our tradition.
We will continue offering online webinars on the first Sunday of each month through March 2020. These will be available to everyone free of charge. 
Click the link below to participate in the event.
(You will see an option - not required - to have a reminder and link sent via email at the beginning of the webinar on Sunday.)
https://youtu.be/a0rZzztzRo4
Saturday night is the end of Daylight Savings Time for most of the U.S. - remember to set your clocks back.
CSA Retreat - November 16, 17
November CSA Retreat Schedule: 
7-7:30 a.m. - Silent meditation followed by breakfast. 
10:00 a.m. The Philosophy and Practices of Kriya Yoga
                    with Ron Lindahn. 
11:30 a.m. - Vegetarian lunch.
12:30 p.m. - Video of Mr. Davis.
2:00 p.m. -  Afternoon workshop on the practice and benefits of Ayurveda, ancient science of life; total health and balanced living. Attendees will receive a free copy of Mr. Davis' book An Easy Guide to Ayurveda.  
3:30 p.m.  - Optional Hatha Yoga will be offered in the dome/library. 
5:00 p.m. Vegetarian dinner at 5.
6 p.m. - 30 minute silent meditation.
Holy Season Meditation
Saturday, December 7 we will conduct our traditional 3 hour holy season meditation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a vegetarian lunch.
2020 Silent Retreats
In 2020 the retreats at CSA headquarters will be silent in the guest houses and dining room. A quiet environment will support the experience of deep inner peace, introspection, meditation, and spiritual awakening for all who attend.
October Weekend Retreat  
CSA Senior Minister Ron Lindahn spoke in the morning and Board President Clifford Rosen conducted an afternoon workshop. Participants enjoyed vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared by Willie Davis.
 
During retreats individuals are encouraged to spend quiet time enjoying nature, reading, meditating, and re-connecting with their innate essence of being. 
CSA Retreat in Torino, Italy On October 25, 26 CSA minister Furio Sclano organized and led the retreat with the assistance of CSA Meditation Teacher Manuela La Iacona. Guest speakers via Skype included CSA Minister Marty Wuttke.
Ron Lindahn also spoke to the group via Skype and CSA Meditation Teacher Andrea Taddei offered a class during the retreat.
CSA Meditation Seminar in Atlanta
Ron Lindahn Conducted a meditation seminar at the Marriott Hotel in Atlanta on October  26.
New Videos on CSA website
A new short video by Board President Clifford Rosen serves to remind us of the value of a retreat in the sacred environment at CSA.
 
In a 60 minute video CSA Senior Minister Ron Lindahn speaks on Understanding This Life in our Kriya Yoga tradition.
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.
CSA staff and personally trained ministers continue with Roy Eugene Davis' mission to bring a clear, direct, message of how to live easily and effectively in order to fully awaken to Self- and God-Realization while enjoying a prosperous, fulfilling, meaningful life.
Center for Spiritual Awareness
P.O. Box 7, Lakemont, Georgia 30552
csa-davis.org
info@csa-davis.org
706-782-4723
 
 
Center for Spiritual Awareness, United States, Lakemont, GA 30552, United States
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