Midweek Meditation

Ancient Wisdom Ministry – First and Third Mondays – 6:30-8:30 pm

Brock Travis, PhD, Ministry Leader

Photo by Christine Voth

The Ancient Wisdom Ministry, facilitated by Brock Travis, PhD, offers a new approach to ancient concepts that have helped people throughout the ages.  Attendees learn practical skills to bring these concepts to life in personal ways.

Participants in this ministry often experience greater peace and self-fulfillment through a gentle journey.  This ministry is an extension of the mystical conversation of our spiritual community, centering us in Light, Love, Meditation, Ceremony, and Service.

This group meets on the first and third Mondays of the month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, downstairs in Martha’s Hall.  For more information about the Ancient Wisdom Ministry, please contact Brock Travis, PhD.

Oneness Deeksha Meditation – First Wednesday – 6:30-8:00 pm

Lida Martin, RScP, & Diane Ruiz, RScP, Ministry Leaders

Photo by Norm Fort

The Oneness Deeksha ministry meets once a month to provide a mid-week touchstone for centering, meditation, and healing.  Deeksha is a hands-on transfer of divine energy that initiates a profound journey into higher states of consciousness to accelerate an ongoing spiritual awakening in the individual.

Everyone feels a blessing by being together, giving/receiving love.  This ministry blesses the world by cultivating inner peace.  Deeksha supports our individual and planetary awakening.  Our Deeksha meditations also include prayers for the world and loved ones.


Kindness Meditation – Second Wednesday – 6:30-8:30 pm

Peter Frank, Ministry Leader

Based on the work of Nipun Mehta, the Kindness Meditation Group gathers once a month to sit in silence for an hour and share about “aha” moments from the month’s inspirational reading, or weekly “Act of Kindness Smile Deck Card”.  Afterwards, participants are welcome to enjoy a healthy vegetarian pot-luck meal in a spirit of gratitude and community.

This ministry supports our Center and our world as we affirm that simple acts of conscious kindness can change everything for good.



Creative Arts Meditation – Third Wednesday – 6:30-8:30 pm

Lida Martin, RScP, Ministry Leader

Creativity abides in the heart of being.  We celebrate creativity at VCSL with a series of Creative Arts Meditations, including activities such as:

Meditation and Sketching; Intuitive Painting; Journaling; Guided Visualizations and Written Exercises; Meditations with the Chakras and Energy Bodies; Watercolor and Meditation; wrist Malas and Meditation; Zen and sketching; Exercises to create poetry; Meditations with Harp, Guitar and other instruments; Sound Healing Meditations; Reiki and Holy Fire Meditations; Gong Meditations; Kundalini Yoga Meditations with Chanting; and Expressive Dance and Movement.

On Wednesday, May 16th, please join us for this unique meditation experience. In which Hugh Rose will guide and train us to be aware of our ability to experience sensation throughout our bodies and then absorb the healing benefits they provide. To enhance this experience, Lida Martin will play her 32” Symphonic Gong as part of the meditation. The gong is an instrument of sacred sound long known for it’s ability to bring harmony and peace to our body and being.

Love Offerings accepted.

For questions, contact Lida at (805) 890-2581.


No experience needed.  Just come and enjoy.  Love offerings accepted.




Special Guest Meditation  – Fourth Wednesday – 6:30-8:00pm

Programming by Brock Travis, PhD

Wednesday May 23rd, Brock Travis.

Please note: Additional Meditation on Saturday, May 26th-10 am- 1pm, with David Kerrigan – Loving kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Peace – a Celebration.


Drumming Circle – Fifth Wednesday – 6:30 – 8:00pm

Led by Jennifer Merlich

Playing drums in groups generate powerful healing energy for the group and each individual.

Jennifer is our talented and passionate guide on this rhythm journey. She uses a simple, efficient method to teach and
lead small groups of individuals to quickly play music together and as part of a larger ensemble. Bring your own drums and rattles! Extras drums and rattles provided. No experience necessary. Come with an open heart! 

Photo by Wendell

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