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Feast of Gratitude, Friday, November 30th at 6:30 pm

posted Nov 6, 2018, 3:26 PM by Julie Cooke   [ updated Nov 6, 2018, 3:34 PM ]

Join us as we gather in community for our annual soup feast.
Bring a soup to share and pick up an ornament at the Center to write your holiday intention. We will decorate the tree that evening.
Sign up in the Social Hall or call the office (877-5673) to let us know if you are coming.
Friday, November 30th, 6:30 pm

24 Hour Prayer Vigil for Peace, Saturday, December 22nd, 8:00 am

posted Oct 23, 2018, 1:40 PM by Julie Cooke

Please sign up at the info table to join us in holding our Sanctuary in love, prayers, and peace. Our semi-annual 24 hour prayer vigil is a beautiful event.We hope you will find an hour to join us in sacred space. A beautiful altar is the forefront with readings and music available.

Saturday, December 22nd at 8:00 am to Sunday, December 23rd at 8:00 am

Holiday Fashion Show Event "Joy", Saturday, December 8th, 1:00-4:00 pm

posted Oct 23, 2018, 1:19 PM by Julie Cooke   [ updated Nov 6, 2018, 3:46 PM ]

We are having our first annual Holiday Fashion Show event “Joy” on Saturday, December 8th from 1:00-4:00.

$30 per guest. Ticket sales are limited to 90.

Featuring local vendor fashions, champagne, English tea and sandwiches, drawings, pictures, and much more. This event will be held at the Center for Spiritual Living, Paradise, 789 Bille Road.

Call the Center at 877-5673 for more information. Tickets are available at Dove’s Gypsy Heart Boutique-872-2200; Ever After/Frolic-762-7400; Organic Salon Project-762-1610; Paradise ROCKS-762-9406; Center for Spiritual Living, Paradise-877-5673.

No tickets will be sold at the door.


Molly Mele's PRPD Class: Mindful Aging/Finding Grace in Eldering

posted Oct 16, 2018, 3:28 PM by Julie Cooke   [ updated Oct 16, 2018, 3:39 PM ]

Mindful Aging
Finding Grace in Eldering

In this class we will explore how we can age with intention, passion, courage and commitment. Using discussion, readings, journaling and mindfulness mediation practices we will develop a path for conscious aging that includes continued inner growth, fulfillment, purpose, meaning and service. We will practice making friends with impermanence, changing identities, generativity, and spiritual deepening. This class is appropriate for anyone who wants to grow into an exceptional elder. The instructor is a retired Registered Nurse with advanced training in meditation and holistic health.

Please see www.paradisecsl.org for more information or contact Molly through PRPD.

Instructor: Molly Mele, RN, MS
Dates: Monday 10-11:30 am
Duration: 5 weeks Session: February 4-March 11
(no class 2/18)
Location: Paradise Center for Spiritual Living
789 Bille Road
Fee: $50 (PRPD Member) $60 (Non-PRPD Member)

Art Show through October 31st: Membership of CSL, Paradise

posted May 1, 2018, 3:31 PM by Julie Cooke   [ updated Oct 2, 2018, 11:45 AM ]

Various works from our membership are on display in the Social Hall of the Center for Spiritual Living, Paradise, 789 Bille Rd, Paradise (530) 877-5673, www.paradisecsl.org.  Free admission.  On view now through October 31st, 2018. Hours 10 am - 4 pm Mon-Thurs; 9 am - noon Sun.  

2018 Movie & Discussion Nights

posted Mar 20, 2018, 2:51 PM by Julie Cooke   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 2:04 PM ]

Friday, May 18th at 6:30 pm:
"The Power of the Heart" $10

Friday, June 22nd at 6;30 pm:
"Jane" $10

Friday, August 24th at 6:30 pm:
"Won't You Be My Neighbor" $10

Friday, November 2nd at 5:30 pm:
"Coco" $15 includes a tostada bar.

We'll supply the popcorn.

Rev. Andy Torkelson's Sunday Talk, November 11th at 10:00 am "Sacred Agreements-Part two of a four part holiday series on The Four Agreements"w/ Special Music by Alan Rigg

posted Oct 3, 2017, 11:27 AM by Julie Cooke   [ updated Nov 6, 2018, 3:20 PM ]


Please join Rev. Andy for an inspirational four part Sunday talk series. Week one will explore:

“Sacred Agreements”


Psychology says that one’s personal TRUTH is what one has given “sanction to”. Don Miguel Ruiz says: it’s what we’ve “agreed to”. Both acknowledge that these living-foundations have a lot to do with how we live, love, express, and see the world.


Affirmation: My LIFE is sacred, so to, must be the way I live it. 



Four Agreements Holiday Season

A Four Sunday series

Nov. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th.

Let us each create the Holiday Season experience, we desire!

Let us each find meaning, forgiveness, contentment, and joy.

Nov. 18th:

“Mindful Practice”

(Gratitude Practice)

(“Don’t Make Assumptions”)

Nov. 25:

“Our Very Best”



Special Music by Alan Rigg

First Sunday: Global Intention/Prayer for Peace

posted Feb 28, 2017, 8:56 PM by Julie Cooke

On the first Sunday of every month during the 10:00 am Celebration Service, 
please join us in community in an intention and prayer for global peace for all sentient beings.

Weekly Twelve Step Meetings

posted Nov 8, 2016, 12:29 PM by Julie Cooke   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 2:37 PM ]

At our Center, we are proud to host three weekly twelve step meetings:

Wednesdays: 6:00-7:15 pm (Al-Anon)       

WSO # 0001852
Paradise AFG
**Closed Meeting**

Thursdays: 7:00-8:00 pm

Marijuana Anonymous

Fridays: 12:00-1:00 pm (Al-Anon)
WSO # 0001351
Friday Noon Step Study AFG

Awakened Heart Meditation with Molly Mele every Friday at 10:00 am

posted Nov 13, 2012, 6:45 PM by Jay Cooke   [ updated Nov 9, 2017, 5:11 PM by Julie Cooke ]

Get centered in the loving-kindness of Spirit by attending Molly Mele's weekly guided and silent meditation,
every Friday from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Mindful Movement at 9:45 am, if you're interested.

Love Offerings gratefully accepted.

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