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"The Center for Devotional Living supports the on-going creation of a loving, 

ecologically sustainable world community, based on freedom, compassion 

and equanimity, with healthy, happy life for all beings."

       We offer weekly, monthly and seasonal services, classes, workshops, retreats and special events throughout the year to support our mission. We encourage every individual to find and walk the path that calls to his or her heart on the journey of love and awakening and to live a vibrantly healthy, purposeful life.

           Center events and services are designed to encourage and support every individual to find and walk the path that calls to his or her heart on the journey of love and awakening and to live a vibrantly healthy, purposeful life. The core philosophy  of the Center is that all people are born in a state of purity and that it is only ignorance and the conditioning of the mind that cause needless human suffering. Therefore, it is possible, through dedicating oneself to spiritual practices, to remove conditioning, educate the the mind and assist the practitioner to have an experience of self and the true nature of reality. At the core of this philosophy is the belief that happiness is our true nature and that all people can attain long lasting happiness and deep abiding peace and contentment.

            All people are welcome at center events. All faiths that lead to truth, compassion, equanimity and love are accepted. Tolerance of our differences is just the beginning of the road to peace among people. We believe that embracing the diversity that is found in our culture allows everyone to add their individual and unique gifts into our community. Diversity is our strength. By embracing it the things we share in common become apparent and together we can accomplish more than we can apart. For more information on the Center's philosophy and path to happiness feel free to browse the documents we have posted under the Philosophy link below. 

         The Center sustains it's presence in the community through regular, public Saturday services, which are steeped in devotional singing. The Center maintains it's own music ensemble, Living Devotion, to provide a rich tapestry of beautiful sound that inspires deep devotional singing and maximum participation.

         The Center for Devotional Living is registered as a church with the Federal Government of the United States and is based in Santa Cruz California. The Center for Devotional Living is a mobile outreach program. Donations to churches are considered tax deductible by the Internal Revenue Service.

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