Sunday Services 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am

Sunday Evening Explorations 7:00 pm

Wednesday Night Wisdom Free Class 7:00 pm, Meditation 6:15 pm

2075 Occidental Road • Santa Rosa, California 95401 • 707-546-4543
Office Hours: Mon-Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm • Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday Morning Meditation

9:35 to 9:50 am in the Richard Leo Meditation Chapel (upstairs)

Wednesday Evening Meditation

6:30 to 6:50 pm in the Richard Leo Meditation Chapel (upstairs)

Heart Coherence Meditation

Every Monday at 7 pm in the Room 11, North Wing. A gentle, effective meditation that engages the powerful electromagnetic field of the heart to experience well-being and the beautiful qualities of an opening heart. For more information, please contact Linda Marshall at 837-1982 or

Saturday Meditation Group

Strengthen your meditation through group practice. Join Lauren Darges, RScP, in the Richard Leo Meditatin Chapel (upstairs) on Saturdays from 10 to 11 am. This one-hour session is comprised of mindfulness meditation practice with some instruction. Take advantage of the power of meditating with a group. Open to anyone who wants to meditate. Drop-ins welcome. From 11:00 to 11:30 is a book study and discussion. Stay for the discussion even if you haven’t read the book. To find out what the current book is contact Lauren at

Monthly World Peace Meditation

Since 1986 a group of committed people have been meeting at the Center to pray and meditate together, on the last calendar day of every month (except in October when we meet on the 30th) at 7 pm. Our common intention is to focus our awareness on peace—the inner peace that is the revelation of world peace. Our vision is nothing less than the healing of humanity and the evolution of consciousness. Everyone is welcome to join us in this simple practice which usually lasts for about 45 minutes. For more information, please contact Vivian Strand at 707-953-1917.

Annual World Peace Meditation

December 31 at 4 am - Join your community and the rest of the world at this time to center in peace. This powerful tradition has been observed at the Center since December 31, 1986. Why 4 am? It is noon, Greenwich Mean Time, and it is December 31 in all 24 time zones. We will be meditating, singing, and praying for peace simultaneously with people throughout the world. Feel free to wear your jammies and bring a blanket.

Annual New Year’s Eve Vigil

December 31, typically from 6 am to 6 pm. Watch announcement pages and check the "Upcoming Events" section of this web site for updated information. Open to the New Year by communing with Spirit at our annual New Year’s Eve Vigil. Rest in silence and prayer, sitting around our beautifully created World Peace Altar.

Annual Good Friday/Easter Vigil

Dates and times vary to coincide with Easter. Watch announcement pages and check the "Upcoming Events" section of this web site for updated information. Rest in silence and prayer, walk our labyrinth, and spend time in spiritual community extended meditation.




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In the Spotlight

Heart in Hand Spiritual Care

The Mission of the Heart in Hand Spiritual Care Ministry is to bring a presence and message of love to congregants during times of health challenges, transition, and grieving.

If you would like spiritual support during a time of health challenge, please contact us. We are happy to visit you in person, or speak with you over the phone, to provide loving listening and prayer (spiritual mind treatment). Your requests and conversations are held in sacred confidentiality among the members of our Ministry.

Call and leave a message at 707-546-4543707-546-4543, ext. 370. We check this voice mail box at least twice daily. Or visit the Heart in Hand table in the Social Hall on Sunday morning to put a written request in the box.

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Meditation Resources

The Power of Meditation

This wise and delightful guide to the benefits of meditation practices will help you cultivate a calm, peaceful, and enlightened lifestyle. Drawing from his years of experience as a teacher, spiritual leader, and avid meditator, Edward Viljoen directs you down the path to enlightenment using wisdom such as mindfulness practices, sitting practice, and creative practices.

Featuring personal anecdotes and stories from the author's spiritual teachings, The Power of Meditation goes beond a simple how-to book and offers a wonderful reading experience that will inspire you to live a more wise and fulfilling life.

  • Edward Viljoen is to meditation what water is to thirst. - Kenn Gordon, Spiritual Leader, Centers for Spiritual Living
  • If you can breathe, you can meditate, and this book teaches you how--even if you thought you never could. - Dr. William K. Larkin, Director, Applied Neuroscience Institute
  • What is revealed here is the richness and value of a spiritual life that has meditation, insight, wisdom, and love at its center. - Dr. Kathy Hearn, Founder and Senior Minister, Pacific Church of Religious Science, San Diego
  • I love this book! - Dr. John B. Waterhouse, President, Centers for Spiritual Living
  • Like a comfortable friend or devoted coach, Viljoen shares his love of meditation and generously offers his experience as a fellow seeker. - Claudia Abbott, editor of Science of MInd magazine

For a review of The Power of Meditation, written by Rev. Ruth Barnhart, click here.

Paperback edition.



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Prayer Support

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You can call the Telephone Prayer Ministry at 707-546-4561 or submit an online prayer request by clicking [here].