Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian Mystics
with Rev. Kim Kaiser
A Spiritual Enrichment Course
Date: Four Tuesdays: March 5 to March 26
Time: 6:30pm to 9pm
Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa
2075 Occidental Road
This class will be available for students to participate online. We are offering this option to meet the request from people who are not able to travel to the Center for the class. See details below.
The mystics of these major spiritual traditions have taught the same thing, that anyone can have a direct experience of the Ultimate Reality, whether it is called God, Allah, Buddha, or Brahma. This class will trace the paths they recommended to all who would listen. Students will learn how each religious tradition had its own path to directly experiencing the Ultimate Reality. Through experiential practices in class and individual practice between classes, students will taste the unique flavor of each spiritual tradition. And by the end, each student will have a greater understanding of how different pathways can lead to the Ultimate but also have a new sense of their own pathway to the One.
No Textbook. Handouts will be provided.
Dr. Kim Kaiser is the Director of Education at the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa. He is also Academic and Regional Dean for the Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies. He holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology and has taught undergraduate and graduate adult education classes at the University of San Francisco (USF) for over 20 years and is currently a faculty member and administrator of the Marriage and Family Therapy Masters Program at USF’s Santa Rosa campus. Dr. Kim has studied metaphysics, both in its Christian and Buddhist forms, all his life. He is an ordained priest in the Soto School of Zen Buddhism as well as minister of Religious Science. He has a particular interest in western and eastern philosophy, religion, and science. In teaching, he enjoys helping his students make connections between the subject matter and their experience of life as a spiritual practice. As a minister and educator, his main mission is to shine the light on the incredible gifts God is giving to the world simply by you being you.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: To register as an online student in this class, be sure to choose "Online" under the Participation Option, and enter your email address in the checkout process. Instructions will be emailed to online participants prior to the class.
$70 Early Bird Registration applies through Sunday, December 30. After December 30 Regular Registration will be $80.
Registrations for classes are not mailed out. They will be held for pickup at the door the day of the class. During checkout please choose "Will Pick Up" as your Delivery Time choice.
Online ticket sales for this workshop will end Sunday, March 3, at 5 pm. Tickets will be available at the door if there is space available.
Registration for this class includes a non-refundable $20 processing fee.