Resources

I am a networker and love to share information with others. Having a list of resources to share with my clients feels important and even vital. This list is not exhaustive, but is full and rich. Most of these organizations I personally know and can recommend. I provide them for you to use at your own discretion. May you find a helpful gem in this circle of offerings.

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Fellowships

Self-Realization Fellowship ~ The teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda have been the greatest source of inspiration and awakening in my life
SRF Santa Rosa Meditation Group ~ Meditation group support and inspirational services
The Work of Byron Katie ~ A way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause fear
Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa ~ Spiritual education and inspiration par excellence
The Gurdjieff Foundation of California ~ Insightful classes and events
Sufi Order ~ Dances of Universal Peace
CHADD ~ Support for children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Sonoma County Intergroup Fellowship ~ Unity, service and recovery for alcoholics
Sonoma County Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous ~ Meetings and support
Unity Prayer Hotline ~ Skilled prayer practitioners available 24 hours a day - 800.669.7729

Places to Take Retreat

Self Realization Fellowship How-to-Live Retreats ~ One of my favorite retreat centers
Tassajara Zen Retreat ~ A Zen mountain retreat east of Big Sur
Vedanta Olema Retreat ~ A quiet place of retreat near Point Reyes for spiritual seekers
Spirit Rock Meditation Center ~ A Buddhist retreat in Marin; great classes, including Jack Kornfield
Angela Center ~ Group retreat for self exploration and development
Expanding Light Yoga & Meditation Retreat ~ Beautiful heart-centered retreat in the Sierras
M.A. Center ~ Ammachi's oasis of love and blessing in San Ramon
Sonoma Ashram ~ Center for self growth and retreat
Directory: California Retreat Center Listings ~ A valuable compilation of retreat centers
Ratna Ling Retreat Center

Guided Meditations

Cristen McCormack ~ Excellent guided meditation CDs
Jack Kornfield ~ Mindfulness meditation CDs by an acclaimed Buddhist teacher
Cheryl Richardson ~ Self-care and inspirational CDs by a leading-edge life coach
Marianne Williamson ~ Meditation CDs and books by spiritual activist, author, and lecturer
The Chopra Center ~ Soul of Healing Meditation CD
Self-Realization Fellowship ~ Online guided meditations by followers of Sri Yogananda

Non-Profits

Animal Legal Defense Fund ~ Winning the case against cruelty
Project Coyote ~ Promoting compassionate coexistence between people and wildlife
San Francisco AIDS Foundation ~ Provides service and support to thousands
Project Open Hand ~ Home-delivered meals with love
Community Foundation Sonoma County ~ Preserving and building community assets
Daily Acts – Transforming communities with inspired action and education building local self-reliance
Humane Society of the U.S. ~ Animal protection on a grand scale
Oxfam America ~ Working together to end poverty and injustice
Sebastopol Area Senior Center ~ Classes, information and valuable support for seniors
The Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County ~ Peace education and advocacy
Positive Images ~ Provides support and advocacy for LBGT youth in Sonoma County