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Worthy Causes we donate to, and support

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Other worthy Causes:

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Worthy Causes we donate to, and support:

The Pachamama Alliance

pachamama.org

The Pachamama Alliance and Awakening the Dreamer are committed to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling human presence on the planet as the guiding principle of our time. Both Britta and rajyo are monthly donors to this amazing organization.

Never doubt that a small band of committed people can change the world. Indeed, nothing else ever has.

Margaret Mead

Mother Miracle

mothermiracle.com

Mother Miracle is a nonprofit organization in the United States and India operating in a slum area of Rishikesh, India. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for children, women, and families living in this impoverished community. They provide a variety of opportunities for children, women, and young adults with the tools and training they need to improve their own lives. Through these efforts we strive to empower these underprivileged individuals and to assist them in creating a better future for themselves and for their community. Britta and Rajyo know this organization personally, and sponsor children monthly.

If you would like to sponsor a child, get in touch with them.100% of all proceeds are invested directly in the children and programs you help to support. You can also work with them on-site in India.

Save Tibet

savetibet.org

Rajyo is grateful to the Dalai Lama as a spiritual world leader who is an example of living according to the spiritual principles of mindfulness, loving kindness, compassion, the equality of all living beings and the awareness of our interdependence. He is the leader of the Tibetan people, and in his words: “My religion is Kindness”
The invasion and occupation of Tibet is one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century. As Richard Gere said, "The Tibetans actuality have the outrageousness to have the ideals and ethics of peace infused into every fabric of their society." For this reason, the brutal abuse of human rights that Tibetan people are enduring is such an intolerable injustice. If you feel moved to find out more and to support The Tibetan Cause in any way, please go to savetibet.org.

The Nepal Youth Foundation

nepalyouthfoundation.org

The Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF) is a US based nonprofit that transforms the lives and brings hope to Nepal’s most impoverished children by providing what should be every child's birthright – Freedom, Health, Shelter, and Education. Because dollars go far in Nepal, we literally improve lives for pennies a day.

Learn more about NYF's programs for disadvantaged Nepali children.

Britta is a monthly donor to this beautiful inspiring organization.

The Center for Domestic Peace

maws.org

The Center for Domestic Peace, home of Marin Abused Women’s Services, mobilizes individuals and communities to transform our world so domestic violence no longer exists, creating greater safety, justice, and equality.

To this end, Center for Domestic Peace operates with three interlocking strategies: 1) Safety and Empowerment, 2) Coordinated Community Response, and 3) Social Transformation.

Other Resources:

Center for Nonviolent Communication

cnvc.org

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on the principles of nonviolence—the natural state of compassion. Celebration of Being uses their communication model for conflict resolution.

NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs.

Find out more about how NVC is changing the world and how you can get involved.

Contemplative Outreach

contemplativeoutreach.org

The intent of Contemplative Outreach is to foster the process of transformation in Christ in one another through the practice of the Centering Prayer, which is Britta’s personal daily silent meditation/prayer practice. Contemplative Outreach is a community of individuals and Centering Prayer groups committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel in everyday life. Contemplative Outreach is an evolving community with an expanding vision and deepening practice, serving the changing needs of Christian contemplatives. They fulfill our Vision through attraction to the Centering Prayer practice not by proselytizing.

Osho and Osho Meditations

oshoviha.org

Osho Rajneesh was Rajyo and Britta’s Spiritual teacher for many years. Rajyo and Britta are grateful to have been exposed to his radical views on life, and have had the experience of their lives transforming through his teachings. Osho's teachings emphasize the importance of meditation, awareness, love, celebration, creativity and humor. Osho died in 1990.

Osho Viha has the largest selection of Osho books worldwide. Viha also carries Osho’s discourses on video, audio tape, and CD, all of his meditations (Which Celebration of Being regularly uses in their workshops) on CD, as well as a wide selection of music from the world of Osho on CD, and Osho Tarot decks.

The Contemplative Society

contemplative.org

The Contemplative Society is an inclusive non-profit association that encourages a deepening of contemplative prayer based in the Christian Wisdom tradition while also welcoming and being supportive of other meditation traditions. They offer a consistent and balanced path for spiritual growth and transformation rooted in prayer, silence, mindful work, and in the 1500-year-old wisdom of our Benedictine contemplative heritage.

The Society supports the work of Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault in her role of Principal Teacher and Advisor for The Contemplative Society and her vocation as a hermit and writer. They do so by sponsoring retreats, wisdom schools, and workshops led by Cynthia and other distinguished teachers of the Christian contemplative path.

Eckhart Tolle

eckharttolle.com

Eckhart Tolle is a German-born Canadian resident, best known as the author of theThe Power of Now and A New Earth, which were written in English. In 2011, he was listed by the Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world. In 2008, a New York Times writer called Tolle "the most popular spiritual author in the United States."

Tolle says he was depressed for much of his life until he underwent, at age 29, an "inner transformation", then spent several years wandering and unemployed "in a state of deep bliss" before becoming a spiritual teacher. Later, he moved to North America where he began writing his first book, The Power of Now, which was published in 1997 and reached the New York Times Best Seller lists in 2000. Tolle settled in Vancouver, Canada, where he has lived for more than a decade.

Leonard Jacobson

leonardjacobson.com

Leonard Jacobson is a spiritual teacher, and gifted healer, who is committed to helping others break through to the joyous experience of living in the NOW. Both Britta and Rajyo were his students for several years and are very grateful for all the teachings and blessings they received from him. His teachings have deepened their own awakening process, and also enabled them to be more skillful facilitators and bring a deeper level of presence into all their work.

He has been running workshops and seminars for the past twenty-five years offering inspiration and guidance to those on the path of spiritual awakening and enlightenment. He is the author of four books: Words from Silence, Embracing the Present, and Bridging Heaven & Earth and his latest book, Journey into Now.

Marianne Williamson

mariannewilliamson.com

Marianne Williamson is a spiritual activist, author, lecturer and founder of The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation currently before Congress to establish a United States Department of Peace. She is also the founder ofProject Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. She has published ten books, including four New York Times #1 bestsellers.

Her book, The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife, was published in January 2008 and spent five weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. Her latest book, published in November 2010, is called A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever. She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose[citation needed], The Howard Stern Show and Politically Incorrect.

Sisters of Mercy

mercy-center.org

Britta is personally grateful to the Sisters of Mercy at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA, for their loving service to anyone who enters through their doors, and their dedicated devotion to the true message of Christ, to love one another. The Mercy Center is known worldwide for its pioneering work in spiritual direction, Taizé prayer and East-West meditation which make Mercy Center a leader in contemporary spirituality, while remaining firmly grounded in the values of the Sisters of Mercy.

Divine Photography by Vaschelle Andre

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Goddess Portraits by Yamini

goddessportraits.com

As a long time portrait photographer in beautiful Laguna Beach, Yamini began specializing in Goddess portraits in 2005 using the many beautiful coves and nearby forest areas as inspirational backdrops. Her mission is to bring out the Goddess in every woman, young or old, as they express their natural beauty and grace in these settings.

Sanjo: Body Mind Spirit

sanjotheexperience.com

Sanjo’s philosophy is “Personal growth is not expensive... it’s priceless!” From Acupuncture to Shiatsu, Homeopathy to Reiki, Sanjo provides the total holistic experience. Located in Buckhurst Hill in Essex, just outside London, England.

Christine Hassler

christinehassler.com

Christine Hassler is a life coach and personal growth counselor who is dedicated to supporting young women in answering the questions, “Who am I, what do I want, and how do I get it.” Christine wrote the first guide book, entitled Twenty-Something, Twenty-Everything: A Woman’s Guide to Balance and Direction in 2005. Since then, Christine has been dedicated to working with individuals and groups to heal, grow, and create lives they love.

Britta and Christine teach the Chrysalis Workshop together, a workshop to empower young women. Click here for more info.

Other worthy Causes:

Grants For Single Mothers

grantsforsinglemother.org

Single Mom Financial Aid, Scholarship Resources, Food and Housing Programs, Parenting Advice, and more.

Recommended Reading List:

Women

A Woman’s Worth

The Age of Miracles, the New Midlife

The Women’s History of the World

Women of Wisdom

Circle of Stones

Captivating

The Bond between Women,
the Journey to Fierce Compassion

Longing for Darkness,
Tara and the black Madonna

Women who Run with the Wolves

Leaving Mother Lake Namu and
Christine Mathieu

Eat, Pray, Love

Ordinary Women,
Extraordinary Wisdom

 

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson

Rosalind Miles

Tsultrim Allione

Judith Duerk

Stasi Eldredge


China Galland


China Galland

Clarissa Pinkola Estes


Yang Erme Namu and Christine Mathieu

Elizabeth Gilbert


Rita Marie Robinson

 Men

 The Way of the Superior Man

Iron John

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover

A fine young Man

Wild at Heart

Adam’s Return

 

 

David Deida

Robert Bly

Robert Moore & Douglas Gilette

Michael Gurian

John Eldredge

Richard Rohr

Relationship

Embracing the Beloved

Fire of Love

Getting the Love You Want

Passionate Marriage

Codependant No More

The Five Love Languages

 

Stephen and Ondrea Levine

Helena and Christopher Montelius

Harville Hendrix

David Schnarch

Melody Beattie

Gary Chapman

Purpose & Passion

The Secret

Ask and it is Given

Excuse me, your life is Waiting

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Turning Passions into Profits

The Invitation

The Dance

Soul of Money

 

Rhonda Byrne

Esther and Jerry Hicks

Lynn Grabhorn

Deepak Chopra

Chris Howard

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Lynn Twist

Personal Growth

Understanding the Enneagram

The Wisdom of the Enneagram

Non Violent Communication

Feeding your Demons

Radical Honesty

Taming your Gremlin

Soul Without Shame

Waking the Tiger

Breath of Life

 

Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

Marshall Rosenburg

Tsultrim Allione

Brad Blanton

Rick Carson

Byron Brown

Peter Levine

Colin Sisson

Health and Body

Perfect Health

Quantum Healing

Sex Lies and Menopause

Heal your Body

 

 

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

T.S Wiley

Louise Hay

Presence

The Power of NOW

The New Earth

Stillness Speaks

Words from Silence

Embracing the Present

Bridging Heaven and Earth

Journey into Now

The Presence Process

 

 

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle

Leonard Jacobson

Leonard Jacobson

Leonard Jacobson

Leonard Jacobson

Michael Brown

Buddhist

Start Where You Are

The Places that Scare You

When Things Fall Apart

Comfortable with Uncertainty

Awakening the Buddha Within

A Path with Heart

After the Ecstacy, the Laundry

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

The Enlightened Heart

 

Pema Chodrun

Pema Chodrun

Pema Chodrun

Pema Chodrun

Lama Surya Dass

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield

Sogyal Rinpoche

Stephen Mitchell

Christian

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening

Putting on the Mind of Christ

The Inner Voice of Love

The Wisdom Jesus

The Meaning of Mary Magdalene

Intimacy with God

Open Mind, Open Heart

God is Love Alone

The Practise of the Presence of God

 

Cynthia Bourgeault

Jim Marion

Henri J.M. Nouwen

Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Bourgeault

Thomas Keating

Thomas Keating

Brother Roger of Taize

Brother Lawrence

Sufi

 The Bond with the Beloved

The Way of Passion

The Illuninated Rumi

The Prophet

 

 

Llewellyn Vaughn Lee

Andrew Harvey

Coleman Barks

Kahlil Gibran

Sacred Poetry

Any books and CD’s

All books

The Enlightened Heart

 

by David Whyte

by Mary Oliver

Stephen Mitchell

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