Resources and Gratitude
We offer you these resources to explore. Our resources are personally reviewed and we endorse all of the services and products listed below. We have also added our recommended reading list. Enjoy!
Worthy Causes we donate to, and support
Other worthy Causes:
Recommended Reading List and CDs:
Worthy Causes we donate to, and support:
The Pachamama Alliance
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Center for Nonviolent Communication
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.
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
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
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 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 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 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, The Howard Stern Show and Politically Incorrect.
Sisters of Mercy
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
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.
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
Single Mom Financial Aid, Scholarship Resources, Food and Housing Programs, Parenting Advice, and more.
Recommended Reading List:
A Woman’s Worth
The Age of Miracles, the New Midlife
The Women’s History of the World
Women of Wisdom
Circle of Stones
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
Eat, Pray, Love
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Yang Erme Namu and Christine Mathieu
Rita Marie Robinson
The Way of the Superior Man
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover
A fine young Man
Wild at Heart
Robert Moore & Douglas Gilette
Embracing the Beloved
Fire of Love
Getting the Love You Want
Codependant No More
The Five Love Languages
Stephen and Ondrea Levine
Helena and Christopher Montelius
Purpose & Passion
Ask and it is Given
Excuse me, your life is Waiting
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
Turning Passions into Profits
Soul of Money
Esther and Jerry Hicks
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Understanding the Enneagram
The Wisdom of the Enneagram
Non Violent Communication
Feeding your Demons
Taming your Gremlin
Soul Without Shame
Waking the Tiger
Breath of Life
Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
Health and Body
Sex Lies and Menopause
Heal your Body
The Power of NOW
The New Earth
Words from Silence
Embracing the Present
Bridging Heaven and Earth
Journey into Now
The Presence Process
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
Lama Surya Dass
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
Henri J.M. Nouwen
Brother Roger of Taize
The Bond with the Beloved
The Way of Passion
The Illuninated Rumi
Llewellyn Vaughn Lee
Any books and CD’s
The Enlightened Heart
by David Whyte
by Mary Oliver
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