Denver Center of Light

“Mother Mary’s love for every person on earth is unfathomably deep.”

Mother Clare Watts

 

 

Denver Classes & Services Schedule

Open to the Public

 

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Denver@CentersofLight.org

720.295.0010

 

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New Location – 2429 N. Downing St. Denver, CO 80205

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Offerings for Newcomers

Meditation & Communion

Monday – Friday • 6:30 am / Saturdays • 8 am / Sundays • 9:30 am

People don’t often put Christianity and meditation together, but meditation is essential to Christian mysticism. Without learning how to still the mind and body, it would be impossible to quiet the outer distractions enough to have a real relationship with God.

What is Christian meditation? There are no special techniques that define Christian meditation, only that it is the practice of getting still and connecting to the source of love within. Often, we guide people to connect to Jesus and Mother Mary in meditation to feel their consciousness, personality and love. In our school, we sometimes say that meditation is the workbench of our spiritual practice. If you’d like to learn how to meditate, Introduction to Meditation & Christian Mysticism is designed for beginning meditators. Read more about Christian Meditation here.

 

Peace Prayers

First Tuesday of the Month • 7:00 pm

On the first Tuesday of every month, the members of all of the Centers of Light pray for peace, creating a surge of positive energy for people all over the world. Open to all faiths, it is a chance for hearts and minds to make a real difference in the world. People pray for healing, spiritual awakening, love, solutions to hunger crises, war – anything that the world needs in order to become a place of peace. Join us!

 

Conscious Movies

Conscious movies at the Centers of Light are an opportunity to connect with others who are looking for ways to positively change the world. These events provide a way for people to talk about inspiring movies on a deeper level and how they affect our lives, our attitudes, our perceptions. It’s also a great opportunity to meet like-minded people! These events are free, and if you would like to give a donation, we will send it to an organization that’s truly helping the world. Come see a free showing at your local Center of Light and join in on the discussion to bring peace and consciousness to our world.  Read more about Conscious Movies at the Centers of Light here.

 

Spiritual Seminars & Workshops

Mother Clare travels every week to a Center of Light to give spiritual seminars. These are intensive workshop weekends and typically span four days, starting from Thursday night to Sunday noon. Spiritual seminars provide a rare opportunity to be with a Master Teacher, ask all the spiritual questions that you’ve never gotten adequate answers on, and ask for guidance on problems that you are dealing with in your life.  Click here to see a list of upcoming spiritual seminars: Mother Clare Watts Seminars.

 

Advanced Classes & Offerings

Bible Contemplation Class

Tuesdays • 7 pm

The New Testament teaches us how to be simple and follow two commands – love God first, and love our neighbor as ourself. It teaches us how to take on the light of Christ within ourselves and to become one with God, as Jesus was. We contemplate how Jesus’ teachings, his life events, and other characters in the Bible relate to our personal lives, in order to align our hearts and minds with God’s love and perfect patterns. This way of reflecting allows each person to experience personal insights and transformation that go beyond religious jargon, straight into the soul.

Introduction to Meditation and Christian Mysticism is a prerequisite for this class.

Tree of Life Class

Tuesdays • 7 pm

The Tree of Life lessons are written for the purpose of unfolding the Soul alchemically and for opening up one’s spiritual consciousness to the Wisdom of God. Answers to questions such as “What is light?,” “What is love?,” or “What is the Creator?” will be presented in a simple, practical way that allows students to understand, discuss, and contemplate their meaning. Each class includes a hands-on experience that gives the student a tangible experience of the reality of God’s spirit and power.

Introduction to Meditation and Christian Mysticism is a prerequisite for this class.

The Centers of Light are mystical Christian schools and communities dedicated to consciousness, spiritual growth, and empowerment. Much like the spiritual communities that mystics such as St. Francis of Assisi and Paramahansa Yogananda created, the Centers of Light are shining, warm places for people searching for inner truth, meaning and direct relationship with God. In each of our Centers across the country, we teach, share, and cultivate spirituality through sacraments, meditation, seminars, classes, and practical instruction in order to bring people into real, deep experiences of God.

More about the Denver Center of Light

The Denver Center of Light is a mystic Christian church and spiritual school located at 2429 N. Downing St. Denver, CO 80205. We have daily services and regular classes that are open to the public, including our six week Intro to Christian Mysticism and Meditation class on Tuesday evenings. The priest at the Denver Center of Light is Rev Timothy Asho Sloane. Please checkout our Calendar and Offerings to see our upcoming events, and browse around this website to learn more about Christian Mysticism, spiritual teachers and the spiritual healing & transformation that is available at the Center of Light Church in Denver CO.

 

Ministers

The priests at the Center of Light Church in Denver are Rev Timothy Asho Sloane and Rev Nadia Abramson. We welcome individuals of all faiths – whether you’re Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu or “New Age”, it doesn’t matter to us as long as you are open to learning and experiencing more. If you have any questions about services, classes or other offerings at the Center of Light Denver Church, feel free to contact us.

Reverend Timothy Asho Sloane I am incredibly grateful to be serving as a priest during this time when so many people are opening their hearts and turning towards love. I feel blessed to have found my purpose on the earth and I absolutely love the continual learning and growing that I find in my life and service. I love teaching people how to connect to God in meditation and in that space be able to experience that they are much more than their bodies or minds. I also feel a strong calling to bring peace into the world through inner healing and compassionate understanding of one another.  

For my day job, I manage a team of innovative and enthusiastic digital marketers, and I love to bring mindfulness practices into the business world. My hobbies include playing guitar, piano, watching movies and cooking (and eating any kind of Asian food).
Reverend Timothy Asho Sloane Priest

Rev-Nadia Reverend Nadia Abramson Prior to finding the Mystical Christian path, I was working as a touring singer-songwriter, visual artist, and yoga teacher, while seeking wholeness and inner growth. Finding my teacher, Mother Clare Watts in April of 2007 at the Center of Light was the beginning of a deep spiritual path that has brought me such joy, connection, fulfillment, and growth. In addition to my ministerial work, I currently work full time as an Occupational Therapist in transitional care. I am happy to be serving at the Denver Center of Light and I love helping others learn to open to the love I have been so deeply given by God, Jesus, and Mother Mary.
Reverend Nadia Abramson Priest

Christa Rathe I’ve been a minister with the Centers of Light since 2007. As times goes by I keep seeing more about what ministry means. I’ve learned that I don’t have to be different from the person I’ve always been to be a minister. I only need to love God and people and to be willing to give, love, and serve in whatever way is needed. The fulfillment I find in doing this is so great that I can’t imagine not doing it. When people come here to our Denver Center of Light and begin shining more brightly and feeling more peace, I feel more joy and peace in me. The best part of it for me is watching people come into deep and intimate relationships with the Divine.  

In addition to my ministry I own and operate a voiceover talent agency, working with all kinds of people from all over the world. In many ways it feels like an extension of my ministry since I get to be present with so many people on a daily basis.
Christa Rathe Minister

 

Christian Mysticism

By Mother Clare Watts

A renewed interest in Christian mysticism is emerging in the Western world, and it comes at a time when church attendance and membership are at all time lows. What are people finding in mysticism that they are not finding in the churches? Mysticism has never been about theological concepts and rules for “good” behavior. It is not about how to earn heaven or avoid hell. Mysticism always is about a soul’s profound and heartrending relationship with God. Why are mystics’ relationships with God always profound, and why does it break their hearts?

When you stumble upon the truth that God is living, in all God’s glory, right inside of you, or when you find God after a long journey of deepening, silencing and opening—and finally enter into the Great Love that is God—it is without exception the deepest and most overpowering experience you can ever have. To experience the presence and reality of God, and to experience that this immense and all-knowing Being has an individual knowing and love for you, will break your heart open and submerge it in the most wonderful new life that in comparison makes all previous knowing and living seem meaningless and dull.

Once you are touched and opened by that warmest and greatest of loves, nothing in the worlds of matter or spirit looks the same. Now everything has the tincture of the divinity and the love, affecting how you understand, relate to and feel about it. Nature looks more magnificent, material pursuits more spurious and human beings can no longer be thought of as anything less than sons and daughters of God in the making. You will see all people in terms of how close or far they are from God and God’s love rather than by any other ways you would have understood them before. And all human love will pale in the face of experiencing the love God has for you.

Christian mysticism is no different from any other mysticism in that its central element is this love relationship with God. However, it is different because of the place that Jesus and Mother Mary hold in the aspirants’ hearts, minds and practices. Christian mystics have found that the help of these two great beings makes it possible for them to move through all the obstacles that previously kept them from having the direct experience of God.

The road toward that union in love is fraught with many diversions, distractions and concepts that must be overcome to arrive at the deepest chambers of this interior life. Forgiveness of self and others is paramount to the journey, as are release of all other attachments that you have held above your desire for God.

Very few people manage to make this journey alone. A strong spiritual community and a loving and wise spiritual teacher greatly enhance the chances of the spiritual seeker finding the gold at the end of the rainbow. The art of prayer and meditation must be developed and the heart and mind purified. It is possible, if you want it, and if you seek it with all your heart, mind, body and soul. May you be blessed on your journey to God.

To learn more about Mother Clare Watts, visit: MotherClareWatts.com