Rev. Brian Speaking at the Annual CSL Convention!

Rev. Brian Speaking at the Annual CSL Convention!

Our Sr. Minister, Rev. Brian Akers, has been announced as one of the guest speakers for the opening night of the Centers for Spiritual Living Annual Convention!

 

Speaking alongside Long time friends, contemporaries and colleagues Rev. Abigail Schairer and Rev. Masando Hiraoka, Rev. Brian is honored and humbled to share the stage and the message of an emerging vision for the Science of Mind as a teaching and Centers for Spiritual Living as an Organization.

 

Are you attending this year? This year’s theme is, “We Are Centers for Spiritual Living” and will be held in Irvine, CA. If you would like to learn more about this year’s convention Click Here!

 

About the Other Speakers:

Rev. Abigail Schairer

Spiritual Director at CSL Peninsula, Redwood City, CA

As a vibrant minister, dynamic speaker, and compassionate spiritual counselor, Rev. Abigail Schairer is inciting a global Love-olution by awakening people to their spiritual magnificence and radiant essence.

Her spiritual journey began at the age of 21 after walking into Center for Spiritual Living San Jose, where she instantly found her “tribe”.  Diving passionately into spiritual studies, she became a licensed Religious Science Practitioner in 2005 and later in 2011 graduated from the Holmes Institute of Consciousness Studies with her master’s degree and ministerial license.  In 2012, Rev. Abigail founded Center for Spiritual Living Peninsula, where she lovingly guides a growing congregation to embrace their own Divine potential.

Inspired by the awesome collective potential of women in this world, she birthed SisterSpirit Women’s Retreat in 2008.  She continues to facilitate this annual retreat, empowering women to live fully in their authenticity, allowing their love, creativity, and spirituality to heal themselves and the world.

In 2015, Rev. Abigail also created a remarkable experience designed for spiritual adults ages 18–35, the Next Gen Retreat, as an investment in the future leaders of the world. This retreat educates participants about social justice, engaging in healthy relationships, leadership skills, and emboldens them to create a sustainable future of prosperity, service, and love for all. In 2017 Centers for Spiritual Living recognized her powerful and impactful work with the emerging leaders in the organization by bestowing her with the global Youth Champion award.

Rev. Abigail draws inspiration from the great spiritual masters of all religions and seamlessly marries it with practical guidance in her speaking and teaching. With a spirit as fun as her hair, love is at the core of all she expresses.  She believes we are all a part of the human race, here to help create the life God intended us to have – one of absolute joy, complete abundance, and freedom.

Rev. Masando Hiraoka

Staff Minister of Social Justice at Albuquerque CSL, in Albuquerque, NM

Masando “Mike” Hiraoka received his BA in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 2004, was introduced to his Buddhist meditation practice in his travels to India through Naropa University’s Buddhist Studies program in 2003, and became a minister in June of 2016.  He has a monthly column, “The Art of Being Human” in the Science of Mind Magazine and is a former member of CSL’s Diversity Commission, whose charge is to foster a greater culture Diversity & Inclusion within Centers for Spiritual Living.

His greatest passions include inter-faith and social justice ministry, finding that place where socially engaged participation and action can meet spiritual growth and the creation of greater communities of kinship and belonging.

 

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