October 25, 2016

First Saturdays: World Spirituality Service & Celebration – June 4th

World Spirituality Service & Celebration

Saturday, June 4th • 6pm – 10pm • Emeryville, CA

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Identifying Your Unique Gifts:
The Power & Practice of the Evolutionary Lover


The Center for World Spirituality House Band will be with us on June 4th, with Marcy Baruch, Jami Lula, and David DiLullo. As Dr. Michael Beckwith of AGAPE International Spiritual Center says, “Jami Lula is a rock star for God.” Come ROCK the house with us!


Join your World Spirituality guides Marc Gafni, Mariana Caplan, Decker Cunov, Marcy Baruch, Jami Lula, & David DiLullo for an intimate and deep evening  of practice, love, and relationships as we explore Identifying Your Unique Gifts: The Power and Practice of the Evolutionary Lover.

Every human being has a particular set of gifts that they can offer in the world. What are your unique gifts? The nature of the gift, like the perspective held by every human being, is utterly unique. The ability to offer this gift freely in the world depends on our ability to free ourselves of limiting and false notions of who we are, and identify with our larger service. Some of our gifts are modest, private and intimate—some are larger than life and have dramatic impact in the public sphere. However, every Unique Gift arises and may be offered in all four quadrants. From a non-dual perspective, your unique gift creates your unique obligation. In the language of one teacher of Unique Self, Man’s deed is God’s need.

God needs your service. God, in the first, second and third person, needs your service. To live your Unique Self and offer your Unique Gifts is to align yourself with the evolutionary impulse and fulfill your evolutionary obligation as a Lover.

Living as an Evolutionary Lover is the passionate path of the New Enlightenment. The way you make this path real and alive in your life is by identifying and giving your Unique Gifts. Buddhism teaches the Enlightenment of Emptiness. To do this you must dis-identify with you personality story. And this is fully half the story.

The second half of the story is the Enlightenment of Fullness. To realize the enlightenment of fullness you must fully inhabit, embody and Live Your Story.

There are four key steps in this process:

  1. Evolve beyond exclusive identification with ego
  2. Take off the mask of your particular false self
  3. Identify your Unique Gift
  4. Begin to give your Unique Gift in the world

These four steps and the practices that take you there are the path to the Enlightenment of Fullness.

On Saturday, June 4th, we welcome you to a vision and a reality…

… To the church you never went to when you were growing up because it didn’t exist.

… To the synagogue you never even dreamed was possible.

…To the monastery where you can talk, celebrate, and play.

…To the ashram that is fully relational, contemporary, and evolutionary.

…To the dance party where you can learn, grow, and transform spiritually.

…To the kirtan that also exercises the mind and interpersonal relationships.

…To a place where single people can openly and fearlessly meet potential life partners.

…To the conscious community where you can raise your babies, children, and teens with spiritual values and practice.

…To the place where the disenfranchised become re-enfranchised, and the believers can dream into the future.

…To a place where the lover is you, and you meet the beloved in your own body.

…To a center of evolutionary activism.

…To a place where the special guest is you, and what you bring to it effects the evolution of what we create together, and perhaps even the evolution of consciousness itself.

Welcome to Our Shared Center for World Spirituality.

Featured Contributors

Dr. Marc Gafni holds his doctorate from Oxford University and has direct lineage in Kabbalah. He is a Rabbi, spiritual artist, teacher, and a leading visionary in the emerging World Spirituality movement. He is a co-founder of iEvolve: The Center for World Spirituality, a scholar at the Integral Institute, and the director of the Integral Spiritual Experience, as well as a lecturer at John F. Kennedy University. The author of seven books, including the national bestseller Soul Prints and Mystery of Love, Gafni’s teaching is marked by a deep transmission of open heart, love and leading edge provocative wisdom. Gafni is considered by many to be a visionary voice in the founding of a new World Spirituality and one of the great mind/heart teachers of the generation.

mariana-caplan-100x100Mariana Caplan, PhD, is a psychotherapist, professor of yogic and transpersonal psychologies, and the author of seven books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including the forthcoming: The Guru Question: The Perils and Awards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher and the seminal Halfway Up the Mountain: the Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment. Her recent release, Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path, won five national awards for best spiritual book of 2010. She has spent 20 years researching cutting edge and controversial topics in Western Spirituality, and focuses her consultation and psychotherapy practice on somatic approaches to healing trauma and spiritual issues.

Decker Cunov is the Executive Director & Founder of AuthenticWorld, committed to inspiring people towards more fulfilling relationships. He’s spent the last decade working successfully with everyone from soldiers to teenagers, from the clinically dysfunctional to doctors & lawyers, from a mechanic in Wisconsin to top level executives across the country, helping them reach unprecedented levels of success in relationship in organic and profound ways.

Marcy Baruch is a lifelong lover of the question, What is it to perceive, embody, and unfold the divine? Her work as a musical artist invites listeners into spaces of communion and grace. As a vocal coach of ten years, she brings a highly skilled awareness of the body’s sound-making mechanisms to her support of speakers and singers who wish to merge with, and emerge as, the full, life-affirming resonance of their unique voices.

In 1987, Detroit native Jami Lula moved to Los Angeles and attended Musicians Institute (MI) in Southern California. By the spring of 1989, Jami joined the staff of MI where he continues teaching voice, songwriting, stage movement, creativity workshops and performance. His soulful eclectic groove musical quartet LULA obtained much recognition, leading him to his current solo career. Also his contribution as a featured soloist with the choir group TAG through the Agape International Center of Truth serves as an extension of Jami’s commitment to inspiration through music.

David DiLullo is the founder of Global Drum Circles (www.GlobalDrumCircles.com), the largest activity of its kind. Marianne Williamson calls Dave’s drum circles “the perfect way to get out of your head and into your heart.” Dave was the percussionist on Ann Licater’s “Doorway to a Dream,” awarded Native American Album of the year and one of Amazon’s Best Albums of 2010. He brought world percussion to “No Place Like Home,” winner of the Billboard World Song Contest. David is the music director at Center for Spiritual Living in San Jose.

Complimentary Webcast Stream

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The Center for World Spirituality House Band

The songs and stunning vocal delivery of Jami Lula have moved tens of thousands worldwide. As Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith of Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles can attest, “Jami Lula is a rock star for God. His music is more than a shiver-inducing experience in sound, it is inspiration itself and an offering just to you.”

Percussionist David DiLullo will be bringing rhythms from around the world into this “First Saturdays” Service & Celebration. Using drumming and guided meditation to transform the mind, body, and spirit, “more than a drum circle” describes David’s capacity for bringing people directly into the presence of the Global Heart that connects us. As Marianne Williamson experienced, “Dave’s drum circles are a perfect way to get out of your head and into your heart!”

Fronting the emergence of this musical world-spirit endeavor is artist Marcy Baruch. A lifelong lover of the question “What is it to know, embody, and unfold the Divine,” she is known for infusing live concert spaces and human-yearning places with songs and a voice that make people “want to weep, pray, and make love.” Her song “This Inner Space” won the emPower Music & Arts Posi Award in the Healing category in 2009. Writes producer Steve Avedis, “You have got to hear this woman. Her voice drew me in right up front with its silky-smooth quality. She is like no one else I have ever heard.” Marcy Baruch, Jami Lula, and David DiLullo are thrilled to be joining forces as a part of “Spirit’s next move,” in this “yearning to articulate a World Spirituality that is rippling across the globe in the hearts and minds of tens of millions of people.”


Schedule & Directions


Doors open at 5:30pm

6pm Meditation with Mariana Caplan

6:30-8pm World Spirituality Service with Marc Gafni

8pm-9pm Intersubjective Meditations with Decker Cunov

9pm Celebratory Closing

The Besler Building
4053 Harlen Street #202 – Loft #202
Emeryville, CA 94608

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