Treasure Mapping – Sunday – Jan. 5, 2020

Annual Treasure Mapping
1:00 -5:00

Join Us for this unique journey of Treasure Mapping and plan your year in pictures!
Poster boards, glue and scissors are provided and extra scissors are welcome.
Bring – magazines, calendars and anything else with pictures to share.
Come and Make a Treasure Map for YOU!

We begin with a meditation – gather pictures and words that fit our vision for the coming year. It is an amazing time.
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Uplifting Film for the Holidays Dec 21

Ocean of Safety poster

Ocean of Safety poster


SOCA invites you to an experimental film by British/Afghan multimedia artist Yusuf ‘Yoshi’ Misdaq at their holiday session Dec 21. Splicing over 200 classic films & TV shows from England & America, the film is a philosophical, humorous & offbeat mosaic; a tapestry on the meaning of existence. It stars Michael Douglas as Humanity.

Ocean of Safety
Saturday, Dec 21, 2:30
Donations accepted

Celebration Center for Spiritual Living
2830 Graham Road, Suite 220
Falls Church VA 22042

‘Ocean of Safety’ explores traditional approaches to living & dying (focusing largely on classical Central-Asian & Far-Eastern philosophies, notably Sufism). Then, through the lenses of Michael Douglas & Western mainstream culture, it spotlights intersecting points of unity between the two. These are the tracks of harmony where both ancient, modern, East, West, secular, spiritual, man, woman & child all meet, converge… Warmly embrace.

Featuring the music of Prince, Michael Jackson, Queen & Shabazz Palaces, ‘Ocean of Safety’ is also a technical masterclass in the fine art of video editing & subtle sound design. The film took 4 years to complete, beginning as a PhD ithesis proposal before evolving over time into its present form.

This screening is presented free of charge as a holiday offering from Seekers of a Certain Age. SOCA is the elders group of Celebration Center for Spiritual Living where Yusuf Misdaq is a favorite guest artist. Discussion and refreshments will follow the film. Please RSVP, as seating is limited. You can do so at our Meetup. 

Candle Lighting Service, Tuesday, December 24th, 7:00 PM

Join us for a Celebration of the Coming of the Light into the world and into our lives through readings, songs, prayers, and the lighting of candles. This annual celebration is a beautiful addition to your holiday season.

When: December 24th, 7:00 PM

Where: Celebration Center, 2830 Graham Road, Suite 220, Falls Church, VA


Ceremony of Release and Embrace, December 30, 7:00 PM

Sometimes known as a Burning Bowl, this ceremony gives you the opportunity to begin the New Year cleansed and renewed. Using water soluble paper, you will write whatever you choose to release before the New Year and New You begins. Begin your New You and New Year, stepping into Your New future totally at peace with your New Self.

Celebration Center for Spiritual Living
2830 Graham Rd., Ste. 220
Falls Church, VA 22042

Donations accepted.

Writing Mystical Poetry with Yoshi, Oct 13

Yusuf Misdaq will share his popular writing workshop, with a view to prepping us for our next Poetry Jam.

Sunday Oct 13, 1-3 pm.

Cost: $20

Yusuf, aka “Yoshi,” is an artist, musician, poet, novelist, and film maker from Great Britain. His “Sufi Soul” music and poetry has been featured on NPR and in Wired magazine. He takes inspiration from his practice in a traditional Sufi lineage. Learn more about him at his website, 


Chanting with Nellie: Sound as Stairway to Heaven

Nellie Lauth

Friday Oct 11, 7:15 – 8: 15 pm.

Join us for a powerful hour of chanting and meditation led by former Buddhist nun Nellie Lauth, MSW. We will sit on chairs in a candle lit circle, singing chants from multiple traditions. Regular attenders say, “Nellie blows out the roof. When she chants with us, a portal opens to another dimension.”

Nellie has worked with prisoners, AIDS patients, addicts, and dementia sufferers. But she credits her time in a Buddhist convent in India with teaching her true compassion. Tibetan monks brought her childhood Christianity into its fullest expression, she says.

Nellie has authored several books including “Buddhist Footsteps in a Christian Heart” and her latest, “Now Watch my Rising.”  For more information see her website:

Celebration Center for Spiritual Living
2830 Graham Road, Suite 220
Falls Church, VA, 22042

Donations gratefully accepted.
This event repeats on Nov 8

Important: We’re on the second floor of the Graham Lee Shopping Center. Security Entrance is at left end of shops. Press 24 at the door. Someone will buzz you in. Please arrive early to avoid disturbing the chant.

Yes we’re accessible!

Mystical Poetry Jam 2: Sufi Soul

Sunday June 30,  6:30 – 7:45 pm.

Readings of original and favorite poems.  SPECIAL GUEST:  Sufi artist Yoshi will share words about his Sufi practice as well as his “Sufi soul” music and poetry.

Yusuf Misdaq, aka “Yoshi” is an artist, musician, poet, novelist, and film maker from Great Britain. He takes inspiration from his practice in a traditional Sufi lineage. Learn more about him at his website,

Join us for this second in our series of poetry jams.

Celebration Center for Spiritual Living
2830 Graham Road, Suite 220
Falls Church VA 22042
(above shopping center at Graham and Lee. Entrance at left of building. Dial 24 for security access)

Donations gladly accepted.

Our first jam is pictured below.

Poetry Jam 1

No Mud, No Lotus: Finding Grace in Our Stories

A Sunday evening discovery circle with Rev. Ray Anderson. July 14 and 28, 6:30-7:45pm.  

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Ever wonder, are my life stories affecting my life experience?  Are our collective stories creating the voluminous texts of this world in which we live? 
     Do you want to learn how to change your story so you can live a more authentic,transparent, empowered life? 
 Do you want to share time with fellow explorers who are “trailblazers” in their lives?
Come share this journey with those who understand and are ready to take Robert Frost’s word to heart,
 “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —  I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference.”
Do you have a story to share? Let us know! 
Rev. Raymont Anderson has frequently been referred to as a Renaissance man.
One look at his resume and the reason becomes clear.

 As a lifelong learner with a passion for self-development, personal transformation, transmutation, and self-awakening, he lives his bliss as a teacher, mentor, speaker, minister, and more.     

His life journey has been anything but ordinary and he has quite the library of life stories to tell.  

His Mission is: To live, move, and be an *A.C.T.I.V.E. member of society who serves to Educate, Elucidate, Emancipate, Awaken, and Empower people and communities. Through his service and through the Transformative Teachings, Technologies, and Practices of New Thought, these people and communities recognize, realize, and materialize their Full Divine Potential!

*[Authentic, Compassionate, Transparent, Inspired, Vibrant, Empowered]

In addition to his work as a minister and teacher of spiritual materials, he also teaches workshops and classes on subject matter related to Empowered Living, New Thought Spirituality and LGBTQI, Communication, Holistic health and wellness, Authentic living, American Sign Language, and Acting.

As an author, he recently completed the second draft of his third book which is a handbook based on living the life of a “spiritual warrior,” he has also recently begun researching and taking notes for a few books to follow.

Living the Four Agreements Workshop

The Toltec wisdom of Don Miguel Ruiz presented by Michele Laub, MS.

You know the rules. In this experiential workshop, you will easily learn to embody the true meaning of The Four Agreements in your everyday life.

  1. Be impeccable with your word.
  2. Don’t take anything personally.
  3. Don’t make assumptions.
  4. Always do your best.

Saturday June 22, 2019
10 am – 4 pm
Bring your lunch.

Cost: $25

Michelle Laub

About Michele Laub

Over the past 20 years, I have shifted focus from traditional humanistic psychotherapy to combining The Toltec Masteries of Awareness, Transformation and Intent with the action-oriented approach of Spiritual Life Coaching.

  • Licensed mental health counselor
  • Certified Four Agreements facilitator
  • Beliefworks Mentor
  • Certified Law of Attraction Facilitator
  • Licensed Religious Science Practitioner

See Michelle’s website Human Potential Unlimited for more info.

You may also enjoy information about Don Miguel Ruiz from his Wikipedia page.


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