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Current Issue

Winter 2023 - Vol. 36, No. 1

Light of Love Day • Gratitude for Life Celebration with Jane Sanford Harrison • Todd Gives Sermon at Memorial for Devon Cordes • Wisdom Revealed in Broken Hearts from Merry Song's Writing Workshops • CSS Channel on YouTube • "His Tesla is Gone!" by Wesley Lachman

Past Issues

Fall 2022 - Vol. 35, No. 4

Center building opens to Sunday meetings • Jack Yousey Joins the CSS Board • The Longing to Belong: Creative Writing • New Videos on CSS YouTube Channel

Summer 2022 - Vol. 35, No. 3

Light of Truth Day • Merry Song Joins CSS Board • Library Open by Appointment • Leaning into Uncertainty, by Jane Sanford Harrison • The Needy Beggar, by Merry Song • New Videos on CSS YouTube Channel

Spring 2022 - Vol. 35, No. 2

A Tribute to Barbara Richmond from Merry Song • Remembrance of Barb Richmond by Todd • The Fall of Percival — A Fable by Wesley Lachman • What Was This Thing Called My Life, by Merry Song

Winter 2022 - Vol. 35, No. 1

Zooming Through the Pandemic • Please Call Me By My True Names • Bonfire of the Vanities, a Parable • Flash Flood • Library Corner

Fall 2021 - Vol. 34, No. 4

Light of Love Day • What Do You Wish You had Learned Early in Life? • Bob Cowart Passes • On the Isle of Rejects, I noticed... by Christine Lakshmi Ratchinsky

Summer 2021 - Vol. 34, No. 3

Tribute to Matt and Hiromi • CSS Continues Meetings via Zoom, Non-local Sangha Grows • Honesty, by Andrea • Light of Truth Day talk by Joel • Calamity of the Mind, by Merry Song

Spring 2021 - Vol. 34, No. 2

Spring Retreat: "The End of Separation" • Love Is Selflessness • I Give You My Blank Heart • The Calling to Wake Up

Winter 2021 - Vol. 34, No. 1

Center Building - Free and Clear • Light of Love Talk and Celebration • Coming Out of Hiding, by Laura • Library Corner

Fall 2020 - Vol. 33, No. 4

Mora's Realization of Complete Satisfaction • Out of Hiding Online Art and Writing Exhibition • Summer Community Celebration • 90s Flashback: Videos of talks by Joel

Summer 2020 - Vol. 33, No. 3

Zooming Through the Pandemic • "Open Mind Surgery" by Nancy Miller • Spring Retreat: “Awakening from Delusion” • "Gong Fades to Nothing" by Sheila Craven • Landscaping Update • "Waiting" by Donna L. Atkinson

Spring 2020 - Vol. 33, No. 2

Message from Joel about COVID-19 • Poem by Kaiven Fenton Poetry • Committee to Promote the 4th Precept • Poem by Nancy Miller • Merry Song's Workshops

Winter 2020 - Vol. 33, No. 1

Merry Song Shares Account of Awakening • Fall Retreat: Love's Camels • New Distance Studies Graduate • CSS Building goes Solar • Retreat Experiences • Morality and Math by Tom • New CSS Videos

Fall 2019 - Vol. 32, No. 4

Summer retreat • Sacred Art by Megan • The Importance of Faith by Matt • Truth Artists' Workshop with Merry Song • Retreat Experiences • Bhakti Art Exhibit • Remembering Tom Leach • New CSS Videos

Summer 2019 - Vol. 32, No. 3

Spring retreat • 2nd edition of Way of Selflessness • Meditative singing • Writing Awake workshop • Retreat experiences

Spring 2019 - Vol. 32, No. 2

Mindful Yoga • Light of Love Day • Drumming in the Now • Library Corner • Sacred Art • Tai Chi for Better Balance • Devotional Art Exhibit

Winter 2019 - Vol. 32, No. 1

Hiromi Awakens • Bench Reborn • Fall Non-residential Retreat • Poem: "Dust" by Mike Barkhuff • Retreat Reflections by Kimberly Carson • Article: "The Innate Bliss of Self" by Matt • Sacred Art • Poem: "God Singing" by Kaiven

Fall 2018 - Vol. 31, No. 4

David Cunningham Awakens • Light of Truth Day • Video: Stopping the Wheel of Time • Foundation Studies Graduates and Summer Holiday Party • Library Corner • Video: Hiromi • Video: Todd • Video: Matt

Summer 2018 - Vol. 31, No. 3

Spring Retreat • Song of the Rolling Earth • Branching of Traditions • Sacred Art at CSS
A Year of Solitude • Infinity Beckons • Video: Meditation • CSS Building Painted

Spring 2018 - Vol. 31, No. 2

Changes in CSS Board • Light of Love Day • Journey to Mt Macy • Dr. Gnositall • Video of Fred: Teachings on Art • Matt's Snohomish Retreat • Video of Matt: Love and Surrender

Winter 2018 - Vol. 31, No. 1

Fall Retreat • Retreat Experience by Jay • Retreat Experience by Bev • Distance Studies Grad Sue Esch • Dr. Gnositall • Poem by Kaiven • Joel's Light of Truth Day talk • CSS 30 Anniversary Reflections

Fall 2017 - Vol. 30, No. 4

Light of Truth Celebration • Subject and Object in Science and Mysticism • Humor • Sacred Art: Ken Paul • The Five Fundamentals • Common Teachings of the Mystics • Mind the Gap • Library Corner

Summer 2017 - Vol. 30, No. 3

Spring Retreat • The Wisdom of Uncertainty • Merciful Goddess • Feeding Your Demons • Sacred Art • Classical Mysticism and Death

Spring 2017 - Vol. 30, No. 2
Luke's account of Awakening • Changes to newsletter • Library Corner: Tribute to Huston Smith

Winter 2017 - Vol. 30, No. 1
CSS Fall Retreat, Matt's Retreat, Retreat Reflections, Farewell to Mark, Library Corner, Thanks for Your Support.

Fall 2016 - Vol. 29, No. 3
Spring Retreat, Hiromi's Street Retreat, Art of Michael Williams, "Great Ox and the Wise Man" by Wesley, Library Corner, Community Notes.

Spring 2016 - Vol. 29, No. 2
Remembering Karen Wesson and Therese Engelmann, Ken Paul on Creativity and the Spiritual Path, Matt on Sanctimony vs Sacrilege, Artwork of Niraja, Neuroscience Note by Grace Bullock, Library Corner, Community Notes.

Winter 2016 - Vol. 29, No. 1
CSS Fall Retreat: The Mysteries of Surrender, Interview with Hiromi Sieradski: Creating a Metta Healing Circle, Reflections of the One Light by Matt Sieradski, Melting Away Like Wax by Aileen McNamara, Fall retreat offerings by retreatants, library corner, community notes.

Fall 2015 - Vol. 28, No. 3
Todd remembers Jan Stafl, CSS Spring Retreat: Relinquishing Conditioning, Vip's report of Sierra Nevada retreat with Matt, Mora remembers Sita and George, Library Corner, art, poetry, and more...

Spring 2015 - Vol. 28, No. 2
Center establishes new holiday and renames old, Michael Penny shares his experience with CSS distance studies course, Excerpt from Descartes' Discourse on Method with commentary by Joel

Winter 2015 - Vol. 28, No. 1
Andrea on View, Meditation, and Action, Fall Retreat Report and Retreatant Sharing, Blessed Passing of Barbara Hasbrouck (1929-2014), Fostering a New Worldview

Fall 2014 - Vol. 27, No. 3
Matt on Effortless Bliss, Spring Retreat Report, Upcoming Soup and Parodies Fundraiser, Rummage Sale Report

Spring 2014 - Vol. 27, No. 2
Interview with Holly Saunders, Farewell to the Paper Newsletter, Holos interviews Matt Sieradski, Silent Auction, Thanks to Jack Yousey, Is Fundraising a Spiritual Practice?

Winter 2014 - Vol. 27, No. 1
Annie's Awakening, Fall Retreat, Library Move, Thank You's, Matt's Qigong Retreat, Farewell to the Paper Newsletter

Fall 2013 - Vol. 26, No. 3
Spring Retreat, Offerings from Stefan King, Sayings of O'Sensei, Farewell to the Paper Newsletter

Spring 2013 - Vol. 26, No. 2
Celebration of New Building, Amos Burr: New Ways of Observing the Self, Matt Sieradski: Effort and Liberation, Mel Bankoff: Lessons from David Loy and the Bioneers

Winter 2013 - Vol. 26, No. 1
Fall Retreat, Pending Purchase of Permanent CSS Building, Annual Financial Report, Andrea: Seeing Through Egocentric Karmic Conditioning, Change in Newsletter Editor

Fall 2012 - Vol. 25, No. 3
New Center Location, David Loy Lecture and Workshop, Eugene Intensive with Andrea and Matt, Spring Retreat, Todd: Practicing Honesty, Lone Pine Retreat, Summer Celebration

Spring 2012 - Vol. 25, No. 2
Practitioners group examines suffering and compassion, Todd: The Play of Suffering and Compassion, Practitioner Profile, New Distance Studies Grad, Journey to Bhutan

Winter 2012 - Vol. 25, No. 1
Fall Retreat, Examining Your Mental States by Matt, Practitioners Share Experiences with Subtle Energies, CSS Bequest Program, Dr Gnositall, Practicing with Afflicted Emotions by Clivonne, Annual Financial Report

Fall 2011 - Vol. 24, No. 3
Spring Retreat, Lone Pine Retreat, Remembering George Mottur, Fred on Headlessness, Enlightenment Day, Sangha: Why are you still here at the Center?

Spring 2011 - Vol. 24, No. 2
Practitioners Share the Best Spiritual Advice, Holiday Party, Profile of Practitioner Tom Rundle, Matt's Talk on the Symbol of the Green Phoenix

Winter 2011 - Vol. 24, No. 1
Todd on Striving and Discouragement on the Path, Enlightenment Day Celebration, Cloud Mt. Retreat, New CSS Website, Annual Financial Report

Fall 2010 - Vol. 23, No. 3
Matt Sieradski's Awakening, CSS Moves to Green Phoenix Institute, Lone Pine Retreat, Spring Retreat, New Books by Center Members

Spring 2010 - Vol. 23, No. 2
Interview with Joel, New Board Member, Holiday Party, Quantum Koans Debrief, Getting the Word out on Selflessness, New Library Offerings

Winter 2010 - Vol. 23, No. 1
Fall retreatants liberate afflicted emotions, Practitioners discuss healing, Practitioner profiles, Holos interviews Sarah Voss, Joel speaks at Science and Nonduality Conference, CSS annual financial summary

Fall 2009 - Vol. 22, No. 3
The Way of Selflessness Published, Community Creativity, Spring and Summer Retreats, Buddhist Leaders on Climate Change, Holos Explores Negative Theology, Library Corner

Spring 2009 - Vol. 22, No. 2
Teachers Talk about Retreat, A Practitioner's Solo Retreat, Poems from the Heart, Paper or Electronic Subscription, Dr. Gnositall, Library Corner

Winter 2009 - Vol. 22, No. 1
Remembering Grace Mikesell, Fall retreat, Barbara Dewey joins CSS Board, Portrait of two artists, Sangha: interview with the Carsons, Library Corner, Dr. Gnositall, Annual financial report.

Fall 2008 - Vol. 21, No. 3
CSS moves to Tamarack, Joel leads Bishop retreat, Spring retreat, Enlightenment Day celebration, Diary of a retreat rookie, Activism on the path, Todd speaks in Bend, Tom speaks in Lone Pine, Dr Gnositall, Library corner.

Spring 2008 - Vol. 21, No. 2
Practitioners review Way of Selflessness draft, Holos interviews quantum physicist, library assistant precepts and training, the meaning of sangha, CSS practitioner publishes book.

Winter 2008, Vol. 21, No. 1
Just sitting at the Fall retreat, Amazing cat, Chages in the board and newsletter staff, Joel speaks at IONS meeting and Nondual Psychotherapy conference.

Fall 2007 - Vol. 20, No. 3
Wolff conference, Spring and Summer Retreats, Dream group, Newsletter goes green.

Spring 2007 - Vol. 20, No. 2
Holos interviews Muslim scholar, Member marriages, Joel to speak at Wolff conference, Todd leads practitioners group with Spectrum of Ecstasy.

Winter 2007 - Vol. 20, No. 1
Enlightenment Day party, Fall retreat, Teacher guidelines, Annual financial report.

Fall 2006 - Vol. 19, No. 3
Fred's Awakening, Spring retreat, Nupital news, Ask Dr. Gnositall.

Spring 2006 - Vol. 19, No. 2
Israeli mystics visit CSS, Pilgrimages to India, Holos publishes interview with Taoism expert, Satsangs with Tom Kurzka, Ask Dr. Gnositall.

Winter 2006 - Vol. 19, No. 1
Report of the Fall retreat, Miriam Reinhart elected to CSS board, Enlightenment Day party, Summer intensive with Andrea, Annual financial report.

Fall 2005 - Vol. 18, No. 3
Practitioners Face Death, "Prayer Portal" Opens, New Books, New Videos, and New Audios.

Spring 2005 - Vol. 18, No. 2
Center Practitioner Awakens, Spring Retreat, Holos interviews David Loy, Book Reviews, New Videos and Audios.

Winter 2005 - Vol. 18, No. 1
Distance Studies, Holos Journal, MP3 Audios, Retreats, Financial Report.

Fall 2004 - Vol. 17, No. 2
Parliament Report, Changes in Newsletter, Digital Audios, Retreats.

Spring 2004 - Vol. 17, No. 1
Religion and Science.

Fall 2003 - Vol. 16, No. 2
Dreams on the Spiritual Path.

Spring 2003 - Vol. 16, No. 1
The Path of Devotion.

Fall 2002 - Vol. 15, No. 2
Engaging Religious Diversity.

Spring 2002 - Vol. 15, No. 1

Fall 2001 - Vol. 14, No. 2
The Way of Unknowing.

Spring 2001 - Vol. 14, No. 1
Fear on the Path.

Fall 2000 - Vol. 13, No. 2
Opening the Heart.

Spring 2000 - Vol. 13, No. 1
Hair in Tradition.

Fall 1999 - Vol. 12, No. 2
Science and Mysticism.

Spring 1999 - Vol. 12, No. 1
The Seeker.

Fall 1998 - Vol. 11, No. 2
Breaking Through.

Spring 1998 - Vol. 11, No. 1

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