What others say
“It’s deep and endless . . .”
“It begged the question – is this religion? Where’s God in all this . . .?”
“It’s holy . . . and home.”
“A connection like no other . . .”
“I tend to be a real loner . . .
On Sunday morning, rather than going to a large church that is more social, more rah-rah, I come here for the actual experience of meditation. You peel off a layer or two or three – guided by two knowledgeable, wise people. It makes for a deep, deep experience. It’s a gift to have this available in the community.
– Steve Ostrow, Solana Beach, CA
This place is very safe, very fun, and peaceful. You don’t really understand what that means until you experience it.
– Mary Schwallen, Leucadia, CA
I’ve attended mainstream churches and those more on the fringes – in my quest to lead a more meaningful and compassionate life. I found Eric and Devi’s Sunday Meditation a more ‘alive’ and ‘authentic’ way of doing church.
The music – chanting with guitar accompaniment – was beautiful and meaningful. And, during the guided meditation, I couldn’t help but meditate deeply, as the setting is peaceful and serene.
– Susan Stout, Encinitas, CA
I can start in with a body full of tension – but once your teaching begins all the tension dissolves. I’m eighty-three years old. I’ve studied with many teachers and traditions. Your meditations take me very deep.
Both of you are masters at what you do. You blend perfectly. It’s a marvel to behold.
– Jim Richmond, Sante Fe, New Mexico
Eric and Devi bring a wonderful balance of the masculine and feminine to their work. The perspective they offer is at once concise, refreshing and nourishing to the soul. Over the past 20 years, they have been among my greatest allies on the spiritual path; helping me to navigate the turbulent waters of depression and the many paradoxes of life’s epic journey .
– Scott Brooks, Seattle, WA, www.insightart.org
I had never experienced anything like this before. I didn’t usually participate in groups. I didn’t know what to expect. As for meditation, I was concerned that meditation would conflict with my religious beliefs.
The work that Devi and Eric introduced me to was transformative for my life. Through their work with me, I discovered an understanding of my spiritual side that I never knew existed. The dream work I did with Devi guided my life in a totally different direction at a time I was so unsure of myself.
The work with both of them prepared me for and gave me the inner support to be able to handle the sudden death of my husband and to be able to communicate to my 2 young daughters in ways I never would have been able to before. I am always indebted to them for this education and awakening of my soul.
— Jan (with her daughters), La Jolla, CA
When I feel like my practice is going astray or when my day-to-day path doesn’t seem to connect – I come here to find new motivation in a calm and supportive setting. Eric and Devi have created a mindful space in which to let go of the daily grind and find solace . . . right inside yourself.
– Drew Cady, Del Mar. CA
All my life I have yearned for a spiritual teacher, while being frightened of gurus. I wanted a teacher I could be comfortable with yet be skillfully taught by. I am blessed to have found this teacher in Eric. His wisdom, humility, real world business experience, and most of all, sense of humor, are allowing me to gain the spiritual maturity I yearn for. When you’re ready for a teacher that seems just like you only isn’t – which is the good news – and you are ready to be challenged while always, always being loved, you have found your guy”
– Jennifer Louden, Author The Women’s Comfort Book, www.jenniferlouden.com
It’s easy for me to get caught up in the fast paced world of work and commitments. Devi and Eric’s teachings always bring me back to balance. They’re uplifting and inspiring. A wonderful resource that I can return to again and again. I’m grateful for the classes I have attended, over the years, and recommend them to anyone seeking inner peace, healing, and balance. . . .Excuse me now while I go and practice all that I have learned… ;-)
– Elena Thompson. Leaucadia, CA www.phoneETforhomes.com
– Ken Lee, Granby, MA, http://www.kenleegallery.com
When I was first thinking about coming to meditation, it was during a difficult time of my life. I had lost my job, my mother had passed away as had my longtime friend and companion. I wanted some peace in my heart, a refuge from the stress and pain. However, I was worried that it would be too ‘out there’, especially the chanting , also that the people would be weird, (and that I would be too!)
What I found out was that the people coming to meditate were perfectly normal people with jobs and families, not weird at all. They were looking for the same things I was seeking – well-being, a feeling of calmness, an assurance that everything was really going to be ok. I realized that meditation (and chanting!) is a beautiful path, something to be cherished.
The biggest thing I have gained is a feeling of inner strength. Now, I’m a teacher of meditation in my community. My work with Eric and Devi has been a blessing.
– Carol Emerson, Tucson, AZ
I have known Eric and Devi for over forty years — yes that’s right over forty years. From the beginning they have always been about the same things, achieving inner peace and happiness by distilling and infusing the wisdom and ultimate sanity of the timeless teachings of the east into a productive and positive life in the world. I have never known them to stray from their path — their inner guidance. How many people can you say that about? So, when they speak, it must be the real thing — right? May the Beloved, in all His Infinite Names and Form continue to smile upon them and guide them and their work further into the light!
– Michael Kovitz, Raleigh, North Carolina, author, From Silence to Sound (Note: Michael was Eric’s guitar teacher for many years in the 1970s. He is a master.)
I’ve known Devi for 30 years, and I have seen her grow and unfold into a creative, loving, and beautiful teacher. Anyone would find her a wonderful inspiration, and highly capable guide on the path of yoga.
– Kamala Lee, Granby, MA
Devi & Eric’s healing center creates an environment of love, peace, comfort and warmth. I always feel at home. Thank you for all you have done to enrich my life.
– Stacey Wein, Carlsbad, CA
When I first saw the flyer, I felt some interest and at the same time I wasn’t sure what it was about or what kind of people went to these things. I was impressed that Devi called me to talk to me to see if I fit in the group. I felt she had a lot of integrity and worked hard at preserving the sanctity and the clarity of the group. She created a space where I could work through my life’s issues with dignity and courage. I felt supported and at the same time I was learning to stand on my own two feet.
As I have become softer, I have become stronger.I would like to formally thank Devi for helping me to know and remember what is beautiful in who I am, what I do, and what I love. Devi loves beauty and taught me about beauty. She does soul work -but in a very pragmatic way.
– Fatma Hanson, San Diego, CA
Spiritually, Eric and Devi offer something unique, when one considers their level of commitment for over 35 years to the path of Kriya Yoga. In a distracted world, such a commitment is rare indeed.
Having studied along side them for many years, it’s clear that their depth of knowledge and lifestyle reflect that of the true seeker. Their sense of humor and sincerity makes them a joy to be around.
– Michael Bonamer, Denver CO, http://www.kriyayogacenter.com/
Since I met them in the late ’70′s, Eric and Devi have lived as kriya yoga householders. They embody the teachings – combining practicality and spirituality in modern-day lifestyle.
Following the spiritual path on many levels, they have transferred and taught the philosophy not only to their students, brother and sister disciples, but to their children and family.
Good friends, good people – Eric and Devi have blended wisdom and compassion in their unselfish service to mankind.
– Lynn Wallace-Mills, Chicago, Il