CSL's Open Minds Young Adult Group

 Members of the om group, including om director, jenna yamaguma (center) at "paint nite"

Members of the om group, including om director, jenna yamaguma (center) at "paint nite"

Founded at the end of 2013, the Open Minds (OM) Young Adult Group was a precursor to the development of the Center for Spiritual Life. Comprised of a group of young adults from a variety of faith traditions and spiritual backgrounds, the OM Group meets monthly to collectively inquire into timely questions regarding spirituality, culture, healing, and change. From social events, movie nights, and book discussions, to lectures and workshops on physics, psychism, the Enneagram, creativity, and healing, OM Group topics span a wide array of dynamic themes! If you're interested in learning more about the OM Group, please email centerforspirituallife@gmail.com. 

Upcoming OM Schedule

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 5:00 PM - "OM Plant Night".  In affirming "Earth Day Theme", OM will be hosting a plant night.  Come out and create your own plant masterpiece. Dinner snacks will be provided!

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 5:00 PM - "Music Night".  Sekayi Edwards and Jeremy Liu will sharing their personal musical creations as we have dinner and hang out.  It promises to be relaxing and inspiring!

Past OM Events and Topics

Float Balance/Sensory Deprivation --- New Physics and the movie "Particle Fever" --- Family Systems Theory --- Psychics, Meditation and Grounding with Tammy Langowski --- Ghost Tour of SF --- Tai Chi with Don Houston --- Picnic and Vision Boards --- Paint Night --- Hiking and Wine Tasting --- Psychic Healers of the Philippines with Adelina Tanciocco --- Blood Drive --- Exploring Alternative Forms of Community --- 1970's Asian American Protest Movement --- Enneagram --- Tarot --- And More Tarot --- Writing Workshop with Brynn Saito --- Astrology with Alice Phipps --- New Years Gathering and Games --- Videos: "What the Bleep Do We Know", "9/11 and the Powers That Be...", "Zeitgeist Film and Movement", "Long Island Medium", "Tyler Henry", --- Dreams --- Hypno Therapy - Chakras with Alice Phipps --- Dinner Out --- Movies --- Multiverse and the New Physics --- Edgar Cayce --- and much more... 

 Director of the Om group, jenna yamaguma

Director of the Om group, jenna yamaguma

Director of the OM Group: Jenna Yamaguma

Jenna Yamaguma was one of the founding members of the Open Minds (OM) group, which was established in late 2013. While Jenna grew up attending church, she always had an interest in expanding her spirituality to a level that is not necessarily covered in traditional church settings. Luckily, Reverend Roger Morimoto of Aldersgate United Methodist Church had an idea that would support her spiritual interests. Jenna had the opportunity to work alongside Roger and others to create the OM group, a unique and safe space for young adults to explore various topics that typically challenge traditional belief systems. With the idea that the present "young adult" generation is moving towards new and different ways of thinking about life, the OM group allows curiosity and exploration to ensue, and oftentimes encourages members to step outside their comfort zones. Jenna hopes to continue to expand the OM group community to those who are interested in broadening their lens of the world.