Special Guests and Events

December 30th – Our Burning Bowl and White Stone Ceremonies

This, the last Sunday of 2018, we will surrender in a Burning Bowl Ceremony, all that no longer serves us, and lean into and embrace, with a White Stone Ceremony, how we choose to be.  These two ceremonies in combination, empower us to genuinely change our thinking and reveal the life that Spirit is calling us to express.  Start now imaging how you would have your life be if it were not constrained by what you believe to be your obstacles.  Learn that they are simply hurdles and that you have the ability to leap right over them!  Join us for a truly transformative morning!

November 18th – Bianca Humady Rey

Bianca Humady Rey, chair of the Capital Trans Pride, is an active member of  Equality Virginia, a statewide, non-partisan education, outreach, and advocacy organization seeking equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians (LGBT).  EV believes that we are stronger together than alone. Together we will create a Virginia that a safe, welcoming, and equal place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their families to live, work and play.

Bianca was born in the Philippines.  She now lives in Springfield, Virginia and works as a project coordinator.  In her spare time, Bianca enjoys hiking, dancing, yoga, singing, and spending time with her family

October 28th – Bob Sima and Shannon

CSL Metro is excited to welcome Bob Sima (pronounced sEYE-ma) back for another enlightening and powerful performance. He has been called “Eckhart Tolle with a guitar” and is a guide, awakener, and musical mystic. Through the medium of melody and message, he leads listeners to an expanded consciousness, deeper sense of connection, and inner peace and purpose. For more about Bob, click


October 14th – Dr Gurpal Singh Bhuller

Dr. Gurpal Bhuller is a retired Orthopedic Surgeon who lives in Vienna, VA.  He grew up in Malaysia to parents who had migrated there from India.  After finishing studies in New Zealand, Dr. Bhuller completed his training in Omaha, Nebraska and then moved to Virginia in 1982.  He retired from clinical practice in 2015, and now helps to raise his 4 grandchildren who live close by.

Dr. Bhuller is active in the Sikh Community of the DC Metro Area.  He is also involved in several local charitable organizations, including Operation Walk and SevaTruck (a food truck for those in need).   He has set up an Eye Bank in Punjab, India and has been organizing Eye Camps for rural communities there.  Dr. Bhuller has lectured on of Sikhism and is the author of “The Enquiring Guru” (2006).

September 23rd – Rev Dr Raymont Anderson

We are so grateful that Rev. Dr. Raymont Anderson, recently appointed the Spirsmiling manitual Leader of CSL Baltimore, is able to include us in his very full schedule.   Using his completely engaging manner, he shares his wisdom with his audiences.  He is the out-picturing of his lifelong passion for self development, personal transformation, transmutation, and transfiguration.  He lives his bliss as a teacher, minister, speaker, mentor, father, grandfather, and more.  He is a brilliant workshop facilitator focusing on spirituality, metaphysics, and mysticism.

September 9th – Claudia Carawan

We are blessed that Claudia Carawan, award-winning singer/songwriter, inspirational speaker and performer, will be providing our music and message.  Her totally tingling induces goose-bumps.  Her powerful message is made even more memorable by her transformative music that is vibrant, energetic and positively soulful.  To learn more about Claudia, go to:


September 16th – Rev Michele Synegal  

Rev.  Michele SynegalMichele, currently serving as Chair of Centers for Spiritual Living’s Diversity Commission, is the originator of World Day of Service. For the past two years her focus ministry has supported centers in the Mid-Atlantic region as speaker, facilitator and teacher.

She is the former Senior Minister of Spiritual Empowerment Center in Baltimore, which she led for more than ten years. She was ordained in 2009 and was licensed as a practitioner in 1997.  She holds a master’s degree in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute and bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco.  Her first published book is Inspiration in Small Doses; a compilation of short stories and essays designed to uplift and inspire the readers to live up to their divine potential.

August 5th – Rev Dr Kenn Gordon

We are honored to have Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon, Spiritual Leader of Centers for Spiritual Living worldwide.  Dr. Kenn is world renowned for his extraordinary vision and leadership.  Greatly appreciated for his humor, wit and principle, he travels more than 150 days a year making presentations around the world.   He is a catalyst for evolution and change in every area of human development.  A firm believer in shared and servant leadership, he gives graciously and selflessly  of himself.

Dr Kenn and his amazing wife, Rev Dr Deb Gordon, co-founders and Spiritual Leaders of the Center for Spiritual Living Kelowna, will be our Retreat Masters at the Annual Spiritual Living Retreat in Potomac, Maryland, August 3-4th.