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What to expect when you visit?
We are a Radically Inclusive, Welcoming, and Affirming Community
What does this mean? It means we see the Divine as it shows up in, through, and as everyone. All who seek this teaching and spiritual path are welcome here! There are people who practice Buddhism or other spiritual teachings, religions, and philosophies and attend CSLGB. Religious Science is compatible with any teaching that provides the seeker with greater clarity, insight, awareness, health, and well-being physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, relationally, financially, etc.
Part of how we affirm and celebrate the diversity of our community is via our Affinity groups such as the LGBTQ Affinity Group (more to come).
We also provide American Sign Language interpreters for our Sunday service to ensure access to the Deaf community.
What time is the Sunday Service?
Our meditation starts at 10:00 am and the Sunday service starts at 10:30 am. Each Gathering lasts about one hour and 30 minutes. There are other activities and gatherings throughout the month. Information is available on our events page and on Facebook.
What can I expect at the Sunday Service?
At the Center for Spiritual Living Greater Baltimore, we are not interested in telling you what to believe, rather we aim to provide spiritual tools and resources for you to explore and experience your own spirituality. We honor the truth found in all faith traditions. Our messages are designed to help you apply universal spiritual principles to your daily living.
Our Sunday Services include wonderful and eclectic music with opportunities to sing inspirational songs; a powerful meditation; life-enhancing messages that will uplift and encourage you; and affirmative prayer.
Where should I Park?
We park in the Columbia Bank Parking lot, which has direct access to our location. Please look for the yellow directional signs.
How do I become a Member?
When you are ready to consider CSLGB your spiritual community by becoming an Active, Loyal, and Supporting member, the first thing you do is take the online "Discovery Class" which is a brief introduction to who and what CSLGB is, what we believe, and teach, and our connection to the Centers for Spiritual Living organization.
The Discover Class can be found here
as well as on the Education page.
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.
We believe that the Universe is fundamentally spiritual and that it has intelligence, purpose, beauty, and order. Our beliefs are in harmony with the basic tenets of all the world’s great religions and for that reason, we honor all paths to God.
Whether we call it God, spirit, energy, or Universal Intelligence, every person, place, and thing emanates from this spiritual universe. We believe this Universal Intelligence is within us, as well as around us, and that we are conscious of it.
We believe that God is a loving intelligence, operating in and through all life, never separate from anyone or anything. Through classes, study, and spiritual practice we come to understand our oneness with this indwelling Divine Presence. We teach and practice a way of life where we can all learn how to live in accordance with spiritual principles. These principles, which we call the Science of Mind®, are as reliable as the laws of physical science.
We believe there is a body of knowledge about spiritual laws that operate in the Universe as Cause and Effect. We teach that “It is done unto you as you believe” and “As you think, so you become.” In essence, our thinking and our expectations create our reality. It is in studying and applying spiritual laws that we can change our unconscious beliefs and create improved conditions in our lives.
We teach and practice a way of life where we can all learn how to live in accordance with spiritual principles. These principles, which we call the Science of Mind, are as reliable as the laws of physical science. In essence, our thinking and our expectations create our reality.
Ernest Holmes wrote the Declaration of Principles, also known as “What We Believe,” for the first issue of Science of Mind magazine that was published in 1927. “What We Believe” has been included in every issue of the magazine since then for the past 88 years.
By studying and applying spiritual laws, we can change our unconscious beliefs and create improved conditions in our life.
WE BELIEVE in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute and self-existent Cause. This One manifests Itself in and through all creation, but is not absorbed by Its creation. The manifest universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God.
WE BELIEVE in the individualization of the Spirit in us, and that all people are individualizations of the One Spirit.
WE BELIEVE in the eternality, the immortality and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding.
WE BELIEVE that heaven is within us, and that we experience it to the degree that we become conscious of it.
WE BELIEVE the ultimate goal of life to be a complete freedom from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.
WE BELIEVE in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God. We believe that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling presence.
WE BELIEVE in the direct revelation of truth through our intuitive and spiritual nature, and that anyone may become a revealer of truth who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
WE BELIEVE that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and acts upon it.
WE BELIEVE in the healing of the sick and control of conditions through the power of this Mind.
WE BELIEVE in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving-kindness and the eternal Givingness of Life to All.
WE BELIEVE in our own soul, our own spirit, and our own destiny; for we understand that the life of all is God.
The Teaching Symbol
This is our teaching symbol, designed by our founder, Ernest Holmes (1887-1960).
It symbolizes the creative process of both Universal and individual Life based on the profound idea that we are “made in the image and likeness “ of the ONE. Its literal definition is “The descent of Spirit, through Law, into form.”
The Circle represents Infinite Spirit or the ONE. This circle contains three sections representing three aspects of the Divine Reality, or a "trinity" of Life.
The top section represents Spirit, the Absolute Nature of the Divine, the impulsion of Love and the Desire to Create. It can also be understood as the Creator, or First Cause. This is the seed of thought, belief or intention. Within that Infinity is Spiritual Law. Law is accessed by each of us, first by our conscious awareness. Then, we empower some of our thoughts with feeling. Thoughts surrounded by feeling become beliefs—and our beliefs create our experience of conditions, forms, effects.
The center section represents this Law of Cause and Effect (Soul), meaning the orderly process through which the Will of God (the impulsion of Love) becomes manifested or created. This is the soil into which the seed is planted.
The lower section is Body, meaning the physical, created universe which is understood to be the actual manifestation (incarnation) of Spirit in Form. This is the growing plant which is the result of the seed being planted.
The “V” symbolizes the creative process itself, reminding us that any impulsion or cause, be it a thought, intention or belief, moves through Law and becomes part of the physical. For every form, experience or effect there is a cause whether consciously planted or not.
By developing a new belief in the goodness and givingness of life, each of us can manifest a new way of being in the world: greater happiness, harmony, prosperity, anything we can imagine. Consciously using the Law of Mind toward these ends, we contribute something positive into the collective belief system of all humankind, setting an intention of a higher good for all.
Our Spiritual Director
Rev. Dr. Raymont Anderson
Spiritual Director/Senior Minister
Rev. Dr. Raymont Anderson
Namaste and Greetings!
As the Senior Minister for The Center for Spiritual Living Greater Baltimore (CSLGB), I extend a heartfelt welcome to you!
Whether you are someone who shows up in-person on Sundays and is involved in various community activities or you are someone who lives in some other part of the United States or the world, know that your presence and engagement with us is appreciated!
Since being installed as the Senior Minister of CSLGB, we as a community have been and continue to actively engage our Spiritual Practices to live, move, and have our being-ness in such a way that we are fulfilling our Vision, Mission, and Purpose.
In July 2019, the second year as a CSLGB began, and beginning our second year was a huge thing for many reasons.
There were many who said that 4 centers could not join together and become one unified center, and we did!
Many said that the issues around diversity and inclusion would be too huge to tackle, and we have begun too!
And what this has demonstrated is one of the basic truths we know is that Principle is not bound by precedent!
Our second year is yielding great promise as we anchor to our newly adopted Vision, Mission, Purpose, and Values.
VISION: We are demonstrating a world that works for all – One Life-affirming Thought, Word, Feeling, Deed, and One Human interaction at a time.
MISSION: Provide the community with the tools, techniques, and talents that the Science of Mind® and Religious Science offer, that they awaken to the Divine Truth of their being for the purpose of living life to the fullest.
PURPOSE: This Spiritual Community is a place of celebration, sanctuary, and life-affirming expression dedicated to seeing and revealing the Truth of our Divinity, Living that Truth out loud, consciously, actively and powerfully.
VALUES: (C.S.L.G.B.) Community, Science of Mind & Spirit, Love, Gratitude, Becoming
We are committing ourselves in greater and more expansive ways to the CSLGB community and the wider Greater Baltimore community as well as evidenced in our recent partnership with the Baltimore Station, Baltimore Public Schools, and Faith Communities of Baltimore with PRIDE.
As the Senior Minister, I am working with the members and leaders within our community to not only ground ourselves in the teachings of Science of Mind and Spirit but to live from those teaching and to bring those teachings to the Greater Baltimore area as well!
To achieve this, we are collectively working to schedule more activities for the community to participate in, such as summer cookouts, movie nights, bowling, book groups, and more, and are always open to more volunteers assisting us in how we serve the community.
While working on the local level, I am also working within the larger CSL organization as a recently appointed Commissioner on the Diversity and Inclusion Commission and as one of the members of the Cultural Integrity & Evolution Committee where I worked alongside several amazing individuals (Spiritual Mavericks), as we synergized with each committee and council represented within CSL to generate the themes to be used globally for 2020, and I have been working with several people on creating resources for members of the LGBTQIA2+ community such as an annual retreat. There is currently a Facebook group that allows people to begin getting to know one another, sharing ideas, prayers for the planet, etc.
Ultimately the goal is to establish synergistic collaborations within our organization (Centers for Spiritual Living), within New Thought, and within various other Faith traditions, community organizations, and beyond so that everyone is seen, recognized, listened to, heard, valued, and given space to be themselves… so that everyone, however, the Divine expresses ItSelf as you: African American, LatinX, Caucasian, Asian Pacific Islander, Deaf, hearing, Straight or LGBTQ2IA+, Differently Abled, Democrat, Republican, Independent, etc., understand their own Divinity.
If you are looking for a Spiritual Community to visit and join, I personally invite you to visit us. You will find CSLGB to be a welcoming, inviting, open, affirming, supportive, place where the community understands and practices Spiritual Principles of Oneness, Love, Compassion, and Truth… You will find a Spiritual Home in this Beloved Community.
We are an ever-evolving Center and community (Open at the Top) with room to learn and grow and I know that the right people, the right skills, the right volunteers, and the right resources are all already manifesting and demonstrating!
I look forward to how your piece adds to the magnificent puzzle we are creating together…
A World that Works for the Highest and Best for All!
“Some people see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.”
~ Robert Kennedy
“Nothing is impossible to a willing mind.”
~ Chinese Proverb
It is time to build a greater, grander, more magnificent Global Community . . . based in love and cooperation.
Are you ready?
Rev. Dr. Raymont Anderson,
Spiritual Director / Senior Minister