Here for the first time? Welcome!
If you have been searching for a community that embraces all people and honors all paths, perhaps you will find what so many others have found at Austin Center for Spiritual Living…a feeling that you have come home. We’re glad you are here, whoever you are.
EXPLORE THE AUSTIN CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING
We know that venturing out to a new place for the first time can be a little intimidating. You may have some questions about what to expect when you spend a Sunday morning with us. We have tried to identify and answer some of the questions we think our newcomers might have.
Read through these FAQ's and explore the rest of our website. If you want to speak to someone by phone, please contact us by calling our center phone at 512-919-9340. Be sure to leave a message.
Please know that wherever you are on your spiritual path, you are welcome here. We welcome you and want your first visit with us to be a rewarding and comfortable one!
WHERE IS THE AUSTIN CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING?
We are located inside the Settlement Home’s Williamson Family Training and Conference Center at 1607, Colony Creek Dr., Austin, TX 78758.
WHAT TIME IS THE SERVICE?
Sunday morning Sheng Zhen Meditation is held starting at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday Celebration Service is held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is time after the service to meet with one of the licensed practitioners for prayer and to meet with the others and have a snack. The first Sunday of the month we offer a Pot Luck Lunch.
There are other activities throughout the month. Information is available at our Sunday Services, on this website, the Connections weekly Enewsletter and Facebook Events.
WHAT IF I HAVE CHILDREN?
Until our Youth Program is up and running, you are welcome to bring them into the service.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT A CELEBRATION SERVICE?
At the Center for Spiritual Living we are not interested in telling you what to believe, rather we 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 spiritual principles to your daily living.
Our Sunday Services include a wonderful music program with opportunities to enjoy and sing inspirational songs; a powerful, life-enhancing message that will uplift and encourage you; time for affirmative prayer during and after the services; and time to visit with others after the service.
WHAT DO YOU TEACH?
Our teachings are based on the writings and principles of Reverend Dr. Ernest Holmes. “Ernest Holmes was an American New Thought Writer, Teacher, and leader. He was the founder of a spiritual movement known as Religious Science. Part of the greater New Thought movement, whose spiritual philosophy is known as “The Science of Mind”. This is not Scientology or Christian Science."
WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
There is parking available in the front of the building and additional parking on the street.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
Wear what you like. Some like to dress in their “Sunday best," others dress more casually. We care more about you than what you are wearing.
HOW DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TEACHINGS?
We offer classes and workshops on a regular basis that help expand your mind and consciousness. Check out Ernest Holmes' books and more information on Science of Mind.