Have you been called to something more?


We will guide you on your path to becoming an Ordained Minister.

The Center for Sacred Studies ordained 28 new Ministers of Walking Prayer in April 2019. These amazing ministers create a network totaling over 260 Ministers around the world.

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Becoming a Minister of Prayer through the Center for Sacred Studies (CSS) prepares one to assist others as they move through the many transitions of life.

The directed study creates the opportunity to explore specific methodologies, practices, theories, traditions, beliefs, and philosophies, as well as allowing for the integration of individual spiritual experiences.

In addition to developing the skills and knowledge to act as a support to others, this process is designed to enlighten an individual's practice of worship and daily living—for the purpose of living life as a “walking prayer”.

Individuals who successfully complete the course of training can be ordained as a Minister of Prayer and will be qualified to conduct ceremonies, facilitate study groups, and mentor others in the process of spiritual growth unique to each individual.

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We provide a substantial offering

The two-year online and on-site program consists of 22 monthly instructor’s audio and video modules, four breathwork workshops, and two five-day retreats held at Wildwood Retreat Center, about 2 hours north of San Francisco in the beautiful coastal redwoods.

Each full-time student has a Mentor, and there are two hour-long conference calls per month: one with the instructor, and one with the CSS Spiritual Director, Jyoti.

Elder’s corner

The Ministry Training Program also includes 22 Teachings and Stories from our Elders around the world.

Learning options

The Ministry Training Program has two tracks – auditing and ordination. The ordination track requires monthly written essays and active participation in the monthly calls and assignments. The auditing option has reduced requirements and does not lead to ordination, but auditors still have access to all the audio and video content.

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The registration for the Ministry Training Program starting in September 2020 will open soon!

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For more information:  Email css.ministrytraining@gmail.com 

(If you are employed by a company that offers tuition reimbursement, the MTP tuition may be eligible. Please contact your benefits coordinator).

We give thanks for all those that contribute to the program from the Instructors, the Elders, the Mentors, the Weavers and all who hold this program to make this offering.  Thank you to Hanayo, Sonja, Margin, Valerie, Trish and so many of our Ministers!! We are honored and inspired by each of you!

With love and humility, Jyoti, Darlene & Wendy

"Thank you CSS for creating such an incredibly valuable program. My heart is awakening and my consciousness is expanding through these sacred teachings. May we all awaken to this call for peace and unity. Blessings to you and all the teachers."  Lauren - CA