How We Started
It was 1960. John F. Kennedy was President. The world was still recovering from its second world war and while life seemed simpler then, there was a growing discontent with the norms of traditional religion. The old answers failed to answer the new questions that were arising.
It had taken awhile for the New Thought movement that began in the late 1800’s to infiltrate to the Western part of the U.S., but it did. A handful of inquisitive and soul-searching individuals in Reno, Nevada began to look for other answers. Life-affirming answers. Answers that encouraged thinking, and the culmination of science and spirituality. And then they discovered the Science of Mind.
Unbeknownst to either one, two small groups began gathering in living rooms on opposite ends of town to study and discuss The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes. When they eventually discovered each other, they joined together and the numbers soon grew. By 1963, they had enough members to become chartered with United Church of Religious Science. They were no longer a study group, but a bonafide church!
The membership longed to have its own place to call home. It took nearly 20 years, and through all the bake sales, rummage sales and other fundraising activities, they never lost their desire or vision. Eventually, they were able to buy the property on Lakeside Drive, and years later, in 1985, the new building was dedicated. In 1995, our Youth and Education Center was added and in 2004, the sacred garden.
In 2010, we changed our name to Center for Spiritual Living, Reno. We are an affiliated member of Centers for Spiritual Living, headquartered in Golden Colorado.
Who We Are
We have been the place for people from all walks of life and spiritual paths to come together to learn more about themselves, about Spirit and how to use spiritual principles to build a better life and world.
Thousands have attended services and concerts, taken classes, workshops and special events at our Spiritual Center. They’ve had their lives transformed through the message that ‘you can change your life by changing your thinking’ and that each person has a unique and wonderful life to be lived.
We’ve been intricately involved in the community through our hands-on service and financial support. We have sponsored world-renowned speakers and hosted powerful events, we continue to provided spiritual tools for personal transformation, and to create a world that works for everyone.
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Send us a message today! We will be happy to answer any of your questions! Or call (775) 826 - 0566 today!