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Ventura Center for Spiritual Living provides spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place. We welcome all beings as valued expressions of Spirit, regardless of sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic class, disability, creed, size, shape or any other manifestation of the human experience.

Ventura Center for Spiritual Living is a spiritual community that honors all paths to God and can help you experience a personal relationship with God. When God is the focus of our spirituality, then other areas of our lives fall into place, we are happier, we can do more for others, be better stewards of the Earth, and we help bring peace and harmony to the world.

If you are in search of a spiritual community where you are respected and accepted for who you are and want the inspiration and support to grow to your highest potential, please accept our invitation to visit us soon!

Message from Rev. Bonnie Rose

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Ventura Center for Spiritual Living, an affiliate of the Centers of Spiritual Living. We are delighted that your spiritual journey brought you to our website.

We teach the philosophy of Science of Mind and Spirit, a New Thought philosophy. Simply described, this philosophy teaches that we are part of the creative process of life. Our beliefs and attitudes create our experiences. We can choose to consciously create a better life for ourselves. The only thing against us in this life is ourselves. We awaken to the possibilities of life when we realize that there is nothing against us and everything is for our highest good. We teach people how to be “the way of God,” vs. “in the way of God.” Our philosophy is based on the writings of Dr. Ernest Holmes, a pioneer in metaphysical teachings. Today, many of the same concepts expressed by Dr. Holmes are receiving widespread exposure through the writings of Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and others.

Please visit us and learn about how you, too, can have a great life and help make the world a better place!

Love and Abundant Blessings,
Rev. Bonnie Rose

Our service on

July 31, 2016 - "Did My Prayer Get Stuck?"


Jennifer Russell

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Jennifer Russell, an award winning songwriter, is dedicated to using the universal language of music as a powerful teaching tool for the spiritual and moral development of our children. She has received The Parents Choice Award and The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval for composing The Virtue Songs, a compilation of 52 original compositions that are the musical companion to "The Family Virtues Guide." In this compilation, the powerful and universal message of the Virtues are brought to life using simple melodies and rhythms, thereby reinforcing Jennifer's belief that learning is fun, meaningful and shared through the simple act of singing.

In March of 1999 the Character & Ethics Project of the City of Glendale was introduced at a public gathering. When a call was issued for volunteer members to create programs promoting principles of character and ethics within the community, Jennifer was among the first to respond.
Months later when the Project needed a theme song for its January kick-off event, it was Jennifer who volunteered. This Is Where I Live, a simple and easy-to-learn song was created, conveying qualities of character and ethics in a memorable way. But writing the song was not enough. She also wanted to unite the children of Glendale to bring this message of character to the community through performance. The word went out, resulting in the performance of This Is Where I Live by a vocal group comprised of 65 first- through- twelfth grade local students at the kick-off event. The C&E Kids community youth choir was launched and continued to perform throughout Glendale for 4 years.

In 2003 Jennifer received the Robert A. Sanchis Award of Excellence from the Glendale Unified School District for her extraordinary commitment to the success of students and to the fostering of community relationships to enhance public understanding. The Kiwanis Club of Glendale also awarded her the Golden Apple award for her personal commitment to helping ELL students. In 2004 Jennifer received the Arts Award from the United Church of Religious Science and an Extraordinary Leadership Award from the Glendale Character & Ethics Project.

Jennifer founded the This is Where I Live project in the fall of 2006. Developed to be used as a Community Sing-Along by students and as a Professional Development for teachers, the project was accepted as a Los Angeles Unified School District Arts Community Partner. Using music and song to contribute to building a new educational paradigm in elementary school classrooms, the project continues to build self-confidence, teach personal responsibility and develop community building skills.

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