As a bridge between East and West, the Lighthouse Center Inc. focuses on supporting people in their spiritual philosophies and journeys, while always being mindful of Divine Order. The center is an oasis of peace, well-being and healing. The vibrations at the center are comparable to the ancient places of worship around the world that are peaceful, loving and energizing. This is a non-denominational meditation center, founded in 1979 by Chetana Catherine Florida, who was our guiding teacher.
Ahinsa, ‘Living in Peace with All Beings’
There is a deep commitment to developing inner peace and peace in the world, through the practice of meditation and Ahinsa. Ahinsa is “Living in Peace with All Beings”. Ahinsa means respecting others’ point of view and striving to live in harmony and compassion with nature and all living beings. This is the greatest opportunity for spiritual growth and enlightenment.
Practicing Vegan Lifestyles
The practice of Ahinsa has influenced the Center to encourage a vegan lifestyle, striving to grow in understanding that all beings live their own spiritual path, and by living in peace with all beings, one moves forward toward spiritual enlightenment. All shared food at the center is vegan/plant based, and there are many at the center who create, educate and share a vegan lifestyle with Love. For more information, see the Vegan Lifestyle page.
Metaphysical and Meditation Classes
The center offers many types of classes which are influenced by our late guiding teacher, Chetana Catherine Florida, who was a beloved teacher of many at the center. She developed many of the metaphysical and meditation classes, which are still being taught today. The center also offers a monthly introduction to meditation, that teaches Mantra Meditation, in the Jain tradition. Register for an ongoing classes or drop in to one of the weekly programs.
Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanuji
Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanuji travels from India each year to the United States sharing the universal teaching of Ahinsa and reverence for all life. He visits the center several times during the year teaching. He and his wife Pramodaji Chitrabhanu are the spiritual advisors for the Lighthouse Center. Find out more at JainMeditation.org. All are welcome to his weekends of teaching.
Giving as a Spiritual Philosophy
The center also practices giving as part of its spiritual philosophy, and monthly donates to Sasha Farm, Partners in Health, and Whitmore Lake Community Center. In addition, it has created the Caring Community, which supports those in need.
Healing at the Lighthouse Center
Members of the center have experienced healing miracles of all kinds and a great variety of healing arts is represented through the membership. The Lighthouse Center has many strengths, one of which, is the healing energy. Healing is available to all who wish it at the weekly candlelight meditation service and at the monthly Healing Night.
So come and explore the website, visit the Center, take classes, participate, and be a part of the community. The Lighthouse Center is a non-denominational spiritual community dedicating itself to sharing and helping others live a life of Ahinsa, peace and well-being.