THE COSMIC CONNECTION with Rev. Merry Shaver & Music from Rudi Harst - October 18, 2020


"Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion." ~ Brené Brown

Based on the quote above, Rev. Merry Shaver will cover these important points: 1) God is where we are, who we are, no matter what. 2) Through knowing our spiritual identity as one with the Divine, we realize we are never alone. 3) Stay open to connection.
Rev. Merry Shaver, an ordained Religious Science minister, has been a student of Science of Mind since 1982 and is well grounded in metaphysics and Science of Mind principles. She received a Masters Degree in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute in 2009 and was ordained by the Centers for Spiritual Living in 2012. In addition, Rev. Merry holds BA and MBA degrees and served in the corporate world for many years. She currently serves as the assistant minister at the Austin Center for Spiritual Living. She is a master in leading prayer, meditation and the visioning process. Her subtle sense of humor always shines through, bringing merriment to the moment.
Music from Rudi Harst

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WHAT’S GOING ON? with KC James, Michael Madison & Cee Jay Black

October 11, 2020

What's Going On? Chaos, confusion and finding our way back to center: through grief work and music, KC James and Michael Madison remind us to seek peace in the pandemonium. Michael is a percussionist, vocalist, and drumming facilitator. He has been using the power of drums for his own wellbeing for years. He has a passion for sharing his knowledge of the benefits of drumming with both adults and children. His understanding of music’s ability to bring unity and balance is the basis of Michael’s teaching. KC is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist, speaker, and author. She left her corporate career to pursue writing and counseling others in grief recovery. After the death of her daughter and unborn grandson, KC’s passion became helping others navigate the challenges of life and move into the true fullness that life has to offer.

NAVIGATING THE CREATIVE WHEEL - Thom Ricks & music from Laura Marie

October 4, 2020

Thom Ricks has spent his life following his passions for art and living by traveling the world, teaching, building, spiritually explorating, while inspiring and encouraging others. He has been a professional artist for 48 years. Thom lives, paints, creates and ponders in his studio, with partner Jodi and their dogs in the countryside near San Marcos, TX.
With special music from Laura Marie.

INSIGHTS FROM JULIAN OF NORWICH: with Rev. Mary C. Earle & music from Rudi Harst


You Have Grounded My Soul Deeply in You: Insights from Julian of Norwich

A 14th century English mystic, Julian of Norwich was the first woman to write in English. Using the vernacular of the people, she offered wisdom and reassurance in a time of plague, war, famine, religious fanaticism and deep uncertainty. Our time together will include teaching and meditation, and an opportunity for questions and comments.

Mary C. Earle is an writer, poet, retreat leader, teacher, spiritual director and Episcopal priest. Author of ten books, her most recent offering is her first book of poetry Did You Sing Your Song? (Material Media, 2020). She and her husband Doug are native San Antonians; they spend a lot of their time gardening and playing with their border collie, Fiona, and their cat, Leftovers.

Mary's website is

Music from Rudi Harst,


August 9, 2020

Zet Baer shares a powerful story of loss and of reimagining, as we explore how these challenging times are affecting us and what we can do to strengthen our connections. With special music from Rudi Harst.


August 2, 2020

Joe Jencks, shares his inspirational blend of words and music with us as we explore our connections during this time of pandemic. Joe is an international touring musician, award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and spiritual exploration. A 20-year veteran of the international Folk circuit, Jencks has released 15 CDs in that time. Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel. Meditation with Zet Baer and sing along songs from Rudi Harst.


July 26, 2020

Zet Baer shares her thoughts on simplicity in our lives.
Special music from Rachel Laven, all the way from the UK!

Relationships: We Are All In This Together

July 19, 2020

Hal Robinson continues to talk about the relationships in our lives. Wherever we go there they are! Hal brings his unique blend of wisdom, combining the ancient Lakota traditions with the stalking of Gestalt Psychology. He has been helping others find spiritual solutions to life's everyday challenges and issues for 40+ years, teaching the tools to live a less reactive life with more peace and freedom.

Celebration Circle: COME TO ME, ALL YOU THAT ARE WEARY - Zet & Rudi with musician David Noll

July 12, 2020

Zet Baer & Rudi Harst focus on rest at this time of pandemic. Special music from Wisconsin musician, David Noll.

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Celebration Circle welcomes Rev. Anna Gordy - Come To Me, All You That Are Weary

July 12, 2020

Rev. Anna Gordy focuses on the Christian scripture from the gospel according to St. Matthew chapter 11, verses 28 - 30. "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you , and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yolk is easy and my burden is light." She will talk about the many burdens both real and perceived in this time of pandemic and how faith/spirituality and community can help lighten the load.

Rev. Anna K. Gordy is a Queer pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), a multi-media artist, and most importantly, a mother of four biological and 3 chosen children. She is currently serving as a "4th Sunday Pastor" for Lutheran Parish of Northwest San Antonio.

Celebration Circle: CONNECTION WITH YOUR HEART with Graham Whitley & John Whipple

July 5, 2020

Graham Whitley shares the value of allowing gratitude to connect us to each other and most importantly to our own heart. Graham is a practitioner of Open Heart Meditation, a simple approach to meditation that gets you out of your head and into your heart. Our special music will be from John Whipple.


June 28, 2020

Zet Baer shares her thoughts on this state of constant change that we are living and reminds us that we are all in this together. Special music from guest Joe Jencks.

OUR FATHERS, OUR SELVES with Daniel Maldonado & Sam Fuller

June 21, 2020

Daniel Maldonado brings the awareness of how we can honor the patrilineal ancestry and love ourselves and our wounded fathers with forgiveness and compassion. Daniel has been active in the mythopoetic Men's Movement for over 25 years; teaching mindfulness, yoga and leadership to business and community organizations. He's a thought leader on teaching the 12-Steps alongside the Hero's Journey; the heroic path in all of us.
Special music from Sam Fuller!

Be Your Own Change Agent with Angel Santiago & Chris Taylor

June 7, 2020

Angel Santiago returns to the Circle to share how facing fear and uncertainty and making difficult decisions can lead to empowerment and freedom. Angel serves life as a catalyst for transformation.
With special music from Circle favorite, Chris Taylor.


June 14, 2020

Zet Baer shares her thoughts about current times and how we each have the potential for awakening and enlightenment. Music from Rudi Harst.


May 31, 2020

HeatherAsh Amara invites us to become love revolutionaries! We are in unprecedented times. How do we stay centered, creative, and deepen our relationships and inner work even during extreme situations? It means stepping up and choosing love over fear, discernment over judgment, and clarity over confusion.


May 17, 2020

Hal Robinson joins us virtually to talk about taking care of ourselves within the relationships in our lives. Hal Robinson returns with his unique blend of wisdom, combining the ancient Lakota traditions with the stalking of Gestalt Psychology. Hal has been helping others find spiritual solutions to life's everyday challenges and issues for 40+ years teaching us the tools to live a less reactive life with more peace and freedom.

AWAKENING THE SACRED HEART - Tina Karagulian & Laura Marie

May 10, 2020

The Sacred Mothers of our individual hearts as well as those of all traditions and communities are awakening us to compassionate action and inner transformation. Our welcome surrender is the green light for that action and transformation.

Tina Karagulian’s paintings, whether fashioning the mist of clouds or the horizon line where sea meets sky, or bringing to life the essence of a beloved person or bird, invite you to appreciate the majesty of our natural world and one another. Her Kundalini Yoga and collage class offerings awaken the joyful place within your hearts, to rest and to linger in contemplation, and to live with brightness the true essence that is you.

Special music from one of our Circle favorite singer/songwriters, Laura Marie who shares honesty and passion from her heart.


May 3, 2020

Zet Baer & Rudi Harst welcome guest speaker, Dean Anderson, Ed.D., will discuss how the Coronavirus can accelerate our human evolution to help us see solutions for this pandemic, as well as our larger social and environmental challenges. Dr. Dean Anderson, is a noted corporate consultant, speaker, author and CEO of Being First, Inc. He coaches executives and senior consultants of Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and large non-profit organizations, helping them establish a high performing, co-creative culture that unleashes human potential.

YOGA: THE WAY TO UNION - Adam Tutor & Jaynee Weber

April 26, 2020

Presented by Mindfulness Musician Adam Tutor

Yoga is often perceived in the West as a physical practice and in some ways has departed from its original intention, set forth over 2,000 years ago in India. Come engage in a dialogue and musical presentation that explores how the original concepts of yoga can be applied in your daily life.
Special music by Austin singer/songwriter Jaynee Weber.

Staying Healthy Now


Our guest Lawrence (Larry) M. Cohen, MD, in exploring ways to stay healthy right now. Since 1981, his consultation practice for adults, using functional and integrative  approaches, including homeopathy, clinical nutrition and counseling has used the best combination of traditional and alternative medicine and complementary therapies with people of all clinical problems, from the simplest to the most complex. Austin based poet Ayjshane Winslett will share her poetry. 

Zet with a short meditation


A short meditation I created to help bring you back to the awareness of your breath and remember that all is well in the current moment.

Rise And Shine

April 28, 2019

We are honored to have noted author and theologian, Matthew Fox, along with his team, Skylar Wilson, Jen Berit and Michelle Jordan sharing their vision for the Order of the Sacred Earth. Music by Rudi and the Circle Band.
“The world needs... an expansion of human consciousness that moves us beyond Tribalism to a consciousness of the whole.” ~ Matthew Fox

We Are One: A Guided Meditation

July 5, 2015

Rudi shares a moving version of "A Declaration of Inter-Dependence" written by Melanie Bacon, followed by a brief guided meditation focused on the Oneness of Life (accompanied by Ray Palmer, keyboard)


Celebration Circle is an inclusive, multi-faith community with a creative approach to spirituality. We honor and nurture the Sacred in ourselves, each other and all Creation.

We gather to remind ourselves and each other of who we truly are -- and who we are capable of becoming. Join us Sunday Mornings

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Meditation on the Divine Light

Launch A Little Prayer mp3 by Rudi

Zet's Meditation 

Divine Light

Zet's Meditation

on Gratitude

All is Well 

meditation​ by Rudi

Centering Breath

​talk by Rudi

Auditory Meditation

​talk by Rudi

Kinesthetic Meditation

​talk by Rudi