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Namaste Center to conduct Pagosa services

Namaste Center of Spiritual Oneness in Bayfield is expanding its services to Pagosa Springs starting Oct. 2.

Namaste is a Sanskrit word meaning “The light of God in me recognizes and honors the light of God in you and in that recognition is our oneness,” said Rev George Harris, who is the minister of Namaste, which has been in operation since April 2008 and rather than practicing a particular dogma or creed, the center draws from a diversity of spiritual and religious teachings.

“We welcome everyone and all beliefs. We are here with unconditional love,” Harris said of Namaste. “Namaste is a transdenominational, spiritual community that supports the practice of living in Spirit and recognizes our wholeness and oneness with all life.

Through devoted practice of universal spiritual principles, ancient wisdom and New Thought, we endeavor to transform our own lives and be of benefit to those around us in the larger community.”

Namaste will start services in Pagosa this Saturday, Oct. 2, from 4–5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall in the Greenbriar Plaza, 301 N. Pagosa Blvd., Unit B-15. Thereafter services will be held the first and third Saturdays of the month at the same time.

Namaste also offers:

• Classes and workshops

• Monthly newsletter

• Special services; weddings, christenings, memorials and holidays services.

Reverend Harris is hoping to find people to fulfill the positions of Music Director and Youth Ministry Director as well as providing special events such as potlucks and other community events in Pagosa.

Harris stated that, “Namaste was founded on the desire to create a place of inner connection, and acceptance for all things divine. We are here to provide a place to deepen one’s personal connection to Spirit and open the gateway to living an authentic and joyous life.”

In his private practice, Harris is a relationship consultant and developer of The Family Living System, which is a system that teaches proven tools to help families and couples learn to be the people they need to be in order to have the relationships they deserve and desire.

He has a bachelor of arts in holistic health and wellness counseling as well as metaphysics and a master’s in spiritual peacemaking. He is an ordained minister in those fields and is a registered spiritual healing practitioner. He has also completed certificate work in pastoral psychology, Ayurvedic medicine and polarity therapy energy work and is a Reiki master.

For more information, call Rev. George at (970) 884-9537