Sundays: 2:00 to 4:00
Other Days: Noon to 5:00. However, we often have evening events, and sometimes the Center remains open until the events begin - it's best to call ahead to check. Our number is (314) 721-4455.
Other events as scheduled by special arrangement.
Be respected as a sacred being, and receive spiritual support and encouragement.
Experience a sanctuary, an oasis of safety, love and friendship, a nurturing spiritual environment.
Meditate or pray in peaceful sacred spaces that powerfully and authentically present many of the world's religious and spiritual traditions, including but not limited to Christianity (Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox), Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, and many native cultures.
Learn about all of the world's religious and spiritual traditions, as well as modern metaphysics.
Commune with others who are devoted to their spiritual paths.
Pray with St. Therese of Lisieux ("the Little Flower") - Many people have experienced miracles during or after praying with our statue of this beloved saint.
Use our extensive library of books and videos on religious and spiritual subjects.
Listen to an immense array of crystal singing bowls (up to 32" in diameter) that produce powerful meditative states, hear a nine-foot long Tibetan ritual horn, or drum in our Native American drumming room.
Purchase religious/spiritual statues and other items to place in your sacred spaces at home, books selected to help you along your spiritual path, CDs designed to deepen your spiritual life and peace, and religious/spiritual gifts for others.
Every Day - CASUAL TOURS AND BRIEF SINGING BOWL SESSIONS by Jack Sisk. Everyone is welcome to visit the Center and see why so many people consider it one of the safest and most sacred place they’ve ever been. When time permits, which it usually does, Jack loves to introduce people to the facilities, programs and experiences the Center offers. The standard tour now takes 90 minutes, but longer tours are possible at times, and tours can also be shorter if you prefer. Even the standard tours include introductions to many religious/spiritual traditions, are very experiential, and typically end with Jack playing and toning with a crystal singing bowl, which gives a brief introduction to the Center’s large set of those bowls. (Many people say the full bowl sessions provide the most profound meditative experiences they’ve ever had, and people often go beyond this into visions, spiritual insights, emotional releases, physical healings, and experiences of the divine.) No appointment is necessary, but it’s wise to call to check Jack’s availability. There’s no charge for the standard tours. Donations are welcomed to support the Center; but donations always are purely voluntary, and we certainly don’t want people to avoid coming to the Center due to financial considerations.As always, a number of our events are offered on a donation basis. During our first eight years, we almost always suggested donations of at least $5. However, given the Center’s financial condition, it’s become necessary to increase the suggested donation to $10 for some of those events, and to $20 or more for a few. Please understand that donations are still entirely voluntary, that donations of every size are truly appreciated, and that we don’t want anyone to decide not to come to these events for financial reasons. The Center’s priority always is to be of service and fulfill our mission as a charitable organization, rather than to make a profit (we never have). Please support us to the extent you can and to the extent you feel the Center is of value to you.
Sunday - FAMILY GATHERING (TALKING CIRCLE) facilitated by Jack Sisk, 12:15-1:45. We come together as a loving family to honor and celebrate each individual’s sacred identity and the divine reality that links us together. We connect to each other and to the one reality that underlies all religious and spiritual traditions. This is a sacred and confidential Talking Circle - we pass a talking stick and learn from each other. Everyone is committed to be loving and compassionate. You might hear readings from various traditions and authors, music from various cultures, and much more. Considerable support and insights are generated. Participation is encouraged, but not required. Donations are requested to support the Center (at least $10 would be greatly appreciated, if you can afford it).
Sunday - SILENT MEDITATION AND PRAYER GATHERING led by Jack Sisk, 4:30-5:15. Each gathering centers on a 30 minute session of silence for meditation or prayer. This began as a meditation gathering, but we’ve expanded it to include people who would prefer to pray - everyone is invited! Brief meditation instruction (in Buddhist and Hindu forms) can be provided prior to the gathering by appointment, and the period of silence will be followed by an opportunity for discussion. Donations are requested to help support the Center (at least $10 would be greatly appreciated, if you can afford it).
Thursday - REIKI/ENERGY CIRCLE, facilitated by Jack Sisk and Jim Lane, 7:00-10:00. All energy healing modalities are welcome in this powerful circle of healing, spiritual energy - a circle we’ve held nearly every Thursday for almost 13 years. This particular Circle is open only to practitioners. We start with a talking circle and brief meditation, and then share our healing energies. You may leave whenever you’re ready. Jack and Jim take turns facilitating these Circles (Jack on the first and third Thursdays, Jim on the second and fourth). Donations are requested to support the Center (at least $10 would be greatly appreciated, if you can afford it). Note: We now begin the Circle promptly at 7:00 (in recent years we really haven’t started it until 7:30), and we end at 10:00 (previously 11:00).
TWIN HEARTS MEDITATION AND PRANIC HEALING SESSIONS (held on the first Wednesday of each month), led by Dale Bilyeu and Lynn Maupin - Meditation at 6:00, Healing Sessions 7:00-8:30 pm. At 6:00, Dale leads the powerful Twin Hearts Meditation, which is used to direct peace, love, joy and goodwill to Mother Earth, blessing the Earth with Divine Light, Divine Love and Divine Power. It’s also a tool for achieving divine consciousness, and has many health benefits. It was created by Master Choa Kok Sui, the creator of Pranic Healing. Beginning at 7:00, Dale, Lynn, and other Pranic Healing practitioners offer a Pranic Healing clinic so you can experience this exceedingly beneficial healing modality. Every month they also will offer a free introductory presentation about Pranic Healing at 7:00 for those who are interested. You also will be able to learn more about upcoming classes, meditations and events. Donations are requested to support the Center (at least $10 would be greatly appreciated, if you can afford it).
NEAR-DEATH STUDIES GROUP (held on the first Sunday of every even-numbered month), 2:00-4:00. The local chapter of the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS) holds their bimonthly meetings at the Center, and everyone is welcome to attend, whether or not you’ve had a Near Death Experience. These meetings celebrate life, love and remembrance. The meetings are free, although the group requests donations to the Center (at least $10 would be greatly appreciated, if you can afford it).
MONTHLY SACRED SOUND SINGING BOWL SESSIONS (usually held on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month) by Jack Sisk, 3:00-5:30. These sessions are quite sacred. Most people say they provide the most profound meditative experiences they’ve ever had, and many people often go beyond this into visions, spiritual insights, past-life memories, emotional releases, physical healings, and experiences of the divine. The sessions begin with a verbal introduction to the experience. There’s a fee of $15, but if you find the sessions especially valuable, as virtually everyone does, please consider giving more. Prior registration is required because space is limited. The Center’s doors will be closed to the public while these programs are taking place, so please arrive on time.
SATSANG (SACRED DISCUSSIONS ON HINDUISM) (held on the second Sunday of each month) led by Jack Sisk and Donald Lenort, 3:00-4:00. While Jack supports all faiths at Living Insights, personally he’s been a Hindu for nearly 50 years, he’s very active at the Hindu Temple of St. Louis (for example, he gives tours), he offers courses in Hinduism, and he’s an experienced meditator. Donald is highly trained, extremely well read, and deeply experienced in meditation and other yogic practices and the states of consciousness they can take you to. There is no fee, but donations are suggested to support the Center (at least $10 would be greatly appreciated, if you can afford it). If you can, please let us know you’re coming.
BHAJANS (HINDU CHANTING) (held on the third Sunday of each month). 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This is the next generation of our sacred Hindu chant gatherings, including kirtan. Bhajans are group chants, generally in Sanskrit, producing a powerful connection with the divine and an extremely joyful state of being. Kirtan is a form of bhajans in which a leader sings a line and the participants repeat it. Our Bhakti Bhajans Band is Mike Webb on drum and vocals, and Dr. Jeff Hoffman on harmonium and vocals. Join us in free-wheeling expressions of devotion and bliss! This is a free event, but donations are suggested to support the Band and the Center (at least $10 would be greatly appreciated, if you can afford it).
HEALING TOUCH SESSIONS (usually held on the fourth Wednesday of each month) by Healing Touch practitioners, facilitated by Chris Rouse, Cindy Rouse, and Colleen Weidemeier, 6:00-8:00 pm. This is another great opportunity to experience wonderful energy work. Donations are requested to support the Center (at least $10 would be greatly appreciated, if you can afford it).
By Appointment - GROUP RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY TOURS OF THE CENTER by Jack Sisk. Jack offers private group tours of the Center outside our regular hours by appointment, presenting a wide array of religions and spiritual traditions, and numerous opportunities for powerful spiritual experiences, culminating in a 10-minute introduction to the crystal singing bowls. These tours are very popular. The shortest tours take about 90 minutes, and the longest can take two or three hours (we’ll work out the time with you). These group tours are scheduled in mornings or evenings. We require a minimum of five people for these tours. A donation of at least $10 per person is suggested, except that students are free.
NO LONGER OFFERED - PRIVATE GROUP SACRED SOUND CRYSTAL SINGING BOWL SESSIONS by Jack Sisk. We now prefer that groups come to the regular bimonthly sessions as it’s difficult to accommodate more than two group singing bowl sessions in any month.
NO LONGER OFFERED - INDIVIDUAL SACRED SOUND CRYSTAL SINGING BOWL ATTUNEMENTS by Jack Sisk. These are no longer offered because the group sessions have become so comprehensive and effective.
By Appointment - MEDITATION INSTRUCTION by Jack Sisk. Jack has considerable experience in Hindu and Buddhist meditation practices. He’s especially able to help beginning or struggling meditators. Donations are requested to support the Center (at least $10 would be greatly appreciated, if you can afford it).
By Appointment - PAST-LIFE CLEARINGS by Roxanne Sears. Roxanne identifies blockages and disruptions in your energy field that arise from unresolved past-life issues, and releases them to the greatest extent possible. Her sessions bring you a greater understanding of your soul’s purpose while also addressing emotional and mental imbalances. Everyone who’s experienced Roxanne’s sessions has found they bring up extremely helpful information that’s truly their own, and that they're profoundly therapeutic. Fees: $75 for 1 hour, $105 for 1.5 hours, and $135 for 2 hours. She can provide sessions at the Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please contact Roxanne at (636) 946-5218 for an appointment. Note: Her rates and schedule here were changed July, 2015.
By Appointment - THERAPEUTIC “BODYWORK” by Donald Lenort. Sessions can help heal traumas and injuries, assist in grounding and centering, integrate experiences, reduce stress, and more. Sessions are individually tailored and may include modalities such as CranioSacral Therapy, Zero Balancing, Quantum Touch, Synergia, Thought Field Therapy, Reconnective Healing, Myofascial Release, Lymph Drainage, Reiki, and Energy Kinesiology. Massage therapy is not included, and clients are fully clothed. Donald has been involved in healing practices since 1987 and has a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. $75 hour. Please contact Donald at (314) 303-0762 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or appointments.
By Appointment - REIKI ATTUNEMENTS AND SESSIONS by Reiki Masters Susan Brockmeier, Deb Evans, and Anna Roach. Each of these Master Teachers has her own special expertise. Please call for more information.
By Appointment - CRYSTAL RESONANCE THERAPY™ SESSIONS by Anahata (Anna) Roach. Crystal Resonance Therapy™ is based on aspects of both quantum and Newtonian physics; using basic laws of energy movement and electromagnetism to effectively shift energetic blocks and patterns within the physical body and energetic field. Integrating the natural energies of the earth, the electro-magnetic frequencies of crystals and minerals, and gentle guided meditation, CRT™ helps one achieve a harmonious balance between body, mind and spirit. Sessions last 90 minutes and the fee is $100. For more information and appointments, call Anahata at (314) 406-4484.