July 13-19, 2014

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Aspire Radio Program with host Gregory Penn SirajASPIRE RADIO PROGRAM
Hosted by Gregory Penn. New programs are added twice weekly. All current and past programs are available on this website – click here to listen to the Aspire Radio Program.


Gregory invites you to join him for an Open Dialogue at the Carl Cherry Center in Carmel, CA on Saturday mornings. Topics vary and are always meaningful to the process of Awakening. The next weekly live Discourse begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the Carl Cherry Center in Carmel, CA.



Meditation class will continue at the Carl Cherry Center on Monday evenings at 7: 00 pm.


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    July 19, 2014 – Live Discourse With Gregory

    Saturday – 9:30-10:00 a.m.
    Carl Cherry Center – 4th & Guadalupe – Carmel, CA

    Gregory invites you to join him for an Open Dialogue at the Carl Cherry Center in Carmel, CA on Saturday morning. Topics vary and are always meaningful to the process of Awakening.

    The Carl Cherry Center is located on the corner of 4th and Guadeloupe in Carmel. While there is no formal charge for these Dialogues, a suggested love offering of $20 per person is recommended, as a guideline. Your donations will be used to support the Carl Cherry Center.


    New Meditations

    JULY-AUGUST 2014

    Sacred Silence
    The following Meditations will be offered at Mt. Madonna this summer for a specific purpose: to open up the deep perception that we all have to become mindful. Mindfulness allows for spiritual insight…a way to “take in” the bigger picture beyond the mere thinking process. These Meditations offer the student the ability to insight Karma and how the Way is presented through compassion, forgiveness and loving intent.

    If you are not able to be with us for this beautiful Retreat…you may order your Meditations and the beautiful ambient tones that accompany these Meditations now.

    Aspire gregory penn siraj Sacred Spaces meditationSACRED SPACES
    The focus of this Meditation is the Energy Body that emits from the Spiritual Body! The Chakras will be enhanced through breath patterns and tones that set the course for dropping the emotions that make the mind think.

    Click arrow below to listen to a sample

    Donation for CD = $25.00

    Aspire gregory penn siraj Silence in Tone MeditationSILENCE IN TONE
    Here we immerse ourselves in the ebb and flow of tones that awaken the Heart and bring forth the wisdom of Love. The pulsating tones and rhythms along with the breath patterns are deeply moving.

    Click arrow below to listen to a sample

    Donation for CD = $25.00

    Aspire gregory penn siraj Chords Of Silence meditationCHORDS OF SILENCE
    There are certain tones and chords that can awaken ancient states of consciousness. They awaken consciousness within us and allow us to assert the Energy Body throughout our practice and eventually, if respected, into our daily life.

    Click arrow below to listen to a sample

    Donation for CD = $25.00

    Aspire gregory penn siraj Ambient Tones for Sacred SilenceAMBIENT TONES FOR SACRED SILENCE
    All of the tones that are used to stimulate the awakening of the Spiritual Body are offered in this beautiful music. It is to be played in the background of your home 24/7 at a very low volume. These tones will SUPPORT your daily meditation practice through the unconscious.

    Click arrow below to listen to a sample

    Donation for CD = $25.00

    Aspire Gregory Penn Siraj Meditations For Sacred Silence Set & Ambient Tones MusicSACRED SILENCE SET
    Set includes:

  • Sacred Spaces Meditation
  • Silence In Tone Meditation
  • Chords of Silence Meditation
  • Ambient Music for Sacred Silence

  • Donation for 4-CD Set = $100.00


    July 2014 Breath Journal

    Aspire Gregory Penn Siraj July 2014 Breath Journal NewsletterJULY 2014 BREATH JOURNAL

    We live in all the moments of our many lives. Everything that we have ever done in
    our lifetimes comes to form in our daily living in so many different ways. How we lived yesterday forms the tomorrows that eventually become our today. If we can learn to be compassionate and merciful with our lives and ourselves in this world, we change the way we live in our moment to moment existence.

    Donation for July 2014 Newsletter = $25.00


    Breath a journal of transcendence aspire newsletter gregory penn siraj free sample


    Pre-Madonna Workshop

    July 20, 2014 – Mt. Madonna, CA

    If you are joining us for the Retreat at Mt Madonna and would like to work with Siraj in process as a “pre-retreat experience,” you are most welcome to join us. We begin the Pre-Madonna Workshop at 9:00 a.m. and lunch will be provided during the day. The donation for this experience is $85.00 (parts of this donation are tax deductible). You will be sent a receipt for your income taxes. *Due to the financial commitment required to plan events of this size, please ensure that you are prepared to attend this Workshop before registering as all donations for Workshops must be prepaid and are non-refundable for any reason.

    (Note: If you will be joining us for the Mt Madonna Retreat but will not be coming to the Pre-Madonna Workshop, please meet us in the evening at 6:30 p.m.)

    Reservation Donation for Pre-Madonna Workshop on July 20, 2014 = $85


    Meditation Retreat – July 20-25, 2014

    Aspire Mt Madonna RetreatMEDITATION RETREAT
    July 20-25, 2014 – Mt Madonna

    It is deeply important to become aware of our Karma and allow it to flow into and throughout our lifetime without regard to preferences. Through the new Meditations that will be offered you will have the blessing becoming clear about your Karma as well as learning how to live with it as you once did with gratification and desire.

    This will require a great deal of maturity on the part of the student. We are working with something here that many people find difficult to understand based on the premise of living as Love rather than for being “loved.” This powerful Retreat will offer a depth of transformational work, through gestalt therapy and Meditations, that opens up places within a person that have never been ALLOWED to be revealed. This Retreat is for the diligent and brave.

    It is of no use to simply apply logic and reasoning to philosophy. This only enacts the ego to bring its effects into our daily lives. Only through the progression of transformational Meditations and the insights they bring do we mature into the nature of this Life. Karma is here to help…not hurt.

    There is preparation work to do before the Retreat, therefore it is imperative that you attend either the Encinitas Workshop in May or the Northern California Workshop in July. Please go to the Workshops page for more information.

    This is a rare privilege to work upon the very meaning of your life.

    Aspire Mt Madonna Summer 2014 Accommodations Registration FormTo register for this Retreat, please print and complete the Registration Form to the left and send to Carolyn Mollohan at the following address (a non-refundable deposit of $100* is required to register):

    Carolyn Mollohan
    203 Charleen Circle
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

    *Due to the financial commitment required to plan events of this size, please ensure that you are prepared to attend this Retreat before registering as all donations for Retreats must be prepaid and are non-refundable for any reason.

    “Someday…I, too, want to sit for a week with Gregory. His words have been whispering into my heart for over 22 years. Much gratitude for the YouTube programs and his endless devotion to us, his students, who can download him and take him with us where ever we go! My soul is lighter and joyful when I use the Tibetan Pulsing meditations. If you cannot get to Retreat, definitely get the Meditations. They are exceptional! Namaste…”
    Susan – Placerville, CA



    Meditation Workshop – September 27, 2014

    Living as Karma Meditation Workshop September 27 2014 - Aspire Gregory Penn SirajLIVING AS KARMA
    September 27, 2014 – Encinitas, CA

    This Workshop will help those of you who are coming to Mt. Madonna this November. For those not coming…this Workshop will help you come into a most loving place with your life and allow you to understand the freedom of Love. We will be working on how to Live as our Karma. We will delve into the emotions that undermine our entire life and how to let them go in order to sustain insight and compassion. Two new Tibetan Pulsing Meditations will be offered as well as the ambient tones that correlate to these beautiful Meditations. You will find the offerings in this Workshop very important and beautiful.

    This Workshop is a necessity if you are planning to join us for the November 2014 Retreat at Mt. Madonna.

    We meet at the Encinitas Community Center in Encinitas, CA – you are invited to join us. The tax deductible donation for this Workshop is $185 per person. This donation includes your lunch for the day. Upon registration, you will be sent a receipt for your income taxes. *Due to the financial commitment required to plan events of this size, please ensure that you are prepared to attend this Workshop before registering as all donations for Workshops must be prepaid and are non-refundable for any reason.

    Reservation Donation for Encinitas Workshop on September 27, 2013 = $185


    Samsara Karma: The Commentaries (Year Two)

    Aspire iBook - Samsara Karma: The Commentaries (Year Two) SAMSARA KARMA: THE COMMENTARIES (YEAR TWO)
    By: Gregory E. Penn

    I teach my students what they cannot believe nor understand with their human minds. The offerings in this book come from many lifetimes where I have struggled with the human and the Divine and come out with the influence of the Divine through compassion and loving kindness.

    These are my Commentaries during the second year of work with students who are infected with fear and, hence, live through hatred. The offerings in this book are to help liberate you from the fear of life and allow Life as Love to live you. Do not just read this book…listen to the gaps between my words. It is here that the true meaning of what I am teaching is revealed.

    This book is not for all of you. It is for those who seek and can know that which is unknowable. I am honored that it might be in your hands now. Live for those things that you can take with you through death.

    The subjects covered in this book include:

  • Our Year of Samsara Karma: A New Year Insight
  • The Human Heart
  • The Path of Consequence
  • The End of Birth and Death
  • Our Impact on Others
  • Friendship
  • Too Comfortable
  • On The Edge of The Forest
  • What Difference Does It Make?
  • Why Nothing Changes
  • Impermanence
  • Money As Love
  • Sick of The Sickness
  • The Lifestyle of Kindness
    Click Here to See a Preview and/or Purchase This iBook




    Kahlil Gibran On Love

    “This Opening video to the Commentary is beautiful. The music of Nicos and the words of Kahill Gibran what a match. Tears rolled down my face while a smile was on my lips….”
    Annie – Marina, CA


    About Gregory Penn (Siraj)


    “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to Truth…
    not going all the way, and not starting.” ~Buddha

    My spiritual path began when I was a very small child. For whatever “reason.” which I have never really needed to question, I came into this world to begin a journey that has taken me through thousands of lifetimes and, I am certain, many more thousands to come. To me, it is all about direct experience, no matter how disturbing it might be to the comfort of my life. The quality of life is the presence of living in Love…as the ultimate experience and meaning of a lifetime.

    I will not bore you with my childhood and the life that brought me to be with you, in this moment. If you want to know more about me and my life as a teacher, please read some of my Commentaries as they are designed to share my innermost being with you as a man, teacher and spiritual being. I will just say that you are here, at this website, by divine rendezvous and, as myself, you are seeking that which is finding you! My journey led me to college and then, to seminary, and eventually at the feet of a great master, who transmitted to me energies that define the way I live to this very moment. I will share this with you, as I share my life…with all of the loving people that I care so much about.

    After being ordained as a Unity Minister at the tender age of 21 and realizing that my deep “pull” to know would not be fulfilled by becoming a minister, I had a series of “events” that led me to India. There I lived in a very beautiful Ashram for about five years and went through the riggers of spiritual training and enfoldment. It was there that I learned many techniques to deal with the ego and, eventually, was honored to learn the art of Tibetan Pulsing and the meditations that accompany these powerful experiences.


    “No one becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help.” ~Buddha

    I am not the kind of teacher that advocates a particular spiritual path. I am deeply interested in the Truth and how it can be a direct experience in a lifetime. I love Buddha…but could never be a Buddhist I love Jesus, but I can not be a Christian. I am absorbed by the Tao, but I could not say I am a Taoist. What I offer is a direct path to have what is called at “Satori,” which some of my students have experienced. A Satori is a direct encounter with Life as Love. Through meditations, Workshops, Retreats and the life coaching, I have given my students a way to reach the blessing of their own being. I can assist with this, but I can not give it all to you. You have to do your own work. As the Buddha stated, “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We, ourselves, must walk the path.” This is very good advice that I offer to all of my honored students.

    If you decide to work with me, you must know that I am only interested in your awakening. I will do all I can to create the opportunity for it to bloom in your life. But, in the end, it is all up to you for it to happen. It will take authentic work on your part. You will have to be deeply devoted to the Way that lives within you. You will need discipline (meaning: not doing the things that harm you) and you will have to find the time and energy to devote to this experience. It is not for everyone. Many come and find that they simply do not have the interest in the intrinsic nature of themselves. It is not the lifetime for them to experience this. Only you can know what kind of person you are. If you are to be with me, it would by my honor…and you may know I will work very diligently to help you in all ways.

    Please forgive me…
    Swami Chaitanya Siraj
    (Lamp of Consciousness)