Known as a Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre from 2003 to
2018, the Centre received the Blessing of its new name 'SevaLight',
meaning 'working in The Light for God', from Mata Yogananda Mahasaya
Dharmaji in 2019. The SevaLight Retreat Centre is run
by a group of professional Healers and Intuitive Counsellors who are
committed to the highest ideal of unconditional
love in all they do. Their aim is to give support to those struggling
or suffering in life on any level, and to assist those who seek inner
knowledge and personal growth in the pursuit of peace, health and
a central part of the life of the Centre and
training is offered to a deep level under the guidance of Mata
Yogananda Mahasaya Dharma. The Centres worldwide offer Diploma courses
in Pure Spiritual Healing
Intuitive Counselling and Transformation
Hatha Yoga Teacher
Training for those wishing to take these skills into their lives or
professions. For further information, please contact us
The Michigan Centre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
EIN 81-0619741 - effective July 2003.
We welcome donations of money or usable goods, which
are generally tax deductible -
please consult your tax accountant.
See the Centre's Calendar popup page
of Courses and Retreats.
We are always in need of
to share in the joy of being of service and
giving back to life, helping with the work of
Centre. Any amount of time is of value, we have a wide variety of
opportunities and times available, and we may be able to provide
accommodation and delicious vegetarian meals at no charge for longer
Daily Pure Meditation times and
are looking for someone or a couple to join our Centre's family so
we may help more people to find lasting peace, health and happiness.
Our rural Centre-home is nestled in 3 acres of woods with a frog &
goldfish pond and a wooded park next door. Together we care for the
Centre, grounds, and all who come in every way including: cooking
delicious vegetarian meals, cleaning, gardening, maintenance, PR, admin
and special projects. We warmly welcome everyone of all faiths,
traditions & peaceful practices to come to the Centre ~ imbibe the
peace & quiet and connect within ~ whether through silent
meditation & prayer, overnight retreat, healing, or our Courses on
spiritual living. We see the Pure Meditation we practice as an ideal
way of life ~ giving us the tools to deepen our peace and wisdom both
inwardly when sitting and outwardly when doing; and we accept other's
meditations. There is no hierarchy. We are each responsible for our
thoughts, words, actions/jobs. We have the Blessing of a True Guru
(wise soul), to give guidance if we wish to ask for her help. We pray,
play and serve together with Love. Might this be for you or someone you
know? We look forward to speaking to you soon.
The Centre is open daily for quiet reflection, silent prayer and
Pure Meditation, everyone of all faiths, meditation practices
and traditions is welcome. Please call to double check.
Generally, the hours are:
Monday through Saturday at 8 pm, with chanting on
Fridays; Sundays starting at 7 pm with one of Mata
Yogananda Mahasaya Dharmaji's recorded Inspiring Talks
During Christmas, Easter and Silent Retreats starting at 7:30
is said daily during the evening Pure Meditation
at 9 pm.
Please feel to come and go as you wish during these times.
The Centre is open for visits most days from morning Pure Meditation
until after the Winged Prayer; please call ahead to check
Amenities of the Centre
The Centre offers a Meditation
, delicious home-cooked vegetarian food, quiet
areas including a porch overlooking the pond and a three season porch,
with comfortable accommodation. See room pictures
and more information
about the Meals
and Features of the Centre
. The Centre's daily schedule
morning Pure Meditation, Quiet Time mid-day, Preparation For Meditation
exercises before evening Pure Meditation and Winged
at 9pm. All are welcome to join us. There is a wooded
park with rustic walking trails adjacent to the Centre.
Our Reception, Meditation room,
lower level bedrooms and bathroom/shower are wheelchair accessible.
The Centre is located 10 miles north-east of Lansing, near to East
Haslett and Okemos, three-quarter hour from Jackson, about an hour from
Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, one and a half hours from Detroit and
four hours from Chicago. It is in a wooded, rural area, but is easily
reached from I-69. Driving
about the Centre