Connect in rich fulfilling conversation. Come together in safety, virtually, at NO COST to discuss articles from the Science of Mind magazine in a group of people interested in exploring and living the philosophy of practical spirituality.
Anyone can participate in this FREE online Zoom discussion group. A copy of the current month’s Science of Mind Magazine is very useful. With advanced registration, a copy of the discussion guide will be made available to you.
You may attend one meeting or all of the meetings in a session. The Virtual Spiritual Living Circle takes place periodically throughout the year; the days and times vary.
The Virtual Circle is hosted on Zoom by the Spiritual Development Department of Centers for Spiritual Living.
Blue Circle Team
Karen Batten, RScP
For as long as she can remember, Karen Batten has been passionate about consciousness. She was raised in Religious Science so she was born to the opportunity to nourish her fascination. As an adult, she explored and practiced other spiritual traditions and then, turned her focus to inner peace. In 2012, Karen returned to Religious Science. In 2020, she became licensed as a Religious Science Practitioner, a calling she finds enormously fulfilling.
Karen lives in Southern California. She shares her home with two 15-lb dogs that she adores. She’s an artist – colored pencils are her current favorite. She has a BS in physics, an MS in Atmospheric Sciences, and is expecting an MA in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute in 2023. She’s an eternal student. She will always continue to learn and study.
Sharon Boilesen, RScP
Interviewing for another Practitioner cohost
Green Circle Team
Shelley Dill, RScP
Shelley is a licensed Science of Mind Practitioner, serving on the Virtual Online Practitioner Program through CSL Home Office. Shelley has served as an online host for zoom prayer rooms for several years now, and enjoys it greatly. Shelley’s focus ministry of Self-Care was revealed in 2004. Since then, she has been leading playshops and given talks on the Art of Joyful Self-Care, sharing the Buddhist precept, “Self-Care is the path to Peace on Earth”, that is the lodestone of her ministry. A lifelong musician, Shelley has known all along that her ministry be rooted in music as the ministry, and the ministry as music. As a spiritual dowser, Shelley believes in the transformative power of recognizing the Inherent Light of everyone, and bringing that light within All to the surface. Shelley is continuing her education to become a licensed Minister, expanding the bandwidth of who she is able to serve. It is her joy to host these Virtual Spiritual Living Circles to facilitate the deeper conversations.
Claire Holsten, RScP
Claire became a licensed spiritual practitioner in the summer of 2022 and is part of the Virtual Practitioner Program. After taking an early retirement from Corporate America, Claire now runs her own In-Home/On-Line Personal Training business helping people achieve their health and fitness goals.
Claire is also very passionate about her work with Social Justice issues and serves on numerous committees including the Commission on Religion and Race. She was a facilitator for Race & Equity Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Workgroup, Board member of the recent Center for Justice & Equity of New Hampshire board and a member of The Ethnic and Racial Disparities Subcommittee of the New Hampshire Juvenile Justice Reform Commission.
Claire resides with her wife of 40 years and their three Siberian Huskies in New Hampshire.
BJ DeGirolamo, RScP
BJ was introduced to the Science of Mind and the Centers for Spiritual Living in 2013 when a dear friend suggested that she needed a little more open-minded spirituality in her life. She began regularly attending a Center for Spiritual Living in Templeton, CA. BJ became a licensed professional practitioner in August of 2022. She holds this title with reverence and seeks out ways to be of service to others. Her calling is to continue her spiritual education, teach, hold private practitioner sessions, and support her local LGBTQ+ community in spiritual gathering circles.
BJ retired as a Fire Captain after 27 years of service. She is now an artist in the medium of Chinese brush painting and Chinese Calligraphy, and has received honorable mention for her work. BJ is a musician and she loves fly-fishing and Bass fishing. BJ is married and shares a home with her wife Gina and their three dogs, four chickens, and cat. She is currently working on her first novel and developing course content to start teaching the art of Chinese Calligraphy.