I loved the fact that your teachings are based on universal law/truth. Thank you again
for all that you do, and the way that you lead people to truth ... especially through the
method of storytelling. You are phenomenal!
I reconnected with what I put away, my love of dance -- it is when I feel my connection to Spirit
in a profound way. I now know that is where my healing is to begin.
Thank you for holding this space for us.
I live on the other side of the world, in Perth Western Australia and I am a theatre
teacher and have a Children's Theatre Company www.reck.com.au. I could literally
see “The Prayer Chest” coming to life before my eyes and I think it would be a
wonderful, metaphorical and inspiring piece for children and communities, theatre
that nourishes the soul. Your work has given me hope, when I most needed some
and I am grateful and richer for the experience of it both personally and artistically.
The Prayer Chest is not just a novel, it is a parable and a guide-and like your family passes
precious traditions and heirlooms down through generations, this book felt that special. Short
enough to be enjoyed a singular day at the beach, but long enough to imprint new and pivotal
truths on your heart. If you are a seeker, a philosopher, spiritual sort or a person driven by
purpose, contribution or your divine itches, this book will give you the tools to pray remarkable
changes into your life.
I discovered you back in 2010 ... and I find myself keeping on being drawn back to your
teachings … there's something about your teaching that creates a deep feeling of
connection and recognition ... I cant really explain it ... but you seem to touch an inner
truth with me ... that says " as you walk out on the way ... the path will appear" Rumi ...
Oceans of love
My heart and soul are singing now … tears of joy stream down my cheeks regularly whenever
I remind myself that I have this HUGE opportunity to impact the lives of many. August, thank
you for opening the door … and shining light into my soul. Thank you for speaking to my heart
each and everything time I had the opportunity to be guided by you.
Since discovering Reverend August and studying with her at Sacred Center, my life has been an
ever-widening path of positive unfolding. Her style is wise but kicky, and often hilarious and edgy!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for having been a teacher who I could understand
so clearly, that I could feel was walking the path along with all of us, who could always get us
to laugh at your stories, and at ourselves at the same time.
August - Our one on one time together continues to be invaluable for me - coming to be
with you on Tuesdays at The Tao of Living Agelessly enhances my life.
I attended your presentation on being in the moment and I don't believe I have ever
heard a more inspiring message, and one delivered with such passion and sincerity.
Your words were so at once profound and practical. That very positive proclamation
sang to me without judgment but with hope and a powerful sense of inspiration about
the way things are supposed to be for all of us. I still feel beautifully energized by your
words and the bright light of your entire presentation -- an extraordinary yet down-to-earth
What a lovely Taizé Community Event! Thank you for hosting with such grace, art,
and sacred energy. It was a transcendent experience.
I reconnected with my soul.
Dear Pastor Gold, I live in Europe and a friend was speaking about you at coffee the other day
and I simply wanted to send you a thank you for your 5-5-5 video on YouTube. I send gratitude
and share peace.
A spirit of love filled the ballroom and we all laughed and shed tears of joy together.
Even now, one year later, our family and friends still tell us how much they loved the
ceremony. None of our guests had ever witnessed a wedding service quite like ours. The
laughter, the energy and the tears of happiness made a lasting impression on everyone.
I just have to write to you to tell you what an influence you are in my life right now.
Listening to you gives me the permission to be "me." You inspire me. Your story
telling skills are superb. Amazing. The way you weave stories together, link them,
leave the audience hanging until you reconnect them to the story is profound. You
are a genius speaker. That is a process of ingenious knowledge that few speakers know,
and you do it seamlessly. Thank you again for the difference you make in the world.
I just want to say I have repeated your words many times and so thankful I had an
opportunity to work with you. I hope you are well and the next time I'm in NC I will
seek you out. You are doing amazing work, thank you.
At last week's gathering it was as if you could read our minds and soothe our hearts
with a song - it all makes sense. Thank you for sharing your humanity.
Four years ago when I attended Sacred Center I was on public assistance and was struggling
to rebuild my life after a catastrophic loss of everything including the understanding that
material things were not only what could be lost. Since then I have gotten off public assistance,
I got my business back, and have recently moved into my own apartment in the west village! Not
to mention have started to experience love!!! Thank you and thank you God.
I tell anyone that lends me an ear how the moment I came to Sacred Center and to you was a
turning point in my life. I can barely recognize this new me I have become and that you over the
weeks and with the classes and messages every weekend help me to uncover. No words will ever
be enough to thank you for this new life that you have unveiled for me. God within me thanks you
and loves you.
… Her pure soprano voice endears her to the audience and makes each song soar with a
life all its own.
The polls are closed and the voting tallied -- it was unanimous that our wedding
ceremony was simply amazing on Saturday.
While it was no surprise to us, so many people who had never met you before (let alone heard you speak) were simply in awe -
you made our wedding full of warmth and love -- far beyond what we could have conveyed without you (and that's saying something).
We are so thankful for all you did for us.
Thank you August, so much for transforming my life -- no one has had or may ever have the impact on me that you have.
I had a soul session with August. In that soul session some information came to me and from
then on I changed. That's how it works. Hear this.
I just started to attend your classes this last fall and it was one of the most exhilarating
experiences I have had in a long time. In addition to the positive energy you both put
out it helped me get through one of the hardest times in my life. I am listening to my
inner voice again after five years, Thanks To Your Teachings!
Your wholesomeness and integrity "touches" peoples lives from the inside out and allow
them to transform. It takes courage and strength to be a leader and it's been an honor to
participate with you and Carol, and travel with so many friends over the past 9 years with
you as our guide.
Your messages have been completely life altering and my perception of life and
Spirit have shifted to a place of greater peace, appreciation and vision. Your
messages have put me in a place where I am "allowing" the flow of life work in me.
In addition, I have been able to practice telling my ego to "curb it's enthusiasm!"
A day does not go by where I don't give thanks to your teachings, your humor, your wisdom.
I came to you so broken and in the years I studied with you I learned to pray and practice the
principles in spite of outward appearances. I changed my definition of success and asked what
can I bring and what can I give and not worry at all about what it was I wanted. I thank you.
Jerry Lanning and Carol Logen slip so demurely into song that it’s a stunning surprise to
discover that a song that seems no more than a conventional romantic ballad should be
sneaking toward such a finish. At its conclusion on opening night at Circle in the Square,
the gingerly dalliance with sweet but surprisingly commanding melody could have been
reprised six or eight times, then and there.
You've shown me a crack to pry open, go through and begin my life again with a MUCH
clearer head that is filled with forgiveness toward myself. Tonight, I looked in my bathroom
mirror and for the very first time, I said "I love you". Whew ... transformational! You have been
such a tremendous blessing.
The emails and phones were buzzing all week with friends and relatives saying that is was one of
the best weddings that they had ever been to, and by far the best ceremony they had ever experienced!
Thank you August I have just finished listening to your free talk "A stroke of insight" I really
loved your talk as always August but more than that I wanted to say a big heartfelt thank you
as you made me laugh out loud. I didn't always laugh so easily, I carried a lot of pain and a lot
of fear for many, many years as many of us do. That however is not who I am today. I always
laugh out loud listening to you.
Sacred Center services every time I travelled to NYC. It was always a fertilizer of joy,
wonder, uplift and gratitude. I miss that time and place. I carry your words with me
to this day and the spirit of that congregation that I only knew as a visitor. But I felt like
I was at home every Sunday I was lucky enough to attend.
Even though our families didn’t know each other before the wedding day, you truly made the room
come together as “one.” You have the rare gift of speaking a "universal language" that touches everyone's
heart, no matter what their background , sexual orientation, beliefs or culture.
Thank you for for the deep impact you have on my soul. Seeing you and hearing your
beautiful stories always stirs up quite a bit of hope that no matter what is going on in
our lives, the stars are indeed aligned and there are new realities being created that
we cannot imagine from where we presently stand. My daughter feels the same way
-- your wisdom is simply awesome.
Your teachings have changed my life. I am starting my real life now on a different coast and a
new career that honors who I really am. I can finally breathe and not have to do life the hard way.
I want to express my gratitude for what I experienced and learned through you. Those
happy hours were grounding and simultaneously uplifting in a way I had not,experienced
before, and I am incredibly grateful for the more in depth sessions we did before I left. It
has helped me enormously.
Rarely have I heard a speaker juggle three stories, a tragic event and make sense of it all.
I find you are so right on -- Understanding Life thru the context and not the event.
It is a joy to hear you and Carol each Tuesday and I was enlightened at my first class last
Thursday. I thank you and I feel so fortunate furthering my understanding of my life more
fully thru your teaching.
You are a very gentle, kind, accepting and non-judgmental teacher who has a very strong
connection with the soul of things and people. You always find a gentle way to help me get
to the core of what I want or what is blocking me. All these things are very important to me.
Rev. Gold would not want me to give her credit, but it was her style of teaching that kept me
coming back. I felt everything that came forth from her mouth, I didn't understand it, but my
understanding has increased since I first walked into Sacred Center at the Lighthouse on 59th
Street where she ministered to those seeking something. I love her.
When you decided to answer your calling August, it was evidence of what I have had faith in all
along. It was the missing piece in the message for me. You do believe in what you preach. You
do walk your talk. I am so grateful for you courage and integrity. You have bolstered my faith
and my integrity.
If I could stuff Christmas stockings with shining theatrical moments, I would pick Jerry Lanning
and Carol Logen singing “My Darling, My Darling,” with Raul Julia in the warm and winning
revival of “Where’s Charley” in Circle in the Square.
It must be a most powerful thing to possess the knowledge you have garnered thru many many
years of studying. Just a few weeks glimpse into this world of understanding that you have and
have been teaching definitely makes me want more, as well as, has changed my thinking and .... my life.
I am a better man thanks to you and the world around me is a friendly world to live in.
I will always be grateful for the channel God has given me thru you!
If any of my Fort Lauderdale friends have issues with attending church and the "God thing"
-- but are looking for a positive approach to life and some sense of what "spirituality" means,
I HIGHLY recommend attending these Tuesday meetings at NOON at the Pride Center. August
is probably the most consistently upbeat, positive, and on-point person I've had the pleasure of
listening to in Fort Lauderdale. And the music of Carol Logen is simply phenomenal!
As I consider myself relatively new to process, this was wonderful introduction to a way in
which I can go inward to align myself with the flow of the Universe. By using a variety of
techniques, it showed me that this energy is available to me at any point. I look forward to
deepening that practice.
Her grace, humor, wit, and spirit elevated our ceremony to a level that I never thought possible.
Our wedding was a first same sex wedding for many of our older family members. Within the first
two minutes of the ceremony, any sense of curiosity or fear left the place, and all that our guests
experienced was pride and commitment.
To experience her words live and in person is like nothing I have ever experienced. She grasps her
audience like listening to a really good friend with plenty to say about what your soul longs to hear.
I grew up with Catholic school and church, I have attended born-again Christian services,
Pilgrimages, Meditation at a Buddhist center and other meditation and soul searching
activities, and none of these moved me like you did today. It felt as if you were talking to
me one on one.
I am enjoying your sessions very much. As a practicing Buddhist it is good to hear your
message and refresh my knowledge. Thank you for what you are doing for the gay community.
Not only did you create the perfect ceremony, but you helped us build solid foundations, changing
the way we communicate with each other, so the day we walked down the aisle there was only pure
joy instead of any tension.
FEED YOUR SOUL w/ August Gold & Carol Logen
TUESDAYS @ 12 Noon – Pride Center at Equality Park, AUDITORIUM
*NO CLASS THIS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th DUE TO IRMA
Breathe easier in this exciting and engaging one-hour Tao Te Ching inspired group offering spiritual truth and tools for a lighter, brighter, more joyful experience of life. Come, raise your vibration with music and a message in a deeply spirited community.
For everyone on a 12 Step Recovery path or a spiritual path or no path at all… Absolutely everyone welcome!
The TAO TE CHING in ACTION – SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER CLASS
*NEW DATES – WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 20, 27th, OCTOBER 4, 11 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm @ Pride Center at Equality Park, Classroom 206
Wednesday Nights are deeply enriching and experiential spiritual/psychological classes. While we focus on the study of the Eastern classic text, The TAO TE CHING, we apply the teachings to expand ourselves beyond the unconscious limiting beliefs and programming in order to unleash our divine potential.
Classes include study of the brilliant 2,500 year old sacred text, spiritual exercises, deep class discussion, and questions and answers.
If you have any hesitation about taking a Class – just ask! Ask anyone who has attended a Class series and discover how high and how deep these small groups can take you. Transformation happens in these classes right before your eyes.
For less than the cost of one therapy session, come experience how working in this exciting and deeper way can help enlighten you and move your forward in ways you never imagined possible.
Seating is limited
1-DAY RETREAT on the BEACHFRONT – A DEEPER DIVE INTO THE TAO TE CHING
OCTOBER 2017, DATE TBA, 10:00am – 5:00pm,
This one day thrilling small group is designed to immerse you in a direct experience of awakening into the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching’s teaching.
The “Tao Te Ching,” is a brilliant and inspired sacred text penned 2,500 years ago. An ancient text that has everything to do with our modern world.
Through an in-depth group discussion of the Tao principles and focused spiritual exercises specially designed to help you access your inner intuitive guidance, you will be amazed at the wisdom that is revealed through you. You will experience a shift in perception and breakthroughs enabling you to see yourself and your life differently.
Seating is limited
OCTOBER WORKSHOP – THE TAO OF FORGIVENESS
OCTOBER, 2017 – DATE TBA – Pride Center at Equality Park
If forgiveness is something you do – and keep doing – but never seem to get to the other side of, this Workshop is for you…
A focused workshop delves into the Taoist approach to forgiveness that will open your heart. The “Tao Te Ching,” is a brilliant and inspired sacred text penned 2,500 years ago. An ancient text that has everything to do with your modern world. Let this introduction to these Eastern teachings about forgiveness amaze you.
Fee: $15 at the door
2017 SEPTEMBER TAIZÉ – A COMMUNITY EVENT
Friday, September 22nd, 7:00 – 8:00pm @ Main Hall, Shubert Building, Pride Center at Equality Park
Through the elements of music, meditation, candlelight, prayer and readings we take you on a journey to opening your heart and centering your soul. An experience unlike any other that will move you towards your wholeness in a setting that is at once holy, sacred and mystical.
An amazing hour of sacred power that includes guided meditation, candlelight, music, readings and silence you will quiet your busy mind and connect to your loving heart. Allow the healing flow of life energy to flow through your body and soul, and feel this connection to yourself, to Source energy and to your community more deeply than you ever imagined possible.
Absolutely everyone welcome!
WINTER TAIZÉ COMING IN 2017
Monday, December 21st, Winter Solstice Taizé
Suggested Donation: $15