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.
I have a profound opportunity knocking -- that your experience helps me to hear. Thanks
for always coming out with your Self. You allow me to learn from your experience, and
benefit by your courage and compassion when you Tell It!
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 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.
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.
We appreciated all of the time that August took getting to know us and learning about our relationship.
The hours that we spent with her (as a couple) helped her vision in creating the perfect ceremony for us. It
was a completely individualized ceremony that only came to be due to the thoughtful and insightful sessions
that we had with August leading up to our big day. She cast a spell of love and support on everyone.
What a lovely Taizé Community Event! Thank you for hosting with such grace, art,
and sacred energy. It was a transcendent experience.
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.
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.
Stillness. That's what I realized I came to our heart opening retreat to be reminded of. To go
one step deeper, push down one more level. To remember.
Mystical, magical, miraculous. Thank you for the amazing gift you have given the world,
this community and me personally.
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.
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.
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!
Thank you August for your wonderful service to God and other people.
It is very helpful and practical in every day life. Please keep on.
My partner and I listened to your talk in the car on the way up to visit my 95 years young mom
and we were both totally engrossed and inspired. Thanks you for the gift of your presence in
our yoga community and in the world!
The 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 Soul sessions we did before I left. It has
helped me enormously. With gratitude for the safe, empowering space you create.
I've followed you for years and purchased and shared your fabulous, irreverent, funny-as-all-get-go
talks and go back to them again and again.
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.
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.
The talk last week revitalized my morning practice and with amazing results. In just a week, I feel
like I have become re-grounded in my life with a rediscovered lightness and openness. Just another
Happy Hour success story for you. Thank you both again for everything that you do for us all.
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.
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.
I cannot thank you enough for being so present with me. Thank you for living your destiny
for it has had a profound effect on mine for the last 12 years.
My daughter came to hear you speak. Your words helped her see with new eyes. The
ripples from your talk have carried her quite far into a new reality. It was a magical day
for our family, the day the big shift occurred and her transformation began.
She has a regal beauty, with a soprano voice as clear and pure as Waterford Crystal.
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.
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!
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!"
Once again, and again and again, I want you to know what a mentor and teacher you
have been to me -- it is because of your loving instruction and guidance I am who I am
today, a person I am very proud of.
When I walk into a room with August Gold my priorities get back into alignment, my head
clears, and my heart opens -- I make the changes I need to make in my life.
You bring incredible magic & enthusiasm with your energy and I always try not to miss
the opportunity to hear whatever and wherever your speaking, "beautiful one"!
I've been following you since I lived in New York City and you were still at Sacred Center.
You were the reason I went on to be the person I am today. I'm so very proud of who I am.
You have made a profound impact on my life through Sacred Center for many years -- even
before the second and third homes it had, and the 4t class. I still quote and take courage from
lessons you shared consistently in my life. You gave so much of yourself and truly opened up
our hearts and spirits. And we were so greatly craving all the wisdom you shared.
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.
Again, I send you both my gratitude and appreciation for the amazing contribution to the
experience described by those who attended as "life changing" and "transformative", it is that
you who responded to the invitation made it all so special.
I left with new tools that allowed me to take myself to a deep, quiet, sacred place I’d never reached
before where I found strength to defuse, and make myself the priority of the moment. Very empowering.
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.
Thank you with the sincerest of gratitude for guiding me to going deeper so that I could access
the Truth of who I am and what I have been carrying. Feeling the safety I feel with you allows me
to free myself from the chains that I had (the operative word "had") around my heart. When I
woke up this morning, although my eyes were puffy from crying , I felt lighter.
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.
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!
Everyone left the ceremony happy and moved by your words -- it was the greatest gift we received. No
doubt, my Dear August, you made our wedding the most beautiful day of our lives.
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.
August Gold has been the inspiration, catalyst and midwife for my Spiritual Awakening,
my transformation and my rebirth into my authentic, best and highest Self.
Profound and intense. Thank you for your talents and leading us through such an amazing day.
At least three things have released themselves since Saturday.
I want to thank you for being the message that helped me step onto the road I am walking today.
You gave me the gift of voice and helped me realize I have a gift to share with the world.
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.
The Prayer Chest has inspired myself and others around me. I give copies to members of
my social circle and coworkers when it is evident that they have lost their way. It has moved
and touched me in a way I never thought a book could. God bless you for being an inspiration.
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 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
FEED YOUR SOUL w/ August Gold & Carol Logen
TUESDAYS @ 12 Noon – Pride Center at Equality Park, AUDITORIUM
*We Return With Bells On Tuesday, June 6th @ 12 Noon
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 of PROSPERITY – JUNE CLASS
WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 7, 14, 21, 28th @ 6:30 – 8:00pm @ Pride Center at Equality Park, Classroom 206
“Fundamental Richness is available in each moment,” Pema Chödrön explains. “This wealth is the nature of everything. It is like the sun in that it shines on everyone without discrimination. It is like a mirror in that it is willing to reflect anything without accepting or rejecting.”
Join us for four Wednesday nights to shift your inner relationship to prosperity, so you are more open to receive all Life’s riches. An exciting and experiential small group aimed at guiding you to open to receive the fundamental richness that is the nature of everything. Based on the teachings of the Tao Te Ching you will study the verses that deal specifically with prosperity and take part in focused exercises and practices that will assist you in building your receptivity.
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
SATURDAY, JULY 8th, 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
JUNE WORKSHOP – THE TAO OF FORGIVENESS
TUESDAY, JUNE 20th, 2017 @ 1:15pm – 2:15pm AUDITORIUM – 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