2650 Fulton Street, San Francisco.
In the interest of public health, we have suspended our Sunday morning services
at Fulton Street, San Francisco, California until further notice. In the meantime, we are offering digital alternatives, such as on-line zoom sessions. We hope you stay well.
  • Closed for Thanksgiving holiday weekend

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Date: 11/29/2020

  • Christ Consciousness

    a talk by Ted A. Nordquist, PhD

    Date: 12/06/2020


    The Sermon on the Mount is a collection of sayings and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth found in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7. The Sermon takes place early in the ministry of Jesus after he was baptized by John the Baptist and preached in Galilee. This Sermon is the longest account of the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament. It includes the Beatitudes and the Lord’s Prayer. In the first presentation we shared in the experience of “Living the Lord’s Prayer.” The second presentation focused on “Living the Moral Teachings of Jesus.”  This presentation will focus on “Christ Consciousness” as it relates to our experience of Self, birth, death and the manifestation of the Divine “in” Earth.

    Sri Aurobindo describes reality as Satchidananda.  Sat is pure existence; Chit is pure consciousness and Ananda is the experience of the unification of Sat and Chit.  But he is not satisfied with this. He spends the rest of his life realizing the manifestation of Chit-Shakti in matter, bringing the Creative Force of the Universe into Life. Today, the human species is confronted with a choice. We can continue focusing on the satisfaction of human experiences, or we can unite our conscious awareness with the Christ Consciousness now manifesting in Life on earth.

    Ted Nordquist worked with Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri from 1971-1973 at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) then the California Institute of Asian Studies (CIAS). Ted’s parents, Gladys and Leo Nordquist, were members of Cultural Integration Fellowship since the mid-1960s and Leo Nordquist was Chairman of the Board of CIAS until his death in 1976. In addition to Asian Studies, Dr. Chaudhuri was Ted’s spiritual guide beginning in 1969. Other influences in Ted’s life were Mahatma Gandhi, Ramana Maharshi, and Sri Aurobindo.

    Ted taught at the University of Uppsala, Institute of Religious History, from 1976 to 1985. He founded Sweden’s first tofu manufacturing plant in 1980 and Northern Europe’s first non-dairy soy-based frozen dessert in 1988. Ted moved his Swedish family, his wife Anne-Marie and their three children, to Sonoma, CA in 1994. He continues working as a consultant in the organic plant-based food industry.