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Divine Assistants International (Divine Lineage Healing Center)

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Causes: Buddhism, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Religion, Religion-Related

Mission: Mission Our mission is to effectively use previously hidden knowledge and technology for physical, mental and soul healing translated from ancient Indian palm leaf books to create a world that sustainably works for everyone and everything through the applied science of the natural and the supernatural. Our focused methods for doing this include translating the ancient texts, testing the efficacy of this knowledge, developing and sharing materials, educating people to give access to this knowledge and training teachers and practitioners to better enable its use. Impact End physical, mental and spiritual suffering; provide access to inner and outer peace and provide a pathway to sustainable prosperity, happiness and enlightenment for all.

Results: See our website at divinelineage.org

Community Stories

67 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

2018 Guru Purmina, what a beautiful and inspiring event at Divine Lineage Healing Center! Once again an amazing and inspirational program. Such loving and bonding unity for all. Looking forward to future events.

1 Victoria Grace

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve been a participant, a volunteer and a staunch supporter of Divine Lineage Healing Center (DAI) for over 12 years. I am involved because every aspect of this organization is focused on serving and supporting people through spiritual teachings that expand knowledge and give experiences to connect us to our innermost heart. Students of this knowledge naturally take it out into their families and communities and that increases empathy, compassion, cooperation and love for others. DAI teachings foster participation in direct donations of food and services, uplifting music concerts, health and well-being and spiritual activities such as Fire Ceremonies and processes. All this is near and dear to my heart. Through my course work I gained peace, grace, open heartedness and happiness regardless of circumstances. I’ve included a picture of me and my youngest grandson because we are much alike - we both laugh often and want to know how things work. Thank you DAI for giving me access to how spiritual things work. V. Grace

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am constantly amazed at how deeply and perfectly the courses offered by DAI enhance my ability to be calm and productive in the midst of, well, life. For example, I recently attended the five day on-site course "Who Am I" which engaged me deeply and profoundly in the eastern study and experience of my mind's relationship with my soul. This deep dive into myself brought benefits that I hadn't even considered. Happiness just bubbled up along with a feeling of well-being and optimism that was inspiring. My mind got quiet and my heart opened to others with increased compassion and clarity and this feeling remains strong 4 months later. This is just one of many programs available through DAI online and at their site in Northern California that move me consistently forward toward wisdom.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Because Divine Assistants International (Divine Lineage Healing Center) exists, I no longer suffer with epilepsy, migraines or panic attacks. Self-harm and a desire (and attempts) to exit this life no longer dominate my actions or thoughts, and fear no longer dictates my reality. Divine Assistants International has, in no uncertain terms, changed my life and saved my life.

I now know from personal experience that it is possible to heal: from physical illness, emotional distress and despair, and soul sickness. The tools I needed to fully heal from a long history of violence were tools given me through my studies in courses offered at Divine Lineage Healing Center. It is through these courses that learning became a journey, and healing became real. I will continue to expand my experience and knowledge through these studies, and now I focus not on fear or despair, but on continually becoming a better conduit for love and healing.

The courses are lead by the highly advanced healers and teachers at Divine Lineage Healing Center, and the staff of Divine Assistants International (Divine Lineage Healing Center) consists entirely of women and men who are wholly dedicated heart and soul to the uplifting and healing of all beings across the planet; their dedication is astounding and inspirational.

In addition to all I have cited and so much more (I could write a book, it seems, so much to tell), the mission of Divine Assistants International (Divine Lineage Healing Center) is beautifully illustrated in the Peace Fire movement they created (https://peacefires.org). Now joined by individuals and groups in 188 locations and 27 countries, this movement for world peace and healing grows with each global event.

During the times during which I find I am overwhelmed and, "the world is too much with me," the tools I've developed through courses, and my ongoing studies with Divine Lineage Healing Center, provide me with the courage and strength needed to lift up out of negativity. Considering the current climate of suffering, uncertainty, anger and fear we live in, it is, to me miraculous to know I am never, ever alone.

Although it may take many, many lifetimes, it is my intent to one day repay Divine Lineage Healing Center for all they have done, and continue to do, selflessly and with genuine heartful intent for the well being of the planet and its inhabitants.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My past is one of great violence. Growing up the victim of violence as a young child, I repeated the pattern of victimization for much of my life through abusive relationships, and attempted suicide twice (both times the doctor told me I should not have survived). I hid from an armed boyfriend in a basement, lied at emergency room visits about damage to my jaw/shoulder/head, suffered frequent bouts of depression, and always, always, lived bound by the chains of fear.

It is a challenging endeavor to overcome deep childhood trauma, and I sought healing through a lot of counseling, earning a psychology degree, isolation, and many many hours of time in the wilderness. As I gained my degree, I ended the pattern of abusive relationships forever.
Still, I experienced panic attacks, nightmares, seizures, depression, and, as before, an ever present underlying fear.

Divine Assistants International is responsible for my being on this planet today. Anyone who knows me well hears me say this over and over again. Through completing many of the courses offered by Divine Assistants, I have found true healing. Emotional, physical, and spiritual. My suicidal ideation has completely ceased. I no longer have nightmares, panic attacks are becoming a long-ago and far-away memory (!!), and depression and seizures are no longer running my life. And, beyond all expectation, I no longer have the constant fear. Imagine, decades of deeply ingrained fear, despair and pain healed. Body, heart, and soul.

But I'm just one person. As I've healed and learned and grown through processes, I've witnessed the powerful force for good that is Divine Assistants International. Feeding the most vulnerable of their community, providing global access to professionally designed and expertly presented life-changing courses through the Soul University (and I do mean life-changing), and providing healing to people across the planet, Divine Assistants International exists for one reason: the betterment of the well-being of all people and the planet.

It was not a blithe manner in which I shared my story. In fact, I have never publicly written of my violent past. But I know that this is a non-profit that depends largely (mostly) on us: you-me-all of us, to stay alive. And it is the least I can do because they are the reason I am alive.

In 2016, Divine Assistants International began the #countyourlight movement , and on New Year’s Eve 2016, in an interfaith action, thousands of people in 68 countries came together and sent positive intentions for 26 continuous hours. This movement continues to grow, and includes the peace fires that take place every month.

Divine Assistants International means comfort, learning, acceptance, growth, healing, global community, life, and love. Hope in a time many deem hopeless.

We can be the light to an organization that ends darkness for so many.



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Client Served

Rating: 5

More than ever we need this kind of organization - a dedicated group that is devoted to sharing ways we can each maintain a life of peace and healing. I don't have the words to adequately describe how hard the residents at the Temple work, how completely they have dedicated their lives to keeping the Light shining for a world that at times seems to be growing increasingly dark. They model a life of service, peace and love. On-line educational opportunities enable me to continue my journey even though I live across the country. Joining healing programs through live streaming keeps my heart and spirit 'fed.' I can't imagine my life without them. In addition to educational programs and spiritual teachings, they use their limited resources to feed and clothe an underserved population in Northern California. If there is a need, Divine Assistants International will do whatever they can to meet it. They have the heart and the will. It's up to us to provide the means.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've worked in, and benefitted from, nonprofit organizations for over 30 years. Divine Assistants International has consistently exceeded any other nonprofit in their organization, high quality programs and the dedication of their staff to taking care of others. Participation in their programs has literally changed my life, bringing me a sense of purpose and understanding that enriches me every day. The world often seems dark and chaotic. My deepest gratitude to Divine Assistants for keeping and sharing the Light.

Divine Assistants International is located in the poorest county in California. Their outreach to their community includes ongoing support for the local food bank, providing clothing and warm bedding for homeless and distributing holiday baskets to needy families. They teach us how to live more peacefully and productively in an uncertain world. They feed the hungry and help clothe folks who have no home. They are limited only by financial resources. I can't think of better program to support.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Divine Assistants International (Divine Lineage Healing Center) is the living embodiment of the healing power of love. Their mission of service encompasses communities of every type and size, from the small family home next door, to Earth Herself. They maintain an ongoing service of support for the homeless. Each year they stock and deliver hundreds of gift baskets to needy families and individuals during the holiday season. They give medical and spiritual healing to all who come to them. Their services include educational programs on building communities and a world based on humanitarian values of love for one another. Some students travel to Laytonville, California, to undergo intensive workshops on site. Some enter Divine Lineage Healing Center’s distance learning programs. Divine Lineage Healing Center envisioned and brought into being the worldwide program of Peace Fires: The Global Movement Uniting People for World Peace and Healing. Through Peace Fires, people in 131+ locations in 22 countries around the world are uniting in Peace Fires to calm negativity and bring peace. As one client in one distant town in Alabama, I have a life that has been enriched by Divine Lineage Healing Center in fundamental ways. The teachings and practices I’ve learned through Divine Lineage Healing Center have given me relief from depression, and have taught me a way of living based on joy rather than fear. In these dark times, Divine Lineage Healing Center is a great light showing a path of hope and possibility.

2 Kim108

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Divine Lineage Center is a one-of-a-kind meditation and retreat center. The staff, volunteers, donors, and friends are among the most dedicated, open-hearted, and committed people working selflessly (day and night) to ease suffering and uplift humanity. The Divine Lineage’s programs reach people of all backgrounds, faiths, and geographies to help bring personal healing, create peace, and make lasting transformational change possible.

One powerful example of this is through the 7 free live streaming Sacred Ceremonies for Healing and Raising Consciousness the Center broadcasts every Full Moon and New Moon that are always free and open to anyone. The Sacred Fire Ceremonies (pujas) and Holy Baths (abisheks) create positive, healing energy. So many people feel refreshed and renewed by tuning in to broadcasts from home, work, on a daily commute. These ceremonies renew inspiration, manifest dreams and send healing throughout the world. They create positive vibrations that are an antidote to the negativity in the world today.

I highly recommend joining with and supporting the Divine Lineage Center’s in-person and on-line meditation programs and live broadcasts any way you can.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I highly recommend the Divine Lineage Healing Center to anyone, especially those seeking to heal, awaken, love, and grow your divine spark. The Center is a sacred Shiva/Shakti power spot located in the remote forest of Mendocino County in Laytonville, Northern California. It is a place of miracle energy and of transmitting healing energy and sending positive divine vibrations throughout the world. The on-line and distance energy healing programs give anyone, of any level of mediation experience an opportunity to experience the energy and receive the healing they need. The Center offers in-person and on-line meditation programs, monthly New and Full Moon Sacred Fire Ceremonies-Pujas for Peace, private healing sessions, special puja blessing energy transmissions, live streaming webcasts, podcasts, healing music to share divine solutions for creating happiness and abundance of all kinds. Everyone can experience this energy and find the right sacred formula from the ancient knowledge for transforming health issues, family and relationship problems, business issues, negativity, and how to develop a personal relationship with God, in any form that touches your heart.

I first began working with the Center in 2008 as a volunteer and program participant. I'm a professional with over 20 years experience working with non-profit organizations. Since 2012, I have participated in almost every meditation and healing energy transmission program, and served as a full-time volunteer staff. You will love getting to know the residents and staff, on-site and in satellite communities. I’m honored to call them my friends and colleagues, spiritual family. They are some of the kindest, most sincere, professional, talented and gifted healers and teachers of the ancient knowledge you will meet, and will do all they can to support you, your happiness and success.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization uplifts and serves individuals as well as its community in truly needed ways. From feeding the hungry and poor, to delivering Christmas and Thanksgiving baskets of foods and gifts to any who ask, to offering a mountaintop retreat space in pristine nature, and of course the sharing of life changing knowledge and enlightenment they teach and embody, this is truly a remarkable organization.

The comment I hear most frequently from visitors to the temple is about the residents there and the atmosphere of love and service they create.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Divine Assistants is such an amazing organization and has a profound impact on my life. The retreats they offer are something I look forward to attending every year as they always bring a greater sense of peace, bliss and understanding into my life. The teachers and staff are all wonderful and support the students in a beautiful and caring way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

DAI has done nothing but great work. The team at DAI has selflessly served its members and the community for as long as I've known them. There are few organizations on the planet doing the level of good for humanity as what I've seen at DAI.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Divine Lineage has been immensely valuable and helpful. The spiritual knowledge that they share is of the highest quality, and I am so grateful for the webcasts that they share of all their live events.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My life would be bleak indeed without the light of Divine Assistants International illuminating a path of hope, even as they embody grace and sacrifice and generosity by devoting their lives to enhancing the the lives of others. They feed the hungry and clothe the poor. They make it possible for engaged students and scholars to translate obscure texts and bring important knowledge to the West. For over a decade, Divine Assistants International's guidance, education and personal inspiration have helped me build and sustain a healthy, productive way of living and working in a chaotic world. I am consistently invited to participate in Divine Assistants International's programs that would be beyond my means without their scholarships. Though my own donations are small, the folks at Divine Assistants International receive them with a grace and gratitude that make me feel like I am making a positive difference. When I can participate in life-changing programs conducted on behalf of individuals and communities in northern California, it makes me feel as though I am part of their wonderful charitable work. Through Divine Assistants International, I am able to believe, and act out of the belief, that I can make a positive difference in the world; that I really can be an agent for positive change. In these times of seemingly endless turmoil, Divine Assistants International's programs and teachers give me faith that goodness has a chance. I am forever grateful for Divine Assistants International's embodiment of generosity, grace, and love.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The dedicated and inspiring souls at Divine Assistants International (DAI) of Laytonville, California tirelessly devote their time, consciousness, and lives to bring forth truly sacred knowledge and Divine teachings to assist the education, spiritual insight and critical healing of all humanity.

Their supremely focused efforts to enhance the wellness and advancement of our challenged world community have made a uniquely welcome difference in my life, the lives of cherished friends and loved ones, and countless numbers of uplifted recipients globally.

I gratefully extend my heartfelt appreciation for DAI's vitalizing presence and essential guidance.

My infinite blessings and love to you all!
CM

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's an insurmountable challenge to describe the wide-ranging benefits, insight and experiences I've enjoyed as a direct result of the exemplary guidance, mentorship, teachings and friendship provided to me and my family; parents, stepmom, siblings and recent offspring in our long-standing association and nearly two decades of interaction with the lineage of teachers and teachings so inspiringly-represented, at and by, the Divine Lineage of Laytonville, California.

Almost everything that’s awry with the world today can be traced to a breakdown in unity, community and family.

If communities, states and nations were fairly guided and lovingly mentored by the mores, principles, strength and compassion demonstrated year in and year out by the Divine Lineage's gifted community of representatives we'd all be residing on a much happier, healthier and flourishing planet.

Establishing, teaching and reflecting these core values are the epitome of what the Divine Lineage community strives for, routinely achieves and continues to hold as their inspiration.

It’s not possible to speak too highly of the folks at Divine Lineage, their dedication, mission and results.

It is our collective good fortune to have these people in our lives.

Craig E. M.

3 BalaDevi

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Divine Lineage Healing Center is an extraordinary place and an immensely beneficial non-profit organization for our entire globe. This center is completely dedicated to uplifting humanity and serving the global community through educational programs, cultural enrichment and community outreach.

I had such an amazing experience the first time I went to Divine Lineage Center that I ended up moving there. I am now a dedicated full-time volunteer helping with on-going projects, serving and living in spiritual community. This wonderful center allows for everyone to immerse themselves in spiritual studies in a supportive, peaceful environment surrounded with pristine nature.

This center is very special for many reasons but mainly because it maintains an open-hearted atmosphere, accepting of all spiritual aspirants. It supports and teaches about the basic fundamental principles of life including love, peace, compassion, knowledge, selfless service and bliss. Divine Lineage Center shares knowledge programs on-site as well as offering online programs, making it globally accessible. They are supported entirely by donations yet continuously offer scholarship programs to all dedicated and serious students. There true aim is to help everyone, never turning anyone away. The people who live at and come to this center are truly divine souls who have a real longing to serve the globe and uplift others. We must continue to support people and places like Divine Lineage Healing Center and allow for these good works to reach more and more people. Please help support this center and make it possible for us to continue our mission. Namaste and thank you. Love, Bala Devi

2 Alexandra S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Divine Lineage Center has greatly impacted my life.

I have been living at the Center for the past three years, working as a full-time volunteer. During this time, I've had countless experiences that have enriched and grown my awareness of the value of compassion and generosity. Here is one example:

Every Christmas, the Divine Lineage Center provides for the low-income community of Laytonville 'Christmas Baskets'. These 'Christmas Baskets' are full of good food, treats, and gifts - everything a family needs to experience a nice Christmas meal.

One year as a volunteer, I had the good fortune of helping to package these 'baskets' and deliver them to families. It was a moving experience. As I distributed the food, I saw how many of the items like eggs, a turkey, fruit, were things I had easily taken for granted in the past. I'd always enjoyed Christmas meals without thinking of the possibility of not being able to. It was humbling, and working in a group with other volunteers made me feel like I was part of something worthwhile. It was a win win - humbling, heart opening, and authentically community building.

I've come to experience that what I felt in the instance above, is characteristic of all works that I've been involved with during my three years at the Center.

Whether you are a spiritual seeker or someone who just wants the opportunity to do some good in the world, the Divine Lineage Center is a place to contact. As an organization they exclude none, and focus their attention as a priority on those in need in all aspects of life.

Candice S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a beautiful growing community offering healing and the foundational tools for personal transformation. This organization has something to offer anyone who is seeking a deeper understanding and meaning along their personal spiritual journey.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We are a group of dedicated people helping in any way possible to bring peace and understanding to the globe. Whatever is possible to do to meet those ends we do. That is our goal, motto and our creed. Thank all who work towards the same.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi, Its beautiful place with pure nature. I'm beginning in spiritual knowledge and this is what I was looking for all my life, Thank you Divine Lineage, Ivona

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is great place to touch the Divine. Pure Nature and peacefull place is giving everyone peace of mind. I can extend the Spiritual knowledge. Thank you, Namaste, Marek

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been participating in both in-person and remote meditation and healing events lead by the master healers of the Divine lineage since 2006 and have experienced levels of soul healing and transformation that continue to unfold and uplift my life and well as the lives of my family members.

It is rare to find a community of human beings working together from many places around the world to help raise the consciousness of humanity.

The Divine Lineage is a beautiful and inspiring model for how people can create together with the single focus of serving others.

The center is a non-religious, spiritual community of individuals committed to serving and uplifting humanity. This non-profit center welcomes all people in need of healing, worldly and spiritual healing and desiring to uncover and fulfill their life purpose.

Since 2012 I have been a seva (service) volunteer at the Divine Lineage. These past five years I have been a part of the Divine Lineage staff has continued to deepen my experience of the Divine Lineage Center as a place where people from all walks from life are received with deep love and have the ability to heal and awaken their soul spark in ways our human mind's can never imagine or fully comprehend.

Kalika
California, USA

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Divine Lineage Healing Center, run by Divine Assistants International is a place of peace and healing that is second to none. The people working there have dedicated their whole life to the service of others and share healing knowledge that is comparable to nothing else I've seen so far. The many times I've been there I always came back refreshed and ready to take on more of the challenges that our live has in store for us these days.

But not only are the beautiful people there are teaching powerful healing knowledge they also support the people who have hardly anything to live by feeding the homeless and poor in the surrounding area.

I highly recommend anyone interested in spirituality and selfless service to check out this organization.

Steve Ketscher - Healer, Speaker, Meditation Teacher

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have spent time at their retreat centre, have participated in their distant online courses and have been involved with their charitable activities. Divine Assistants International are doing amazing work serving others and our planet. Their dedication and generosity is an inspiration and their service to humanity is a big blessing to all.