Father Charles Ogada is a priest who, much like Fr. Anthony DeMello, Thomas Merton and Meister Eckhart before him, learned at an early stage in his vocation that a true understanding of spirituality can only come if we step outside the boundaries of our preferred religion and look for the one golden thread of Truth that runs through all faiths.
Always open to the Truth of all religions, Fr. Charles traveled extensively in the study of other paths, meeting saints and sages across the globe. Immersing himself in the Christian Mystics, Eastern Spirituality, Sufism, the Jewish Kabbala and the teaching of Ramana Maharshi, he rediscovered the gem of Christian mysticism.
Yearning to serve the poor and disadvantaged, in 2011 Fr. Charles founded the charitable organization Spiritan Self-Awareness Initiative, based in Ebe, Nigeria. With tremendous faith and never once asking anyone for money, he quickly established the Liquid Love water project providing water to 5000 villagers, an orphanage (Heart of Love Children’s Home) caring for 16 young children needing a home, and The Embodiments of Love Academy primary school providing free high-quality education to over 280 primary school children, with Values Education integrated throughout all parts of the curriculum (see: www.iam-awareness.org).
His itinerary is as follows:
|August 15th 2016||Yogalicious Dinner Event at Maizal, details TBA
133 Jefferson Ave. Toronto, ON
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|August 19th 2016||The “Path of the Heart” talk at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre satsang, 8pm (following meditation and chanting)
77 Harbord St., Toronto, ON
|August 20th 2016||Be the Change Seminar with Dr. Shira Taylor and Mr. David Trattles
U of T Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Ave. Toronto
10am – 5pm
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|August 23rd 2016||Talk on the “Path of the Heart”
Hockley Valley – details TBA
|August 24th 2016||Talk on the “Path of the Heart”
Brampton – details TBA
|August 26th- 29th||3 Day Heart Space Multi-Faith Retreat
Dharma Centre of Canada
|August 30th 2016||Talk on the “Path of the Heart” at Sati Saraniya Hermitage, Perth – Cancelled due to severe drought in Perth.|