CLM West of Heaven

A Home for the Heart

Celebrating Heaven in Novato

(formerly West of Heaven)

Friday, February 16 + Saturday, February 17, 2024


Please join Padre Paul Funfsinn and special guests Bishop Dana Duryea, Bishop Robert Bearden, and Chalita Photikoe, along with musicians Monk George Lopez, Monk Ryan Rigoli, and Rev. Angelika Schafer, plus the CLM team.

Please note: In accordance with Marin County guidelines, everyone attending will need to provide proof of a negative COVID test each day at the door. If you did not test prior to attending, you will be asked to pay at the door, for a test which will cost you, $10.  Masks are optional for those who choose to wear one! By attending this retreat, you are responsible for your health choices. 


What you will experience at this healing event:

    • An outpouring of God's love
    • healing your heart of past hurts
    • Coming together as a spiritual community
    • Great teachings to apply spiritual principles
    • Being filled with the Holy Spirit
    • Being prayed for by a group of community members
    • experiencing live musical worship

Intention colors: Red, champagne, and white

Watch the sneak peek video here.

Event speakers:

Padre Paul Funfsinn: "A Home with God"

Bishop Robert Bearden: "A Home in the Storm"

Bishop Dana Duryea: "A Home as a Healer"

Chalita Photikoe: "A Home with the Family"


Unity in Marin (Center)
600 Palm Drive, Hamilton Center
Novato, CA 94949


The Unity Center in Marin, Novato, CA is located 45 minutes north of the San Francisco International Airport (SFO).






Our Presenters

Padre Paul Funfsinn

For over 40 years, Padre Paul has been a Spiritual Leader of Celebrating Life Ministries and continues the Healing Ministry legacy of Rev Ron Roth. Paul has a prophetic gift of reading people's hearts from his relationship with the Holy Spirit as well as welcoming people into God's Holy Presence. Leading prayer & healing services, as well as private spiritual consultation, is his strength where heaven and earth meet up!

 Padre Paul was a mentor under international healer Rev Ron Roth, for 28 years until his passing. Paul now assumes the role of Spiritual Shepherd of this loving community and his mission is to "heal the sick" and "set people free" from oppression and negative energies.



Dana Duryea

Dana DuryeaDana is an Ordained Spiritual Healer, a devoted Monk and serves as a Bishop within our Celebrating Life Community. He is also the Founder/Director of the Foundation of Spiritual Development in San Rafael, California. Dana is a great teacher that keeps audiences on their toes as you never know what he might do next in his presentations.  

Dana's love for science and the mystical adventures he undertakes has demonstrated to him that there is a Force, a Power and a Presence that leads us every single day by our senses, by our intuitions, and by tuning into the Universe where miracles happen. Dana's calming energy and wise observations of how energy works will change the way you see things and help participants find ways to tap into this fire that burns within always.


Robert Bearden

Robert Bearden

Robert Bearden is a dedicated spiritual healer in San Francisco.
He has studied various principles of healing in Brazil, India, Canada, Mexico, and throughout North America. In 2022 he experienced Medjugorje for the second time to deepen his own personal connection with God. Robert is an Ordained Monk and serves as a Bishop within CLM.


Chalita Photikoe


Chalita was raised in the Thai Forest Tradition of Theravada Buddhism and was exposed to meditation and esoteric practices at a young age.  She received her undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Northwestern University and started her career as a management consultant at a leading global firm.  She was on her way to business school when she heard the calling to become an acupuncturist and healer.  Chalita has been in private practice since 2005 and relies on her relationship with the Divine to facilitate healing. She has thousands of patient visits each year and her clinic has become a sacred place of refuge for the community. Chalita is also a student in the CLM education program and at the Foundation for Spiritual Development. Her current personal work is reclaiming her identity as the beloved child of God.

Ryan Rigoli

Ryan Rigoli


Ryan Rigoli is a Professed Monk and Musician in Celebrating Life where he shares God’s healing Presence through devotional music, prayer, and wisdom rooted in the Heart. From a young age, Ryan was a seeker of truth, immersing himself in the mystical teachings of many traditions.  Through personal experiences that awakened his Heart, he realized Love’s essential role in living a life of inner freedom and joy as his offering in the world.

As a Spiritual Coach & Teacher, Ryan draws upon his own journey of awakening consciousness to support people as they deepen in their spiritual growth & connection with God. Ryan is a teacher at the Foundation for Spiritual Development, an Ananda Sevak with the Golden Age Movement, and is trained as an Integral Coach ®. In 2023, he released his fifth piano album, ‘Harmony’,  in collaboration with his father on vibraphone, as a way to support people with healing and inner peace. 



George Lopez

Monk George Lopez

George Lopez is a monk with Celebrating Life Ministries and is also blessed to be a part of the music ministry for CLM. He has been a spiritual seeker since a very young age. God has gifted him graciously with multiple creative abilities; music, sewing, cooking. 

In the act of creating he finds some of his deepest and most direct connection to God. Life has taught him that in the end, connection and the path to God is what matters most.



Angelika Schafer

Angelika Schafer

Angelika’s gift of music touches the heart; through her inspiring compositions, soothing voice and instruments she channels the frequencies and healing energies of the angelic realms and leads us gently into that deeper space within. She sings ancient chants/Prayers from different traditions, Mantras for healing, Bhajans for singing along and her original songs accompanied by a 50 string Tamboura/Monochord and guitar.

Several contemporary mystics and masters gave special dispensation for Angelika’s music ministry to conduct powerful blessings. She has published 12 CDs and shares her music and inspirational talks worldwide at spiritual gatherings, ceremonies, conferences and healing retreats.



Fragrance Free Environment

Upon your arrival please refrain from wearing frangrances of any kind out of respect for those who are allergic. Thank you.


Audio and Video Recording

All Celebrating Life Ministries events may be recorded and or photographed. Your participation, in whole or part, may be included in an audio or video program or a media publication to be published by Celebrating Life/Isaac Books. Your completed registration grants permission to Celebrating Life Ministries and Paul Funfsinn to publish or use the recordings or your picture.  

IMPORTANT: NO PROFESSIONAL cameras, video or recording equipment are allowed at events unless approved by Celebrating Life. Feel free to use your digital cameras, smartphones and tablets to post to your Facebook, But NO videos will be allowed to be posted on any media boards/pages of any parts of the Healing Services, which includes Twitter and Instagram accounts.  


CLM Information

We are looking forward to seeing you at the event. If you have any questions please feel free to contact CLM.

Celebrating Life Ministries
P.O. Box 1064
La Salle, Illinois 61301

Phone: 815-224-5730

CLM Contact: 
Paul Funfsinn:

FSD Contact: 

Retreat Coordinators:
Renee Plendl:

Maya Paul:

About Celebrating Life Ministries:
The CLM Registration Fee is tax-deductible if filed under "Continuing Education".

Celebrating Life Ministries is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions to our organization are tax-deductible, as CLM is classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.


What others have said...

  • "The Spring Retreat was a moving, heart-filling, life changing event this past weekend. Thank you! Thank you!"

  • "I feel my personal connection with God so strongly again. I feel him flowing through me and in me and as me and as the world and everyone else. My heart is open to God again and I am in a flow of his love. When I pause and revel in His presence I find myself smiling and laughing for no reason. At the retreat I was able to sing again like my young self, ecstatically praising Him and loving him. My body was moved by Him and I wanted to cry from joy many times."

  • "It was an incredible 4 days! You probably don’t remember, with everyone leaving at the time, but I shared with you that it had a profound effect on me. I have indeed been able to return to “stillness” and sit with the Divine… MUCH more easily than prior to the Retreat and also really have internalized Jesus… much closer … a true friend. Thank you, thank you!"

  • "The first night of the retreat you talked about being broken in order to be rebuilt by the Holy Spirit. Both my brother and I were amongst the first to be called up to receive a blessing.  Somehow we ended up standing next to each other, both of us in a bit of a daze and neither of us knowing what to expect.  I remember holding onto his hand, my eyes closed. When you came to me, you said something like,  "Let go of his hand.  We come as individuals, not to carry our family.  Surrender, let it be."  I began sobbing and shaking, because some of my biggest fears are around separation, responsibility for my loved ones and potentially losing them as I continue on my spiritual path.  When you asked me to let go, I fell to the floor in tears and couldn't move my body for quite some time. After the retreat, upon returning home I noticed that my "normal" triggers weren't lighting me up.  I was also aware of an increase in the flow of love between myself, my children and my husband.  Today Divine Presence is with me at work.  I learned that God is good, that he is everywhere and that he truly wants what is best for each of us."

  • "I experienced a feeling of Love for God and Self that was stronger than anything else/all secondary relationships, and this Love is getting stronger.  It was the first time I experienced such a palpable feeling that had such strength, knowingness and grace with it, that I know that I am fully supported in my journey of living centered in my relationship with God. I love witnessing how God works in such playful and unexpected ways, yet always hearing us as we are learning to better hear Him/Her.  I learned that just being Me is enough, and that is my service."



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Co-founders Paul Funfsinn (L), Spiritual Leader and Director of Celebrating Life Ministries and the late Ron Roth (R), Spiritual Shepherd Emeritus.

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