Ani Rinchen Khandro became ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1988.  In addition to participating in Kunzang Palyul Chӧling's (KPC) 24 hour prayer vigil and being an active member of the KPC community, Ani Rinchen has facilitated beginning meditation at the temple, talked about Buddhism in the Montgomery County public schools, shared meditation practices with the Interfaith Meditation Initiative and taken Buddhist teachings and practices into the Maryland State Correctional System. Her practice is to accomplish the two-fold purpose: the benefit of self and the benefit of other. Ani Rinchen's life is full, sometimes very challenging, and always becoming wider in scope and deeper in understanding and compassion.

Nancy Ryall is an Evidential Medium, Trance Medium, Teacher, Healer and Minister who travels throughout the United States. Nancy Ryall is a member of the National Spiritualist Associations of Churches and the International Spiritualist Federation.

Karen Clark-Stone serves the CSE as a member of the Board of Directors and the Membership Committee.  In addition to serving as a CSE student healer, Karen is a Reiki Master, a certified Level 1 and 2 Spring Forest Qigong (chee-gong) Instructor and certified Spring Forest Qigong Healer. She leads a qigong practice group that meets at the CSE.  Karen volunteers as a Reiki Practitioner at the Virginia Hospital Center Reiki Program for Oncology patients.  She’s also a faculty member and volunteer at the Institute for the Advancement of Service in Alexandria. Karen is a retired Registered Nurse, having last served as an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health nurse at the Department of Veteran Affairs.

The Rev. Dr. Rosemary Calderalo is an NSAC ordained minister and holds the NSAC credentials of certified medium, commissioned healer and National Spiritualist Teacher. She is a member of the Morris Pratt Institute as well as a member here at CSE.  Among other volunteer work, Rosemary serves as the General Secretary for the International Spiritualist Federation.  Her focus on healing first brought her to a Spiritualist church in 2006; she has served churches throughout the country and recently for the first time internationally at Seafordspirit Centre in the UK. Rosemary holds a doctorate in adult education and consults with nonprofit organizations on resource development. Originally from New York City, she now lives in Pasadena, MD.

​​​​April 21st
Ani Rinchen


​​​​​Sunday Service Speakers
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​​​​June 9th
Rev. Rosemary Calderalo

May 26th

Rev. Nancy Ryall


Rita O'Connor is a member of the Pastoral Committee here at CSE.  She is an NSAC ordained Spiritualist minister who has served CSE for many years, both on the board and as a speaker and healer. She was first attracted to Spiritualism by the phenomena, but it was the philosophy that led her to become a minister.  Rita has a background in education and in IT, with degrees from the University of Maryland.  Rev. O’Connor co-authored A Book of Spiritualist Prayer which is available through the NSAC bookstore, and her articles are published occasionally in The National Spiritualist Summit. 

June 2nd

Rev. Al Batten

The Rev. Dr. Rosemary Calderalo is an NSAC ordained minister and holds the NSAC credentials of certified medium, commissioned healer and National Spiritualist Teacher. She is a member of the Morris Pratt Institute as well as a member here at CSE.  Among other volunteer work, Rosemary serves as the General Secretary for the International Spiritualist Federation.  Her focus on healing first brought her to a Spiritualist church in 2006; she has served churches throughout the country and recently for the first time internationally at Seafordspirit Centre in the UK. Rosemary holds a doctorate in adult education and consults with nonprofit organizations on resource development. Originally from New York City, she now lives in Pasadena, MD.

Carol Caesar is a life-long Spiritualist originally from California who began attending development classes when she was eleven and studied under physical medium, the Rev Anna Franz until she was eighteen.  In college she started her own “Home Circle” and upon graduation, moved to our area.  She has been a CSE member for twenty years and has served since 2004 as speaker, healer, chairperson, orientation class teacher, and often leads the Friday Night Meditation Hour.  She has completed her MPI coursework and Pastoral Skills Training towards becoming a Commissioned Healer and Ordained Minister.  She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner; prompted due to caring for family members with Alzheimer’s/Dementia.   She enjoys studying Spiritualist history, cooking organic foods, and being married.  Her motto is, “Thankful for Every Day.”

​​​May 12th
Rev. Rosemary Calderalo


April 28th
Rita O'Connor

The Center for Spiritual Enlightenment



Al was born into a Spiritualist family and is a 4th generation Spiritualist.  He has spent several years studying altered states of consciousness and practices as a trance healing medium.  When not involved with healing he devotes his time to the study and teaching of Spiritualist philosophy.  He has authored three books on Spiritualism and conducts workshops, lectures, and offers private healing sittings in Canada, England and the United States. .

May 19th

Karen Clark-Stone

May 5th
Carol Caesar