Mark Accomando graduated from The Center for Spiritual Living (CSL) Ministerial Program in 2001 and now is an ordained minister. He currently serves the Palm Springs Spiritual Center as Staff Minister and former Senior Minister and Director of the Center for Spiritual Living in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also served as an Assistant Staff Minister in Chicago during his three-year internship, Spiritual Director of Family and Youth programs at CSL Palm Desert, and as Director of teen programs at annual Center for Spiritual Living conferences.
In 2011 Mark founded Evoke Peace Now with an intended focus to work with inpatient and outpatient addiction recovery treatment facilities. Working along with the clinic advice of the CEO and Clinical Staff of Michaels House Residential Treatment Center, Mark wrote an evidenced based curriculum called Spiritual Education in Recovery. Mark most recently completed Marsha Linehan’s Phd. DBT Skills Course focused on the four pillars of DBT Skills including Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Distress Tolerance.
For the past 9 years Mark has been sharing Spiritual Education lessons, experiential workshops, simple daily practices, inspiring messages and guided meditations which support clients through the healing process and emotional regulation practices. He also facilitates retreats and speaks at Spiritual Centers around the country and leads local community meditation groups and transformational workshops sharing what he calls “Peace Practices.”
Mark has developed an extensive private practice of spiritual guidance and shares simple Practical Spiritual Principles. He currently shares his practical spiritual practices throughout the Coachella Valley serving clients weekly in group workshops, meditations, and Spiritual Nature Adventures as is a certified Wilderness First Responder. His spiritual guidance is helping people to align and recover their spiritual path while healing from emotional, mental and spiritual disturbances and addictions.
Mark is currently working on publishing his second healing meditation and music album using Tibetan Sing bowls, Piaste Gongs, and Native American Flutes which he also plays in is his experiential group sessions. Mark is an inspiring public speaker, sharing insightful messages for following the passion of the heart, which leads to living a happy, productive and a fully self-expressed life.