What we're about

This group is for people who enjoy being involved in spiritual communities but are skeptical of the pseudoscience — or who love the life of the mind but feel there’s something missing from it. We combine both perspectives and aim to bridge the gap with discussion groups, workshops, and lots of chocolate!

The is group is best known for its Cacao Conversations event series, which combines the spiritual rituals of cacao ceremonies with deep intellectual discussion and interpersonal connection. Each event centers on a new conversation topic spanning philosophy, science, spirituality, and social justice. My aim is to recreate those nights where you'd muse about the universe with your college dorm-mates until early in the morning. Activities include eating ceremonial-grade cacao, heart-opening meditations, group and paired discussions, and intimacy-building exercises.

We're open to anybody at all who would like to connect with others on a deep level, both mentally and emotionally.

Upcoming events (1)

Cacao Conversations: Gender in Spiritual Spaces

Cacao Conversations combines the spiritual rituals of cacao ceremonies with deep intellectual discussion and interpersonal connection. Each event will center on a new topic. For this one, we'll ponder questions like: What do those in spiritual communities mean when they talk about "the feminine" and "the masculine," or "the divine feminine" and "the divine masculine"? Is there value in these concepts, or are they just gender stereotypes repackaged? What would a spiritually-based concept of gender look like? And how can we talk about these concepts in ways that are inclusive to trans and non-binary people? Activities will also include eating ceremonial-grade cacao, a heart-opening meditation, and intimacy-building exercises. $20 suggested donation. Please invite your friends. The event will take place at my apartment in Santa Monica. I will share the address with you privately when you RSVP. Doors open at 4, ceremony starts at 4:30 and wraps up at 6:30, but you are welcome to stay until 7. Bonus: I give psychic readings. If you'd like to arrive early or stay late, I'll give you a half-hour reading for just $40.

Past events (3)

Cacao Conversations: Writing and Art Sharing

Santa Monica

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