What we're about

*** BEFORE WE ADD YOU TO The SITE YOU MUST attend a handful of our free meetups: We’re here to meet IN-PERSON w/present-future friends: To confirm that’s what you’re here for, we ask that you come a handful of times, fully read meetup descriptions, arrive reasonably on time, participate, & bring what’s requested for the day, -- before we add you to the site. Thank you!: Next meetups posted here: https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Tantra-Community-Calendar/events/

Bookmark above link, or join organizers's list to get reminders of upcoming meetups!: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/whimsyum

We’re a low-maintenance community-- Organizer/hosts don't respond to email, text, meetup msgs, or comments; only live-phone/voicemail which we give out in person 1st time you attend: So if you're new & have questions, simply join us if you’re inspired, & ask at your 1st gathering. Thank you!***

Welcome to the grass roots, people-powered, bliss-filled, love-filled community calendar of events for the Tantra Community in Los Angeles + coastal areas around Santa Monica!:

This is a true Tantric community: For people who celebrate what Tantra is & LIVE it –every moment & breath of their life: ***Unlike many other sites we’re not a business or community service; but instead free gatherings of genuine present & future friends: Many of our meetups are not classes, but gatherings of different focuses/depths simply to practice (w/small amounts of friendly guidance), share life together, & live an existence that is ALL LOVE. Lifelong practitioners, beginners, & teachers practicing together as peers & lifelong friends. Bliss, magic, peace, enrichment & ever-evolving expanding potential. To keep the gatherings free, & cover the cost of gathering expenses, – we have an ongoing fundraiser online, where those who don’t have financial issues chip in whenever it works for them, to keep the gatherings going.

This community’s for people who:

* require our body/spirit/mind fitness & well being to be simultaneously engaged everything;

* are coming to support & fulfill other’s journeys as much as their own;

* honor the magic we are;

* are happy to practice daytime, outdoors ( many of our gatherings are during daylight hours, in nature;

* live the wisdom of focusing on positive thoughts, actions, & being kind to every human being: Not just in our meetups, but everywhere in our lives.

*** NOT ALL OF OUR GATHERINGS, CIRCLES, CLASSES & CELEBRATIONS ARE CURRENTLY POSTED ON THIS SITE!: This community is run by volunteers w/busy lives, & we don’t always have time to post everything on meetup, but instead often announce them in-person at gatherings: More info will be posted here about them soon, & soon more of our ongoing meetups will be posted on the site.

Read more about Tantra on our page (https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Tantra-Community-Calendar/about/).

May you be surrounded by a community that loves you, soul-friends, hilarity, deep embracing amazing experiences, & an ecstatic celebration of life!

~Diana, LA Tantra Community organizer

Copyright © 2018 The WHIMSYUM(our main sponsor). All rights reserved

What Do You Love? Some things celebrated by this community!: Connection, Body Celebration, Freedom, Romance, Life-long-friends, Human Potential, Fulfillment, Hugs, Cuddles, Laughter, Dance, Song, heightened experience, pleasure, over the top, Gatherings in Nature, practice partners, soul-friends, Chanting, esoteric teachings, accountability, integrity, Hiking, Zest for life, Give and Receive Affection, Agama, Apavarga, Multiple Orgasms, Apurva, Bhairava, Dianic, Artemis, Bindu, Buddhi, Chakra, Transcend, Liberation, Swimming, Storytelling, sharing, imagination, artists, free-thinkers, gamers, book-worms, roller-coasters, travel, parties, gourmet food, potlucks, music, concerts, shamanic journeys, mystical journeys, drum circles, Chakra Puja, Chamunda, co-creation, peer leaders, peer mentors, Dakini, Dakshina, Dakshina Marga, Deva(s), Devi, adventure, tribe, Dharana, advanced practitioners, Turn On, classes, events, workshops, playshops, Durga, Durgam Saptashati, playfulness, Dvandva, eclectic, evolutionary, metaphysics,, Ganesha, Ganesh,, surrealist games, Granthi, Friendship, Orgasm, Sacred Dance, Hatha Yoga, Women Circles, Woman, Goddess, Goddesses, Sisters, Feminism, Humanism, Gender equality, Yoni, Lingam, Sisterhood, Matriarchal, Priestess, Life-long friends, Havan, infinite possibilities, sustainability, Mantra, Matangi, Mulabandha, wonder, wonder woman, superheros, benjamin franklin, sherlock holmes, Wise-woman, Wise-women, Elders, Gift Economy, upbeat sci-f/fantasy tribe, Pay it Forward, Empowered Women, Girlfriends, Best friends, Tribe, Homa, Buddies, Pals, Menstruation, Moon Time, Women’s Lodge, Women’s traditions, Women’s ritual, Ida Nadi, Ishta Deva, Jalandhara Bandha, Japa, Kama, Positive Thought, Affirmations, Puppypiles, Cuddle Parties, Massage Parties, Snuggling, Kama Tattva, Kamadeva, Chakras, Kanda, Sex Positive LA, Sex Magick, Karana Sharira, Touch Positive, Karmashaya, Kaula, Cuddling, Kula; Kula Devi, Kunda, Kundalini, Kundalini Shakti, spiritual growth, women's support, support circle, Kundalini Yoga, men’s circles, leader’s circles, dojo, belly dance, training, initiation, women's social, free, sacred ceremony and ritual, really really free market, Nadi, Nadi Shodhanam, Nauli Kriya, Navarna Mantra, fairy tales, Parashurama, Patanjali, natural health, holistic health, excitement, surprises, expressive arts, sacred feminine, sacred masculine, androgyny, divine feminine, divine masculine, dr. seus, willy wonka and the chocolate factory, phantom tollbooth, miles vorkosigan, book club, energy healing, massage therapy, psychic, secrets, reiki, Waldorf, affirmation, empowerment, safe space, earth, air, fire, water, elements, powerful, exuberant, uninhibited, extroverted, introverted, purpose, lively, robust, diversity, mindfulness, substance free, masters, enchantment, enchantress, wizard, D & D, dragons, tea, coffee, science fiction, fantasy, outside the box upbeat romantics, role-play, larp, rp, roleplay, renaissance faire, assertive, proactive, confident, Shakespeare, historical fiction, Guru Chakra, Lalita, Star Trek Next Generation, New Outer Limits, Sliders, Arabian Nights, Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, giggles, Mani, entrancing, Manipura Chakra, contact improv, great american food and beverage company, awakening, self-love, self-exploration, visualization, moon phases, love yourself and attract true love, love love and more love, self empowerment, awesome friends, women's empowerment, new in town, activity partners, transformation, contra dance, morris dancing, sexual healing, mindfulness, bodywork, inspiring women's mentoring circle, tantric massage, walking, real love, affirmassage, 8-handed massage, circle of women, Pingala Nadi, Prakriti, Prana, Prana Anusadhana, easy-going, intelligent, outrageous, free-spirited, healthy, silly, wacky, goofy, Prana Dharana, Prana Pratishtha, Prana Shakti, Pranayama, Prarabhda Karma, Purana, ancient, Purashcharana, discipline, determination, will, fun-loving, adventurous, provocative, knowing, intuition, Rudra, helpful, volunteering, volunteers, volunteer, Rudra Granthi, Sadhana, outdoor, beauty, gardening,, Samaya, eccentric, unusual, inventors, Samsara, Samskara, Sanskara, friendly, inclusive, Sankhya, Samkhya, peers, haven, sanctuary, retreat, retreats, spa, masseuse, hafla, green knowe, amelie, museum of Jurassic technology, magic castle, castles, celtic, Saundarya-Lahari, Shakti, openness, Shakti Sadhana, color, bodydance massage, fumbling towards ecstasy, spiritweaves, 5 rhythms, Shariram, seductive, mysteries, Sri Chakra, Sri Vidya, ultimate, Sthula Shariram, Sukshma Shariram, physical, visceral, sunlight, sunshine, jane eyre, Surya Bhedanam, Tanmatra, senses, Tantrism, rituals, techniques, instruction, learning, practical magic, Tattva, Tattvas, Uddiyana Bandha, Vasana, Yajna, wise women's circle, play, improve games, parlor games, board games, group support, sacred space, intention, individualistic, idiosyncratic, compassion, inspiration, women’s sensuality, soul witness dance, authentic, capoeira, erotic, ecstasy, self-care, reflection, polyamory, grounding, herbs, wildcrafting, aromatherapy, monogamy, independent, conscious touch, movement, new frontiers, knowledge, inner goddess, dances of universal peace, sufi dance, awareness, dating and relationships, social group, creative circle, hai, successful relationships, holidays, thanksgiving, valentines day, mother’s day, father’s day, noncompetitive, egalitarian, centered, open your heart, medicine wheel, renew, mandala, body painting, non-ageist, weekday, daytime, daylight, outdoors, fairs, festivals, social dance, salsa, waltz, wedding, ballroom dance, pirates, gypsies, theater, poets, uplifting, rapture, twin souls, soul-mate, kindred spirits, platonic friends, marriage, full moon, new moon, solstice, earth-based spirituality, atheists, agnostics, agape, meaningful relationships, interaction, participation, growth, hilarity, kindness, life partner, partnership, cuddle partners, exhilaration, serendipity, enthusiasm, chutzpah, peace, tranquility, breath, joy, …

Upcoming events (5)

HUGGING WORKOUT Outdoor MIXER Aerobic/Strength/Stretch/Move BLISS(ActiveMembers)

You Must Have Been To 3 of Diana's Gathers To Attend

(JUST FOR MEMBERS WHO'VE ATTENDED AT LEAST 3 Gathers hosted by Diana in last 6 months!): BRING: Dish to share, water, yoga mat or blanket, & happy hands to shower today’s host(s) w/love in 15min ThankyouMassage we give them as a group, as we arrive: Informal gathering of present/future friends, everyone contributes equally to make the day happen ❤️ Be embraced in an blissful, openhearted, Infinite Possibilities afternoon w/peers outside mainstream thinking/living! Warm wonderful people, nurturing/releasing physical exercise, deep imaginative connecting, bursts of glee & laughter, & *breath.* ***RAIN DOESN’T CANCEL: Alternate Indoor location if rain!!*** MENU: *** need to participate in Massage Mixer & HuggingWorkout to join us:*** 11:30am: ThankYouMassage for host; 11:45am: Therapeutic Massage Exchange Mixer: Give & receive 15min; 12:15pm: GroupHugOhmHarmonize & exhilarating Whimsyum HUGGING WORKOUT Mixer: Strength/Stretch, Stand/Sit, Movement/Breathwork: Revitalizing Exercise; 1:15pm: POTLUCK (Ask me about this at gatherings if you're interested: 1:30pm Deep Circle for regularly active members who volunteer 1-on -1 w/Diana periodically for this community: ~ Cocreate in extraordinary new ways which Inspire each other to truly LIVE & cause positive evolutions in our culture *right now,* not some time in the future 😊 ❤️ ~ ) ~*~*~*~ WHIMSYUM HUGGING Tantric Yoga/ Breathwork Revitalizing *WORKOUT* Description: In wordless space we truly feel each other’s amazing energy! Mirror poses of person who guides everyone --no questions/discussion(questions welcome during potluck): ****Not a class, just an informal gathering to practice together: Move from 1 person to next *wordlessly* sharing each exhilarating w/everyone, no matter their shape, gender, style, age, background, etc: Clothed, G-rated, nonsexual: Focus is on wellness, releasing & connecting w/the universe together, & experiencing the magic in everything. Includes chant. Embrace w/eyes closed, or gaze in each other’s soul. Come w/an open spirit --some exercises can look/sound silly! Come w/body/clothes/teeth/hair freshly bathed, thank you! *~*~*~* Free: If you love these gatherings, want them to continue & aren't financially challenged -- contributions always welcome here: http://www.whimsyum.net Several aspects of the gatherings rely on community support❤️ We don't always post all ACTIVITIES on meetup --join our main, low-volume, email list to get updates & invites!: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/whimsyum We don’t answer questions via email/text/social networks; --only by voicemail/live-phone, which we give out in person 1st time you attend 1 of the drop-in meetups Diana hosts: So if you’re new & have questions, simply go to 1 of them if you’re inspired, & ask questions at your 1st gathering, thank you! *~*~*~* Looking forward to another magical, blissful afternoon w/peers! ~Diana ©[masked] WRP Diana. All rights reserved

SUN: FUTURE WORLDS BRAINSTORM/MOVEMENT MIXER! ( UPBEAT SCI-FI/FANTASY TRIBE! )

West la location to be posted soon

1). Activities Start 11:30am: DOORS CLOSE 12:00pm: NO ONE ADMITTED AFTER 12:00pm;*** 2). Today includes invite to join us in latter part of evening for Fieldtrip to $10 event that ends 5:00pm (see below); 3). BRING bottled water for yourself, + happy hands to shower host w/love in 15min ThankyouMassage you give together as a group as you arrive: ~*Informal gathering of close friends --if description below inspires your friendship, you’re welcome to join us!❤️ For people looking for a group of best friends to share the journey of life with; regularly gathering & actively doing things to make each other’s dreams happen.*~ <<< * >>> <<< * >>> <<< * >>> Explore our fantasized future societies, life on other planets, etc … each month in a different inspiring, imaginative group experience: Wild & wacky social, connective brainstorming combined w/the kind of heart-boosting expressive gestures, eye-gazing, physical contact & movement found in social dance (but we’re walking, not dancing). No partner/skill/experience necessary: Tired of cynical, dystopian fiction -- wars, apocalypses & bad attitudes? Many of us read/watch Sci-Fi/Fantasy regularly like a meditation; filling our lives w/positive perception-expanding ideas of community & the future found there: Take it 1 step farther & have that kind of community regularly!: Meet peers in this awesome community who celebrate/share your values/interests: Who love stories w/a positive tone, that challenge our perceptions, w/imaginative inspiring sustainable ideas of future worlds/cities/human-lifestyles, & resourceful characters who think outside-the-box, work together in unexpected/interesting ways, have successful relationships, delightful journeys & happy endings! <<< * >>> MENU <<< * >>> TO JOIN US YOU NEED TO ARRIVE BY at least 5:30pm, plus PARTICIPATE IN therapeutic MASSAGE activities, + HAPPY TO SHARE w/ANYONE no matter their style, shape, background, age, gender, etc). IF LATER THAN 5:00 pm you’ll only be able to give, not receive): 5:00pm: ThankyouMassage for host, + Therapeutic MASSAGE EXCHANGES (give & receive 15min, today we’ll do this seated in comfy chairs). Come w/freshly bathed body/clothes/teeth/hair, thank you!; 5:30pm: DOORS CLOSE: NO ONE ADMITTED AFTER 5:30: a). Finish Massage; b). FUTURE WORLDS BRAINSTORM, & MOVEMENT MIXER; c). Then walk to ANOTHER LOCATION for FIELDTRIP TO one of three nearby $10 mixers that end at 10:30pm (described in separate post!) <<< * >>> Be embraced in an Infinite Possibilities gathering outside mainstream thinking/living! Warm wonderful people, deep imaginative connecting, bursts of glee & laughter, nurturing physical movement! Cocreate in extraordinary ways which inspire each other to truly LIVE, & cause positive revolutions in each other, & our culture, *right now;* not some time in the future*~ ~*For people devoted to positive constructive actions, & being *genuinely* kind to every human being in all interactions, everywhere* <<< * >>> WE DON'T COMMUNICATE VIA EMAIL/TEXT/Social-Networks; ONLY live-PHONE/voicemail GIVEN OUT IN PERSON 1ST TIME YOU ATTEND: So if you're new & have questions, simply join us if you’re inspired, & ask at your 1st gather, Thank you! ~Diana: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The-WHIMSYUM/info © 1994 – 2019 WRP Diana & The WHIMSYUM. All rights reserved

OutsideTheBox Upbeat Romantics FIELDTRIP TO $10 LOVE/LAUGHTER SOCIAL DANCE MIXER

West la location to be posted soon

FIELDTRIP ***JUST FOR PARTICIPANTS OF Free, Upbeat Sci-Fi/Fantasy Tribe! FUTURE WORLDS BRAINSTORM/MOVEMENT MIXER 3). BRING bottled water for yourself, + happy hands to shower host w/love in 15min ThankyouMassage you give together as a group as you arrive: ~*Informal gathering of close friends --if description below inspires your friendship, you’re welcome to join us!❤️ For people looking for a group of best friends to share the journey of life with; regularly gathering & actively doing things to make each other’s dreams happen.*~ <<< * >>> <<< * >>> FIELDTRIP TO one of three nearby, $10, Love & Laughter-filled Structured SOCIAL DANCE MIXER for Upbeat Outside The Box Romantics! w/LIVE MUSIC: NO PARTNER / SKILL / EXPERIENCE NECESSARY: There are no wallflowers, everyone just asks whoever’s next to them to dance, then joins the dance pattern together (averages 80 to 150 people). (We’ll host this kind of mixer soon, free, in the daytime outdoors; but today, experience what it’s like, & support existing communities!): <<< * >>> MENU <<< * >>> TO ATTEND YOU NEED TO ARRIVE BY at least 5:30pm, + PARTICIPATE IN therapeutic MASSAGE activities, + HAPPY TO SHARE w/ANYONE no matter their style/shape/background/age/gender/etc). IF LATER THAN 5:00pm you’ll only be able to give, not receive): 5:00pm: ThankyouMassage for host, + Therapeutic MASSAGE EXCHANGES (give & receive 15min, today we’ll do this seated in comfy chairs). Come w/freshly bathed body/clothes/teeth/hair, thank you!; 5:30pm: DOORS CLOSE! a). Finish ThankyouMassage & Exchanges; b). FUTURE WORLDS BRAINSTORM, & MOVEMENT MIXER; c). Walk to ANOTHER LOCATION for FIELDTRIP TO $10 Structured SOCIAL DANCE MIXER which ends 10:30pm: Wordlessly interact w/diverse human beings, thru structured interactions to music, celebrate the romance of the moment! Activities wordlessly, deeply connecting provide a space to understand a whole extra universe of potential in each other, a kind of fulfillment that’s missing in everyday life, + be comfortable in our own skin. This dance is a real high!: Exhilarating, heart-opening, joy & laughter-filled; unconsciously makes you continuously grin, & go to sleep w/a smile on your face, deeply content. Though tremendously uplifting romantic experience, & people definitely find relationships here; not a ‘pick-up’ community, but an ALL AGES event: Kids & teens (though welcome!) don’t attend often; but college-age to mid-80s do! More men & women partner to join the dance pattern; but many people are comfortable partnering w/any gender: And once we enter the dance pattern, we interact w/everyone in the room. Wear comfortable flexible clothing/shoes(ideally w/slide-y soles): There are no ‘appearance’ expectations in this community: Everyone wears whatever clothing style that expresses themselves or feels festive, & makes them happy. Lemonade provided, + Light Refreshments at Break (if you'd like to bring a treat to share that's always fun, but not expected.) <<< * >>> Be embraced in a gathering outside mainstream living w/warm wonderful people, deep imaginative connecting, bursts of glee & laughter, nurturing/releasing physical exercise. Truly LIVE, & cause positive revolutions in each other, & our culture, *right now;* not some time in the future😊*~ ~*For people devoted to positive constructive actions, & being *genuinely* kind to every human being in all interactions, everywhere* <<< * >>> A bear-hug is waiting for you! ~Diana: WE DON'T COMMUNICATE VIA EMAIL/TEXT/Social-Networks; ONLY live-PHONE/voicemail GIVEN OUT IN PERSON 1ST TIME YOU ATTEND:So if you're new & have questions, simply join us if you’re inspired, & ask at your 1st gather, Thank you! https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The-WHIMSYUM/info © 1994 – 2019 WRP Diana & The WHIMSYUM. All rights reserved

SUN: FUTURE WORLDS BRAINSTORM/MOVEMENT MIXER! ( UPBEAT SCI-FI/FANTASY TRIBE! )

West la location to be posted soon

1). Activities Start 11:30am: DOORS CLOSE 12:00pm: NO ONE ADMITTED AFTER 12:00pm;*** 2). Today includes invite to join us in latter part of evening for Fieldtrip to $10 event that ends 5:00pm (see below); 3). BRING bottled water for yourself, + happy hands to shower host w/love in 15min ThankyouMassage you give together as a group as you arrive: ~*Informal gathering of close friends --if description below inspires your friendship, you’re welcome to join us!❤️ For people looking for a group of best friends to share the journey of life with; regularly gathering & actively doing things to make each other’s dreams happen.*~ <<< * >>> <<< * >>> <<< * >>> Explore our fantasized future societies, life on other planets, etc … each month in a different inspiring, imaginative group experience: Wild & wacky social, connective brainstorming combined w/the kind of heart-boosting expressive gestures, eye-gazing, physical contact & movement found in social dance (but we’re walking, not dancing). No partner/skill/experience necessary: Tired of cynical, dystopian fiction -- wars, apocalypses & bad attitudes? Many of us read/watch Sci-Fi/Fantasy regularly like a meditation; filling our lives w/positive perception-expanding ideas of community & the future found there: Take it 1 step farther & have that kind of community regularly!: Meet peers in this awesome community who celebrate/share your values/interests: Who love stories w/a positive tone, that challenge our perceptions, w/imaginative inspiring sustainable ideas of future worlds/cities/human-lifestyles, & resourceful characters who think outside-the-box, work together in unexpected/interesting ways, have successful relationships, delightful journeys & happy endings! <<< * >>> MENU <<< * >>> TO JOIN US YOU NEED TO ARRIVE BY at least 5:30pm, plus PARTICIPATE IN therapeutic MASSAGE activities, + HAPPY TO SHARE w/ANYONE no matter their style, shape, background, age, gender, etc). IF LATER THAN 5:00 pm you’ll only be able to give, not receive): 5:00pm: ThankyouMassage for host, + Therapeutic MASSAGE EXCHANGES (give & receive 15min, today we’ll do this seated in comfy chairs). Come w/freshly bathed body/clothes/teeth/hair, thank you!; 5:30pm: DOORS CLOSE: NO ONE ADMITTED AFTER 5:30: a). Finish Massage; b). FUTURE WORLDS BRAINSTORM, & MOVEMENT MIXER; c). Then walk to ANOTHER LOCATION for FIELDTRIP TO one of three nearby $10 mixers that end at 10:30pm (described in separate post!) <<< * >>> Be embraced in an Infinite Possibilities gathering outside mainstream thinking/living! Warm wonderful people, deep imaginative connecting, bursts of glee & laughter, nurturing physical movement! Cocreate in extraordinary ways which inspire each other to truly LIVE, & cause positive revolutions in each other, & our culture, *right now;* not some time in the future*~ ~*For people devoted to positive constructive actions, & being *genuinely* kind to every human being in all interactions, everywhere* <<< * >>> WE DON'T COMMUNICATE VIA EMAIL/TEXT/Social-Networks; ONLY live-PHONE/voicemail GIVEN OUT IN PERSON 1ST TIME YOU ATTEND: So if you're new & have questions, simply join us if you’re inspired, & ask at your 1st gather, Thank you! ~Diana: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The-WHIMSYUM/info © 1994 – 2019 WRP Diana & The WHIMSYUM. All rights reserved

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