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This group is for meeting other like-minded, spiritually-oriented people. All religions and paths are welcome. If you consider yourself a spiritual person and want to meet others, learn, interact, share, discuss, and just kick back and have a good time ... this is the group for you!

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IN PERSON: Tantric Dating

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Please note: This workshop is promoted on multiple venues and attracts 10 - 20 participants each time so don't be misled by the number here.

Baffled by the dating process? In this workshop we will explore a new mindset called Tantric Dating which brings love and awareness to the dating process.

When people hear the word "tantra," they usually think of sex. Tantra includes sex, but is really an ancient philosophy teaching that all is divine. Through learning to live in the divine present moment and meet others from this place, magic is possible in a way the conventional dating world could never imagine or predict.

Subjects covered include: Why am I not finding love? How can I date with love and awareness? And how can we experience dating without the rigid rules, rituals, and rigidity, so we can find our Perfect Love.

COST: $30 Early Bird, $35 Day Of | REGISTER: 818-387-6201
or online at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-person-tantric-dating-tickets-162971788005

Catherine Auman LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) is a spiritual psychotherapist and the Director of The Transpersonal Center in Los Angeles. She has advanced training in traditional psychology as well as the wisdom traditions. Catherine lived for a year at the Osho ashram in India - a full-time immersion in tantra and meditation - and she has studied tantra, love, sex, intimacy, and seduction with numerous teachers. Visit her online at https://www.catherineauman.com

BIKE OCEAN TRAILS TO CRYSTAL COVE – OUTDOOR FUN - PICNIC - BIKE RENTALS AVAIL

CRYSTAL COVE BIKE TOUR – FUN SOCIALIZING EXERCISE – PICNIC
10:00 – Saturday July 2nd. Ocean trails bicycle tour along the coast. 23+/- Miles. Great for first timers, shy people, and expert riders Open for all levels but must have a basic level of fitness and be Willing and Able to ride as part of a supportive group. Are you ready for a beautiful fun day? We have scheduled stops along the way to ‘Group Up’ and hydrate. Bring any kind of bike or rent one. Bikes with gears are recommended.

If this seems too challenging or uncertain – just come and do the first part. This is how the ride is designed. The point is to get out and show up for social exercise in the beauty of where we live. (Bike Rentals – see end of post – very easy)

A MICRODOSING LIFE RIDE.
If you are in a hurry to get somewhere – this is not the ride for you because the journey IS the destination.
We plan the ride you bring the enthusiasm.
- Socialize
- Exercise
- Meet New People
- Sightsee
- Be outdoors and by the ocean.

HISTORY OF OCEAN BIKE TOURS
We have led over 300 bike tours over recent years on bike paths, side roads and paved trails (No PCH) along the ocean from Laguna Beach to the Queen Mary. Meet new friends, like-minded people, exercise and enjoy the beauty of where we live. Please read the entire post.

SELF REGULATED FUN
We ride as a safe, supportive group for casual exercise in well-organized rides and everyone is Self-Responsible. You should have a basic level of fitness and show up with a bike in good working order or rent a bike.

START
10:00 Leaving from the Galley Cafe - 829 Harbor Island Dr in Newport Beach 92660. Come early to eat, relax and meditate.

RETURN BY
3:00+/- Route is designed to be individually shortened as needed.

BIKE RENTALS
Yes – If you do not have a bike - see the end of this post for all details.

THE RIDE
NOT a ‘pack ride’ and no PCH, keeping to trails and side streets. A few hills that are a positive challenge for single speed bikes. Plan for 4+/- hours and 22+/- miles. Leave from the Galley Café to Bayside Drive to The Dunes, Corona del Mar Heights and then the beaches – then to the Crystal Cove bike paths. A long stretch overlooking the ocean that is perfect for whale spotting. Back to Crystal Cove beach and return.

PICNIC
We will stop at an oasis at Crystal Cove shopping center for a picnic in a shaded veranda. No bike lock needed. Park our bikes and go get food and return to eat together. Trader Joe’s – Starbucks – Pizza – other healthy carryout places to choose from or pack your picnic with you.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Biking and running activities and all outdoor sports outings are rewarding and pleasant activities, but there are common dangers you should be aware of including Covid 19. By signing up for this bike trip, you assume the risks of the outing and agree to release the organization, the trip organizer and other participants from claims for any and all injuries or other losses sustained during this trip. Helmets highly recommended.

LEADER
Roz –[masked]
Text with questions.

BEHAVIOR
Please! – No creepy, negative types, anger issues or controlling behavior invited. This is always a supportive group of like-minded people, and it is important that people feel safe. Some adventurous people are trying Meet Up and a bike ride for the first time and we plan with this in mind.

THE NO’s
No boom boxes
No politics
No using your phone while riding. (No accidents)
No complaining

THE YES’s
Helmets
Shoes – Protect your feet
Pump your tires before
Positive Attitude

BIKE RENTAL PARKING
Park in the Bayside Center Shopping Plaza at Jamboree and Bayside Dr. Walk across the bridge onto Balboa Island on the right-hand sidewalk. 1st building on the right is Sports Rent.

Come early to rent a bike and peddle up Bayside Drive to the Galley Café to be ready for the 10:00 start. As you leave the rental place just stay on the left-hand sidewalk over the bridge and all the way to a left on Harbor Island Drive.

BIKE RENTALS
Call Liam to schedule a rental
Sports Rents –[masked] Marine Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92662
www.sportsrentsonline.com

TWILIGHT OCEAN BIKE RIDE – NEWPORT BEACH - MINDFUL EXERCISE - BIKE RENTALS

7/03 Sunday Twilight Ocean Bike Ride – All Flat – Bike Rentals are Easy.

Our leisureliest ride to start the week with exercise, social sightseeing, gratitude and clearing the mind for the week ahead. Great for first timers, shy people, and expert riders. Enjoy the Gloaming when colors become vibrant, and we appreciate where we live. We have scheduled stops along the way to ‘Group Up’ and hydrate. Any kind of bike or rent one.

NOTES:
1.Eat before the ride and bring snacks for along the way. We will have a ‘Snack Stop’ midway at a rest room break but there is no picnic or evening meal intended.
2. As dusk approaches we will be off any roadways and on side paths or bike trails.

If this seems too challenging or uncertain – just come and do the first part. This is how the ride is designed. The point is to get out and show up for very social exercise in the beauty of where we live. (Bike Rentals – see end of post – very easy)

A MICRODOSING LIFE RIDE.
If you are in a hurry to get somewhere – this is not the ride for you because the journey IS the destination.

HISTORY OF OCEAN BIKE TOURS
We have led over 300 bike tours over recent years on bike paths, side roads and paved trails (No PCH) along the ocean from Laguna Beach to the Queen Mary. Meet new friends, like-minded people, exercise and enjoy the beauty of where we live. Please read the entire post.

PARKING
If you have your own bike there is free, safe, and easy parking at the start. It is a dead-end street.

SELF REGULATED FUN
We ride as a safe, supportive group for casual exercise in well-organized rides and everyone is Self-Responsible. You should have a basic level of fitness and show up with a bike in good working order or rent a bike. You are responsible for You. Helmets recommended and encouraged.

LEADER
Roz[masked] – [masked]:
Text with questions, feedback, suggestions, or comments.
If you feel moved to support these rides the Zelle is the cell number.

START
5:00pm – Sunday - Leaving from the Galley Cafe - 829 Harbor Island Dr in Newport Beach 92660. Come early and relax.

RETURN BY
8:00+/- Route is designed to be individually shortened as needed.

BIKE RENTALS – WHERE TO PARK
Yes – If you do not have a bike see end of this post.

THE RIDE
Plan for 3 hours +/- Balboa Island to the ferry across to the peninsula – through neighborhoods and up the peninsula. As we turn at midway the sun will be behind us as we do all of the boardwalk to The Wedge at the end of the peninsula. After a pause to enjoy The Wedge, we retune via the ferry to the start. On this ride you will see Pirates, Cowboys & Indians and go places you’ve never been. Really! Bring money for the ferry which is $1.75 one way. We plan the ride you bring the enthusiasm.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Bike outings are rewarding and pleasant activities, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of including Covid 19. Those include, but are not limited to, impact or fall injuries, broken or dislocated bones. By signing up for this bike trip, you assume the risks of the outing and agree to release the organization, the trip organizer, and other participants from claims for any and all injuries or other losses sustained during this trip. HELMETS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

BEHAVIOR
Please! – No creepy, negative types, anger issues or controlling behavior invited. This is always a supportive group of like-minded people, and it is important that people feel safe. Some adventurous people are trying Meet Up and a bike ride for the first time and we plan with this in mind.

THE NO’s
No boom boxes
No politics
No using a phone while riding
No complaining

THE YES’s
Helmets
Shoes – Protect your feet
Pump your tires before you come.
Positive Attitude

BIKE RENTAL PARKING
Park in the Bayside Center Shopping Plaza at Jamboree and Bayside Drive. Walk across the bridge onto Balboa Island on the right-hand sidewalk. First building on the right is Sports Rent.

Come early to rent a bike and peddle up Bayside Drive to the Galley Café to be ready for the 5:00pm start. As you leave the rental place stay on the left-hand sidewalk over the bridge and keep on the sidewalk all the way to a left on Harbor Island Drive.

BIKE RENTALS
Call Liam to schedule a bike rental – he will be closed when we return and uses the honor system.
Sports Rents –[masked] Marine Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92662
www.sportsrentsonline.com

ONLINE SPIRITUAL POETRY MEETUP

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We meet online the third Saturday of every month from 4:00-6:00pm to read and discuss spiritual poetry and wisdom quotes, and to share thoughts, feelings and insights inspired by the readings. About 25 people attend from several groups - we'd love to hear from you what poem or quote is meaningful to you - Do you love Rumi, Rilke, Joy Harjo, Hafiz, Mary Oliver, Alice Walker, Ryokan, Thomas Merton, Mirabai, Pablo Neruda, Hildegard of Bingen, Wendell Berry, Nâzım Hikmet, Thich Nhat Hanh or...? Every meetup is different, depending on what you choose to read and discuss. Let's learn from each other as we share these invitations to what is higher and deeper.

We draw strength, support, and inspiration from poetry and wisdom traditions. All paths and views are welcome -- this is an open and welcoming space where we get to know others who share a love for spiritual poetry and wisdom quotes, and for that which connects us with a deeper life, regardless of spiritual path or personal history.

NOTE: RSVPs close two hours before the meetup begins. To join the meeting you must be logged in on Zoom, and a password is required. The password will be sent by direct message or email as we get closer to the date. Please check your Meetup account for messages! (There will also be an email, but Meetup.com messages appear much sooner than the emails - sometimes Meetup's emails get bottle-necked, so it's always better to check your Meetup.com account.)

Take-Home Poetry Packs are available for free download at https://intrinsicheart.com under the "Poetry & More" tab. (These are a gift for enjoyment, not a prescription for readings!) To see lists of readings from past Spiritual Poetry Meetups, go to https://intrinsicheart.com/category/poetry/spiritual-poetry-meetup-readings/.
We hope you can join us!

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