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ADVAITA

Temecula, CA

ADVAITA

Watch the webcasts of Francis Lucille, and ask live your questions on non-duality, happiness, meditation, etc...


Francis, a long time friend and student of Jean Klein, is a spiritual teacher of the Advaita Vedanta tradition. His teaching is not "Neo Advaita" but traditional Advaita, which means that the experience of our true nature has been transmitted from generation to generation by a lineage of sages.

Francis' master, Jean Klein, met his guru in India in the early Fifties and stayed and studied with him for several years. He later studied the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism with Dibianandapuri and of Hatha Yoga with the famous teacher Krishnamacharya. Jean Klein was an Acharya, meaning a guru who, having realized the common ground of all spiritual teachings, can teach according to many traditions with equal ease. He loved the humor of the Zen patriarchs, the poetry of Rumi and of the Sufi tradition, and the sweetness of Meister Eckhart's Christian expression of the Absolute. His teachings reflected his love for art and music, addressing the needs of a demanding intellect while focusing to a large extent on the perceptual and sensorial aspect of our experience.

Francis' teachings reflect those of his guru: appreciation for humor, art, music, and poetry, intellectual rigor with a "personal" twist due to his training in Mathematics and Physics, emphasis on the body and its feelings. There are meditation and yoga sessions inspired by the Tantric and Hatha Yoga traditions in addition to the traditional Advaitic dialogues. Music concerts, often featuring Francis as a performer, are also included in the program of the retreats.

Click on the link "Pages" above for more infos on Francis Lucille and videos.

You may register here for the webinars and webcasts and for the retreats with Francis. We are making sure Truth lovers with financial hardship can have access to the teachings by offering them scholarships (free spots). Donations are of course welcome and necessary to cover the expenses.

There are also 8 week long retreats every year at Laura and Francis' home in Temecula, California, and retreats in Tampa (Florida), Orlando (Florida), Paris (France), Barcelona (Spain), Munich (Germany) and at the Omega Center (upstate New-York).

ADVAITA is an eclectic group of friends interested in meditation, yoga, enlightenment, self realization, non duality teachings (Advaita Vedanta, Zen Buddhism, Sufism, Taoism).

Diverse age groups and professions are represented: artists, musicians, mathematicians, physicists, engineers, physicians, dentists, yoga teachers, therapists, business owners, home makers, retirees, students etc.

Week-end Meetings: This is not the Meetup group for the Temecula week-end meetings, only for the online webcasts and for the retreats. For a schedule of week-end meetings you would like to attend in person instead of online, become a member of the ADVAITA Temecula local Meetup group:

http://www.meetup.com/ADVAITA-Temecula/calendar/list/

Information:

Info: http://francislucille.com/index.html ...


5256 members · Public

Sunrise to Sunset Hikers

Mission Viejo, CA

Sunrise to Sunset Hikers

While this group is primarily focused on hiking, we also enjoy other forms of outdoor fun such as canoeing, biking, kayaking, camping and backpacking.... and a variety of special events including concerts, beach parties, museum, garden, art and holiday walks.

Our success is based in part on our ability to increase the fun factor of outdoor events,  often including a social activity such as picnics that include food and beverage. Our organizers also design conditioning hikes that are intended to enhance aerobic fitness and endurance. Our group has peaked virtually all the major mountains in Southern California, including Mt. Whitney. We strive to offer the most fun and scenic outdoor activities available to residents of Orange County.... events that are both in and out of area.

Our group is diverse, including young/middle/senior ages, singles and couples, and a mix of people with differing racial/ethnic/cultural/religious/political backgrounds. The unity of the Sunset Hikes Meetup centers on our shared love of fun, outdoor activities.

We do NOT ask for donations to support our administrative costs or charitable pursuits, however we do ask that you actively and enthusiastically participate in our events. So come on out! Make new friends, get some exercise, and enjoy the great outdoors. We are all about having fun!

Check out the "Our Calendar" tab for a schedule of upcoming activities. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon....

We welcome you to the Sunrise to Sunset Hiking family!


Disclaimer:

Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

20810 members · Public

MOMS Club of Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

MOMS Club of Mission Viejo

We are a group of Mission Viejo moms who get together for fun, enriching activities for our kids while connecting with other women in similar situations. We also collaborate on service projects to better our community and teach our kids the value of giving back.

MOMS Club® of Mission Viejo is a support group designed for the at-home mom of today!

Participate in fun activities for your kids.

Connect with moms in similar situations to your own.

Swap stories, vent, and share parenting tips with other moms.

Give back to your community and show kids the benefits of service.

Build lifelong relationships for you and your kids.

Get support through tough times.

Be a part of a fun group!

We are so much more than a playgroup!

We meet during the day when at-home moms most need support.

Being a mom shouldn't isolate you, so you can always bring your children with you to our activities.

The MOMS Club® is a nonprofit corporation and a 501 (C) (3) publicly-supported charity registered with the IRS.

We know being an at-home mom today means making a financial sacrifice, so membership dues are only $35 per year.

At-home moms of any age children are welcome. You don't have to leave the group when your children enter school. We know you still need support as your children grow.

How can I join?

Our club is open to moms who live in Mission Viejo or Ladera Ranch, CA.

For safety reasons, before you join, we ask that you contact us at info@momsclubmv.org or through Meetup to receive detailed membership information and liability forms. Our club has annual membership dues of $35.

For additional information, visit www.momsclubmv.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

44 members · Private

The 'Over 40' Circle

Moreno Valley, CA

The 'Over 40' Circle

This group was started for people that were over 40 and lived in the Inland Empire, but we have expanded our membership all the way to the Palm Springs area, San DIego area, L A County. . I joined this group in 2015. I have really enjoyed meeting a very fun, friendly, diverse group of people. I have loved being introduced to new things that I would never have thought to do on my own. I was asked to take over as Organizer in January 2018 . I try and post a variety of interesting events, but please always feel free to offer suggestions.

.We do many things in this group including, traveling, happy hours, concerts, movies, potlucks, game nights, and anything else that comes up !!

There is a 2 month free trial period after which the dues are $15 per year . This may be paid via Zelle, Venmo, personal check , or cash if you will be attending an event. I have stopped using meet up pay cause they have been kicking people out of the group even if they pay dues and I am getting no answers from them . There is a limit of 2 no shows during your trial period . After 2 no shows you will be removed from the group. Same day cancellation without an emergency or illness will count as a no show . After your trial period , there is a limit of 2 no shows per year, after that , you will be removed from the group with no dues refund. Please have the courtesy to change your rsvp if your plans change,. Please try not to cancel at the last minute unless absolutely necessary.

We are a very fun , active group that likes to have fun !! We are always up for anything( some of us , LOL) and welcome suggestions for new activities. It's all about coming together with the IE over 40 crowd and sharing new experiences and meeting new people. If this sounds like something you would enjoy , give our group a try !!!

We have a group facebook page for members only so do a search for the OVER40CIRCLE on facebook. 

Please don't share any pictures on social media off our f.b.page or off meet up

unless you have to permission of whoever is in the picture

Our policies are on the message board under the About Group Category

WAIVER AGREEMENT: By joining this group and attending any event you agree to hold The 'Over 40' Circle , the Organizer, Asst Organizers, event organizers, co-organizers and any hosts harmless for any issues whatsoever arising from club activities and events.

177 members · Private

Menifee Mom's Group

Menifee, CA

Menifee Mom's Group

Welcome to Menifee Mom's Group! We are looking to have fun and create meaningful friendships for ourselves & our kids. Our moms are warm, friendly, and fun.We are a group of ladies that enjoy getting out of the house to let the kids (newborn to 4) play and make friends while we enjoy some adult conversations and make some lasting friendships. <br>

Events include park & in home play dates, story times, craft days, potlucks, holiday parties, outdoor activities, a variety of well-deserved moms nights out, field trips and so much more. As a member you can even schedule meetups of your own on our calendar. We seek friendly & warm moms and kids. If you want to stay busy with the kiddos and meet new friends, then come join us! We are a friendly group of women who would love to have you and your children.

Come join in the fun!

Nitty Gritty Details:

The kids in our group currently range from newborn to four years old, we welcome kids of any age. Moms from any area are welcome to join, however, most of our events will take place in Menifee and surrounding areas. Our group focuses on meaningful, long-lasting friendships with one another. Please do not join if you are not interested in getting to know the other moms well or if you are too busy to attend our events. The more events you participate in, the easier it will be to make friends for you and for your children.

Becoming a Member:

In order to become a member of this group you would simply need to meet us at a playdate. I realize it can sometimes be pretty intimidating to meet a bunch of strangers, but I can assure you our group has great mommies in it. Everyone is very warm and welcoming. We are looking forward to making new friends just as much as you are. <br>If you are interested in joining our group and making friends please click the "Join Us" button on our website. We ask that you tell us a little about yourself and your kid(s), and please use your real name when requesting to join. We understand wanting privacy but it is very hard to try to find people at a public playdate based on a small profile image alone, its even more difficult asking strangers if they are "kittylover4" instead of a real name. Anyone that does not use at least their real first name will be denied until they can provide one, sorry. Once your information has been received I will email you with our upcoming playdates. Please respond back and let me know which playdate you would like to attend. Please do not click the "join us" button if your schedule does not permit you to attend an event within the next two weeks. If after meeting us you feel that our group would not be a good match for you please let me know that you are no longer interested. We have never had this happen, but just in case you feel this way please be honest.

Membership Dues:

There is a membership fee of $20 per year, which goes towards running our website and additional expenses such as crafts and holiday party supplies. Once you are an approved member your membership fee will be due within your 14 day trial period. Dues may be made online through meetup.com or to a group organizer (Vanessa or Michele) by cash or check.

RSVP Etiquette:

As a courtesy to our members we ask that you keep your RSVP status up-to-date. Sometimes things happen and you can no longer attend an event, that is ok, but please let us know. You can either change your status on our website or call or text another member who would be attending that playdate to let them know you won't be attending. Please do not RSVP yes to an event and no-show. Lastly, any member that has been MIA for awhile will be removed from our group. Since this groups focus is to create lasting friendships participation is required. It is ok if you are not able to attend events for awhile, but please let us know. If you do not I will assume you are not interested in our group and remove you as a member. We will also max out at 50 members. <br>

Scheduling Events:

Any member is welcome to schedule an event with our group. Simply click on Suggest a Meetup to get started. <br>If this sounds great to you please click the "Join Us" button. We would love to have you be part of our group. <br> <br>

28 members · Private

OC Girlfriend Circles

Irvine, CA

OC Girlfriend Circles

Are You Interested In: 

• Making meaningful friendships? 

• Learning new skills to improve the friendships you have? 

• Meeting women who share your desire for healthy friendships? 

• Making real connections with women who are also looking for the same? 

We are looking for: 

• Women of all ages (21 to 101), in all stages of life who are seeking to find, create and build friendships. 

• Women who want to improve their friendship skills. 

• Women who are willing to be responsible for their behaviors and be respectful of others.

Who we are:

Our group was founded in August 2014.  We are a Women's Friendship group based on the concepts and principles in 2 books by Shasta Nelson.  

In "Friendships Don't Just Happen" we learn about the 5 Types or Circles of Friendships that we have in our lives and how to strengthen those circles so that we have friends in all areas of our life.

In "Frientimacy" we learn that there are 3 requirements to every friendship: Consistency, Positivity and Vulnerability.  The book goes into depth about each of these, how to develop them, and how to know which might be missing in your friendships.

We use these teachings by requiring consistency and commitment from our members.  You can't get to know people deep enough to develop and strengthen your friendship if you don't see them regularly.  Statistics tell us that it takes 7 interactions with one person to really start building friendship.  We keep our group numbers small, less than 50, to help improve the chances that you'll see the same people over and over again.

We are NOT just about the fun events or finding someone to do something with you.  We are very focused on our connections and for this reason there is always a time for connecting at every event.  This is the crucial component of our activities.  I understand that finding events you enjoy is important and we all LOVE to do fun stuff while creating memories and strengthening our bond but if the fun event is all you're looking for we aren't the right fit for you, there are LOTS of other Meetups for that.

We are open, warm and friendly.  

My Southern upbringing tends to shine through and I will go out of my way to make you feel welcome and included as will the rest of the group members.  

What we’re offering: 

• Interesting and fun events from low-key local OC to adventures around SoCal. 

• Examples of what we've done in the past:

Painting & Wine                             Escape Rooms                   Universal Studios/Disneyland              Glen Ivy Spa Day

Oscar Night Viewing Party          Slumber Parties                 Afternoon Tea                                         Museum visits

Scavenger Hunts                           Movies                                Restaurant Hopping                              Wine Tastings

Day-trips with carpooling             Girlfriend Getaways         Dancing & Concerts                              Theater 

• Events in evenings, daytime, weekday, weeknights, and weekends. 

• Pre-set monthly events: 

• Girlfriends Lunch on the first Thursday

• Girl's Night Out on the second Friday

• a Birthday Celebration event on the third Saturday for all the birthday ladies for that month

• Brunch & Fun day on the fourth Sunday

• We also have other events thrown in at various times, usually on the weekends but the occasional weeknight or weekday does sometimes happen too.

• Meaningful discussions and practical applications of great books/blogs on friendship including "Friendships Don’t Just Happen" by Shasta Nelson. 

• A welcoming, compassionate, and drama-free place for meeting new ladies and making genuine friendships.

Our guidelines/policies:

• The $25 membership dues are collected annually.  All new members receive a 30-day free trial before their dues is collected.  Dues are not pro-rated and are non-refundable.

• We try to keep our membership roster up-to-date and current.  As you can tell, we are not about the number of members but more about active, involved and committed members.  If you are not actively pursuing attendance at events, you may be removed.

• Please keep lines of communication with the organizer(s) open and timely.  Please make sure the organizer(s) know the best method of reaching you.

• If payment is required for an event, the member is responsible for any fees that may be associated with making online payments and unless stated otherwise, are non-refundable.

• No marketing or self-promoting of professional services of any kind  

59 members · Private