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Spiritual Adventurers San Jose

San Jose, CA

Spiritual Adventurers San Jose

Welcome, spiritual adventurer! Are you ready to awaken to your true nature as Soul? Discove what spiritual freedom means to you. 

Meet with others like you who share a passion for spirituality—who seek actual spiritual experiences, such as lucid or significant dreams, out-of-body travel, past life recall, or encounters with spiritual masters— bringing more meaning, purpose and joy to daily life.
We are an open, friendly spiritual community for people of all faiths. Explore your deepest spiritual questions, and meet people of like mind and heart.

The Eckankar Center of San Jose is temporarily suspending all in-person gatherings 
until July 31st to support everyone's health and safety. During this time, we are hosting our classes virtually on Zoom so you can continue your spiritual exploration journey with us. 
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Other sites you may wish to explore:

Main Eckankar Site (https://www.eckankar.org)

Eckankar Blog (https://eckankarblog.org/)
Animals are Soul Blog https://www.animalsaresoul.blog/
Download free HU App (https://eckankarblog.org/hu-app/)
Eckankar Videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/EckankarOfficialSite)

This Meetup site and its events are sponsored by members of Eckankar as a community service.

Copyright © 2020 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved. The terms ECKANKAR, ECK, EK, MAHANTA, SOUL TRAVEL, and VAIRAGI, among others, are trade- marks of ECKANKAR, PO Box 2000, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2000 USA.

478 members · Public

East Bay Spiritual Experiences Group

Berkeley, CA

East Bay Spiritual Experiences Group

Welcome Spiritual Adventurers

At this time East Bay Spiritual Experiences Group is temporarily suspending physical gatherings to honor everyone's health and safety. You are warmly invited to visit our video conferences and/or audio conferences on the “events” tab to continue your spiritual exploration journey. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Please join us for uplifting virtual spiritual discussions that are open to all truth seekers, regardless of faith. These heart-opening discussions provide an opportunity to share our spiritual experiences and gain a greater understanding of them.

We meet to share and discuss spiritual experiences and topics in an open, friendly and respectful environment. Talking with others can help us understand what our experiences mean. We also discuss spiritual techniques and resources for gaining greater experience and insight. Individuals and families of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome.

Have you had a spiritual experience? Spiritual experiences can include:

Prophetic dreams

Deja vu

Remembering a past life

Out-of-body experience

Flying in a dream

Knowing the truth instantly

Guiding intuitions

Eckankar is an ancient teaching that helps people make spiritual experiences an everyday reality in their lives.

Other sites you may wish to explore:

Main Eckankar Site: for a free book, a quote of the day and a spiritual exercise of the week, along with a wealth of other uplifting content — eckankar.org

Eckankar Blog — https://eckankarblog.org/

Animals are Soul Blog — https://www.animalsaresoul.blog/

Download free HU App — eckankarblog.org/hu-app/

Eckankar Videos — youtube.com/user/EckankarOfficialSite

Copyright © 2021 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved. The terms ECKANKAR, ECK, EK, MAHANTA, SOUL TRAVEL, and VAIRAGI, among others, are trade- marks of ECKANKAR, PO Box 2000, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2000 USA.

727 members · Public

California Spirit, Mind and Body Group

Stockton, CA

California Spirit, Mind and Body Group

This group is about understanding the spirit, mind and body, and how they work together. The knowledge in this group will help you improve your happiness and well being in life. THE BODY Of the three, the body is the most easily understood. It is what you can see when you look down. Notice you have hands, arms, legs, feet, a torso and a head. That's your body. THE MIND To see your mind, close your eyes and recall a vivid experience. You can see, hear, smell, taste, and feel things you have experienced before. These mental recordings are your mind. Notice how you can "see" your mind? You have to use your "mind's eye", but your mind is definitely something you can see, as you have just demonstrated to yourself. THE SPIRIT To understand the spirit, please consider this: When you were "looking" at your mental recordings, WHAT is looking at the recordings? Well? The answer is that the thing which is looking at the mental recordings IS the spirit. It is the sentient and aware part of you. It is capable of awareness. It is the "I know therefore I am" part of you. It is the part of you that is capable to being aware of being aware. It is YOU. To ask you what is your spirit is like asking what are you. To ask how your spirit is doing is like asking how are you doing. You don't HAVE a spirit. You ARE a spirit. This group is about you, the spirit, living in a body, using a body, and operating in this physical universe. This group is about you, the spirit, associating with other spirits, forming families, friends and relationships. This group is about you, the spirit, in using communication, expressing yourself and your individuality fully. This group is about you, the spirit, having adventures and misadventures, having joys and sorrows, playing the game of life. This group is designed to help you wake up to your own spirituality. You will meet like-minded people in this group, and we will learn things together. As a result of attending this group's meetings, you will learn things like how to get over painful experiences, how to improve relationships, how to communicate better, and how to become happier. This group is created by the Dianetics & Scientology life improvement center in Stockon, California.

25 members · Public

Witch's Cottage of Folsom

Folsom, CA

Witch's Cottage of Folsom

Welcome to Witch's Cottage of Folsom!

This group is for women only, over the age of 18. Teen Girls may attend with an adult female member.

We’re an active, friendly, welcoming group who meet 2-3 times a month. We are not a coven, but we celebrate Pagan holidays, and have classes and craft activities whenever we can. If you have an area of interest to teach, please let one of the organizers know. You may also be asked to lead a Ritual. If you are nervous, one of the others will help and guide you. Remember, we learn most when we are teaching and leading.  

We require new members to attend at least one event in the first 3 months of joining this group. Annual membership dues are $40 each calendar in cash or in-kind (donated items such as paper plates, table cloths, craft supplies, etc) year per person (this helps to offset meetup fees {$200 per year for the MeetUp website}). You may pay $40 to Christina at any event in the first 3 months; if you do not attend an event within three months or pay membership dues, you will be removed from the group. We require a picture of yourself on your profile.

I share with you the following information, for you to seriously consider before applying for membership.

*Respect is an absolute! We respect each other on all levels of religion, sexual orientation, boundaries, and confidence. What is shared in this group, stays in this group. Any violation of confidentiality is ground for dismissal from the group.

*You must have a way to get to the meetings on your own.

*You must have the time and interest to follow through by attending soon and, hopefully, often.

*You’re not required to hold, or share any particular beliefs, but you must be open-minded and respectful. 

*Politics are not discussed in our group.

*You do not need to have a lot of knowledge or experience, as we happily share what we know.

If you’re still eager to join this group, please answer our questions with sincere and complete answers and provide a picture of yourself.

Hail and welcome!

56 members · Private

The Bay Area Spiritual Experiences Group

San Carlos, CA

The Bay Area Spiritual Experiences Group

Welcome Spiritual Adventurers! 

At this time, The Bay Area Spiritual Experiences Group is temporarily suspending physical gatherings to honor everyone's health and safety. You are warmly invited to visit our video conferences and/or audio conferences on the “events” tab to continue your spiritual exploration journey. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Please join us for uplifting virtual spiritual discussions that are open to all truth seekers, regardless of faith. These heart-opening discussions provide an opportunity to share our spiritual experiences and gain a greater understanding of them.

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Have you had a spiritual experience? Meet other people who have had one too.

Some 49 percent of Americans say they've had a religious or mystical experience.  Profound spiritual experiences may include vivid or prophetic dreams, out-of-body adventures, astral projection, near-death experiences, dreams with a departed loved one, a sense you have lived before, déjà vu, seeing an inner light, or hearing an inner sound.

The purpose for this Meetup group is to provide a common meeting ground for all who have had, or would like to have, a life-changing spiritual experience.

Other goals of this Meetup group are to help people:

• validate and gain insight into their own spiritual experiences;

• understand what their experiences really mean;

• learn new and advanced ways of exploring their inner worlds.

This Meetup group, sponsored by Eckankar in California, is a resource for people of all faiths and beliefs. Eckankar in California.

Eckankar is an ancient spiritual teaching and a modern-day religion that offers spiritual techniques and resources for an individual to discover truth through personal experience.

Other sites you may wish to explore:

Main Eckankar Site: for a free book, a quote of the day and a spiritual exercise of the week, along with a wealth of other uplifting content  — eckankar.org
Eckankar Blog — https://eckankarblog.org/
Animals are Soul Blog — eckankarblog.org/hu-app/
Eckankar Videos — youtube.com/user/EckankarOfficialSite

The opinions expressed in this site are those of the writers and not necessarily those of ECKANKAR or the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master, Sri Harold Klemp.

Copyright © 2020 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved. The terms ECKANKAR, ECK, EK, MAHANTA, SOUL TRAVEL, and VAIRAGI, among others, are trade- marks of ECKANKAR, PO Box 2000, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2000 USA.

669 members · Public

RfR - Sacramento, CA

Sacramento, CA

RfR - Sacramento, CA

Doubt your beliefs? Have questions about changing or leaving your faith?
You are not alone, and we are here to help each other through this journey.
Learning how to live after questions, doubts, and changing beliefs is a journey. We at Recovering from Religion are intimately familiar with this path and are here to help you to cross that bridge. Our mission is connecting others with support, resources, community, and most of all, hope.
The primary focus of a Recovering From Religion support group is to provide ongoing and personal support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. As such the support meetings are safe and anonymous places to express these doubts, fears, and experiences without biased feedback or proselytizing.
RfR has an immense collection of well-curated resources available as you go through your journey. The page includes resources for mental and physical crises, working with relationships, for issues stemming from specific religions, coming out stories, and much more. Head to www.recoveringfromreligion.org/resources for these helpful resources.
If you find you need to talk with someone before the meeting date, RfR has a hotline and online chat for that express purpose. Call (844) 368-2848 to speak with someone or go to www.recoveringfromreligion.org to chat online.
If you’re seeking professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at www.seculartherapy.org.

148 members · Public

Mindfulness, Loving Compassion and Natural Awareness

Santa Barbara, CA

Mindfulness, Loving Compassion and Natural Awareness

Welcome to these Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, and Montecito guided mindfulness meditation sitting groups, which are now, during COVID, online. The purpose of these groups is to create a warm and supportive community, to learn a skillful practice of mindfulness, compassion, and natural awareness meditation, the introduction of new ideas, and the building of community.

 

This group lead by Radhule Weininger, MD Ph.D. and a variety of other teachers, offers carefully guided mindfulness meditation and loving-kindness meditations with the goal to cultivate emotional balance, inner happiness, and awake awareness. Teachers are Kim Le, MD, Mariela Bravo, Renee Golan, Hattie Bluestone, Fred Delafield, Michael Kearney, MD


Our meetings start usually with a 15 min. teaching, 30 min guided mindfulness meditation, and 15 min loving-kindness meditation, followed by discussion.  

Everyone Welcome ~ Always Free


A member just asked me to elaborate on what we try to accomplish with these meetings:

• get a solid basis and mindfulness. loving-kindness and compassion

• understand foundations of Buddhist philosophy and Buddhist psychology and how it relates to Western psychology

• work to develop greater inner happiness, evenness, caring, and meaningful relationships

• develop the ability to have an inner refuge, touchstone, awakening and to learn to rest in awake awareness

• develop a community of people who want to learn, grow, and create a safe, warm and fun environment


For further information please see: mindfulheartprograms.org or Radhuleweiningerphd.com

 

Join Zoom Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/5612731921

1317 members · Public