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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 (

Eckankar Blog (
Animals are Soul Blog
Download free HU App (
Eckankar Videos (

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.

395 members · Public

Manjushri Buddha Dharma Lineage in Aptos

Aptos, CA

Manjushri Buddha Dharma Lineage in Aptos

Brief Introduction to Our Guru

Namnang Mingjo Dorje Rinpoche

At a very young age, Rinpoche followed Huiling Rinpoche, the Lineage Holder of Nagavara Raja Buddha Tradition, and completed the systematic study of the Nagavara Raja Buddha Lineage and became the Lineage Holder. The Nagavara Raja Buddha Lineage inherits the “Prajna Paramita Sutra” and the profound uncommon Vajrayana teachings of Manjushri Bodhisattva. As he became a little older, Rinpoche encountered Venerable Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche. He was moved by Tsenshab Rinpoche’s Old Kadampa moral character, and received the “blessing from the Pure Vision of the Old Kadampa Lineage pure positive karma” from Tsenshab Rinpoche. Every time seeing Tsenshab Rinpoche, his tears would naturally flow out. On one occasion, Rinpoche paid homage to the relic display of Gurus, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and saw that the most venerable Atisha’s relics were surrounded by clean, pure and holy light, similar to the holiness of the relics of Buddha and Bodhisattvas. He generated utter faith in the uncommon virtue of most venerable Atisha, and generated uncommon veneration for most venerable Atisha. He came to understand that the mind quality of Tsenshab Rinpoche that moved him originated from most venerable Atisha. For a long time Rinpoche studied in front of the throne of his Dharma father, the “49th Ganden Tripa” Dhakpa Rinpoche, and was recognized by Dhakpa Rinpoche as his important close disciple. Dhakpa Rinpoche is a great cultivator who holds the “Old Kadampa” tradition and style, the same as Tsenshab Rinpoche. Because of Rinpoche’s loyalty and devotion to his Guru, he received his Guru’s trust. Dhakpa Rinpoche passed the Lineage Dharma Seat of “Stages of Path to Enlightenment”, many Lineage teachings, and cultivation experience and essence of the Old Kadampa tradition to Rinpoche. Allowing him to become a Guru who can transmit and teach the “Stages of Path to Enlightenment” and Kadampa teachings. This fulfilled his dream of having Guru-Disciple relationship with most venerable Atisha. Besides having the cultivation style of the pure tradition, Rinpoche followed the most exceptional Gurus in the “Gyuto Tantric College” and “Gyume Tantric College” to study Vajrayana teachings. These Vajrayana Gurus all consider Rinpoche as their most outstanding disciple.

Rinpoche believes the greatest meaning of Buddha descending to Jambudvipa (this world system) is to make the sentient beings awaken their inner “good heart and kindness”, abandon mutual “hostile rejection”, so that people can “live together in harmony”, and can also “care for each other” and “help each other”, to improve people’s “public morality”, and to make human beings “live in harmony” with the nature. He prays for the planet that we live on to recover from the harm that was already made.

Rinpoche carries the tradition and style he received from his Gurus, and is humble and low key. But he clearly distinguishes virtue and evil, and allows no space for ambiguity. He is dedicated to restoring the “Old Kadampa” real cultivation spirit. He believes all cultivations should begin with putting down “self attachment” and clearly distinguishing “virtue and evil”. One should be able to earnestly practice the logic that oneself says. Teaching Dharma should be according to the “virtue root” of the students and their level of cultivation and learning, and one should not teach high and deep Dharma logic to students who have not received training; this would harm the virtue root of the students, and make the students overestimate their own levels and not be able to solve their problems. One should first build a stable foundation and then “gradually progress step by step”.  He prays for all Buddha’s disciples to have the ability to make their own cultivation improve.

Rinpoche has accurate study and comprehension for both Sutrayana and Vajrayana teachings, and is an exceptional scholar. But his teaching style is very concise. He only teaches the disciples simple meaning and logic, and then teaches the disciples to recite mantra to remove obstacles, to reveal their existing “ability of comprehension” and “ability of following the correct Dharma”. This is a practical and feasible cultivation method in this Dharma ending period. At the same time, he is extremely careful about using the correct motivation to recite mantras; only in this way can one deliver the function of mantras correctly. To simply put, Rinpoche mainly teaches mantra recitation, and uses its actual function of subduing obstacles and improving wisdom to accomplish listening, contemplation and cultivation of Dharma; after that one can then learn profound Dharma teachings progressively. This way of both studying the stages and accumulating assets at the same time, should be the most effective way of cultivation under the current circumstance where various problems emerge one after another.

9 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 Blog —

Animals are Soul Blog —

Download free HU App —

Eckankar Videos —

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.

688 members · Public

Fasting, Microdosing & Entheogenic Healing

Walnut Creek, CA

Fasting, Microdosing & Entheogenic Healing

Welcome Awakened Self-Healers!

Holistic healing comes in many forms. We come to appreciate its power in its gentleness, its innate wisdom, its efficacy and history of use in many traditions.

Through its use, we connect to Nature as most of these modalities are nature-based or plant-based. They resonate with human bodies because we too come from Nature, and thus, we are a vibrational match with holistic modalities.

This community will explore and discuss holistic, non-conventional healing modalities including Sacred Medicines, Fasting, Microdosing, Sacred Medicine Preparation & Integration, Detoxification, Nutrition, Lifestyle, Biohacking, Yoga, Ayurveda, Pranayama, Meditation,Nonduality and Spiritual Ascension.

We will also share and discuss how these body-mind practices get us closer to Source Consciousness, receive insights, transmissions, epiphanies, gnoses that translate to positive action in our daily life.

Together we heal <3

Register here: Leni Pratte, Events | Eventbrite


By awakening to our True Nature, we are able to heal ourselves and our traumas, suppressed, repressed or unprocessed emotions and mental imbalances.

Leni guides you in awakening to your True Nature, preparing you to embody the teachings of Advaita Vedanta or Nonduality. Through Nondual Awakening & Embodiment, you can attain mental/emotional freedom and liberation from worldly attachments.

To solidify this teaching, Leni incorporates pranayama or breathwork and meditation so you can experience the vastness of embodied awakening. Breathwork also anchors your awareness as you gain mastery over your Body-Mind organism.

Leni also teaches Body-Mind Purification for spiritual advancement and optimal, high-vibrational wellness, balance, disease prevention & reversal, enabling you to thrive and optimize your mind-body complex.

To prepare the body-mind for sacred medicine, psychedelic healing and spiritual ascension, Leni applies Nutrition, Supplementation, Detoxification, Ayurvedic and Lifestyle techniques.

For integration, Leni uses Breathwork, Yoga, Meditation and Nondual principles and grounding techniques to help integrate the sacred medicine experience, enabling you to apply insights, epiphanies and realizations into daily life.

In her healing journey, detoxification and purification of the body, mind and emotions were crucial in how she overcame cancer, autoimmune and chronic symptoms.

Leni’s clients have not only experienced invincible immunity, energy and vitality but have also reversed symptoms, lost weight, dropped pharmaceutical drugs, released unwanted emotions/energies, enhanced their connection to Source.

As you cleanse and detoxify your body-mind temple, you also rejuvenate and restore bodily functions, reversing aging internally and externally.

When the body, mind and emotions are free from debris, we become pure, light and free, a clear vessel for Divine transmission.

Leni S. Pratte is a Breath & Detox Coach, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, Holistic Wellness Practitioner and Nonduality Teacher. Get her free Organic and nonGMO guide at You can reach her at or 925-451-5208.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it ~ Rumi

97 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!

124 members · Private

Tarot Energy Healing! for Fun & Empowerment.

Sunnyvale, CA

Tarot Energy Healing! for Fun & Empowerment.

This group is for people interested in Tarot and energy healing. The newbie and the experienced alike are welcome.

We will be about discussing and learning about different energy healing and energy reading modalities, and taking those modalities and blending them together with Tarot. That's a pretty big umbrella, and we'll touch on Reiki, meditation, song, Earth energy, working with your angels and guides, chakras and auras, protection, cords and curses, and clearing up the soul for some joyful flow.

We will be learning different types of Tarot readings and how to create your own spreads so that you can get more of out your cards in a personal way for you. These spreads include messages from your angels, guides, ancestors, ascended masters, the Divine/God/dess, your higher self, spirit animal guide, etc. It also includes chakras, past lives, how to deal with unwanted entities and spirits, etc.

We will also talk about DISCERNMENT and intuition; about how to discern what is your intuition (aka the Holy Spirit, or whatever you wish to call it), vs your own thoughts, and how mental health disorders plays a role in all this. We will also have a crunchy side dish of ethics.

Not only that, but this also going to be about how you can use your cool intuitive spiritual knowledge and abilities in the real world. That it's more than just something you do separate from the rest of your life, that it's all a part of your life.

My name is Ruth ~ Lady of Radiant Joy. I am certified as both a Reiki Master Teacher (3 years) and a Motoki practitioner (lvl 2, 1 year).* I have been using Tarot seriously for about two years (self taught from books and a Udemy course, before that I was just a dabbler).  I adore Tarot and often when I do a reading I see energy healing that needs to be done to help the querent! Energy is energy. It doesn't matter the size of the veins they're all connected to the main arteries! Thus, I'm a bit of a "Jill of all trades" in the intuitive energy healing/reading world, and it's awesome. I believe we all have the potential if we choose to tap into it.

My job will be to facilitate learning from one another and to create safe space, with a side order of fun while keeping it real. Suggestions and questions are always welcome!

*See pics for my Reiki lineage and certificates, and Moto-ki certificate, under my legal name Ruth Renate Davidson (or shortened to, Ruth R. Davidson).

379 members · Public