Suggested Religion & Spirituality Groups near California
Supernatural, Spiritual & Intuitive Adventures
Los Gatos, CA
• You were told not to, doesn’t mean you can’t!
• You were told to be afraid of your abilities, doesn’t mean you have to be. Being empowered by them is way more fun!!
We believe that it is time to look upon our abilities as blessings and cultivate them to their fullest potential.
There are supernatural playgrounds everywhere, let us show you!
This is the group for those EAGER to step into their Supernatural/Spiritual abilities!!
SLO County Christian Singles
San Luis Obispo, CA
As followers of Jesus who have had some great times together, we invite you to join us in sharing these gifts from God... people, nature, culture, events, sports, adventure... well, you get the picture!
Our mission is to bring Christ followers together in a fun & safe environment; we are not here to replace your local church or dating sites. Through our times together we want to encourage those who already know Jesus as their God and Savior, and we want to be there for those who are still “checking out” the Jesus we find in the pages of the Bible.
And we’ve already discovered that there is much joy and fun to be had along the way!
Wildflowers Positive Affirmations for Women Meetup Group
San Jose, CA
The environment we live in can be difficult for many women. This group is designed to share and affirm the silver lining in any given situation and to support each other. The group will meet virtually once a week for now and we will share activities that promote positive thinking through thought-provoking affirmations.
Spiritual Adventurers San Jose
San Jose, CA
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.
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.
Bay Area Metaphysics Meetup Group
We are a Spiritually based community who are interested in exploring different paths of Higher Consciousness.
Our group consist of Spiritually minded people, Light Workers, Psychics, Earth Angels, Healers and Teachers who are interested in making new friends and share in the "Oneness" of Divine LIGHT.
We are interested in Angels, Auras, Channeling, Chanting, Chakras, Crystals, ET, Energy, Green, Healing, Kundalini, Law of Attraction, Meditation, Native American, Psychic, Shamanic, Soul Power and many more topics.
Extraordinary friendships have been made here and we welcome you to our community on meetup.
artwork - Universal Vision, by Daniel Gautier
Rosicrucians in San Jose
San Jose, CA
Rosicrucians are a community of philosophers who study, and strive to live in harmony with, the Natural Laws governing the Universe.
Our mission is to bring the wisdom of the Rosicrucian Tradition into our communities, as we firmly believe that these teachings can contribute to bringing harmony and balance into one's life connecting us with the miraculous world around us and assisting us in developing Mastery of Life.
We offer a home study program as well as opportunities to gather together for teachings and ritual.
All sincere Seekers are welcome to join us!
A Healing Place
San Jose, CA
This group is community wellness oriented. We strive to provide information and activities that will help members heal, strive, persevere and be and feel the best that they can. Topics include energy work, past life regression, cannabis education (facts vs myths) self defense classes, meditation, yoga, mental health support groups for women and Covid-19 survivors, retreats, Reiki classes, and more.
The Monterey Metaphysics Meetup Group
This is a group of like-minded people of which many are beginning to exploring their intuitive skills and empathic abilities.
We are here to learn in an atmosphere of mutual respect and acceptance. Everyone is welcome. Bring an open mind and an open heart.
Some of the topics we explore are: Empathic and Intuitive abilities. Psychic and Mediumship Development, Angels, Auras, Channeling, Chanting, Chakras, Crystals, Dream Work, Working with Energy, Free Writing, Healing, Kundalini, Law of Attraction, Light Workers, Meditation, Native American Ceremony, Pendulums, Shamanic Work, Spirit Guides, and so much more.
We Do Weird Very Well.
* Requests for specific topics are always welcome, as well as requests to facilitate a group session.
Extraordinary friendships have been made here and we welcome you to our community.
Please join us for fun, friendship, learning, and personal enrichment.
No previous experience is required.
Central Coast Energy Healing
San Luis Obispo, CA
This Meetup is welcome to all that would like to explore spiritual growth, self-empowerment, and expand consciousness through energy healing modalities such as Reiki, breathwork, and sound healing. Meetups are held by Jamie Dubin at studios, private residences, and in nature throughout San Luis Obispo county.
Breathwork, Reiki, and Sound Healing with crystal quartz bowls can enhance your life spiritually, emotionally, and physically. These modalities are known to improve sleep, reduce stress, relieve anxiety and depression, strengthen the immune system, expand consciousness, explore spirituality, and induce deep inner-peace and relaxation. We learn how to harness the sacred healing power of our own breath and sound so we can find and embrace our inner healer.
Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines
San Francisco, CA
This group is focused on providing public education and cultural understanding about psychedelic plant medicines and promoting a bridge between the ceremonial use of
sacred plants and psychedelic science.
We envision a world where plant medicines and other psychedelics are preserved, protected, and valued as part of our cultural identity and integrated into our social, legal and health care systems.
We host community gatherings and conferences that explore the most important issues happening across the modern psychedelic landscape. Our events feature thought leaders, academics and healers from a variety of disciplines who are working to skillfully bring psychedelic medicine into modern society.
Atheist Community of San Jose
San Jose, CA
The Atheist Community of San Jose (ACSJ) is an organization for atheists and like-minded non-believers, founded to develop and support the atheist community and to provide opportunities for socializing, philanthropy, education, and friendship. We promote a positive public perception of atheists and secularists, and work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.
We typically meet every other Wednesday for a presentation by a guest speaker. Presentations by notable guest speakers and ACSJ members cover a broad spectrum of topics, some examples include atheism, religion, secularism, science, philosophy, and more. Additional events range from attending outside speaking events and debates to hiking, bowling, pub crawling, dinners, and philanthropic activities. We are a community in every sense of the word, with members having diverse talents and interests. We are also a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity organization.
"We are not creating atheists, we are creating a home for them."
President, American Atheists
Deconverted; Freethinkers; Agnostics; Skeptics and Humanists are welcomed!
Please join us!
To Donate, Go To: http://sanjoseatheists.org/donate/
For Family Themed Events, Join ACSJ Family Fun!
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:
Remembering a past life
Flying in a dream
Knowing the truth instantly
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.
Stockton Area Atheists and Freethinkers
Welcome to the Stockton Area Atheists and Freethinkers!
We are a group of non-believers that focuses on community involvement, social events, education and information, and activism.
Most of our meetings are held in San Joaquin County, from Lodi to Manteca -- though we occasionally join efforts with our friends in Modesto, Sacramento, and the Bay Area.
We have a number of repeating events, including "Drinking Skeptically", game night, brunch, highway cleanup, colloquium, and more.
The Stockton Area Atheists and Freethinkers has no monthly dues, and no mandatory attendance. We're just looking for like-minded people who believe in good.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook, too.
Astrology, Explorer's Guidebook
Our events are free. We welcome beginners and advanced western astrology enthusiasts. Our events will be online at least through 2022.
Our events are interactive online meetings rather than webinar lectures with Q&A later. Participants are encouraged to prepare and participate. Please read the event description carefully to see what you need to do to prepare for the event, complete your registration, and receive the link to the event. I am happy to respond to any questions, concerns, or comments you have about our group. Message me, Gerald, Organizer
Participants are asked to prepare for the event by studying the learning resources (files & links) described in the event description. We apply the astrology techniques presented for the event to the participants’ charts rather than just discussing the theory of the technique. We practice “show me; don’t just tell me”. Any chart being discussed is shared on the Zoom screen for all participants to see. You choose whether or not to have your chart shown and discussed. We stay focused on the topic of the event; we do not do general chart readings for participants.
Many of our participants have said that they appreciate the welcoming and friendly atmosphere of the group and also appreciate that the members share their astrology knowledge — which is often extensive.
Our Meetup events are designed for participants who already have a basic understanding of how to interpret the planets, houses, and signs; however, if you are a beginner, our events could complement other ways you are learning astrology.
The astrological birth (natal) chart (complete with all the planets, houses, and signs) is not a fated description of your character, but rather like the back of a seed packet, the chart shows the conditions necessary for good growth. Another way of considering the chart is that it is a guidebook, not a guide. You make choices.
Your chart is a road map of the journey of your life -- you get to choose how you move through it: take side trips, spend more time and resources on some parts of the journey, free will decisions about how you interact with fellow travelers, etc.
East Bay Spiritual Awakening Social Group
Walnut Creek, CA
Looking to create opportunities to fellowship with others experiencing a spiritual awakening. An organic flow for souls to connect, where we can sit and have easy conversations, occasional scenic strolls, for people who are trading their old lives of fear for new ones led by love and inner wisdom. Gatherings will take place throughout the East Bay area.
In-person events do not require vaccination. Attendees are invited to lovingly set their own boundaries for protecting themselves by masking and social distancing if they would like- with no judgment in either case. All attendees are expected to be considerate of the sensitivities of others as they follow their own guidance. After all- we have awoken! Let’s be the change we would like to see in the world. Mindfully Connecting to others.
Sacramento Freethinkers, Atheists, & Nonbelievers (FAN)
Meet other freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, nonbelievers, and humanists in the greater Sacramento area. We gather to discuss beliefs and philosophies, hear provocative speakers, and make new friends. We have guest speakers, book discussions, film screenings, potlucks, and other social events.
Ethical Culture Society of Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
We are a democratic fellowship for people seeking a rational, compassionate philosophy of life without regard to belief or non belief in a supreme being. We value the importance of living ethical, responsible, and socially connected lives.
Together, we do service projects that benefit the larger community, including cleaning up the Bay, food sorting, collecting items for the homeless, and helping disadvantaged families.
We welcome people from a variety of religious backgrounds. Some consider themselves humanists, atheists, or agnostics. Our emphasis is on what we DO to make the world a better place individually and together.
We discuss ethical dilemmas that arise in our lives, hold programs to learn about ourselves, each other, and the issues of the day. We seek to be fully engaged in the community and the world.
If you seek social events, social action and a socially-minded community, share your passion and join us!
For more information, visit our website at: ecssv.org
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).
Davis Psychedelic Club
This is a club for anyone interested in consciousness, psychedelics, plant medicines, self-exploration, spirituality, mindfulness, connecting with others, being of service to the community, etc. This club exists so people who are curious and interested in these subjects can connect with each other in the Davis, CA area.
As if right now, the plan is to meet weekly with an alternating schedule of weekday/weekend meeting times and discussions/social events. This meeting format is subject to change.
DISCLAIMER: We do not encourage or condone any illegal activities, the purchase, sale, transfer, or use of any illegal substances, or partaking in any unlawful activities related to illegal substances. Please do not bring, buy, sell, transfer, or arrive on any illegal substances, or swap information on how to acquire or use them. You may be asked to leave if you do not adhere to this request. Thank you for respecting our safe community space.