Suggested Religion & Spirituality Groups near California
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
VortexHealers Community Clinic
We are Vortexhealing®️ Divine Energy Healing Students and Practitioners who hold a free remote, group healing every two weeks on Sundays from 3 to 415 PM Pacific Time, to introduce people to the benefits of VortexHealing®️, a source of Divine Healing and Awakening from divine source. VortexHealing® Divine Energy Healing is not only a healing art, but a path for awakening. It is designed to transform the roots of emotional consciousness, heal the physical body, and awaken freedom within the human heart. This group’s focus is to assist others interested in learning about VortexHealing®, and to offer healings using VortexHealing® Divine Energy. By receiving both individual and group healings by trained VortexHealers, you will be able to see more clearly into your issues and address them at a deeper level. <br> <br> The view of VortexHealing® is that all of life in One (One Source, One Consciousness, One Divinity), expressing Itself as this amazing experience of creation. We experience Creation through our human form, which can create all kinds of issues and false identities that over time imprint or condition every level of our human system. This web of conditioning distorts our experience of being human, leading to potential issues/blockages in our human energy system, which can ultimately create weakness and physical disease, as well as countless forms of emotional suffering. <br>
The intention of VortexHealing® is to release this conditioning on every level it is found, moving a person towards emotional balance and energetic strength. In addition, it helps to create enough inner space from personal conditioning, and enough self-awareness, for one to begin awakening out of our conditioned web of reality to the freedom and oneness that is our true nature.
We recently found a person who came to one of our healings has posted a video of herself sharing about her experience on YouTube. Here is a link to her video.
<br> ®VortexHealing is a registered service mark of Ric Weinman. All rights reserved. Used here with permission. <br>For more information visit: www.vortexhealing.org <br><br> Sign up for our bi-weekly mailing list here <br>
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.
San Francisco Psychedelic Society
San Francisco, CA
Welcome to the San Francisco Psychedelic Society!
Our group is devoted to the exploration of the expansion of consciousness – and we’re fascinated and thrilled as we learn about the profound role psychedelics have played in the evolution of human consciousness over the past tens of thousands of years.
Our group doesn't engage in or promote illegal activities during our Meetups. Don't join this group to procure, or otherwise attempt to procure illegal substances or you will be removed. We are a mature, safe group.
We host guest speakers, movie screenings, social gatherings, integration circles and support groups for mental health and addiciton recovery.
We will be posting videos of some of our past events on YouTube here. Subscribe to our channel for regular updates!
If you wish to stay up-to-date but want to do so without using meetup.com, we encourage you to please sign up for our private monthly newsletter by clicking here: http://psychedelicsocietysf.org.
Bay Area Law of Attraction Discussion Group
San Rafael, CA
This group is for people who are interested in learning more about the law of attraction and how to apply it successfully to intentionally create joyful, fulfilling lives. This group is based on the teachings of Abraham (Esther and Jerry Hicks) and of Hermaden. Right now, we are meeting online using Zoom, and gathering with other intentional creators to dialogue with the group of non-physical teachers known as Hermaden. The collective consciousness of Hermaden is interpreted by Graehme Hall, and they will answer your questions about how to create the life you want, the law of attraction, spirituality, and...well, it's up to you! Join us for a meaningful and enlightening discussion. Bring your questions! (Or you can just listen, too!)
These gatherings are posted in other places, so there are usually more people attending than listed here. It's fun to co-create with like-minded individuals!
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!
Monterey Spiritual Experiences Group
<b>Welcome Spiritual Adventurers! </b><br>
NOTE: At this time the Monterey Spiritual Experiences Group is temporarily suspending physical gatherings to honor everyone's health and safety, at least until the end of May 2020. 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.
<b>Have you had a spiritual experience?</b><br>
Spiritual experiences can include: <br> <br>* Prophetic dreams <br>* Deja vu <br>* Remembering a past life <br>* Out-of-body experience <br>* Flying in a dream <br>* Knowing the truth instantly <br>* Guiding intuitions <br> <br>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 insights.
<b>Through regular use of spiritual exercises everyone can:</b>
* Expand their awareness and enjoyment of life.
* Gain a personal understanding of the role of Karma and Reincarnation.
* Become active and Creative Dreamers.
* Experience Soul Travel, a form of expanded awareness and inner knowingness; which can also be an out-of-body experience.
* Awaken in consciousness and open their hearts to a deeper connection to God's love.
<b>Looking for more answers? You are welcome to contact us:</b>
<br>ECKANKAR Center of Monterey<br>P.O. Box EK<br>Pacific Grove, CA 93950<br>Phone: (831) 373-1153Eckankar in California<br>Website: www.ECK-CA.org<br>Meetup Online Mailbox: www.meetup.com/Eckankar-of-Monterey-County/suggestion
<b>Other sites you may wish to explore: </b>
<br>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 -- https://eckankar.org <br>Eckankar Blog --https://eckankarblog.org/<br>Animals are Soul Blog -- https://www.animalsaresoul.blog/<br>Download free HU App -- https://eckankarblog.org/hu-app/
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.
<br> <br>Copyright ©2020 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved. The terms ECKANKAR, ECK, EK, MAHANTA, SOUL TRAVEL, and VAIRAGI, among others, are trademarks of ECKANKAR, P.O. Box 2000, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2000 U.S.A.
Bay Area Fellowship and Beyond
San Mateo, CA
Purpose: To fellowship with others in the Bay Area and Beyond
Who should join: People who would like to have fellowship by joining positive events and sharing constructive ideas.
What will you do at the events: Dine together, go hiking, watch a movie, exchange ideas
We encourage all members to volunteer in the events and to host events.
Condition: Please be respectful in all communications and photos. Please avoid posting photos of people are are not wearing shirts. Thank you!
San Francisco Atheist Church
San Francisco, CA
We meet each and every Sunday at noon for a brief sermon followed by group discussion. We are building a community of people with shared values, focusing on uplifting topics for atheists: being good without god, feeling wonder in a world that can be understood through reason and science, and contributing to your community without religion. Everyone is welcome to join.
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.
Astrology for Horoscope Readers
The Astrology for Horoscope Readers meetup is for people who know some astrology and want to know more. It’s an opportunity to have fun and talk about astrology with others in a relaxed setting. This isn’t a formal class but more of a group learning experience. Everyone is welcome. I started this group because I find astrology fascinating (I've been a professional astrologer for over 20 years) and want to meet others who feel the same way.
Meditation with Enlightenment University
San Jose, CA
Welcome Truth Seekers!
Thank you for joining our missions. Enlightenment University was established in 2020 as a nonprofit to help bring about Enlightenment & World Peace. We do this through promoting and teaching meditation to bring in the light. This is what enlightenment means. Please visit our website at www.enlightenmentu.org for more information about our vision and missions.
We look forward to meditating with you for Enlightenment & World Peace.
Silicon Valley Christian Singles Play Network (SV CSPN)
San Jose, CA
Want to have fun with other Christian singles in the Bay Area? While we don't discourage dating in the group or having a healthy interest in the opposite sex, this isn't a hookup group, although we may sometimes organize events to facilitate romantic connections. Please wait until meeting at an event before reaching out to people who are not organizing an event. Those who do this regularly may be removed from the group. We welcome all ages, although the majority of our members are in the age range of mid-30's to mid-50's, and some events will draw people of different age ranges over others.
If you're interested in getting a group together to do something we haven't planned, just let us know and we'll look into organizing it as an official event.