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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.

391 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.

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VortexHealers Community Clinic

Berkeley, CA

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwShc3FDon4

<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>

1857 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.

687 members · Public

Monterey Spiritual Experiences Group

Monterey, CA

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.

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<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.

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<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.

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<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


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<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/ 


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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.


195 members · Public