All the activities here probably exist in other groups. This meetup isn't so much about the what but the who...
When I think about other groups and outlets I've tried, three qualities stand out amongst the people I enjoy the most - they're kind, funny, and curious. My closest friends had all three...and kindness was the foundation. Invariably, if one of those qualities was missing, the friendship felt limited.
The magic combo:
kind - they have a sensitivity towards others and are sometimes outsiders. They've searched a lot of the spiritual or personal growth options to find like minded people.
funny - they're smart, insightful, like to laugh (at themselves and life - and don't take either too seriously). That seems to keep them pretty grounded.
curious - they love to explore, try new things, and are open minded to others and ideas. Even though they know what they like, they still wonder about the world so they're usually up for a good adventure.
The hope is this group creates a community for these people to meet and build meaningful friendships through simple things - sharing a meal, catching a movie, exploring something new, or whatever else people suggest.
It's not about trying to love everyone but, maybe, finding a few good friends...