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Welcome to the Houston Chapter of the Spiritual Naturalist Society (SNS) meetup group! Do you have a reason and evidence based view of the world, but seek a contemplative practice? People from many backgrounds are discovering Spiritual Naturalism.

(What is Spiritual Naturalism? https://snsociety.org/what-is-sn/ )

Please note: Although we have our online chats listed on the calendar, our local chapter is about face-to-face meetups. We are currently working out details of a weekly event and will announce soon!

While having a naturalistic worldview, Spiritual Naturalists still see value in ritual, meditation, etc. without supernatural interpretations or purposes for them. Cutting across traditional labels, spiritual naturalism is arising among those from many different religions, beliefs, and backgrounds – and that makes them all a welcome part of our community.

The Spiritual Naturalist Society exists to promote Spiritual Naturalism as a way of life, provide educational materials that sustain our practice, and to bring together like-minded Spiritual Naturalists to share their thoughts, ideas, advice, and fellowship.

In addition to joining the Meetup group, please consider membership in our organization...

Click here to Join the Society
https://snsociety.org/membership

Other ways to connect...

Like us on Facebook
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Join the Houston Email group
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sns... (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sns-local-hub-houston)

Join our Houston Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/snshoustonc... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/snshoustonchapter/)

Join SNS on Reddit
https://www.reddit.com/r/SpiritualNaturalists/

Upcoming events (5+)

SNS MONTHLY GATHERING (online)

Needs a location

Third Monday of each month - 7pm Central - online via video chat This is our main meeting for ALL SNS members from anywhere. We will fellowship, socialize with other Spiritual Naturalists, discuss what's going on in the organization, plan for the future, and get your input. The SNS Council will also be present. To attend: This meeting is for members. You may be a member of this Meetup group, but to become a member of the organization, please sign up at: www.SNSociety.org/membership. You will then be sent an invite to join the 'SNS Members Email List'. If you are already a member and haven't received your invite, please let us know. Through that list you'll be able to chat with other members and be sent a link to join the video chat shortly before each monthly gathering. You may participate without a camera, as text chat and simply listening in are also possible. Naturalistic Pagans, Humanists, Secular Buddhists, Humanistic Jews, Christian Naturalists, Religious Naturalists, Naturalistic Pantheists, and all traditions of naturalistic spiritual paths are welcome - See you then!

SNS Practice Support Group (online)

Needs a location

This is the national SNS organization's videochat version of the Practice Support Group we do face-to-face here in Houston. Please feel free to join in on this as well! To learn more about it and be a part, it would be best to read and be on the Google Email list linked to on this page... https://snsociety.org/community/sns-practice-support-group/

SNS Meditation Guidance Group (online)

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On the 2nd Monday of each month, the Spiritual Naturalist Society hosts an online video chat session to offer instruction in various forms of secular meditation. In these sessions, participants can participate in a meditation, ask questions, share their experiences or challenges, and discuss understanding of the form, nature, and function of meditation. You can choose whether to show in video or just listen/talk, and can even join by phone (please use headphones if you have them, to avoid feedback thanks). To be a part of this group, simply follow these two steps… 1) This event is for SNS members. You may be a member of the SNS Meetup group, but if you are not yet a member of the organization, please sign up at: www.SNSociety.org/membership 2) Once you're a member, please join the Meditation Group email list here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sns-meditation-guidance-group On the date of the session, an email with the link will be sent out shortly before time over that Meditation Guidance Group email list (that you signed up to on step 2). This link will lead to our video chat. It will also have information to join by phone if you do not have video capacity. Please note that the link to join the chat will not be sent out through Meetup - only the group email list. Our discussions are always in a very tolerant, compassionate, open, and listening kind of sharing – not debates. We practice Mindful Discourse in this group. About the Instructor Rick Heller is author of "Secular Meditation: 32 Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy – A Guide from the Humanist Community at Harvard". Rick has led meditations at the Humanist Hub since 2009. His writing has appeared in Buddhadharma, Free Inquiry, UUWorld, Tikkun, the Boston Globe, and more. He received a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University. He also holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT.

SNS MONTHLY GATHERING (online)

Needs a location

Third Monday of each month - 7pm Central - online via video chat This is our main meeting for ALL SNS members from anywhere. We will fellowship, socialize with other Spiritual Naturalists, discuss what's going on in the organization, plan for the future, and get your input. The SNS Council will also be present. To attend: This meeting is for members. You may be a member of this Meetup group, but to become a member of the organization, please sign up at: www.SNSociety.org/membership. You will then be sent an invite to join the 'SNS Members Email List'. If you are already a member and haven't received your invite, please let us know. Through that list you'll be able to chat with other members and be sent a link to join the video chat shortly before each monthly gathering. You may participate without a camera, as text chat and simply listening in are also possible. Naturalistic Pagans, Humanists, Secular Buddhists, Humanistic Jews, Christian Naturalists, Religious Naturalists, Naturalistic Pantheists, and all traditions of naturalistic spiritual paths are welcome - See you then!

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