Activities

All Eckankar activities provide spiritual techniques, opportunities to gain insights, and fellowship with like-hearted people. We invite you to explore what each activity type has to offer. For activity-specific information about what’s happening in your area, click the links below. Or, view events to see all scheduled activities in a specific area or throughout the state. Custom events for your own group are also available.  Contact us if you are interested in arranging your own presentation.

Sound of Soul Events

Experience a spiritual tool that can help transform your life at a Sound of Soul event. You are invited to chant the word HU—an ancient, sacred name for God that has been sung for thousands of years in many lands for spiritual unfoldment. It is the Sound of Soul. Guided by a facilitator, the event consists of chanting HU, participating in contemplative time, and then enjoying spiritual conversation with others of like heart. Chanting HU can uplift people of any religion, culture, or walk of life. Discover for yourself some of its many benefits—inner peace and calm, divine love, expanded awareness, and healing of the heart.

ECK Light and Sound Services

Join others seeking to bring more insight and divine love into their lives at this special celebration of the Light and Sound of God. Led by a member of the ECK clergy, each service focuses on an aspect of Eckankar and features a reading from the ECK works, an open discussion of insightful stories and spiritual principles at work in daily life, and singing HU as a contemplative exercise. The ECK Light and Sound Service is for people of all faiths who love God.

Introductory Talks

Eckankar introductions provide a chance for seekers to explore their own spiritual interests and learn more about the ECK teachings. A recent Gallup poll states 33% of the public believe they have had a spiritual experience at some point in their lives. If this includes you, come explore the meaning behind your experience.

Spiritual Discussions

Interactive spiritual discussions are a fun way to share insights and experiences in the company of like-hearted individuals. In a relaxed and comfortable environment, you can explore the spiritual wisdom already within you, ask questions, and learn a technique to enhance your inner spiritual connection. You are welcome to attend one, some, or all sessions of any discussion series. These discussions are often offered on spiritual topics such as dreams, past lives, and conquering fear, as well as the open-ended question, Have You Had a Spiritual Experience?

You may also explore spiritual topics with other participants in a roundtable forum, a small group discussion led by an ECK Spiritual Aide (ESA), a specially trained member of the ECK Clergy. The topic is probed deeply to achieve insights into the subtle workings of Spirit. The discussion lasts one hour.

Book Discussions

Join others in exploring an ECK book written by Harold Klemp, the Spiritual Leader of Eckankar, or by another ECK author. Studying the ECK works in a supportive group setting provides the opportunity for lively discussion as well as the room for each participant to find their own answers. Book discussions also serve as a great introduction to the benefits of classes for members.

Workshops

ECK workshops offer an opportunity to deeply explore important spiritual topics. Led by a trained facilitator, workshops combine formal presentation, group discussion, hands-on activities, and question and answer periods to thoroughly address a topic and provide valuable seeds for self-exploration. Several workshop titles are available for custom presentations.

Seminars

ECK seminars are open to the public and offer spiritual students of all backgrounds a rich program featuring workshops, roundtable discussions, inspirational talks, creative arts, programs for youth and families, and much more. Regional seminars range in length from one to three days and are held throughout the United States and internationally. Major ECK seminars feature a talk by the spiritual leader of Eckankar, in person or by live remote telecast, and may be attended by thousands of people.

Eckankar in New Jersey provides its own annual full-day statewide seminar. Based on a different spiritual theme each year, this regional seminar offers ECKists and guests an opportunity to experience the love and joy of ECK. Our recent seminars also feature a Spiritual Experiences Room where guests may explore their inner wisdom, share experiences, and have a unique encounter with how spirit works in their everyday lives.