Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, is a nonprofit religious
organization and church with headquarters in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
The spiritual home of Eckankar is the Temple of ECK, completed in
1990, which is located on the Eckankar Spiritual Campus in Chanhassen,
The California Satsang Society is the chartered affiliate of Eckankar
within the state of California.
All Volunteer Leadership
A volunteer regional spiritual leader, known as the Regional
in California. The RESA
by an organization of volunteers who coordinate regional and
local activities, including a board of trustees, Satsang Society
officers, and statewide and local directors.
Local directors in turn are assisted by teams of coordinators and
oversees a thriving and growing community of ECKists in California,
and provides a welcoming atmosphere for all who wish to learn more
about the teachings of ECK.
Local Service Areas
In California, Eckankar encompasses 29 local service areas located
throughout the state,
each of which
for the members
of the ECK
as well as
a place where
In larger metropolitan areas, you'll typically find
an Eckankar Center where you
can get free
purchase books and tapes, or attend introductory talks,
worship services, classes, workshops, and seminars.
are open to the public during drop-in hours and during
public events. Centers publish a monthly newsletter
that is free to the public. To get a free subscription,
contact the ECK center near you.
In less populated areas, introductory events are held
and community centers, and classes may be held in members'
homes. In these areas, ECK
Contacts are available to assist
free to contact
them with questions about Eckankar or local activities.
in Your Community»
To find Eckankar classes and events near you, look
for an ECK Center or
in your area.
Taking the Next Step
There are many ways to learn more about Eckankar, each designed
to suit your personal schedule, interests, and needs:
- Pick up a
at an ECK
a list of California
- Sing HU at home or try one of the many Spiritual Exercises
- Drop by an ECK Center and watch a video tape of a talk
given by Harold Klemp, the spiritual leader of Eckankar.
- Chat with a Center staffer. They're available to answer
your basic questions.
- Attend a one-hour ECK Worship Service.
- Attend a two-hour workshop or afternoon seminar.
- Attend a six-week discussion class based on a book
by Harold Klemp, spiritual leader of Eckankar.
- Become a member of Eckankar and join a Satsang class.
Eckankar feels like home
to me. I have found where
I belong. Other
religions didn't answer my questions. ECK led me to my
own answers—things I knew
deep in my heart. Everything
fit with Eckankar.
— Georgia W.
If you have a question about Eckankar classes and events
in California, or would like to receive a complimentary
newsletter from the ECK center nearest you, please send
your request to:
If requesting a newsletter, please be sure to include your
ECK Clergy Services
ECK clerics are ordained after many years of training
and service. An ECK
cleric leads ECK
and officiates the
four ECK Celebrations
The public and ECK members are welcome to contact a qualified
ECK cleric about
the following services.
(There are no fees
for the services,
but voluntary donations
to Eckankar are accepted.)
ECK Consecration Ceremony for babies
and very young children.
It celebrates new life and the beginning of a new phase
in Soul's journey home to God.
ECK Rite of Passage for youth on
the threshold of
becoming adults, at about age thirteen.
ECK Wedding Ceremony celebrates the
marriage bond and
commitment of the couple to bring a deep spiritual awareness
to their life together.
ECK Memorial Service honors the journey
of Soul and celebrates
a loved one's life and passage to a new life in the
ECK Spiritual Aide Sessions can help
situations in your
life. The ESA session does not involve counseling, but
is a spiritual session that helps you find your own
answers through the personal guidance of Divine Spirit.
ESA sessions are conducted by ECK clerics who are specially
trained and appointed as ECK Spiritual Aides.
To contact an ECK cleric, call or visit your local