What Is Spiritual Freedom?

Statewide Seminar, August 25–27 San Diego, CA

You’re Invited! 2017 California ECK Statewide Seminar  

What Is Spiritual Freedom?

Sri Harold Klemp, Spiritual Leader of Eckankar


“Love is the doorway to spiritual freedom. And the Light and Sound of God opens that doorway of love. You must go through that doorway. You must have the love of God transform your life before you can realize the gift of spiritual freedom.”

—Sri Harold Klemp, What Is Spiritual Freedom?, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 11, pg. 165

Statewide Seminar, August 25–27

Join us for an uplifting weekend of spiritual inspiration, renewal, and fellowship. Open your heart to what spiritual freedom means for you! Experience creative ways to unlock your full spiritual potential through interactive workshops and spiritual discussions. Gain insight from lively talks, panels, and creative arts.


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Seminar Highlights

Immerse yourself in a life-changing weekend of spiritual experiences in the Light and Sound of God. This seminar offers transformational tools, techniques and insights to recharge and reinvent yourself spiritually.

Workshops, talks, and discussions

  • Discover Your Divine Purpose on the Road to Spiritual Freedom
  • Get Spiritually Creative!
  • Take a Giant Leap Upward in Consciousness
  • ECK Wisdom on Solving Problems
  • Do What You Love, Love What You Do
  • Giving Love and Service to the World as a Family

Guest Speaker

Formerly a long-time resident of San Diego, Don Ginn now lives in Chanhassen, Minnesota, near the ECKANKAR Spiritual Center.

Don’s deep spiritual insight into life has made him a popular keynote speaker for audiences throughout North America, Asia, Australia, Africa, and Europe. He is a writer, workshop leader, business consultant and loves volunteering at the Temple of ECK.

Special Program for Guests

You Are Warmly Invited to Attend a Free Weekend of Spiritual Discovery

What Is Spiritual Freedom?

You are Soul. You are eternal.
Awaken the Light and Sound of God within you and make the most of your life! You can live a happy, joy-filled, spiritual life every day.

Friday, August 25, 2017, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Spiritual Chats Enjoy a fun-filled evening of spiritual exploration. Want to find answers? Share your spiritual experiences, or just listen as others share. Together we will explore

  • Past Lives, Dreams, and Soul Travel
  • Spiritual Wisdom on Relationships
  • Waking Dreams—Getting Answers to Life’s Questions

Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:30-3:45p.m.
Featuring creative and engaging workshops and a spiritual fair

  • ECKANKAR—Ancient Wisdom for Today (también en español) 9:30–11:30 a.m.
  • Dreams! What Do They Mean? A fun FAMILY workshop (también en español) 1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Spiritual Wisdom on Solving Life’s Problems 1:30–2:30 p.m.
  • Demystifying Death: Connecting Heaven & Earth 3:00–3:45 p.m.

Also enjoy a Spiritual Exploration Fair (2:30– 4:30 p.m.) for all ages: Explore interactive stations that can offer insights on health, career, relationships, and more! Discover keys to advance your pursuit of spiritual truth and take your next spiritual step. Experience spiritual tools and dynamic techniques that can transform your life!

Attend the main seminar programs as our guest
Friday and Saturday evenings, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Sunday morning, 8:00–11:00 a.m.

Find insight and inspiration from talks, panels and creative arts. Enjoy programs for families and youth.

$5.00 day parking in Wyndham lot with validation.


Special Activities for ECK Leaders

There will be an inspiring selection of trainings offered, including Spiritual Duties of the ECK Volunteer, as well as workshops to help those who lead HU Songs, for ECK speakers and facilitators, and for those volunteering with youth.

Saturday morning meeting for ECK members
9:30-11:30 a.m.  / All members
(Please bring your ECK membership card for admission)

Schedule Preview

Friday, August 25
4:00–7:30 p.m. / Registration
7:00–9:00 p.m. / Main program

Saturday, August 26
7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. / Registration
8:00–8:30 a.m. / HU Song
9:00–11:30 a.m. / Meetings, workshops, and discussions

1:00–5:00 p.m. / Workshops and discussions
7:00–9:00 p.m. / Main program
9:30 p.m. / After-hours activities

Sunday, August 27

8:00–11:00 a.m. / HU Song, main program


¿Qué es la Libertad Espiritual?

¡Damos la bienvenida a quienes hablen español! Habrá eventos en español y traducción de los eventos en inglés al español, durante todo el fin de semana. Nuestro programa en español les ofrece el taller: La Guía Divina: Cómo Escuchar tu Voz Interna, pláticas interactivas, paneles de discusión y otras actividades.

Spanish-speakers are welcome! Simultaneous translation and events in Spanish will be available throughout the weekend. Our Spanish program will offer you the workshop: Divine Guidance: How to Listen to your Inner Voice, interactive talks and discussion groups, amongst other activities.

A warm welcome to the deaf community! Interpreters for American Sign Language will be provided.

Families and Youth of All Ages, Express Divine Love through Creative Arts, Activities and more

“Spiritually healthy people like to be a ray of sunshine for the ones they love.”
—Sri Harold Klemp, Youth Ask a Modern Prophet about Life, Love, and God, page 33

Families and Youth are welcome to attend spiritually rewarding, fun and creative activities. Discover how to live in the spirit of God’s divine love and become that Light to others. Explore family workshops, spiritual discussions and age appropriate activities for youth, (ages 5–11, 12–17). Parents and children under age 5 can experience a warm friendly environment and comfortably view the main program via live video feed in the family room.

Hotel Information

Hotel Registration

The Wyndham San Diego Bayside is offering rooms for one to four occupants at the special per-night seminar rate of $163.00.  State and local tax will be added.  Reservations at this rate can be made while rooms last at tinyurl.com/2017calif  or (619) 232-3861 (mention Eckankar).

Hotel Amenities & Local Attractions

Nestled along the waterfront of the scenic San Diego Bay, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel offers stunning bay views and features an outdoor pool, indoor fitness center, coffee cart and three restaurants. Enjoy complimentary guest room internet access and show your name badge to receive 10% discount at Hazelwood’s Bayside Deli throughout the seminar. The hotel is convenient to museums, theaters, restaurants, shopping, and world-famous attractions, like the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and SeaWorld. The hotel offers free shuttle rides to the San Diego Zoo, and to local shopping at Seaport Village and Horton Plaza.

The hotel also offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the San Diego International Airport 7 days a week from 5:00 a.m. to 12 midnight. Shuttle departs every fifteen minutes from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., then every half hour from 9:00 a.m. to 12 midnight. Go to courtesy vehicle pickup area at airport and look for Wyndham Shuttle.

Hotel parking is $5.00 for daytime (only) and $12.00 overnight (each night).

Consider taking the train to the Seminar! The Santa Fe Depot Station: 1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101, is the last stop on Amtrak and it is only 0.5 mile from Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel.

For more information about train routes and to purchase tickets go to: www.amtrak.com/california-train-routes

Directions to the Seminar Hotel By Car from the North

Take I-5 South. Merge onto Front St. via Exit 17 toward Civic Center. Turn right onto West Cedar St. Turn left onto Pacific Hwy. For Wyndham parking lot, turn right onto West “A” Street. For bag drop-off and hotel check-in, continue on Pacific Hwy and turn right onto West Broadway then turn right onto North Harbor Drive.

Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel
1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-3861

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What Is Spiritual Freedom?

Statewide Seminar, August 25-27 San Diego, California