Are you looking for a better way? Our Center hosts a number of small groups—most organized by members, many inspired by the Cayce readings or like teachings—that welcome spiritual seekers from all walks of life. Whatever your background, meeting and sharing your path with others is a well-proven way to grow in awareness and application of spiritual principles.
For more than 80 years, ARE members have gathered in "A Search for God" study groups, to offer Prayers for Healing, to practice meditation and to explore their dreams together, as well as information from the Cayce readings on the Bible and the Book of Revelation. More recently, groups have been formed by volunteers from our community for mutual support in developing consciousness of abundance and prosperity, to awaken and raise our spiritual consciousness, and to study "A Course in Miracles."
You can experience all of these at our Center. These groups are open to all seekers. Facilitators donate their services and the Center donates space to make these groups accessible to all. Donations are gratefully accepted to defray Center costs.
Note: These are the usual meeting dates, times and facilitators, all subject to change. Please check under Latest News on the home page for any updates in scheduling or call (212) 691-7690 or group facilitators for updates.
A Search for God Study Groups
MONDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM: The NYC Center's traditional, long-running group.
Facilitator: Paul Dorogoff (until Norman Curtis returns)
Participants study in a supportive group format, seeking step by step self-transformation by applying the spiritual principles in the Edgar Cayce readings. Primary materials include the Search for God handbooks developed by the first Search for God study group, working with Edgar Cayce starting in 1931.
NEW: Johrei Healing Group
TUESDAYS 6-8 PM
Facilitator: Samaya Lin
Johrei, often referred to as "prayer in action," is a manifestation and transmission of divine energy through one individual to another for physical and spiritual healing. Drop in for any length of time and receive one or multiple consecutive sessions. (Each session is approx 15 mins.) All are welcome. Come and receive and be the best you.
Meditation Practice Group
TUESDAYS 6-7 PM (meets every other week)
Facilitator: Theodora Lazos
The Edgar Cayce readings support the practice of meditation as a foundation for spiritual growth. “Meditation” is the first step in the Search for God handbooks, on which all the material that follows is built. Group meditation is conducted primarily using methods described in the Cayce readings, and is followed by a short discussion of concerns, issues or problems participants may want to share about meditation in general or their meditation practice.
Prayers for Healing Group
THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM
Facilitators: Paul Dorogoff
Those who attend practice healing prayer, meditate and study materials relating to healing. Come for meditation and healing prayer in person, or call the Center to be placed on the prayer list. Healing by laying on of hands (by request).
Sunday Inspirations (new time)
SUNDAYS 10:30 AM-12 PM
Facilitator: Rev. Charles J. Julian, D.C.
In the spirit of Edgar Cayce, Charles shares an inspirational talk, messages and angelic healing energies and leads a meditation. He is a Chiropractor and an Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) practitioner who welcomes all to this celebration of universal spirituality.
Prosperity Support Group
SUNDAYS 1:30-2:30 PM
Facilitator: Catherine Outeiral
Modeled on the original Cayce readings on economic healing, the members of this group explore spiritual and other principles for developing a consciousness – and experience – of abundance and prosperity.
Dream Study Group
SUNDAYS 2:30-4:30 PM
Facilitator: Paul Dorogoff
Using concepts from the Cayce readings, participants share dream material in a supportive group format, encouraging self-examination and interpretation of dreams and dream symbolism as a way of emotional and spiritual growth.