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Human Potential and Spiritual Evolution

Folks at Ingenium have a common affinity for

"Human Potential and Spiritual Evolution"

where we combine our highest aspirations of

creativity, personal growth, and interpersonal connection. 

All of our offerings are eclectic and non-religious. They strive to balance

deep introspection with a sense of lighthearted inspiration. 

See below for current activities and check back for future developments.

"Connection Games"

Connection Games integrates various social modalities to produce "spontaneous improvisational, relational art", and where "vulnerable courageous connection is the new norm".  Mihai Banulescu as well as other gifted leaders occasionally facilitate small, intimate gatherings geared towards building deep platonic bonds and growing community that feels like chosen family.  Check our MeetUP site!

Special Meditations at Ingenium

We often begin with soft music or a simple guided meditation, followed by silent Sitting. Yoga or another special activity is sometimes offered too. Join us after for relaxed personal sharing.  RSVP on our MeetUp site,

Meditation, Yoga & Movement Arts

Residents and guests are welcome to use the meditation space on their own during the day for sitting, yoga, and other movement or healing arts. 

Art, Nature & Spirit

Join us for a fun exploration of creating in the natural world.  Inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy, we'll engage together in film viewings, regional workshops, field trips and local collaborative pieces, both on the Inenium property and in the surrounding area.  Check out our "Creativity Trail" when you come to visit, and/or send us a message if this nature-play excites your interest.

Compassionate Communication & Cooperative Processing

Open to those who have taken an in-person tour and would like to actively pursue residency. We meet with Peter Cohen, certified Compassionate Communication (NVC) & consensus trainer. Usually held the second Wednesday evening of the month at Peter's studio downtown Nevada City, but we currently meet on Zoom.

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Ingenium Expressions

Dinner, Storytelling & Talent Night

Friday, April 21st, 2023 at 6pm

Taking place a few times a year, this evening is about sharing wholesome food, enjoying good company, and celebrating creative passions of many kinds.  Show off your own unique 5 minutes of fame! RSVP Here, and you will be sent directions and details the evening beforehand.

Informal Study of the

Diamond Heart/Diamond Approach®   

Some members and friends of Ingenium are exploring the "Diamond Approach®" to personal growth and spirituality, a "dynamic, evolving teaching that leads to openness, freedom, and realization of the many dimensions of our human potential—especially the amazing secrets of our spiritual nature".  Ask about joining a study group; and learn more about the Diamond Approach® at this link.

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Save The Date:

Spontanee-Us Improv Games and Potluck! 

Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 12 - 4pm

At Spontanee-us we thrive doing improvisational activities, theater games, uplifting warm-ups, and spontaneous play. Our gatherings guarantee tons of fun, laughter and connection in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere. First time improvers and children welcome! Try it, you're sure to like it! Come join us and see what it's all about!

RSVP Link coming soon, please check back ~


"Manifest Your Blessings" 

A four part mini-retreat series.

Four consecutive Saturdays,        April 8th - 29th     1 - 5 pm.

A small group gathering combining deep introspection, personal connection, creative expression, and practices to expand our perception on what is possible.


We'll enjoy guided meditations and sharing from the heart during the entire series, plus each week will have a unique focus on things like the wisdom of nature, the magic of color, the comfort of fire, and the cleansing of water, all nurturing the body, mind, heart & soul Click here to register

or RSVP Here.


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Just For Fun ~

GAMES NIGHT at Ingenium Village!

Friday, February 10th, 6:30 - 10pm.

We'll meet in the Common House and enjoy a night of lively, interactive shenanigans by the fire. 

Bring your favorite dessert or snack to share. 


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Ingenium Garden Party!

Saturday, May 6th

Come and be part of the Ingenium Farm Scene! Many hands make garden prep FUN!  Plus, we'll talk about future possibilities for broader community involvement in the garden or otherwise - one of our highest aspirations being an organic "milk-share" program!

On Saturday, we'll work together to get things ready for planting summer and fall crops. Come for all or part of the day! Depending on how warm it is we will either take a break at the hottest part of the day to jump in the pond, or push through and end early to have supper together at the Common House.

Bring snacks and water for yourself and something to share. At the end of the day, either pizza or BBQ will be provided, to be determined again by weather and attendance. RSVP Here.  

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Ingenium Village Photography Walk! Spring, 2023 

Have you ever noticed the many hidden surprises all over the land here at Ingenium? Come join us for an excursion around the village where we'll capture the many dimensions of people, places, and things with our discerning lens. Bring your own camera of any kind. Plan for two hours but it is flexible. We plan to catch a nice day anywhere from late January to March when the daffodils are in bloom. Children encouraged. 

This event is very dependent on weather so we are trying something new: If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here. We'll contact you for your preferred method of communication (phone number or email) and you will be texted or emailed as soon as we are able to confirm a date and time as we watch the weather. 

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Forest Forage Adventure!

Spring, 2023 

There are so many things to forage at Ingenium throughout the year! In the spring it is often mushrooms that we are hunting. Pine pollen is another spring quest we want to attempt this year, plus any other treasures we can find. Come and join us on these expeditions, who knows what will turn up!  All levels of foraging experience and all ages are encouraged. 

This event is very dependent on weather so we are trying something new: If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here. We'll contact you for your preferred method of communication (phone number or email) and you will be texted or emailed as soon as we are able to confirm a date and time as we watch the weather. 

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Let's  Begin . . . Living  Your  Life  With  Exuberance  And  Purpose

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