This website is an umbrella for groups meeting throughout the world of those who are seeking to truly understand themselves; to first know themselves. Please follow the links below to get more information on the group in your area.

San Francisco Bay Area Self Inquiry Group

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Common Roots of the Groups

The groups listed on this page are led by and composed of people with widely varying personalities and backgrounds but there are some common denominators. Besides the fact that they all include people who are sincerely looking for real answers in life, these groups can trace their roots back to Richard Rose - a seeker who found and who dedicated his life to helping others do the same and whose efforts have proven to be fruitful. The following excerpt captures Rose's philosophy regarding the search for Truth and the path he followed in his life:

The path to Truth, or Reality, or Essence is very simple:

It requires a Selfish man, an individualist not afraid of
the annihilation of individualism, a fearless man not afraid of
powers within him that are much greater than himself, and a
man of suicidal relentlessness once his commitment is given.

All that is necessary to find the Truth is an unconditional
commitment, -not putting a time upon the commitment nor a
greater value on any other desires or fears. If a person sincerely
makes a commitment he automatically becomes a vector in a
sure direction.

But if we wish to see the commitment become an Absolute
result in this lifetime, we must be conscious of our limited time,
and of ways and means to expedite the realization. All energies
must give priority to the vector. Every hour must be used in a
way to expedite the success.

So that as soon as the general commitment is made,
we should immediately commit our energies which are generally
used for anger or pleasure so that transmutation will bring Intuition.

The voice of Intuition will be our most valuable teacher.
It will furnish all future planning for the campaign. But do not
rest. Make violent efforts but do not disturb the sleepers.

— From The Direct Mind Experience by Richard Rose