About Awkwardly Zen

Awkwardly Zen™ was created as a safe place to explore your spiritual path in a FREE online spiritual community. We were a group of friends that were lucky to learn and share our spiritual journey with and we wanted to create that opportunity for anyone.

We started by organizing free online events on Meetup, and we grew FAST. So many people were looking for support on their spiritual journeys and came ready to have open conversations and ask questions about their thoughts, experiences, and beliefs.  Like us, so many people were ready for a community of like-minded people who wanted to live and learn in love and light.


Zen Zooms

Meets several times a week to connect and share with others creating their own spiritual path. Find a time that works for you!

Deep Dive

A professional guest speaker will present about a specific topic followed by a question and answer period.

Special Events

Hands-on events such as card pulls, guided meditations and practices, holiday events, Q & A sessions, etc.

Open Forum

An open conversation about a specific subject.

Partner Events

We love to partner with others groups along the same journey on various subjects.

About Awkwardly Zen Spiritual Community

 By the Numbers

To create safe opportunities for spiritual development.

Our vision is to forge a community where anyone can explore spirituality within love and light. We strive for judgment-free events where the awkwardness of a spiritual journey may be explored and embraced.


Years of Experience


Our Story

Over the Years

July 15, 2020


Awkwardly Zen launches the first Meetup groups.

Ari was inspired to create an online community via Meetup after a reading that guided her. She started with Denver.

August 17, 2020

Salt Lake City Meetup Location Added.

September 25, 2020

Kansas City Meetup Location Added

November 9, 2020

500 Meetup Members

Just under 120 days old, Awkwardly Zen reaches 500 members

January 7, 2021

3 More Meetup Locations Added

Seattle, Jacksonville and Atlanta were added to the group

March 6, 2021

Network Expansion

Launches new website and podcast network, AZ Media

April 10, 2021

3 More Meetup Locations Added

Tulsa, Indianapolis and Minneapolis were added to the group

June 28, 2021

Austin Meetup Location Added

July 15, 2021

Awkwardly Zen Celebrates One Year 

Has more than 2,100 Meetup members

August 9, 2021

3 More Meetup Locations Added

Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles were added to the group

October 16, 2021

Awkwardly Zen Launches Smartphone App

November 7, 2021

Awkwardly Zen Launches Membership

AZ’s first membership option to spiritual mentors and spiritual business mentors

December 1, 2021

Launch International Meetup Groups

January 30, 2022

Awkwardly Zen reaches 5,000 members!

November 11-13, 2022

First Annual Awkwardly Zen 11·11 Metaphysical Weekend

January 1, 2023

Awkwardly Zen reaches 10,000 members!

March 2023

Awkwardly Zen In-Person Events Established

Includes Pop Up Events and Metaphysical Fairs

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