Eckankar is known as The Path of Spiritual Freedom, which is about becoming more aware of the presence of God’s love. It teaches that the Light and Sound of God are the common thread running through all religions, otherwise known as the Holy Spirit, the Life Force, Divine Intelligence or “the ECK” as it is known in Eckankar.
We believe that our true identity is Soul (the spiritual being), so we don’t “have” a Soul, we actually are Soul and have a body! At the heart of the Eckankar teachings is the principle that Soul exists because of God’s love for it.
Members of Eckankar live in over 120 countries throughout the world, and practice spiritual exercises for about twenty minutes every day. Just as physical exercises improve physical fitness, spiritual exercises (such as singing HU) can bring greater vitality to our spiritual lives.
Eckankar always has a living Master, who is given respect but not worship. Harold Klemp is the spiritual leader of Eckankar today.