Our community can be found on the California Jedi Facebook group. This is a closed group, so if you would like to join request through facebook or send us a message through the contact form. Don’t forget to check out our meetup site as well, under the Real Life Training page.
Although California Jedi does not currently maintain its own forum, check out the forums on our Southern California Organizer’s site, Jedi Living.
If you would like to connect with the larger Jedi organization or interact with other Jedi online, check out the following sites that our members run or participate in!
Run by Opie Macleod, the Southern California Liason, JediLiving is the least esoteric of the Academy-style training sites. Focused on the path as outlined in the Jedi Circle, JediLiving excelles at targeting the five areas of wellness, Jedi history, and Jedi behavior.
Run by L. Christopher Bird, this site is similar in format to California Jedi, containing Lectures with a comments section and a chatroom for discussion. Christopher is an openminded atheist, so the resources there look at the Jedi path from a viewpoint of “utility and benefit”, or how we get the most out of our training, and discard what doesn’t work for us on the path.
Run by Jax, founder of Colorado Jedi, this site is used by several of our members. Katie teaches Communication 101 there as well. This site offers well-balanced academy style training with a variety of instructors who provide regular and insightful feedback on assignments. If you’re looking for excellent basic Jedi training, but also want to join a community, this is an excellent place for you.
One of the most active sites, TotJo is the most esoterically minded, focusing on Jediism, or the Jedi religion. Although not all members subscribe to that view, their training and structure is focused in that direction. There are many excellent Jedi there, including CA Jedi members Nicole and Roz. This is an active and thriving community setting, as well as providing basic training and apprenticeships.
Jedi Living Site Archive (an archive of old Jedi sites and history)
Some Recommended Reading
The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force, by Daniel Wallace and Paul Allan Beard
The Jedi Circle: Jedi Philosophy for Everyday Life by Kevin Trout
I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole
Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful than You Can Possibly Imagine by Kevin S. Decker
Tao-te-Ching, Lao Tzu
Practicing Peace in Times of War, Pema Chodron
Book of Five Rings, Miyamoto Musashi
Art of Peace, Morihei Ueshiba
How to Sit, Thich Nhat Hanh