Best RSVP 310-450-2268 ~ Silent Meditation then Q & A ~ Beginners Very Welcome !

  • March 5, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Now on Tuesdays
!.. in Santa Monica

Now on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

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LOCATION / Directions scroll down here below...
or also see PAGES on Nav-Bar at top of this site.

Best overall INFO . .


"Beginner's Mind"

.... Vipassana Meditation ~ Comprehending 'Reality'

....... 'Mindfulness-Awakening' Practice Series

TUESDAYS ~ 7:30-9:30 pm ~ guided by AKASA LEVI


QUESTIONS ? Noon to 6 pm, M/F  Best phone-time inquiry to catch somebody 'live' -[masked] -

Please save the really burning Questions about 'Meditation' or 'Spirituality', contemporary or ancient - for the class session itself ! 
-or- for other Logistic Details that may concern you, simply go to:

How many Meditators Usually Attend ? ~ 8, 10, 12, 15 max -
it's a very small, intimate, weekly salon-sized study group. Meditators come from other sources besides justMeetUp !  This may be too close & personal for some... or maybe not...

We're more of a study group, rather than a social connection group. The Book for class discussion: A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield ( get it later ) - plus there's also free readings and other Buddhist resources. Group dialogue gets quite lively !

Coming ? RSVP: Please PHONE AHEAD
for Only the First Time. [masked] 
or email [masked]

( Try NOT to use MeetUp's RSVP,

use Your CELLPHONE instead, please )

Then just come !


"80% of Success Is Just Showing Up." ~ Woody Allen

D I R E C T I O N S & P A R K I N G

D I R E C T I O N S & P A R K I N G

D I R E C T I O N S & P A R K I N G

Maybe Print Out this part - DIRECTIONS - PARKING in Santa Monica
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Meditation Study Classes are currently held at
[masked]th St. & PICO Blvd in Santa Monica, CA 90405
at a Sunset Park private residence. We are a block west
of Santa Monica College.  Leave Time !

Leave yourself plenty of time
to find us on your first visit.

The Laughing Buddha Sangha

2046  14th Street, Suite # 4

near 14th & Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405

10 Fwy West -- to 26th Street / Cloverfield Exit -

top of ramp go Left - go down Pico towards beach.

at 14th Street - just past Santa Monica College

Turn Left onto 14th Street
(going south) only about 1/2 block -
we're across from the YWCA.

is a long white building complex
on west side of street

Across from YWCA.  See a pair of grey security gates almost together -

FIRST tap #, then tap GATE CODE  6 4 0 2.  Unit 4
is on LEFT side of courtyard garden.



please follow Parking Directions very carefully !!!

PARKING ::  Where & Where Not !!


NO :: Anywhere SOUTH of Pico ON 14th ~ is a NO  ....

NORTH of Pico ON 14th ~ YES

Because of Residential Restrictions due to Santa Monica College nearby --

+ NO PARKING: DO NOT PARK ON 14th Street SOUTH of Pico Blvd. No !

+ NO Parking on any of the SOUTH of Pico side streets either. Never !

+ BEST Parking is now arranged at Byron Woodley TIRE DEALERS lot
on Pico just West of 14th, west of gas station - just around the corner
from us. Park tight, make space for others. Yet don't worry about blocking
someone in, it's just us meditation monkey-minds that park there.

+ Only for The WOMEN ~

Very Often easy parking can happen at the YWCA lot
right across the street from us on 14th - Often not !
this is NOT for the Guys !   Girlz Only !
Ladies, you can park here, they usually don't shoo you away --
and they have never, ever towed. Try...

+ NORTH of PICO on 14th is very OK. Parking can be found

ON 14th Street NORTH of  Pico blvd alongside
the Cemetery -- the 'eastside' of 14th St has no meters -
the 'westside' meters end at 6 PM.
But always check signs !


mostly WEST of 14th - and between 16th & Euclid -
meters end at 6 PM.

Parking during DAY-TIME APPOINTMENTS - Parking ONLY
for individual visits or couple's day-time sessions, business or interviews -
We have 'PARKING PERMITS' for you, so you can park right out front.
or Cell Phone us from your car[masked] - and we will come out
to open gate -- or use the GATE CODE  #[masked] yourself.


" Good timber does not grow with ease.

The stronger the wind ~ the stronger the trees."

~ Willard Marriot

ultimately . . . " The Greatest Risk Is Not Taking One "

Taking up a New Meditation Practice
and sticking with it, is Work !

The long-time, long-range results
are peacefully, quietly worth it.

Please read at our Buddha-blog awhile ~ and Thanks....


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  • Lisa

    I really want to attend but I made a prior commitment that I forgot about. Next meet up!

    March 5, 2013

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  • Akasa L.
    Guided by our Senior Sangha Mentor ~, Organizer
    Event Host

Your organizer's refund policy for Best RSVP 310-450-2268 ~ Silent Meditation then Q & A ~ Beginners Very Welcome !

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

"DANA" means "Gift"

$0.00 $15 / $20 at end of each class

This covers: TIME ! - Venue - MeetUp Fees - Other Media - Tech Maintenance - Class Prep Time

Payment is accepted using:

  • Cash or check - “There is a "By DONATION" Monk's Bowl. A SLIDING DONATION of $15 to $20 per Class - cash or check - No one ever turned away for less of a DANA donation. Come !

Your organizer will refund you if:

  • The Laughing Buddha Sangha can exist only on your Good Will and Generosity of Spirit ( "Dana" ) You are welcome to be here in any way that is of Good-Heart. Teacher may request a steady attendance for a class-series or workshop/retreat.

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