I'm thrilled that everything is set for our first meeting. I encourage everyone who is able to attend. Even if you just wish to observe or if you wish to do The Work with Dan.
Dan, who will lead us with doing The Work has been a terrific friend of mine for many years. As I have said before, he is very skilled in doing The Work. Another one of my friends attended a couple of Byron Katie events this year in Ojai, and was left with some questions about applying The Work. Dan very skillfully responded via email in such a way that the individual remarked very positively about Dan's response, and is eager to attend.
If you wish to do The Work, think about one specific issue in your life that you find troubling. Try to distill it down to the root of what is really worrying you or you think is not fair, etc.
Try to arrive by 7pm. Due to traffic, etc there will be space allowed for late arrivals. Even if you can't arrive on time, still plan to come. It is NO problem, if you cannot arrive promptly at 7pm. Just do your best. We want everyone to feel welcome, to come and go as needed. Feel free also to tell friends, family, coworkers, etc.
There is absolutely NO charge to attend. If you are able to give a donation, it is helpful and is greatly appreciated. The facility does cost a small amount. Refreshments if we provide them are a cost. Lastly, it costs to keep the Meetup page open.
But again, if you cannot contribute, or don't want to contribute, please do NOT let that keep you away. Contributions will not be monitored and we will have a container where you can drop cash. At this time we are unable to take checks or credit cards.
343 S. Church Lane
Los Angeles 90049
(Between Farlin & Elderwood)
Church Lane runs parallel to and is just west of the 405. The church is on Church Lane between Elderwood St. and Farlin St. , with plenty of parking in the lot (enter on Farlin) and in the surrounding residential area as well. Its actually in Brentwood in a charming and safe neighborhood. Farlin is 1 1/2 blocks north of Montana Ave. Sunset Blvd is less than 1/2 mile north of the church. Keep in mind that Sunset is very congested going westbound during rush hour(s).
We are not yet sure which of the rooms we will meet in. Look for a sign(s) on door(s) and/or exterior and interior wall(s) pointing you to our location: Sign will probably say: "Byron Katie Group".
Most likely we will be entering through a door which is on Farlin St. just west of the corner of Church Ln and Farlin St. This is at the end of the newer looking portion of the facility near the entrance to the parking lot. On Elderwood St at Church Ln, is the old brick sanctuary of the original church. It is somewhat possible that we will meet in a room which is to the left of the brick church, and would be facing Elderwood St. Most likely though, the entrance will be on Farlin St.
If you'd like to take public transportation: Based on Google maps, it appears that there is a bus stop right on Farlin and Church and another at Church and Montana Ave. Both are on the 2/302 bus line. Be sure to check not only arrival times, but departure times as well for your trip home.
Any questions, just reply here through Meetup. If you don't hear back at first try again!
Suggestion: I attended a meditation a few months back. At the first meeting, the leader suggested that we leave all of our preconceptions and baggage outside, or at least try. It is helpful when we are open to "Loving What Is", as we are more willing to see with clarity the answers to self inquiry beginning with: "Is it true?".
Looking forward to our group with great anticipation!