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                                                              Welcome to The Eastside Mindfulness Collective


We are a collective of like-hearted individuals building a grass-roots, secular, mindfulness-based community in Los Angeles. If you're interested in exploring secular spirituality through mindful living and learning and would like to participate in our collective, we invite you to join us!

We Value: 

mindfulness, community, creativity, collaboration, compassion, clarity, kindness, flexibility, awareness, sustainability, service, freedom, patience, responsibility, fluidity, fun


+ Weekly By-Donation Meditation Sits (currently offered in Silver Lake, Atwater Village, and Highland Park)

+ Workshops & Classes

+ “WORK|SPACE” Mindful Coworking

+ Potlucks

+ Salons & Arts events

Join our Facebook group here

Weekly Classes and Events: 

All of our classes and events explore secular spirituality and are open to all. Meditation classes are based in mindfulness (also known as Insight or Vipassana) techniques but some also delve into non-dual/Advaita teachings and Loving-kindness practice. We do not believe that there is "one right way" to meditate. Each class allows space for personal attention for students. We are dedicated to providing secular meditation classes that are accessible for all. 

A typical class includes a instruction, guided meditation, a short talk, and a group discussion.We have lots of cushions, blanket, and chairs available for your use. You can also feel free to bring you own sitting gear if you have it. 

Our weekly classes are donation based, and our suggested donation ranges from $5 - $10. If you can give more, give more. If you need to give less, give less. Proceeds go to rent, expenses, and the teachers. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us through Meetup. 


Sundays from 5pm - 6:30pm in Silverlake with Jessica Graham 

Secular meditation classes for everyday mindfulness and awakening

Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center

1110 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 

The entrance is not on Bates. Please enter the parking lot on Effie. You can park and then come through the gate into the courtyard. You will then walk up the steps to the left on the outside of the building. 

($10 suggested donation, Credit/Debit accepted)


Wednesdays from 7:30pm - 9pm in Highland Park with Christopher Kelly, PhD 

Secular meditation classes for everyday mindfulness and awakening

The Well at RiverRock (private residence) 

161 South Avenue 53, Los Angeles, CA

This is a private residence in Highland Park. There will be signs to guide you, but please give yourself enough time to park and find us. Please enter the gate to the right of the house, and walk down to the back of the house. Turn to your left and The Well will be on your left. 

($10 suggested donation) 


Saturday Morning Community Sit (and Social)  - with FREE Mindful Childcare from 10am - 11:30am in Atwater Village with Jennifer Howd 

"The Garage" in Atwater Village (private residence) 

Address will be emailed to you when you RSVP for the event.

($5 suggested donation) 


Jessica Graham is a Los Angeles based meditation teacher. She also leads workshops, retreats and instructs private clients. She has been trained in Shinzen Young’s Basic Mindfulness System and also studies with Adyashanti. She is a contributing editor for Deconstructing Yourself, an online meditation magazine.  Jessica is also a certified grief specialist, an actor, and a producer. She is the author of an upcoming book Getting Off Without Checking Out from Parallax Press, the publishers for Thich Nhat Hanh. 

For more information or to contact Jessica visit her here.

Christopher Kelly, Ph.D. is an award winning teacher who has taught at several major universities including the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the University of Maryland, College Park. He has studied the nature of consciousness for over twenty years, receiving degrees in physics and philosophy. He is a dedicated practitioner having had the good fortune to study on retreat with some of today’s most insightful teachers including Adyashanti, Shinzen Young, Luang Por Pasanno, Soryu Forall, Jessica Graham and Michael Taft. He is the author of two books, including the forthcoming A Theory of the Good.

Jennifer Howd is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, a Mindfulness-based Writing & Creativity Coach, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the author of The Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat, and she blogs about mindfulness for The Huffington Post and on her blog, For more information about Jennifer, visit

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