We are dedicated to providing secular meditation classes that are accessible for all. Our weekly classes offer a chance to slow down, unplug, and wake up with a kind and down-to-earth community of meditators. Our classes are great for beginners, but also perfect for those seeking to deepen their practice.
Our classes are based in mindfulness (also known as Insight or Vipassana) techniques but we 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.
A typical class includes a instruction, guided meditation, a short talk, and a group discussion. All classes are 90 minutes long. 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. Our suggested donation is $10. If you can give more, give more. If you need to give less, give less. Proceeds go to rent, expenses, and the teachers. Cash, check, debit, or credit is accepted.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jessica through Meetup or here.
Sundays from 5pm - 6:30pm in Silverlake with Jessica Graham
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.
Wednesdays from 7:30pm - 9pm in Highland Park with Chris Kelly
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.
Jessica Graham is a Los Angeles based meditation teacher. She also leads daylong workshops and instructs private clients. She has been trained in Shinzen Young’s Basic Mindfulness System and also studies with Adyashanti. Jessica is also a certified grief specialist, an actor, and a producer. She is the author of an upcoming book on Mindful Sex for 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.