Next Meetup

Wednesday Mindful Awakening with Christopher Kelly
Address will be emailed after RSVP. Join meditation teacher, Christopher Kelly Ph. D., in a weekly class dedicated to waking up and bathing in the beauty of the present moment. Through a variety of mediation techniques and heart opening exercises you will learn to let go of fears and worries and ease into the natural flow of life. This intimate group is a safe and loving environment for those who are seeking to go deep to uncover authenticity and unconditional happiness. 7:30pm on Wednesdays We are located in Highland Park just off the 110. Please RSVP for address and instructions. Suggested donation $10-20. If you are able to give more, give more. If you need to give less, give less. Meditation is suitable for all levels of experience and beginners are welcome. Class size is limited, so please RSVP if you would like to attend. We have plenty of cushions and back-jacks. You are welcome to bring a friend, but please let us know as we have limited space. Feel free to contact me though Meetup if you have any questions. Please note: We already have a core group so please come even if the Meetup numbers are low!

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What we're about

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

+ 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.


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.

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.

Featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition (, Jennifer Howd is an author, editor, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. Her debut memoir, Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk: How I Survived a Silent Meditation Retreat (, is published by Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh's publishing company, Parallax Press. For more information, visit (

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