What we're about

Welcome to The Eastside Mindfulness Collective!

About:

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

Events:

+ 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 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/eastsidemindfulness/)

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.

Teachers/Facilitators:

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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 (http://basicmindfulness.org/) and also studies with Adyashanti (https://www.adyashanti.org/). She is a contributing editor for Deconstructing Yourself (http://deconstructingyourself.com/), 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 (http://meditationwithjessica.com/).

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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.

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Featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition (http://www.npr.org/tags/533258645/jennifer-howd), 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 (http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/554232/sit-walk-dont-talk-by-jennifer-howd/9781941529706/), is published by Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh's publishing company, Parallax Press. For more information, visit www.JenniferHowd.com (http://JenniferHowd.com).

Upcoming events (5)

Online Meditation Technique. Simple. Clear. Effective.

Needs a location

This weekly class will cover simple effective meditation techniques and how to get the most out of them.

sign up here: https://mailchi.mp/10551e319182/meditationtechnique

15 - 20 minutes of instruction

10-20 minutes of question and answer

20-30 minutes of guided meditation

Suggested donation $5-20. 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.

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.

Mindful Awakening on Zoom (New time!)

Online event

Join Jessica Graham and guest teacher for Mindful Awakening at a new time at 11am PT on Zoom!

We explore direct paths to awakening and radical mindfulness. We do not believe that there is "one right way" to meditate. We are dedicated to providing spiritual and secular meditation classes that are accessible for all.

A typical class includes a instruction, guided meditation, a talk, Q&A, and dialog. The guided meditation and talk will also be live streamed on Facebook and Instagram. Then we will end the live streams for a more intimate group Q&A and dialog.

This class has a suggested donation of $10 -$20. If you can give more, give more. If you need to give less, give less. Donations are not required, but please give if you can. You can make a donation via Venmo at Jessica-Graham-14 or at PayPay
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/wildawakening.

ALL are welcome! This class is great for experienced meditators, but also accessible for beginners. This is an ongoing, open enrollment class, so feel free to drop in anytime. If you have any questions about the class feel free to contact Jessica here: http://yourwildawakening.com/contact/

Feel free to bring a friend!

Joining info:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4208411490?pwd=UFgwejBwQUVHWDRmMnczK0FZalQxdz09

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Passcode: silence

Online Meditation Technique. Simple. Clear. Effective.

Needs a location

This weekly class will cover simple effective meditation techniques and how to get the most out of them.

sign up here: https://mailchi.mp/10551e319182/meditationtechnique

15 - 20 minutes of instruction

10-20 minutes of question and answer

20-30 minutes of guided meditation

Suggested donation $5-20. 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.

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.

Mindful Awakening on Zoom (New time!)

Online event

Join Jessica Graham and guest teacher for Mindful Awakening at a new time at 11am PT on Zoom!

We explore direct paths to awakening and radical mindfulness. We do not believe that there is "one right way" to meditate. We are dedicated to providing spiritual and secular meditation classes that are accessible for all.

A typical class includes a instruction, guided meditation, a talk, Q&A, and dialog. The guided meditation and talk will also be live streamed on Facebook and Instagram. Then we will end the live streams for a more intimate group Q&A and dialog.

This class has a suggested donation of $10 -$20. If you can give more, give more. If you need to give less, give less. Donations are not required, but please give if you can. You can make a donation via Venmo at Jessica-Graham-14 or at PayPay
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/wildawakening.

ALL are welcome! This class is great for experienced meditators, but also accessible for beginners. This is an ongoing, open enrollment class, so feel free to drop in anytime. If you have any questions about the class feel free to contact Jessica here: http://yourwildawakening.com/contact/

Feel free to bring a friend!

Joining info:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4208411490?pwd=UFgwejBwQUVHWDRmMnczK0FZalQxdz09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: silence

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Mindful Awakening on Zoom (New time!)

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