Next Meetup

Setting the Tone: Mindful Yoga with MJ
• What we'll do Setting the Tone is a yoga class dedicated to "peeling back the first layer" of our habitual selves. By practicing asana, flow, breathwork, and chanting, we gently invite mindfulness into the body. The body then paves the way for deeper layers to unfold, and "sets the tone" for evolution of the brain, heart, and Beyond. All levels of experience welcome. Suggested Donation $10-$15 • What to bring Yoga mat and water. We do have mats to borrow if you need one. • Important to know FREE PARKING! Park in the lot, then head up the stairs to your left to The Studio.

Silverlake Independent JCC

1110 Bates Avenue · Los Angeles, CA

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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