What we're about

Meet like-minded people interested in meditation and exploring Buddhist philosophy. Each one-hour class will include two guided meditations. There will be a new topic each week to help us develop a sense of well-being and address problems encountered in daily life. We present a path of individual transformation to benefit both ourselves and others.

Meditation is now generally acknowledged as the best method for reducing stress and becoming more peaceful, attentive and present. But it is much more than that. Meditation gives us the ability to understand our mind fully and to bring about profound spiritual transformation, enabling us to become the person we wish to be. In our classes, through a combination of talks, guided meditation and discussion, we will be guided into the deeper joy of meditation helping us to unlock our amazing potential for freedom, happiness and love.

We average about 30 meditators per class, which is not reflected in the number of RSVPs we receive. While RSVPs are encouraged, you do not need to RSVP to attend. Drop-ins are welcome. There is no requirement to attend all the classes in a series.

You don't need to be a Buddhist to enjoy and benefit from these classes. We are An Inclusive Community (http://www.meditateinhollywood.org/about-us/inclusive-community/)!

Our ongoing Monday night classes are $10. Light refreshments are served after class. Please check fees on each post for special events (e.g., occasional Saturday mornings).

We are located at Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, 301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena CA 91103, which is the left-most building along the free parking lot.

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Visit our Pasadena webpage (http://www.meditateinla.org/classes/meditate-in-pasadena/)
Visit our Hollywood Temple website (http://www.meditateinhollywood.org/)
Visit our Elysian Valley Center website (http://www.meditateinla.org/)

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New Year, New You - Are you thinking big enough?

Rosebud Coffee/Chirp

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! The Buddhist approach to create deep and lasting change. Jan 9-30 How Much Can We Change? One frustration many people come up against is the prospect of making personal change. This time of year, we like making new year’s resolutions, and often for a short time, our resolve to change goes well. But it’s hard to make it stick. As the changes we tried to make unwind, we may begin to think “I can’t change!” We may even see it as a pattern: wanting to change, trying to change, failing to change. And we stop trying. Cultivating Our Capacity for Profound Change Buddha explained that the reason we feel stuck in patterns of behavior is because we grasp at our nature as fixed and unchanging. When we think that way, change is hard to sustain. Through putting Buddha’s teachings into practice, and cultivating our view in meditation, we discover that change is possible! We can let go of the underlying causes of our negative mental habits, and we discover positive change, even profound change, is possible. We can become the person we wish to be! Jan. 9 Meditation and Profound Change Jan. 16 Our Astounding Potential Jan. 23 Are You Thinking Big Enough? Jan. 30 Transforming Problems Into Opportunities

New Year, New You - Meditation and Profound Change

Rosebud Coffee/Chirp

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! The Buddhist approach to create deep and lasting change. Jan 9-30 How Much Can We Change? One frustration many people come up against is the prospect of making personal change. This time of year, we like making new year’s resolutions, and often for a short time, our resolve to change goes well. But it’s hard to make it stick. As the changes we tried to make unwind, we may begin to think “I can’t change!” We may even see it as a pattern: wanting to change, trying to change, failing to change. And we stop trying. Cultivating Our Capacity for Profound Change Buddha explained that the reason we feel stuck in patterns of behavior is because we grasp at our nature as fixed and unchanging. When we think that way, change is hard to sustain. Through putting Buddha’s teachings into practice, and cultivating our view in meditation, we discover that change is possible! We can let go of the underlying causes of our negative mental habits, and we discover positive change, even profound change, is possible. We can become the person we wish to be! Jan. 9 Meditation and Profound Change Jan. 16 Our Astounding Potential Jan. 23 Are You Thinking Big Enough? Jan. 30 Transforming Problems Into Opportunities

New Year, New You - Meditation and Profound Change

Rosebud Coffee/Chirp

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! The Buddhist approach to create deep and lasting change. Jan 9-30 How Much Can We Change? One frustration many people come up against is the prospect of making personal change. This time of year, we like making new year’s resolutions, and often for a short time, our resolve to change goes well. But it’s hard to make it stick. As the changes we tried to make unwind, we may begin to think “I can’t change!” We may even see it as a pattern: wanting to change, trying to change, failing to change. And we stop trying. Cultivating Our Capacity for Profound Change Buddha explained that the reason we feel stuck in patterns of behavior is because we grasp at our nature as fixed and unchanging. When we think that way, change is hard to sustain. Through putting Buddha’s teachings into practice, and cultivating our view in meditation, we discover that change is possible! We can let go of the underlying causes of our negative mental habits, and we discover positive change, even profound change, is possible. We can become the person we wish to be! Jan. 9 Meditation and Profound Change Jan. 16 Our Astounding Potential Jan. 23 Are You Thinking Big Enough? Jan. 30 Transforming Problems Into Opportunities

New Year, New You - Meditation and Profound Change

Rosebud Coffee/Chirp

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! The Buddhist approach to create deep and lasting change. Jan 9-30 How Much Can We Change? One frustration many people come up against is the prospect of making personal change. This time of year, we like making new year’s resolutions, and often for a short time, our resolve to change goes well. But it’s hard to make it stick. As the changes we tried to make unwind, we may begin to think “I can’t change!” We may even see it as a pattern: wanting to change, trying to change, failing to change. And we stop trying. Cultivating Our Capacity for Profound Change Buddha explained that the reason we feel stuck in patterns of behavior is because we grasp at our nature as fixed and unchanging. When we think that way, change is hard to sustain. Through putting Buddha’s teachings into practice, and cultivating our view in meditation, we discover that change is possible! We can let go of the underlying causes of our negative mental habits, and we discover positive change, even profound change, is possible. We can become the person we wish to be! Jan. 9 Meditation and Profound Change Jan. 16 Our Astounding Potential Jan. 23 Are You Thinking Big Enough? Jan. 30 Transforming Problems Into Opportunities

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New Year, New You - Our Astounding Potential

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