What we're about

We are a down-to-earth group. Whether you're a nerd or a punk, conservative or liberal, it doesn't matter. We accept all walks of life as long as you're respectful.

We are a very diverse group of people with ages ranging from 21-65. Children are welcome on hikes. No one under 21 at any event that may have alcohol.

Sporting activities that interest us include biking, cycling, hiking, yoga, horseshoes, bowling, shuffleboard, basketball, pedal boats, even poker. We are interested in all sorts of cultural institutions such as museums, theaters, restaurants, dance halls, cruise ships, karaoke clubs, conservation centers, video game arcades and more. We love exploring nature too! Places such as ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, oceans, beaches, canyons, waterfalls. Social activities will include dinners at casual restaurants, sushi nights, movie outings, karaoke, potlucks, holiday celebrations, concerts, beach outings, and various adventures mostly around Los Angeles.

Look for us doing events all over Los Angeles - Santa Monica, Hollywood, Downtown LA, Encino, Tarzana, Malibu, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Calabasas, Topanga Canyon, Griffith Park and more.

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Pico Rivera: Discover American Chan Meditation & learn true mindfulness. Free.

This class is offered by city of Pico Rivera. Free community class + Free parking. When we think of meditation, we automatically relate it to “relaxation” or “feeling good”. In fact, Chan Meditation, one of the most powerful meditation schools, advocates to sit and endure discomforts while meditating in sitting posture. In fact, only hard work and consistent effort will produce genuine results in meditation training. For the past years, we have trained countless students who already meditated for many years but couldn't get the results they wanted. We are not here to please you and make you feel good, and we are here to help you so that you can get what you want! What is Chan Meditation Chan meditation is the most advanced form of Mahayana Buddhist meditation. We follow the tradition of Wei Yang lineage, one of five Chinese Chan schools transmitted by Grand Dharma Master Hsuan Hua. We adapt Chinese Chan training methods to the Western culture and modern times and call it "American Chan". What we’ll do - We start by greeting and stretching - Learn sitting posture & several techniques of meditation - Silent meditation 15~30 mins (We will decide that day) - Questions and answers, socializing. What to Bring - Yoga Mat or Towel - Wear comfortable pants Monastic Teacher Venerable XianRen is a Buddhist nun and has been training with Master YongHua since 2014. She devotes her life as a monastic in order to focus on a spiritual path and to help others. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pacific Union College in Napa Valley, California. She was an accountant and tax specialist. Currently, she teaches the children’s meditation class at Lu Mountain Temple in Rosemead, California. Instructor Shana Han is the founder and CEO of Hansderma, Inc. She has successfully established her business in her late 20s. She is now a meditation instructor national wide. For the past years, Shana has dedicated her time to practice Chan and Mahayana Buddhism. Because she got so much out of this practice, she decided to share this wonderful experience with others. With her teacher’s help, Dharma Master YongHua, she started to teach Chan Meditation. If you want to support what we do, you can make a donation through https://www.gofundme.com/chanmeditation

Canyonback Nike Loop Hike

Canyonback Trailhead at Mulholland Drive

We're going to start the hike at the top of the mountain right off Mulholland Dr. We'll do this hike the 3rd Saturday of every month. Bring drinking water (at least 1 liter preferably with ice), snack and hiking or walking/running shoes. No need for boots since we won't be hiking off trail. We'll start the hike at 12:15PM and be finished right around 2:30PM. You may want to wear some sunscreen or a hat, depending on the weather. Let's meet up at Noon to allow people 15 minutes to fight their way through traffic while we stretch & get acquainted. During this hike feel free to ask any questions you like about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) with the "5 star Yelp-rated SEO guy" who will be leading the hike. "Canyonback Nike Loop is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail." DISTANCE: 6.0 miles (2-3 mph moderate pace) ELEVATION GAIN: 1184 feet ROUTE TYPE: Loop

[K-Town]Every Saturday Chan Meditation @ Shatto Recreation Center. Free Parking

CITY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS SHATTO RECREATION CENTER 3191 W. 4TH ST. LOS ANGELES CA 90020 PHONE (213)[masked] * FAX (213)[masked] Email: [masked] Every Saturday 2pm Tuition: Free No class during thanksgiving weekend No class during December Chan Meditation When we think of meditation, we automatically relate it to “relaxation” or “feeling good”. In fact, only hard work and consistent effort will produce genuine results in meditation training. In Chan meditation training, the results are solid and concrete. You will be much more relaxed and peaceful by increasing your concentration power. All ages and levels from beginners to advanced. Kids can attend under supervision by a parent, guardian, or adult designated on the Authorization. Instructors: Venerable XianRen, Shana Han Korean or Vietnamese translation available. What we'll do: - Greeting, stretching - Basic posture+technique - Silent meditation (Duration 15~30 minutes depending on students) What to bring: Yoga Mat & towel or small towel. REGISTRATION IS MONTHLY & CONTINUOUS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. Monastic Teacher Venerable XianRen is a Buddhist nun and has been training with Master YongHua since 2014. She devotes her life as a monastic in order to focus on a spiritual path and to help others. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pacific Union College in Napa Valley, California. She was an accountant and tax specialist. Currently, she teaches the children’s meditation class at Lu Mountain Temple in Rosemead, California. Lay Instructor Shana Han is the founder and CEO of Hansderma, Inc. She has successfully established her business on her own in her late 20s. She is now a meditation instructor national wide. For the past years, Shana has dedicated her time to practice Chan and Mahayana Buddhism. Because she got so much out of this practice, she decided to share this wonderful experience with others. With her teacher’s help, Dharma Master YongHua, she started to teach Chan Meditation. If you want to support what we do, you can make a donation through https://www.gofundme.com/chanmeditation

Website Marketing Workshop

Corner Bakery Cafe

Everybody nowadays seems to have their own website but most people don't really know how to get them found on the search engines, Google in particular. In this workshop you will learn the ins & outs of getting listed in the search engines to help your business compete in the modern era. Please call/text in advance at (818)[masked] to confirm appointment. Time is subject is change (maybe start earlier or end later). Maggiano's Little Italy shares floorspace with Corner Bakery so we can switch back and forth from one restaurant to another if we like. We might be in the mood for some hearty pasta and choose to do Maggiano's instead of Corner Bakery for lunch/drinks. Maggiano's has more of a formal atmosphere with a 21+ bar while Corner Bakery is more of a casual restaurant minus the waiters (help yourself).

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Website Marketing Workshop

Corner Bakery Cafe

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