• A Day of Loving Kindness Meditation (Insight LA)
    Join InsightLA senior teachers Wendy Block and Cayce Howe Block for an all-day loving kindness meditation retreat at the Montecito Center in Rossmoor, California. Day involves periods of sitting and walking meditation, as well as Dharma talks on the Buddha's teachings on the practice of metta or "loving kindness." Bring bag lunch. Refrigerator on premises. Light snacks provided. InsightLA is dedicated to creating a safe, welcome, open, and equitable community that stands firmly against all bias whether racial, gender, economic, or religious. All are welcome. MORE INFO: https://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/2018/11/practice-loving-kindness-nov-17-dec-1.html SIGN UP: https://insightla.org/Calendar/Event-Calendar/EventId/749/e/a-day-of-metta-17-nov-2018 MINDFUL WRITING (East Hollywood, 3-5 PM): https://insightla.org/Calendar/Event-Calendar/EventId/537/e/mindful-writing-and-yoga-daylong-14-jul-2018 HALF-DAY DEC. 1st: https://insightla.org/Calendar/Event-Calendar/PageId/SignUpToEvent/EventId/820/e/loving-kindness-half-day-1-dec-2018

    Montecito Center

    12341 Montecito Rd. · Rossmoor, CA

  • Free Vegan Thanksgiving potluck (Culver City)
    We attend with hundreds every year. Non-vegans are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is L.A.'S LONGEST RUNNING SINGLE DAY VEGAN TRADITION. This giant vegan potluck has been an annual tradition for 25 years with hundreds attending each year. Come share delicious pure vegan food (free of all animal products). Connect with beautiful people. Enjoy a social outdoor environment with music, live performances, and an open mic. Bring drums, musical instruments, frisbees, ball, whatever. Children welcome as well as well-behaved dogs on leashes. FREE PUBLIC EVENT Although there is no fee to attend, to participate everyone brings a purely VEGAN dish, bought or prepared at home. Park rules: No alcohol. ***For EACH person attending, bring a vegan (no animal/insect products of any kind -- no honey, dairy butter, white sugar which has bone ash, etc.) ready-to-serve dish to share with at least 8-10 people. For example, if there are two people in your party, bring 16-20 servings to share with others. WHAT'S "VEGAN"? Vegan means no meat, fish, eggs, dairy, or honey -- no animal products or ingredients of any kind. Organic, gluten-free, chemical-free, GMO-free foods are encouraged. Cooked and raw vegan foods are welcome. There is a special space designated for 100% raw food. Raw means free of all pasteurized foods, commercially canned, and most jarred foods). Please bring a written INGREDIENT LIST to help those with allergies and food sensitivities. To PREVENT PAPER & PLASTIC WASTE, please bring your own reusable plates, bowls, cups, eating and serving utensils. WHEN We start gathering at 11:00 AM. We hold a beautiful opening circle at 12:00 noon. Then we begin to feast! LOCATION Enter Cheviot Hills Park (a.k.a. Rancho Park) north entrance on Motor Avenue (the first entrance south of Pico Blvd.) When you enter the park, drive past parking area on the left. Instead, follow the road to the next parking area a few hundred feet further. Walk to the picnic tables across the grass next to the baseball field. "VEG" signs are posted to point the way. (Avoid the other picnic area at the far end close to the parking lot). MAP http://goo.gl/maps/UnMWc PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Plan your trip: http://socaltransport.org/ The closest holiday bus stop is at Pico Blvd./Motor Ave. on the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, Route 7. Santa Monica Big Blue Bus: http://www.bigbluebus.com/ Los Angeles Metro: http://www.metro.net/ Culver City Bus: http://www.culvercity.org/enjoy/culver-city-bus EVENT PLANNING AND COORDINATION You are welcome and encouraged to help coordinate the Vegan Picnic on Thanksgiving Day in Rancho Park. To participate in planning, send an email to: [masked]

    Cheviot Hills Park

    Motor and Pico NW area of Park · Los Angeles, CA

  • Free Mindfulness Meditation drop-in at UCLA
    30-minute mindful meditation sessions available on M, T, W, Th (http://marc.ucla.edu/free-drop-in-meditation). Mindful Awareness, what Eckhart Tolle calls "presence," is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing our physical, mental, and emotional experiences -- without clinging, resisting, or becoming deluded by them. Mindfulness, which the Buddha called sati (smrti in Sanskrit), has scientific support as a means of improving attention, reducing stress, boosting the immune system, reducing emotional reactivity, and promoting general health and well-being. These "drop-in" sessions are led by a professionally-trained staff: Diana Winston, Dr. Marvin Belzer, and guest teachers from MARC (Mindful Awareness Research Center). Open to everyone interested in learning how to live life more in the "present." To avoid disappointment, check CALENDAR before attending: https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/upcoming

    UCLA Powell Library

    220 Powell Library Building · Los Angeles

  • Free Mindfulness Meditation drop-in at UCLA
    30-minute mindful meditation sessions available on M, T, W, Th (http://marc.ucla.edu/free-drop-in-meditation). Mindful Awareness, what Eckhart Tolle calls "presence," is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing our physical, mental, and emotional experiences -- without clinging, resisting, or becoming deluded by them. Mindfulness, which the Buddha called sati (smrti in Sanskrit), has scientific support as a means of improving attention, reducing stress, boosting the immune system, reducing emotional reactivity, and promoting general health and well-being. These "drop-in" sessions are led by a professionally-trained staff: Diana Winston, Dr. Marvin Belzer, and guest teachers from MARC (Mindful Awareness Research Center). Open to everyone interested in learning how to live life more in the "present." To avoid disappointment, check CALENDAR before attending: https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/upcoming

    UCLA Powell Library

    220 Powell Library Building · Los Angeles