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/)

Upcoming events (2)

Mental Health: A Buddhist Perspective: Understanding Depression (Class #5)

Needs a location

$12.00

Learn the basics of Buddhist meditation and psychology to improve your mental health.

$60 for the 6-class series
$12 for a stand alone class
Register: https://meditateinla.org/local-meditation-classes/pasadena/

6-class Series Topics
Sept 7 Heal Anxiety
Sept 14 Transform Anxiety
Sept 21 Learn to De-Stress
Sept 28 Meditations for Stress-Relief
Oct 5 Understand Depression
Oct 12 Transform Depression

CLASS #5: UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION
Many people are reeling from the various stressors of modern life: the pandemic and all of its downstream effects, social unrest, economic uncertainty, and a general lack of direction and lack of purpose in life. This is a perfect storm for a mental health crisis, which we can see unfolding before our eyes in families and communities. In this course, we will explore how to not only cope with, but use these conditions as an opportunity for introspection and transformation.

What to Expect in Each Class:
• Two guided meditations
• A short practical teaching
• Time to connect with like-minded community after class

About the Teacher Sue Darling
Sue Darling studies and practices at Kadampa Meditation Center LA in Los Feliz. Sue’s approach to teaching is heartfelt and skillful and comes from many years of experience. Through her example and clear teachings, Sue helps us to reach our potential by helping us to practice the teachings of Buddha in everyday life.

Mental Health: A Buddhist Perspective: Transform Depression (Class #6)

Needs a location

$12.00

## Learn the basics of Buddhist meditation and psychology to improve your mental health.

$60 for the 6-class series
$12 for a stand alone class
Register: https://meditateinla.org/local-meditation-classes/pasadena/

6-class Series Topics
Sept 7 Heal Anxiety
Sept 14 Transform Anxiety
Sept 21 Learn to De-Stress
Sept 28 Meditations for Stress-Relief
Oct 5 Understand Depression
Oct 12 Transform Depression

CLASS #6: TRANSFORM DEPRESSION
Many people are reeling from the various stressors of modern life: the pandemic and all of its downstream effects, social unrest, economic uncertainty, and a general lack of direction and lack of purpose in life. This is a perfect storm for a mental health crisis, which we can see unfolding before our eyes in families and communities. In this course, we will explore how to not only cope with, but use these conditions as an opportunity for introspection and transformation.

What to Expect in Each Class:
• Two guided meditations
• A short practical teaching
• Time to connect with like-minded community after class

About the Teacher Sue Darling
Sue Darling studies and practices at Kadampa Meditation Center LA in Los Feliz. Sue’s approach to teaching is heartfelt and skillful and comes from many years of experience. Through her example and clear teachings, Sue helps us to reach our potential by helping us to practice the teachings of Buddha in everyday life.

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