What we're about

We meet regularly across Los Angeles including the foothills, the Valley, and WLA (UCLA). We have a big festival every year at the State Park in DTLA (meetup.com/zen-07.)

Our main practice sessions and Dharma talks are held weekly on Thursdays at 7:00 pm in Pasadena at the Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living, 150 N. El Molino Ave. near Colorado Blvd.

Explore Buddhist meditation and mindfulness practices, yoga, and other spiritual traditions. Learn, share, enjoy vegan snacks, and apply ancient methods to go with the flow of our modern American lives. We are all about group readings, inspirational talks, group sharing, mindful hugs, yoga poses and ecstatic breathing, discussions, and kind eating.

We cover three basic meditations during Thursday sessions: serenity for stages of absorption (samadhi), mindful movement for insight (vipassana), and boundless loving-kindness (metta) to break down the barriers. Free, supported completely by donations and volunteers. Get more involved.

Upcoming events (5)

Reunion: Malibu Beach House Party Meditation (Free)

Malibu Beach

Thank you for a wonderful Beach Meditation last Saturday (https://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/2020/08/meditation-day-at-beach-video.html). We want to stay in touch with everyone we met and became friends with. So you are invited to a free Beach House Party, BBQ (catered vegan), yoga rave, meditation on my deck in Malibu. Come get "High by the Beach" (on jhana http://palikanon.com/english/wtb/g_m/jhaana.htm) like Lana Del Rey (https://youtu.be/QnxpHIl5Ynw). Medicinal plants in the breezeway only. Psychedelic DJ. Yogis Alison and Hunter will lead us in an exciting game of "Twister." Former Western Buddhist wandering shaman will talk about Himalayan travel to find the Buddha's hometown. NOTE: This is a Reunion only for members who did the beach meditation with us last Saturday (8/8/20).

ONLINE: Meditation and Sunday group discussion

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

American Buddhist nun and author Pema Chodron is the heart of Shambhala today. Her newest book, "Welcoming the Unwelcome," is most timely in the time of this pandemic. Register for Sunday sessions on Zoom in Shambhala's monthly calendar (https://la.shambhala.org/ongoing-offerings/open-sitting/). FREE or by donation (https://paypal.me/ShambhalaLosAngeles). Join for instruction, guided meditation, and mindful walking. But don't be like Jen, who went into the restroom and dropped her pants during the video conference: https://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/2020/03/sunday-morning-meditations-on-zoom-video.html

ONLINE: Meditation and Sunday group discussion

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

American Buddhist nun and author Pema Chodron is the heart of Shambhala today. Her newest book, "Welcoming the Unwelcome," is most timely in the time of this pandemic. Register for Sunday sessions on Zoom in Shambhala's monthly calendar (https://la.shambhala.org/ongoing-offerings/open-sitting/). FREE or by donation (https://paypal.me/ShambhalaLosAngeles). Join for instruction, guided meditation, and mindful walking. But don't be like Jen, who went into the restroom and dropped her pants during the video conference: https://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/2020/03/sunday-morning-meditations-on-zoom-video.html

ONLINE: Meditation and Sunday group discussion

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

American Buddhist nun and author Pema Chodron is the heart of Shambhala today. Her newest book, "Welcoming the Unwelcome," is most timely in the time of this pandemic. Register for Sunday sessions on Zoom in Shambhala's monthly calendar (https://la.shambhala.org/ongoing-offerings/open-sitting/). FREE or by donation (https://paypal.me/ShambhalaLosAngeles). Join for instruction, guided meditation, and mindful walking. But don't be like Jen, who went into the restroom and dropped her pants during the video conference: https://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/2020/03/sunday-morning-meditations-on-zoom-video.html

Past events (844)

ONLINE: UCLA Free 30 min. Mindfulness Meditation Drop-In

University of California, Los Angeles

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