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Yoga as Entrance to Meditation
Yoga, which means "union" with breath/spirit, lays the foundation for meditation practice. Just as the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path is the Middle Way toward enlightenment and nirvana, so Integral Yoga has eight factors that prepare body and mind to gain profound states of meditation. We welcome back lifelong practitioner from India Swami Adrishananda to explain and demonstrate many preliminary things we can do to strengthen and deepen -- in some cases begin -- our daily meditation (development) practice.

The Neighborhood Church

301 N. Orange Grove Blvd. Room #23 · Pasadena, CA

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    What we're about

    There are changes in nature and life on earth. The energy pouring into and out of our planet is different. As Earthlings seeking the Path, we can come together to co-create the marriage of wisdom and compassion, mindfulness and love, spirituality and enlightenment.

    Join the movement and our Dharma initiatives: meditation, yoga, mindful living, compassionate eating... Come for a public sitting, sit ins, nature walks, music festivals, and other events throughout Los Angeles.

    Our practice sessions are designed to raise the vibration of the planet and earthlings by connecting meditation, music, art, sound healings, binaural beats (Monroe Institute (http://monroeinstitute.org/)), Native American workshops, interactive experiences, exposure to the age-defying Dharmas of the East (Buddhist, Yogic, Vedic, Jain), connecting our Western world with all of humanity through unity, sustainability and environmental awareness.

    Other initiatives taking place throughout the year include meditation practice sessions, yoga intensives, Disclosure Project (http://disclosureproject.org) events (Dr. Steven Greer), The Full Disclosure Project (https://www.facebook.com/thefulldisclosureproject/) (Edgar Cayce (http://edgarcayce.org) now reborn (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/56202/the-reincarnation-of-edgar-cayce-by-wynn-free-and-david-wilcock/9781583940839/) as David Wilcock (https://divinecosmos.com/start-here/books-free-online/22-the-reincarnation-of-edgar-cayce-draft-of-pt-1)), Something's Happening (http://somethingshappening.com/Home.html) and The Aware Show (http://theawareshow.com) (KPFK (http://kpfk.org) 90.7 FM), and Conscious Life Expo (http://www.consciouslifeexpo.com/2018-expo/welcome_4.html). Keep an eye out for announcements on music, literary, environmental, and yogic events like Shakti Fest (http://shaktifest.bhaktifest.com/) and Desert Daze in SoCal and Disclosure Project events nationally. See more at:

    • Wisdom Quarterly: American Buddhist Journal (sponsor)

    • PasaDharma (http://meetup.com/Zen-7) (meetup.com/Zen-7)

    • Dharma Punx Valley (meetup.com/Dharma-Punx-Valley)

    • DisclosureProject.org

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