What we're about

Changes in earth are afoot. Energy is pouring into the planet. Earthlings seek a path. So let's come together to co-create a marriage between wisdom and compassion, love and enlightenment.

Join a movement of Dharma activities: meditation, mindful living, yoga, compassionate eating, sustainable living... Come for public sits, nature walks, uplifting festivals, and other events all over Los Angeles.

We design practice sessions to raise the vibration of the planet and its inhabitants by connecting meditation, music, art, sound healings, binaural beats (Monroe Institute), Native American wisdom, interactive experiences, and the age-defying Dharmas of the East (Buddhist, Yogic, Jain, Taoist), connecting our Western world with all of humanity through unity, sustainability, and environmental awareness.

Other initiatives take place throughout the year, including meditations, yoga intensives, DisclosureProject.org events (Dr. Steven Greer), Full Disclosure Project (Edgar Cayce now reborn as David Wilcock divinecosmos.com), Something's Happening and The Aware Show (KPFK.org, 90.7 FM), and The Conscious Life Expo. Keep an eye out for announcements on music, literary, environmental, and yogic events like Shakti Fest and Desert Daze in SoCal and Disclosure Project events nationally. See more at:

• Wisdom Quarterly: American Buddhist Journal (sponsor)

• Pasadena/Foothills (meetup.com/zen-7)

• San Fernando Valley (meetup.com/zen-007)

• DisclosureProject.org (Dr. Greer, MD)

Upcoming events (4+)

Online: Tibetan meditation and group discussion (Zoom)

Eagle Rock Historical Landmark

American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron, author of "Welcoming the Unwelcome," is the heart of today's Shambhala. It's a timely title for When Things Fall Apart. To attend register for Zoom (because the event is ONLY online) by clicking through to the Los Angeles Shambhala Monthly Calendar (https://la.shambhala.org/ongoing-offerings/open-sitting/). Free or by donation (https://paypal.me/ShambhalaLosAngeles). Session includes instruction, guided meditation, mindful walking, and discussion.

And don't be like Jen, who dropped her pants in the restroom live on video: https://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/2020/03/sunday-morning-meditations-on-zoom-video.html

Insight LA: ONLINE Morning Community Sit, M-F

InsightLA Meditation

Beginning our day by meditating with others and setting good intentions is very beneficial during challenging times with Beth Sternlieb.

A few moments of sitting together in the morning is a welcomed dependable resort. In guided online meditation with meditation instructions special attention is given to relaxing the body, soothing the heart, and calming the mind.

Traditional teachings from the Buddha are shared as helpful instructions for transforming our everyday lives. Join insightla.org for this simple way to stay connected to the practice and the community from:

EVERY MONDAY-FRIDAY
7:30–8:00 AM Guided Meditation
8:00–8:10 AM Optional Silent Meditation
8:10–8:30 AM Questions, Reflections, & Discussion on Fridays there will be Small Group Meetings (a way to get to know our community practice friends).

FREE or suggested donation of $15. No one turned away for lack of funds.

REGISTER: http://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/2021/04/whats-insight-la-live-mindfully-and.html

https://insightla.org/event/morning/2021-04-07-07-30/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=homepage&utm_campaign=todaysclasses

https://insightla.org/calendar/

UCLA: Free ONLINE Mindfulness Meditation 30 min. drop-in

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Full meditation schedule: https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/body.cfm?id=61&iirf_redirect=1.

FREE (ONLINE during pandemic) 30-minute drop-in sessions are led by Diana Winston, Dr. Marvin Belzer, and other Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) teachers.

Open to EVERYONE interested in learning how to live life more in the "present."

Mindfulness (sati, bare awareness, presence of mind, vigilant attention, witnessing, detached attentiveness) is the moment-by-moment process of openly accepting and dispassionately observing our physical, emotional, and mental experiences free of our customary clinging, rejecting, or reacting with delusion to them.

"Right mindfulness," which the Buddha called samma-sati, has scientific support. It improves attention, reduces stress, boosts mood and immunity, reduces emotional reactivity, and promotes health and well-being.

It can be harmful when done incorrectly, so learn to do it correctly.

INFO: http://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/2021/03/free-meditation-at-uclas-marc-video.html

Insight LA: ONLINE Morning Community Sit, M-F

InsightLA Meditation

Beginning our day by meditating with others and setting good intentions is very beneficial during challenging times with Beth Sternlieb.

A few moments of sitting together in the morning is a welcomed dependable resort. In guided online meditation with meditation instructions special attention is given to relaxing the body, soothing the heart, and calming the mind.

Traditional teachings from the Buddha are shared as helpful instructions for transforming our everyday lives. Join insightla.org for this simple way to stay connected to the practice and the community from:

EVERY MONDAY-FRIDAY
7:30–8:00 AM Guided Meditation
8:00–8:10 AM Optional Silent Meditation
8:10–8:30 AM Questions, Reflections, & Discussion on Fridays there will be Small Group Meetings (a way to get to know our community practice friends).

FREE or suggested donation of $15. No one turned away for lack of funds.

REGISTER: http://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/2021/04/whats-insight-la-live-mindfully-and.html

https://insightla.org/event/morning/2021-04-07-07-30/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=homepage&utm_campaign=todaysclasses

https://insightla.org/calendar/

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UCLA: Free ONLINE Mindfulness Meditation 30 min. drop-in

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

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