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 (5)

Tibetan meditation and group discussion

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron, author of "Welcoming the Unwelcome," is the heart of today's Shambhala. It's timely title for the pandemic. To attend register for Zoom through the Monthly Calendar (https://la.shambhala.org/ongoing-offerings/open-sitting/) at Shambhala Los Angeles. Free or by donation (https://paypal.me/ShambhalaLosAngeles). Session includes instruction, guided meditation, mindful walking, and discussion. But don't be like Jen, who dropped her pants on video: https://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/2020/03/sunday-morning-meditations-on-zoom-video.html

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

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Free meditation sessions are available Mondays and Thursdays: https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/body.cfm?id=61&iirf_redirect=1. Mindfulness (unclouded awareness, presence of mind, dispassionate attention) is the moment-by-moment process of openly accepting and unreactively observing our physical, emotional, and mental experiences without clinging/passion, resisting/anger, or delusion/boredom to them. Mindfulness reduces stress, improves attention, boosts mood, strengthens immunity, reduces emotional reactivity, and promotes health and well-being. FREE 30-minute drop-in sessions are led by Diana Winston, Dr. Marvin Belzer, and other MARC (Mindful Awareness Research Center) teachers.

How to become a (temporary) Buddhist monk or nun in Los Angeles

Angeles National Forest

Did you ever think of becoming a wandering ascetic? "Not all who wander are lost," after all. Does the Buddha's message of liberation, the Dharma, call to you at a very deep level? What if there were a way to sample a life of peace, meditation, virtue, and insight? Is such a thing possible in Los Angeles, retaining American customs with a big dose of Asian customs? It may be possible for enthusiastic adventurers on a spiritual QUEST, a search for truth and enlightenment. Free. Ordain for one week to one season. Disrobe when you wish. This letting go (internal renunciation) is for those who want to know-and-see and become wise, not for the timid or clingy. Questions welcome.

Tibetan meditation and group discussion

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron, author of "Welcoming the Unwelcome," is the heart of today's Shambhala. It's timely title for the pandemic. To attend register for Zoom through the Monthly Calendar (https://la.shambhala.org/ongoing-offerings/open-sitting/) at Shambhala Los Angeles. Free or by donation (https://paypal.me/ShambhalaLosAngeles). Session includes instruction, guided meditation, mindful walking, and discussion. But don't be like Jen, who dropped her pants on video: https://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/2020/03/sunday-morning-meditations-on-zoom-video.html

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