What we're about
PASA DHARMA is a circle of practitioners, seekers, and skeptics exploring meditation from a Buddhist and ancient yogic perspective. We're on a quest for meaning. Serenity and insight, compassion and wisdom, integrity and authenticity, these things are possible. What is the Middle Way to enlightenment and liberation, freedom and happiness?
As a supportive "spiritual community," a sangha, we engage teachings from diverse Buddhist schools -- Ancient Theravada, Himalayan Vajrayana, Far Eastern Mahayana, paradoxical Zen, American Vipassana -- to learn, explore, and adapt techniques and useful yogic practices.
Sitting as a group enables us to establish a daily practice on our own, building independence in a community of mutual support.
It's free, donations are accepted, and ALL are welcome. We serve in the spirit of making the historical Buddha's Dharma (the gift of the Teaching) available to the world. This is the Middle Way, the Path of Purification, the Path to Complete Freedom...with a sense of humor and playfulness.
How should I dress? Come as you are: casual, loose, comfortable clothes for indoor sitting on a soft cushion and mindful outdoor walking in the garden under our giant redwood tree, close to Old Town and the Rose Bowl. The practice hall is warm and inviting. Beginners are always welcome.
What shall we eat? We have delicious vegan refreshments and time to socialize at the close of each session. Find your tribe, friends, companions, maybe even your soul mate.