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Middle Way LA provides practical instruction for a vibrant, meaningful life
infused with ethical integrity, compassion for others, mindful awareness and wisdom.

  • Featured event

    What the Buddha Really Taught:
    A 10 Week Course On His Core Teachings

    With Jeremy Graves

    Buddha's teachings contain amazingly simple, powerful, and down-to-earth methods for healing the heart and mind, with the final goal of complete end of emotional and psychological suffering, or “Awakening.” But do these dramatic claims make sense?

    Mondays, September 26 - November 28 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm

    October 10th is the last opportunity to sign up for the whole series. After that, drop-ins will no longer be allowed. Audio of all classes will be provided, allowing those who missed, or will miss, any classes to listen to them.

    In this course, we will take a close look at the earliest recorded foundational teachings and meditation practices of the Buddha. We will explore such questions as: what does the Buddha have to say about the nature of our experience and of the world itself? What about morality, desire, and love? What different kinds of inner work does he recommend and why? What does he have to say about Awakening, how to “get there,” and is it compatible with a modern understanding of how our minds work?

    In the spirit of what the Buddha taught, you will be encouraged to delve into the teachings and challenge anything that doesn’t make sense. As the Buddha said, “Find out for yourself.”Jeremy.JPG

    Jeremy Graves is co-author along with Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.) and Matthew Immergut, Ph.D. of The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science. Jeremy has been meditating for over 10 years, having accumulated a year-and-a-half of intensive deep retreat experience. He is authorized to teach by Culadasa.


    Sliding scale from $165 to $225 (includes audio recording of all classes)

    Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend. Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to Middle Way LA. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. If you are unable to pay, please contact us.

    September 26, 2016 at 7:30pm
  • Featured event

    License to Chill

    Meditator, DJ and Music Producer Darin McFadyen (aka FreQ Nasty, Dub Kirtan All-Stars, Yoga of Bass) will explore the initial stages of the Samatha- Vipassana Mindfulness technique as taught by his meditation teacher Upasaka Culadasa. Learn how to start a meditation practice, what to meditate on, and the point of meditation. Classes are informal and suitable for all levels. Happily offered by Middle Way LA and

    Thursdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm

    September 29, 2016 at 7:30pm