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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

    Unifying a Divided World


    Saturdays, March 4 and 11 at 1:30-3:30p

    It seems every day we are bombarded by media and society about a divided world: by politics, race, sex and gender, class, religion and geographical borders. In this class will take an important step toward unifying the world, by unifying our own minds.

    The ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition has teachings of the Eight Verses on Mind Training. These are practices that transform our minds from inner conflict into an experience of spontaneous compassion and wisdom, which results in peace and happiness in our hearts and in the world.

    Sliding Scale: $15-25 per class
    No one will be turned away for lack of funds

    Jack Giovanella has been studying Buddhism for almost 10 years. He studies with many teachers, including Lama Marut and meditation master Culadasa, and is authorized to teach by both. He teaches at the Middle Way Center in Cape Ann, MA from which he hails.

    March 04, 2017 at 1:30pm
  • Featured event

    Keys to Awakening

    A course on the different styles of insight meditation


    Mondays Feb 27 - May 1 at 7:30pm

    This ten-week course is for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Buddhist insight meditation in order to achieve happiness, wisdom, and personal transformation. We will introduce a range of powerful insight meditation techniques from traditional Buddhist schools (Tibetan, Theravadin, Zen, etc.), as well as some meditations developed by practitioners living today. These are tried-and-true methods for achieving lasting well-being. You will come away from this class with your own personal "toolbox" of meditations to help you explore the mind and heal the heart.

    Jeremy GravesJeremy 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)

    To register on this page you must pay online. If you wish to pay at the door, you don't need to register in advance.

    Drop-ins allowed for first 3 classes only (Feb 27, March 6 and March 13 - $20 per class, which will be deducted from the total if you sign up for the course). 

    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.

    February 27, 2017 at 7:30pm

Weekly Yoga

Wednesday 5:30  -  6:45pm  Beginning Hatha
  7:00  -  8:30pm  Intermediate Vinyasa
Saturday 9:30   - 10:45am Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
  11:00 - 12:15pm Mixed Level Flow
Yoga Slayers 

Suggested Donation $10/class or become a monthly donor