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Surfing the Waves of Change


Life itself is the greatest teacher when we know what to look for.

In this talk, Lama Marut draws life lessons from the sport of surfing and from the observations of professional surfers.

August 06, 2017 at 5pm




A Message From Cindy

In the spirit of surfing the waves of change, my health changed for the worse over the past three weeks and I have mostly been in bed with a flu and unable to work on the computer. This unfortunately made completing the "Once I Heard This" event I had planned with Tom Hall impossible. So it is with regret that I have to cancel this August 5 show for now.
We'll hope to present this material either live or in some other form soon.
Thanks to those who expressed interest in this event and I will still see those of you traveling to Cambria for the Spectrum of Awakening retreat.
Love and health!



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    Developing Peace: The Four Immeasurables


    "Compassion and love are not mere luxuries.  As the source both of inner and external peace, they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species."

    ~His Holiness the Dalai Lama


    Sustaining both internal and external peace is one of the biggest challenges we face in today’s world.  One of the simplest (though not easy) and powerful methods to help in this effort is “The Four Immeasurables,” which are found in traditional Buddhist, Yogic and Hindu - as well as in more modern -teachings.

    In this course we will explore these immeasurable expressions of love and learn to use them – through meditation and life practices – to help bring peace into our lives and our world.

    May everyone have happiness and its causes, 
    May everyone be free of suffering and its causes, 
    May everyone never be separated from happiness without suffering, 
    May everyone be in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger.


    Mondays – August 14 through September 25
    (No class on Monday September 4 – Labor Day)

    Sliding scale from $120 to $160 (includes audio recording of all classes)
    Note: Drop-ins allowed for first 3 classes only ($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.

    August 28, 2017 at 7:30pm

Weekly Yoga Schedule

Yoga Slayers

5:30-6:45pm  Beginning Hatha
7-8:30pm  Intermediate Vinyasa

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