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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

    Meditation Day with Jeremy Graves

    Join us at Middle Way LA for an all day urban meditation retreat - a perfect opportunity for meditators of all levels and backgrounds to kick start their practice with personalized instruction and one-on-one interviews with the teacher – or simply to relax and set their stress aside. We will be led by Jeremy Graves, who along with his teacher Culadasa, and Matthew Immergut PhD, is an author of the bestselling meditation manual, The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science. Come treat yourself to a day of serenity and inner exploration, from morning to evening. Please bring your own lunch.

    Praise for The Mind Illuminated

    “This book is a rare and valuable treasure, providing a detailed, step-by-step account of how meditation practice progresses.” – Shinzen Young, author of Break Through Pain, and meditation teacher.

    “The Mind Illuminated will be a great help to anyone who wants to completely fathom the process of meditative development in all its stages…  In largely Western language, with help from wonderful images and diagrams, this book brings the path of meditation to life.” – Sharon Salzberg, The New York Times best-selling author of Real Happiness.

    Cost

    Sliding scale from $50 to $80.

    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 at info@middlewayla.org.

    WHEN
    October 15, 2017 at 10am
    WHERE
    Middle Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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    $5.00 USD ·
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  • Featured event

    Exploring the Buddha's Wisdom:
    A Dharma and Meditation Group

    Tuesdays 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


    This weekly drop-in group is for anyone, from beginner to advanced, who is interested in the wisdom teachings of the Buddha. Each class will feature a talk by class facilitator Jeremy Graves about dharma and the spiritual path, a meditation period, and an opportunity for questions and discussion. We will explore how this path of meditation, morality, and insight leads not only to greater effectiveness and peace of mind, but ultimately to complete freedom from the habitual thoughts and behaviors that make us unhappy. This class will help give you the toolkit you need to achieve the freedom that the Buddha talked about. Our perspective on spiritual practice will be pragmatic and scientifically-informed - after all, extraordinary claims require require extraordinary evidence - but we will also keep an open-minded attitude to the possibilities of personal transformation.

    Jeremy Graves is bestselling co-author of the meditation manual The Mind Illuminated, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize. A practitioner of mindfulness for over a decade, he has spent roughly two years meditating in intensive retreat. During that time, he studied one-on-one with the well-known meditation master Culadasa and later completed Culadasa’s rigorous three-year meditation teacher's certification. Jeremy has led and facilitated retreats across the country. He also offers individual and group meetings both in-person or online.

    WHEN
    October 10, 2017 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Middle Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
    Google map and directions
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Weekly Yoga Schedule

Yoga Slayers

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

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Suggested Donation: $10/class or become a monthly donor