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meditation · yoga · teachings
retreats · dance · arts 
Middle Way LA provides practical instruction for a vibrant, meaningful life 
infused with ethical integrity, compassion for others, mindful awareness and wisdom.
  • Featured event

    Mindfulness in Context

    Mindfulness in Context

    Sunday, December 9, at 3 - 5pm

    Mindfulness is becoming more and more popular as a useful antidote to busyness, information overload, and rampant attention deficit disorder.  The word translated as “mindfulness” is “smriti” in Sanskrit and “sati” in Pali, both literally meaning “remembering.”  In this interactive teaching, we will explore the meaning and purpose of mindfulness, as well as the technique itself, according to the ancient texts of the Indian tradition.  What are we are supposed to be remembering when engaging in this meditative practice?

     

    "This is a virtual teaching broadcasted live exclusively at Middle Way LA".


    Cost: Suggested Donation $25

    About the Teacher: 

    Lama Marut (a.k.a. Brian K. Smith) is extensively trained in the spiritual traditions of India and Tibetan Buddhism.  He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion and taught for over two decades in the academic world, first at Columbia University and later at the University of California, where he retired as Professor Emeritus in 2004. He is the author of A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life and Be Nobody, both published by Beyond Words."
    WHEN
    December 09, 2018 at 3pm
    WHERE
    Middle Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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  • Featured event

    Community Drum Circle

    With Dario Sanchez

    Please join us as we celebrate life, community and music-making while living in the present moment. Drum circles are known to create a sense of community and a powerful shared experience while integrating body, mind and spirit. Studies have shown that drumming lowers blood pressure and stress hormones, releasing endorphins in the human brain that cause feelings of happiness and euphoria. Absolutely no musical experience necessary. The only prerequisite is an intention to have fun!

    All are welcome. We encourage you to bring your own drum if you have one.

    About the Teacher

    Drum Circle Facilitator Dario Sanchez earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and music. Since 2014 he has served the community working with non-profits tackling social issues, such as mental health, homelessness, and drug addiction. in 2015 he discovered the dharma and has since incorporated his practice into both his personal and professional life.

    Suggested Donation $10

    WHEN
    December 17, 2018 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Middle Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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    rsvp

Weekly Events

Wednesday 7-8pm Moving Meditation (Tai Chi)
Thursday 7:30-9:30pm License to Chill