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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.
Announcement!
Meditation Group on October 31st is cancelled (due to Halloween)

 

  • Featured event

    Ten Year Anniversary Potluck

    Time TBA

    To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of our amazing community and Center, we invite you to a potluck party. You are welcome to bring your favorite dish, your talents (impromptu dancing, singing and music are most welcome) and your friends and family.

    WHEN
    May 26, 2018 at 12pm
    WHERE
    Middle Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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  • Featured event

    Divine Creativity: Art as Meditation Class 1

    Fingerpainting for Advanced Humans

    With Douglas Smith

    Creative Flow Practice using fingerpaints. Chögyam Trungpa’s Dharma Art meets Cy Twombly. In this class we learn to easily shift our internal paradigm to induce pure, authentic expression, tap into our creative flow state, and calm and clear the monkey mind. No creative experience or art supplies required.

     

    About the Teacher

    Since 2008, Douglas Paul Smith has been a teacher of contemplative art and meditation in New York, Los Angeles, and other major U.S. cities. He has been a working Visual Artist and Designer for over 25 years. He studied Yogic Philosophy and Meditation in the traditions of Tibetan Gelugpa, Shambhala, and Zen Buddhism extensively, and is formally trained as a Dharma Arts instructor at Shambhala Art International, in Los Angeles. As a contemplative arts enthusiast, he has practiced Zen Calligraphy for many years under the tutelage of Master Yoshi Nakano.

    WHEN
    May 12, 2018 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Middle Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
    Google map and directions
    rsvp
  • Featured event

    Divine Creativity: Art as Meditation Class 2

    Lines of Compassion, Lines of Intuition

    With Douglas Smith

    Brush and Ink Practice allows us to drop into our own personal flow, and fully embody our creative genius. We can experience more clear, subtle, and fearless states of mind, and explore a deep sense of peace, freedom, and a higher state of inspiration and clarity of purpose. No creative experience or art supplies required.

     

    About the Teacher

    Since 2008, Douglas Paul Smith has been a teacher of contemplative art and meditation in New York, Los Angeles, and other major U.S. cities. He has been a working Visual Artist and Designer for over 25 years. He studied Yogic Philosophy and Meditation in the traditions of Tibetan Gelugpa, Shambhala, and Zen Buddhism extensively, and is formally trained as a Dharma Arts instructor at Shambhala Art International, in Los Angeles. As a contemplative arts enthusiast, he has practiced Zen Calligraphy for many years under the tutelage of Master Yoshi Nakano.

    WHEN
    May 13, 2018 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Middle Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

Weekly Yoga is on pause for the time being