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The End of Craving

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 21, 2018

A Four Week Series

The Buddha taught that freedom from suffering can be realized simply by letting go of craving.  Sounds good, but simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy!  In practice we find that “letting go of craving” is a multifaceted learning process that involves recognizing craving in its many forms (what’s the difference between craving and wholesome desire?), viewing it correctly (not as a failing but as a natural human feeling), and learning to work with it skillfully.  Ultimately, it’s compassion that lets go of craving: the wisdom of learning to see, and to meet, the authentic human needs at the core of craving’s pull.

This 4-week class series will offer reflections, exercises and meditation skills presenting a clear practice path to understand and release craving.  This work goes beyond personal development to improve our relationships and transform how we live in the world.  Anyone who’s had an introduction to mindfulness meditation is welcome.  Please bring writing materials to class.

Cost: $85 for class series pre-registration or $25 per class at the door, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no cost. TO RSVP AS A MONTHLY SUPPORTER, CLICK HERE.
Please CLICK HERE for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.




Cheryl Slean has been practicing Buddhist meditation intensively since 1995, including hundreds of days of silent retreat. She was authorized to teach in 2007 and currently serves on the Teachers’ Councils at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Center and Insight Community of the Desert. She teaches classes and residential retreats at spiritual, secular, health and business venues worldwide including Seattle Insight, Mindful Schools, Foundations Recovery Network, Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center, Santa Monica Hospital, Google LAX, New Life Foundation (Thailand) and many others. Cheryl is also a writer, filmmaker and educator working in the arts and sustainability, and is co-executive producer of VisionLA Climate Action Arts.



May 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cheryl Slean


Melrose Center
4300 Melrose Avenue
Los Angelas,CA90029United States
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