Sex Intimacy Communication


Sex, Intimacy and Communication

on the Buddhist Path


A Four-Week Series with JoAnna Harper


 Mondays Starting Oct 7 

7:30 – 9:00 pm



On Line Registration is closed.

You may register at the door



In this unique series we will explore what the Buddha taught as principles for lay practitioners regarding relationship and sexuality. We will also leap forward 2600 years to an ever-growing population of non-monastic practitioners living life in the world of sensuality, desire and relationship. Very little is found about this in Buddhism; this class will be a beautiful opportunity to discover your own relationship to these topics and how to live life fully while causing less suffering to ourselves and others.


This four week series will cover the third precept of not causing harm with our sexuality, renunciation through celibacy, how our own mindfulness practice can open us to greater intimacy with others and deepening communication skills.  The format will include, meditation, dharma talks and discussions


Cost: $20 per evening, plus dana for the teacher. $10 discount if paid in advance. Scholarships and work study are available and no one is turned away for lack of funds.


$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no registration fee (but dana is appreciated). Please CLICK HERE for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.


JoAnna Harper has  been exploring and practicing multiple traditions since 1999.  In 2005, her focus landed on Buddhism and Vipassana meditation, which is the premise for most of her current teaching. She teaches; adult and teen weeklong silent retreats, day longs and weekly classes, and works with at risk youth and non at risk youth in institutional and school settings. She has been trained in council facilitation with the Ojai Foundation, is a graduate of Noah Levine’s Against the Stream teacher training and is currently in the Spirit Rock/IMS/IMC four-year teacher training. She is the grateful mother of CJ and Harris – her main inspirations.  


This class will be held at 4300 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA. Click on the address for info on parking around the Melrose Center.

We have chairs and cushions available.