Relaxing into Nothingness

A Daylong Retreat with Michael W Taft and Jessica Graham

Saturday Feb 7




Ancient tradition and modern science agree that meditation is an amazing tool for releasing stress and relaxing. But did you also know that relaxation meditation can function as a powerful method for accessing deeper levels of insight and wisdom? Join meditation teachers Michael Taft and Jessica Graham and learn how to chill out and wake up. While this is an advanced class, suitable for long term practitioners seeking to deepen their practice, it will also be accessible to beginners.

Read Jessica and Michael’s blog:

Cost: Sliding Scale: $40-$75 and the offering of dana to the teacher. Please click here for information on the tradition of Dana.

online registration is now closed. walk in registration is open

The registration fees go to support Against the Stream, it’s programs and scholarship funds. The teacher receives 100% of the dana. $100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no registration fees (but dana is appreciated). Please CLICK HERE for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.

No one is ever turned away for lack of funds; write or call for scholarship and/or work-study information.

Michael W. Taft is an author, editor, meditation teacher, and neuroscience junkie. From Zen temples in Japan to yogi caves in India, Michael has been meditating for over thirty years and has extensive experience in both Buddhist and Hindu practice. Michael was previously editorial director of Sounds True, a publisher of meditation and spiritual teachings. He is the co-author of the book Ego, and is founding editor of the secular mindfulness meditation blog Deconstructing Yourself.

Jessica Graham teaches Eastside Mindfulness Meditation, a weekly meditation class in Silverlake, LA, as well as working with private clients. She has been trained in Shinzen Young’s Basic Mindfulness System and also draws inspiration from Adyashanti, Pema Chödrön, Tara Brach, and Michael A.Singer. Jessica is a contributing editor of the secular mindfulness meditation blog Deconstructing Yourself, in which her popular series Mindful Sex appears. She is also a certified grief specialist, an actor, and a producer.

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

Please pack a brown bag lunch. We have chairs and cushions available.