Rest in Being

A Half Day of Practice

with Mary Stancavage

Saturday Sept 17

9:30am – 1pm

Santa Monica


So many of us are caught up in running, going and doing all the time that we neglect any moments to just be. This morning of practice offers an opportunity to rest in being and let go of all those things that drive us. Take these hours to let go of plans and memories and stories and simply rest in the present time. When you allow the mind to rest your relationship to the world softens and it becomes less reactive.

This morning will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk and a chance to connect with the teacher and each other.

We will have tea and snacks at the end of the morning so please bring something to share if you would like.

Cost: Sliding Scale: $25-$60 and the offering of dana to the teacher. Please click here for information on the tradition of dana. Scholarships and work-study are available. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Mary Stancavage has practiced meditation, yoga, and cultivated a spiritual practice for over 30 years. She began studying with Noah Levine in 2005, and in 2009 completed his first teacher training program. She currently serves as Director of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. In January 2016 she became Executive Director of the Mind Body Awareness Project.  She has taught meditation at recovery centers in Los Angeles, has co-facilitated Year-to-Live groups since 2008, and has a weekly class at ATS. She completed the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at the Sati Center and served as volunteer chaplain at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. Mary sits on the board of the Buddhist Insight Network. In addition, Mary has a Masters from UCLA, and worked as an archaeologist in the Middle East.

This class will be held at 1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA