The Meaningful Life

A Five Week Series with George Haas 

Five Fridays Starting June 10, 2016




“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

~ T.S. Eliot

“What makes life meaningful?” I would answer, “Being authentically yourself in your relationships with other people and in the pursuit of your life’s work.”

This course looks at using your meditation practice as a way to come into radical acceptance of yourself as you are now (without wanting to change anything) and, using John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory as a model of how we connect with other people, how we can be completely ourselves in our relationships with others and with our work – living a meaningful life.

The meditation techniques offered in this workshop will be specific, simple and easy-to-do, so whether you already have an established practice or are just beginning you can benefit.

Class dates: June 10, 24, July 1, 8, 15

Cost: $20 per evening or $85 if paid in advance. There will be an opportunity to offer dana to the teacher at each class (teachers receive a portion of the reg fee and are supported by dana). Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and those who have less. Some scholarships and work-study are available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

$100+ Monthly Supporters can attend with no registration fee (but Dana to the teachers is always appreciated).

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George Haas began down his path with a period of light-weight spiritual seeking (and heavy-duty drug and alcohol use). In 1978, he began a serious exploration of the 11th step of the 12-Step tradition, working primarily with concentration to reduce the anxiety of living sober. In an effort to make sense out of, and live with, the mounting AIDS deaths of the 1980s, Mr. Haas began walking the Red Road and reading Buddhist texts. Moving to Los Angeles from Manhattan in 1992, Mr. Haas began sitting Vipassana at Ordinary Dharma, and reading extensively. In 1998, he began study with his current teacher, Shinzen Young, and Vipassana Support International. Mr. Haas is a Senior Facilitator at VSI and teaches in an irreverent style. He has been teaching meditation in Los Angeles since 2000.

This class will be held at 4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90029. Click on the address for info on parking around the Melrose Center.