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Santa Monica Center

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1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
323.665.4300

Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society

In Santa Monica, we are located at 1001a Colorado Avenue, between 10th and 11th (click here for map).  The entrance is in the alley behind the brick wall. We share the building with another organization who are on the corner of 10th and Colorado. Please don’t bother them as there is no access from there.   This is the location formerly used by the Santa Monica Zen Center so there is a long tradition of Buddhist practice here.

Getting to the Center:

There are some meters on Colorado and on Broadway (free Sunday) and free parking along the side streets. Please be careful parking on the side streets and make sure you read all posted signs. There are some restrictions on the residential streets. The Metro Expo Line runs down Colorado and begins service on May 20. We are about 5-6 blocks equidistant from two different stops.

DO NOT PARK in the alley by the entrance; your car WILL BE TOWED. We do not have any spaces available in the alley so you should not park there. Our neighbors have been very patient with us, but this is a practice of not taking what is not freely given. No spaces have been freely given. Thank you!

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February 2018

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

February 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm PST
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Class Series with Kate Spina and Dr. Stephen Dansiger   This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha's teachings and see how we…

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Teen Meditation Group

February 25 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 5:45pm on Sunday, repeating until May 28, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Do you want to learn to chill out? Stop all that noise in your head? Have you ever wondered what it feels like to meditate? Wanna truly be in the moment without worrying about the past or the future? Do you want to learn with other people your age, be free to be who you are, make friends and get support while learning ? Then come for meditation, fun, hanging out, sharing, chilling and snacking at our teen group for…

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An Evening with Josh Korda

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Josh Korda, lead teacher of New York Dharma Punx will be in town and teaching in Santa Monica on Sunday Feb 18, and Feb 25. We're excited to welcome him and hope you'll be able to join us for one or both of these exciting evenings. Josh has been the dharma teacher at the New York and Brooklyn Dharma Punx meetings since 2005, and is a regular visiting teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist community in Los Angeles. He has…

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Morning Sit

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

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Noah Levine – Meditation and Dharma Talk

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until July 30, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Weekly class with Noah Levine. There will be a meditation period followed by a dharma talk. Suitable for all levels of practitioner. No reservation necessary, just drop in. By donation.

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White Awake

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 20, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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A Six-Week Dharma and Racism Study Curriculum for White-Identified People with Frank Baird Against the Stream White Allies for Social Justice  is offering a 6-week practice and study group for waking up to whiteness and dismantling racism. Using recommended reading, discussion, mindfulness and compassion practice and exercises, the group will focus on understanding the causes and effects of racism and deconstructing whiteness and white supremacy. These studies and this work can serve as foundations for personal commitments to racial justice.…

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Community Meditation

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Looking for a way to support your practice and connect with other sangha members?  Join us for Community Meditation, ATS Santa Monica’s community-centric Wednesday group.  Class begins with a 30-minute guided sit (no experience necessary), followed by an opportunity to share about your practice, your week, or your life.  Of course, sharing is always optional.  Come, be seen, get to know your sangha, and keep your practice strong! With Mollie Favour and Jason Ryterband

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Groundless Meditation Crew

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This facilitator led group will consist of a short talk, meditation and check ins.  Join Casey Crossan and Paul Friedman for this weekly community group. This is a drop in class, appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

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March 2018

Morning Sit

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

Find out more »

Refuge Recovery

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings, but we will see how the steps can be understood from a Buddhist perspective. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or…

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Full Moon Ceremony

March 1 @ 10:00 pm - March 2 @ 12:00 am PST
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One event on May 29, 2018 at 10:00pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 10:00pm

One event on October 24, 2018 at 10:00pm

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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A Late Night Program with Joseph Rogers Most important holidays in the Buddhist tradition are marked by the light of the full moon, which represents the enlightenment (the cleansing of the defiled mind) of Siddhartha Gautama.   These days of observance (Uposatha) are times of opportunity for practitioners of the Dharma to intensify their practice, to deepen their wisdom, and to express public commitment to the Triple Gem (Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha) and to the Precepts (the practice of renunciation dedicated to the development of skillful behavior). It…

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Living the Suttas – Kevin Griffin

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This class is an exploration of the core teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Each week a different sutta (Buddhist teaching) is examined for its relevance to modern contemplative life. Often times the suttas are intimidating, this class seeks to demystify the core teachings and make them accessible to today’s practitioner. Although we study the suttas, this is not an academic class; it is an attempt to examine the basic core teachings and to see how we can engage with them in…

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Living Kindness

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm PST
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World: A Daylong Retreat with Kevin Griffin Loving-kindness, or metta, is sometimes depicted as a simple “open your heart and love everybody” practice, but a closer look at the Buddha’s teachings reveals a more complex and nuanced picture. In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it can be valuable to instead look at how the Buddha addressed living kindness. Several early Buddhist suttas illuminate these topics:  Practicing non-ill- will toward…

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Refuge Recovery

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

Find out more »

Teen Meditation Group

March 4 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:45pm on Sunday, repeating until May 28, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Do you want to learn to chill out? Stop all that noise in your head? Have you ever wondered what it feels like to meditate? Wanna truly be in the moment without worrying about the past or the future? Do you want to learn with other people your age, be free to be who you are, make friends and get support while learning ? Then come for meditation, fun, hanging out, sharing, chilling and snacking at our teen group for…

Find out more »

Morning Sit

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

Find out more »

Noah Levine – Meditation and Dharma Talk

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until July 30, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly class with Noah Levine. There will be a meditation period followed by a dharma talk. Suitable for all levels of practitioner. No reservation necessary, just drop in. By donation.

Find out more »

White Awake

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 20, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

A Six-Week Dharma and Racism Study Curriculum for White-Identified People with Frank Baird Against the Stream White Allies for Social Justice  is offering a 6-week practice and study group for waking up to whiteness and dismantling racism. Using recommended reading, discussion, mindfulness and compassion practice and exercises, the group will focus on understanding the causes and effects of racism and deconstructing whiteness and white supremacy. These studies and this work can serve as foundations for personal commitments to racial justice.…

Find out more »

Community Meditation

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Looking for a way to support your practice and connect with other sangha members?  Join us for Community Meditation, ATS Santa Monica’s community-centric Wednesday group.  Class begins with a 30-minute guided sit (no experience necessary), followed by an opportunity to share about your practice, your week, or your life.  Of course, sharing is always optional.  Come, be seen, get to know your sangha, and keep your practice strong! With Mollie Favour and Jason Ryterband

Find out more »

Groundless Meditation Crew

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This facilitator led group will consist of a short talk, meditation and check ins.  Join Casey Crossan and Paul Friedman for this weekly community group. This is a drop in class, appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

Find out more »

Morning Sit

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

Find out more »

Refuge Recovery

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings, but we will see how the steps can be understood from a Buddhist perspective. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or…

Find out more »

Living the Suttas – Joseph Rogers

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This class is an exploration of the core teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Each week a different sutta (Buddhist teaching) is examined for its relevance to modern contemplative life. Often times the suttas are intimidating, this class seeks to demystify the core teachings and make them accessible to today’s practitioner. Although we study the suttas, this is not an academic class; it is an attempt to examine the basic core teachings and to see how we can engage with them in…

Find out more »

Refuge Recovery

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

Find out more »

Teen Meditation Group

March 11 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:45pm on Sunday, repeating until May 28, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Do you want to learn to chill out? Stop all that noise in your head? Have you ever wondered what it feels like to meditate? Wanna truly be in the moment without worrying about the past or the future? Do you want to learn with other people your age, be free to be who you are, make friends and get support while learning ? Then come for meditation, fun, hanging out, sharing, chilling and snacking at our teen group for…

Find out more »

Morning Sit

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

Find out more »

Noah Levine – Meditation and Dharma Talk

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until July 30, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly class with Noah Levine. There will be a meditation period followed by a dharma talk. Suitable for all levels of practitioner. No reservation necessary, just drop in. By donation.

Find out more »

White Awake

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 20, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

A Six-Week Dharma and Racism Study Curriculum for White-Identified People with Frank Baird Against the Stream White Allies for Social Justice  is offering a 6-week practice and study group for waking up to whiteness and dismantling racism. Using recommended reading, discussion, mindfulness and compassion practice and exercises, the group will focus on understanding the causes and effects of racism and deconstructing whiteness and white supremacy. These studies and this work can serve as foundations for personal commitments to racial justice.…

Find out more »

Community Meditation

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Looking for a way to support your practice and connect with other sangha members?  Join us for Community Meditation, ATS Santa Monica’s community-centric Wednesday group.  Class begins with a 30-minute guided sit (no experience necessary), followed by an opportunity to share about your practice, your week, or your life.  Of course, sharing is always optional.  Come, be seen, get to know your sangha, and keep your practice strong! With Mollie Favour and Jason Ryterband

Find out more »

Groundless Meditation Crew

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This facilitator led group will consist of a short talk, meditation and check ins.  Join Casey Crossan and Paul Friedman for this weekly community group. This is a drop in class, appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

Find out more »

Morning Sit

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

Find out more »

Refuge Recovery

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings, but we will see how the steps can be understood from a Buddhist perspective. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or…

Find out more »

Living the Suttas

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until May 26, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This class is an exploration of the core teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Each week a different sutta (Buddhist teaching) is examined for its relevance to modern contemplative life. Often times the suttas are intimidating, this class seeks to demystify the core teachings and make them accessible to today’s practitioner. Although we study the suttas, this is not an academic class; it is an attempt to examine the basic core teachings and to see how we can engage with them in…

Find out more »

Refuge Recovery

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

Find out more »

Teen Meditation Group

March 18 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:45pm on Sunday, repeating until May 28, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Do you want to learn to chill out? Stop all that noise in your head? Have you ever wondered what it feels like to meditate? Wanna truly be in the moment without worrying about the past or the future? Do you want to learn with other people your age, be free to be who you are, make friends and get support while learning ? Then come for meditation, fun, hanging out, sharing, chilling and snacking at our teen group for…

Find out more »

Morning Sit

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

Find out more »

Noah Levine – Meditation and Dharma Talk

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until July 30, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly class with Noah Levine. There will be a meditation period followed by a dharma talk. Suitable for all levels of practitioner. No reservation necessary, just drop in. By donation.

Find out more »

White Awake

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 20, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

A Six-Week Dharma and Racism Study Curriculum for White-Identified People with Frank Baird Against the Stream White Allies for Social Justice  is offering a 6-week practice and study group for waking up to whiteness and dismantling racism. Using recommended reading, discussion, mindfulness and compassion practice and exercises, the group will focus on understanding the causes and effects of racism and deconstructing whiteness and white supremacy. These studies and this work can serve as foundations for personal commitments to racial justice.…

Find out more »

Community Meditation

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Looking for a way to support your practice and connect with other sangha members?  Join us for Community Meditation, ATS Santa Monica’s community-centric Wednesday group.  Class begins with a 30-minute guided sit (no experience necessary), followed by an opportunity to share about your practice, your week, or your life.  Of course, sharing is always optional.  Come, be seen, get to know your sangha, and keep your practice strong! With Mollie Favour and Jason Ryterband

Find out more »

Groundless Meditation Crew

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This facilitator led group will consist of a short talk, meditation and check ins.  Join Casey Crossan and Paul Friedman for this weekly community group. This is a drop in class, appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

Find out more »

Morning Sit

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

Find out more »

Refuge Recovery

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings, but we will see how the steps can be understood from a Buddhist perspective. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or…

Find out more »

Living the Suttas

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until May 26, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This class is an exploration of the core teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Each week a different sutta (Buddhist teaching) is examined for its relevance to modern contemplative life. Often times the suttas are intimidating, this class seeks to demystify the core teachings and make them accessible to today’s practitioner. Although we study the suttas, this is not an academic class; it is an attempt to examine the basic core teachings and to see how we can engage with them in…

Find out more »

Refuge Recovery

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

Find out more »

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

March 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Class Series with Kate Spina and Dr. Stephen Dansiger   This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha's teachings and see how we…

Find out more »

Teen Meditation Group

March 25 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:45pm on Sunday, repeating until May 28, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Do you want to learn to chill out? Stop all that noise in your head? Have you ever wondered what it feels like to meditate? Wanna truly be in the moment without worrying about the past or the future? Do you want to learn with other people your age, be free to be who you are, make friends and get support while learning ? Then come for meditation, fun, hanging out, sharing, chilling and snacking at our teen group for…

Find out more »

Morning Sit

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

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Noah Levine – Meditation and Dharma Talk

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until July 30, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Weekly class with Noah Levine. There will be a meditation period followed by a dharma talk. Suitable for all levels of practitioner. No reservation necessary, just drop in. By donation.

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Community Meditation

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Looking for a way to support your practice and connect with other sangha members?  Join us for Community Meditation, ATS Santa Monica’s community-centric Wednesday group.  Class begins with a 30-minute guided sit (no experience necessary), followed by an opportunity to share about your practice, your week, or your life.  Of course, sharing is always optional.  Come, be seen, get to know your sangha, and keep your practice strong! With Mollie Favour and Jason Ryterband

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Groundless Meditation Crew

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This facilitator led group will consist of a short talk, meditation and check ins.  Join Casey Crossan and Paul Friedman for this weekly community group. This is a drop in class, appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

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Morning Sit

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

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Refuge Recovery

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings, but we will see how the steps can be understood from a Buddhist perspective. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or…

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Living the Suttas

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until May 26, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This class is an exploration of the core teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Each week a different sutta (Buddhist teaching) is examined for its relevance to modern contemplative life. Often times the suttas are intimidating, this class seeks to demystify the core teachings and make them accessible to today’s practitioner. Although we study the suttas, this is not an academic class; it is an attempt to examine the basic core teachings and to see how we can engage with them in…

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Cultivating Compassion Through Meditation and Yoga

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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A Daylong Workshop with Beth Sternlieb and Marla Apt Developing a mindful and compassionate relationship to your body and mind enhances emotional resiliency and well-being. Based on the wisdom and compassion teachings of the Buddha, and on Iyengar Yoga, as taught by B.K.S. Iyengar, teachers Beth Sternlieb and Marla Apt share essential tools for learning to treat yourself in a kind, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. Through a combination of asana (postures), pranayama (breath practices), guided meditations, and…

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Refuge Recovery

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

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April 2018

Teen Meditation Group

April 1 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:45pm on Sunday, repeating until May 28, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Do you want to learn to chill out? Stop all that noise in your head? Have you ever wondered what it feels like to meditate? Wanna truly be in the moment without worrying about the past or the future? Do you want to learn with other people your age, be free to be who you are, make friends and get support while learning ? Then come for meditation, fun, hanging out, sharing, chilling and snacking at our teen group for…

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Morning Sit

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

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Noah Levine – Meditation and Dharma Talk

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until July 30, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Weekly class with Noah Levine. There will be a meditation period followed by a dharma talk. Suitable for all levels of practitioner. No reservation necessary, just drop in. By donation.

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Community Meditation

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Looking for a way to support your practice and connect with other sangha members?  Join us for Community Meditation, ATS Santa Monica’s community-centric Wednesday group.  Class begins with a 30-minute guided sit (no experience necessary), followed by an opportunity to share about your practice, your week, or your life.  Of course, sharing is always optional.  Come, be seen, get to know your sangha, and keep your practice strong! With Mollie Favour and Jason Ryterband

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Groundless Meditation Crew

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This facilitator led group will consist of a short talk, meditation and check ins.  Join Casey Crossan and Paul Friedman for this weekly community group. This is a drop in class, appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

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Morning Sit

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

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Refuge Recovery

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings, but we will see how the steps can be understood from a Buddhist perspective. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or…

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Living the Suttas

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until May 26, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This class is an exploration of the core teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Each week a different sutta (Buddhist teaching) is examined for its relevance to modern contemplative life. Often times the suttas are intimidating, this class seeks to demystify the core teachings and make them accessible to today’s practitioner. Although we study the suttas, this is not an academic class; it is an attempt to examine the basic core teachings and to see how we can engage with them in…

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Refuge Recovery

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

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Teen Meditation Group

April 8 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:45pm on Sunday, repeating until May 28, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Do you want to learn to chill out? Stop all that noise in your head? Have you ever wondered what it feels like to meditate? Wanna truly be in the moment without worrying about the past or the future? Do you want to learn with other people your age, be free to be who you are, make friends and get support while learning ? Then come for meditation, fun, hanging out, sharing, chilling and snacking at our teen group for…

Find out more »

Morning Sit

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

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Noah Levine – Meditation and Dharma Talk

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until July 30, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly class with Noah Levine. There will be a meditation period followed by a dharma talk. Suitable for all levels of practitioner. No reservation necessary, just drop in. By donation.

Find out more »

Community Meditation

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Looking for a way to support your practice and connect with other sangha members?  Join us for Community Meditation, ATS Santa Monica’s community-centric Wednesday group.  Class begins with a 30-minute guided sit (no experience necessary), followed by an opportunity to share about your practice, your week, or your life.  Of course, sharing is always optional.  Come, be seen, get to know your sangha, and keep your practice strong! With Mollie Favour and Jason Ryterband

Find out more »

Groundless Meditation Crew

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This facilitator led group will consist of a short talk, meditation and check ins.  Join Casey Crossan and Paul Friedman for this weekly community group. This is a drop in class, appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

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Morning Sit

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

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Refuge Recovery

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings, but we will see how the steps can be understood from a Buddhist perspective. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or…

Find out more »

Living the Suttas

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until May 26, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This class is an exploration of the core teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Each week a different sutta (Buddhist teaching) is examined for its relevance to modern contemplative life. Often times the suttas are intimidating, this class seeks to demystify the core teachings and make them accessible to today’s practitioner. Although we study the suttas, this is not an academic class; it is an attempt to examine the basic core teachings and to see how we can engage with them in…

Find out more »

Refuge Recovery

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

Find out more »

Teen Meditation Group

April 15 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:45pm on Sunday, repeating until May 28, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Do you want to learn to chill out? Stop all that noise in your head? Have you ever wondered what it feels like to meditate? Wanna truly be in the moment without worrying about the past or the future? Do you want to learn with other people your age, be free to be who you are, make friends and get support while learning ? Then come for meditation, fun, hanging out, sharing, chilling and snacking at our teen group for…

Find out more »

Morning Sit

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

Find out more »

Noah Levine – Meditation and Dharma Talk

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until July 30, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly class with Noah Levine. There will be a meditation period followed by a dharma talk. Suitable for all levels of practitioner. No reservation necessary, just drop in. By donation.

Find out more »

Community Meditation

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Looking for a way to support your practice and connect with other sangha members?  Join us for Community Meditation, ATS Santa Monica’s community-centric Wednesday group.  Class begins with a 30-minute guided sit (no experience necessary), followed by an opportunity to share about your practice, your week, or your life.  Of course, sharing is always optional.  Come, be seen, get to know your sangha, and keep your practice strong! With Mollie Favour and Jason Ryterband

Find out more »

Groundless Meditation Crew

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This facilitator led group will consist of a short talk, meditation and check ins.  Join Casey Crossan and Paul Friedman for this weekly community group. This is a drop in class, appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

Find out more »

Morning Sit

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

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Refuge Recovery

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings, but we will see how the steps can be understood from a Buddhist perspective. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or…

Find out more »

Living the Suttas

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until May 26, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This class is an exploration of the core teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Each week a different sutta (Buddhist teaching) is examined for its relevance to modern contemplative life. Often times the suttas are intimidating, this class seeks to demystify the core teachings and make them accessible to today’s practitioner. Although we study the suttas, this is not an academic class; it is an attempt to examine the basic core teachings and to see how we can engage with them in…

Find out more »

Refuge Recovery

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

Find out more »

Teen Meditation Group

April 22 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:45pm on Sunday, repeating until May 28, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Do you want to learn to chill out? Stop all that noise in your head? Have you ever wondered what it feels like to meditate? Wanna truly be in the moment without worrying about the past or the future? Do you want to learn with other people your age, be free to be who you are, make friends and get support while learning ? Then come for meditation, fun, hanging out, sharing, chilling and snacking at our teen group for…

Find out more »

Morning Sit

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

Find out more »

Noah Levine – Meditation and Dharma Talk

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until July 30, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly class with Noah Levine. There will be a meditation period followed by a dharma talk. Suitable for all levels of practitioner. No reservation necessary, just drop in. By donation.

Find out more »

Community Meditation

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Looking for a way to support your practice and connect with other sangha members?  Join us for Community Meditation, ATS Santa Monica’s community-centric Wednesday group.  Class begins with a 30-minute guided sit (no experience necessary), followed by an opportunity to share about your practice, your week, or your life.  Of course, sharing is always optional.  Come, be seen, get to know your sangha, and keep your practice strong! With Mollie Favour and Jason Ryterband

Find out more »

Groundless Meditation Crew

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This facilitator led group will consist of a short talk, meditation and check ins.  Join Casey Crossan and Paul Friedman for this weekly community group. This is a drop in class, appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

Find out more »

Morning Sit

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

Find out more »

Refuge Recovery

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings, but we will see how the steps can be understood from a Buddhist perspective. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or…

Find out more »

Living the Suttas

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until May 26, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This class is an exploration of the core teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Each week a different sutta (Buddhist teaching) is examined for its relevance to modern contemplative life. Often times the suttas are intimidating, this class seeks to demystify the core teachings and make them accessible to today’s practitioner. Although we study the suttas, this is not an academic class; it is an attempt to examine the basic core teachings and to see how we can engage with them in…

Find out more »

Refuge Recovery

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

Find out more »

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Class Series with Kate Spina and Dr. Stephen Dansiger   This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha's teachings and see how we…

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Teen Meditation Group

April 29 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:45pm on Sunday, repeating until May 28, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Do you want to learn to chill out? Stop all that noise in your head? Have you ever wondered what it feels like to meditate? Wanna truly be in the moment without worrying about the past or the future? Do you want to learn with other people your age, be free to be who you are, make friends and get support while learning ? Then come for meditation, fun, hanging out, sharing, chilling and snacking at our teen group for…

Find out more »

Morning Sit

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

Find out more »

Noah Levine – Meditation and Dharma Talk

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until July 30, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly class with Noah Levine. There will be a meditation period followed by a dharma talk. Suitable for all levels of practitioner. No reservation necessary, just drop in. By donation.

Find out more »
May 2018

Community Meditation

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

Looking for a way to support your practice and connect with other sangha members?  Join us for Community Meditation, ATS Santa Monica’s community-centric Wednesday group.  Class begins with a 30-minute guided sit (no experience necessary), followed by an opportunity to share about your practice, your week, or your life.  Of course, sharing is always optional.  Come, be seen, get to know your sangha, and keep your practice strong! With Mollie Favour and Jason Ryterband

Find out more »

Groundless Meditation Crew

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
+ Google Map

This facilitator led group will consist of a short talk, meditation and check ins.  Join Casey Crossan and Paul Friedman for this weekly community group. This is a drop in class, appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

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Morning Sit

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This drop in class is a peer led silent sit, every Monday and Thursday morning. No registration necessary – just show up.

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Refuge Recovery

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings, but we will see how the steps can be understood from a Buddhist perspective. These meetings appropriate for anyone in recovery, or…

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Living the Suttas

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until May 26, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This class is an exploration of the core teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Each week a different sutta (Buddhist teaching) is examined for its relevance to modern contemplative life. Often times the suttas are intimidating, this class seeks to demystify the core teachings and make them accessible to today’s practitioner. Although we study the suttas, this is not an academic class; it is an attempt to examine the basic core teachings and to see how we can engage with them in…

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