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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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April 2018

Morning Sit

April 23 @ 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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Cheryl Slean – Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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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 25 @ 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

April 25 @ 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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Morning Sit

April 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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Living the Suttas – Kate Spina

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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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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
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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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Morning Sit

April 30 @ 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 »

Joseph Rogers – Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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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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May 2018

Women’s Group

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This is a special session of the women’s group at in Los Angeles. This offering is made with the intention and hope to provide a space of refuge during this difficult time in the sangha. We are committed to holding the feminine in dignity, power, and with great love, and we welcome you to join us. Our intention is to be a regular gathering and a place of practice and friendship. We are offering this for women to support and…

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Community Meditation

May 2 @ 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

Find out more »

Groundless Meditation Crew

May 2 @ 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.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

Living the Suttas

May 4 @ 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…

Find out more »

Teen Meditation Group

May 6 @ 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

May 7 @ 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 »

Mary Stancavage – Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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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

May 9 @ 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 9 @ 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

May 10 @ 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 »

Living the Suttas

May 11 @ 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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A Morning of Practice

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC+0
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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A Half Day Retreat with Mary Stancavage Come spend a few hours and give yourself the luxury of quiet practice. With our busy lives we sometimes let our practice slip away. This morning will be an opportunity to let go and get back to cultivating present time awareness. During this half day of sitting and walking, Mary will offer ten minute one-on-one discussion meetings. Topics can revolve around anything arising in your practice: meditation techniques, working with a particular emotion…

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Teen Meditation Group

May 13 @ 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

May 14 @ 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 »

Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

May 14 @ 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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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

May 16 @ 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 16 @ 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

May 17 @ 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 »

Living the Suttas

May 18 @ 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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Intro to Meditation

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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–New to meditation? –Not sure if you’re ‘doing it right’? –Have a lot of questions about your practice? This class is designed for those new to meditation or those who would like a refresher. There will be simple instructions in the practice of Insight, or Vipassana, meditation and the basic Buddhist teachings. You will have a chance to ask all your questions and we’ll have some discussion. Come begin your practice of mindfulness – both on and off the cushion.…

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

May 20 @ 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

May 20 @ 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

May 21 @ 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 »

Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

May 21 @ 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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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

May 23 @ 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 »

Dharma from the Heart

May 23 @ 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 24, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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With Denise DiNovi. Join us weekly for meditation and dharma to learn how the teachings support us in challenging times and keep us heart centered and balanced. Drop in class, appropriate for all level of practitioners.

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Groundless Meditation Crew

May 23 @ 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 »

Living the Suttas

May 25 @ 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 »

Teen Meditation Group

May 27 @ 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 »

Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

May 28 @ 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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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 »

The Eightfold Path

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until July 10, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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The Buddha's Path to Happiness: An Eight Week Series The Buddha's Eightfold Path is a practical and dependable path from suffering to happiness. When we are mindful of the Eight Path Factors in our daily life and in our meditation practice we have the necessary teachings for transformation and liberation. The Eightfold Path includes Wise Understanding, Wise Intention, Wise Speech, Wise Action, Wise Livelihood, Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness and Wise Concentration. The Buddha, in a way that is very accessible…

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Full Moon Ceremony

May 29 @ 10:00 pm - May 30 @ 12:00 am PDT
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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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June 2018

Relational Mindfulness: Finding Freedom in How We Relate

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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A Daylong Retreat and Book Signing with Deborah Eden Tull We all struggle at times with how to bring meditation off the cushion and into the beautiful, dynamic, and messy realm of relationship. Relational Mindfulness helps us to bring presence, compassion, investigation, and clear-seeing, to how we relate — whether we are at work, with family, in conflict, on a date, or engaging with world issues. We can erase the myth of separation. And we can remember the intrinsic interconnection…

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The Eightfold Path

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until July 10, 2018

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

The Buddha's Path to Happiness: An Eight Week Series The Buddha's Eightfold Path is a practical and dependable path from suffering to happiness. When we are mindful of the Eight Path Factors in our daily life and in our meditation practice we have the necessary teachings for transformation and liberation. The Eightfold Path includes Wise Understanding, Wise Intention, Wise Speech, Wise Action, Wise Livelihood, Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness and Wise Concentration. The Buddha, in a way that is very accessible…

Find out more »

Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

June 4 @ 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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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 »

The Eightfold Path

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until July 10, 2018

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

The Buddha's Path to Happiness: An Eight Week Series The Buddha's Eightfold Path is a practical and dependable path from suffering to happiness. When we are mindful of the Eight Path Factors in our daily life and in our meditation practice we have the necessary teachings for transformation and liberation. The Eightfold Path includes Wise Understanding, Wise Intention, Wise Speech, Wise Action, Wise Livelihood, Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness and Wise Concentration. The Buddha, in a way that is very accessible…

Find out more »

Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

June 11 @ 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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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 »

The Eightfold Path

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until July 10, 2018

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

The Buddha's Path to Happiness: An Eight Week Series The Buddha's Eightfold Path is a practical and dependable path from suffering to happiness. When we are mindful of the Eight Path Factors in our daily life and in our meditation practice we have the necessary teachings for transformation and liberation. The Eightfold Path includes Wise Understanding, Wise Intention, Wise Speech, Wise Action, Wise Livelihood, Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness and Wise Concentration. The Buddha, in a way that is very accessible…

Find out more »

Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

June 18 @ 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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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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Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

June 24 @ 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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The Eightfold Path

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until July 10, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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The Buddha's Path to Happiness: An Eight Week Series The Buddha's Eightfold Path is a practical and dependable path from suffering to happiness. When we are mindful of the Eight Path Factors in our daily life and in our meditation practice we have the necessary teachings for transformation and liberation. The Eightfold Path includes Wise Understanding, Wise Intention, Wise Speech, Wise Action, Wise Livelihood, Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness and Wise Concentration. The Buddha, in a way that is very accessible…

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Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

June 25 @ 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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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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July 2018

Waking Up to This Life

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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A Daylong Retreat with Vince Cullen Everyone on the Buddhist path is struggling with the three fires… the fire of cravings, the fire aversions and the fire of confusions… EVERYONE! The Buddha’s very sound advice to everyone is that we should try to extinguish these fires, don’t add any more fuel to them; to put them out and never relight them. Easier said than done! Everyone on the Buddhist path is waking up – or in recovery – from greed, from hatred…

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The Eightfold Path

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until July 10, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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The Buddha's Path to Happiness: An Eight Week Series The Buddha's Eightfold Path is a practical and dependable path from suffering to happiness. When we are mindful of the Eight Path Factors in our daily life and in our meditation practice we have the necessary teachings for transformation and liberation. The Eightfold Path includes Wise Understanding, Wise Intention, Wise Speech, Wise Action, Wise Livelihood, Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness and Wise Concentration. The Buddha, in a way that is very accessible…

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Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

July 2 @ 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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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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The Eightfold Path

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until July 10, 2018

Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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The Buddha's Path to Happiness: An Eight Week Series The Buddha's Eightfold Path is a practical and dependable path from suffering to happiness. When we are mindful of the Eight Path Factors in our daily life and in our meditation practice we have the necessary teachings for transformation and liberation. The Eightfold Path includes Wise Understanding, Wise Intention, Wise Speech, Wise Action, Wise Livelihood, Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness and Wise Concentration. The Buddha, in a way that is very accessible…

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Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

July 9 @ 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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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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Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

July 16 @ 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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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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Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

July 22 @ 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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Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

July 23 @ 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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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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Full Moon Ceremony

July 27 @ 10:00 pm - July 28 @ 12:00 am PDT
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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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Meditation and Dharma Talk SM

July 30 @ 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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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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October 2018

Full Moon Ceremony

October 24 @ 10:00 pm - October 25 @ 12:00 am PDT
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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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