Based on the guidance from California health officials, and to care for everyone’s health in this uncertain time, the physical location of Inner Way LA will be temporarily closed.
However, our community remains open and connected
and some events will be available online. 
Please check our calendar for more information.
Our amazing community, teachings and practice can be a great source of refuge in these troubled times.
Please make an effort to stay connected and engaged.
May you be well, safe and happy.
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  • Featured event

    Bondage, Freedom and Interconnection: The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising

    Brought to You by Senior Students of Lama Marut

    The CLASSICAL TEXTS AND AUTHENTIC PRACTICES OF EASTERN SPIRITUALITY curriculum offers a progressively unfolding, comprehensive course of study in the wisdom and practical application of Eastern spirituality as it pertains to modern life. 

    The curriculum as a whole is comprised of twelve courses to be taught over two years. When taken together, these stand-alone courses constitute an extensive course of study in the classical scriptures and principal practices of Eastern spirituality. 

    Based on Lama Marut’s original translations and relevant, applicable interpretations of the Sanskrit classics of the Hindu, Buddhist, and Yogic traditions, each course consists of six weekly two-hour interactive online classes, including lecture, discussion, and guided meditation portions. 

    These courses cover a wide range of teachings and practices from an inclusive, comparative, and non-sectarian point of view. They are designed to provide an in-depth, systematic, and coherent foundation and overall framework for any serious spiritual practitioner.

    Module 6

    This course will highlight the ways we repeatedly re-create the causes of our own suffering and how we can break out of this “wheel” and attain total freedom.

    Sundays, 8 November - 20 December 2020

    6:30pm CT (4:30 pm PT/5:30 pm MT/7:30 pm ET)

    2-hours

    No meeting on 29 November (Thanksgiving)

    Among the most profound and useful teachings of Buddhism is the so-called “Twelve Links of Dependent Arising,” an analysis of the circular nature of the actions that keep us perpetually suffering. We will explore this topic through a verse by verse examination of the relevant chapter from the great Indian philosopher Nagarjuna’s master text. It will highlight the ways we repeatedly re-create the causes of our own suffering and how we can break out of this “wheel” and attain total freedom.

    Topics include: “identifying with the Causes of Suffering,” “The Nature of Interdependence,” “How Craving and Grasping Arise,” and “Breaking the Chain.”

    Benefits of the Course:

    • Discover how “dependent arising” works in our own lives to keep us suffering
    • Learn about how the causal process of rebirth works (over lifetimes, but also moment by moment)
    • Gain a deep understanding of what is meant by “interdependence” and how to live a more connected life
    • Identify the “weak links” in the “chain” and how to break them
    • Analyze the five principal “mental afflictions” and acquire practical strategies for combatting them

    Based on Chapter 26 of Nagarjuna’s Root Verses on the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamaka Karika) and Lama Marut’s original verse-by-verse written commentary, with an addendum from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra on the five principal mental afflictions.

    To Register:

    mindoasis.thinkific.com/courses/bondage-freedom-interconnection

    Lauren Benjamin, Senior Teacher

    Lauren’s lifetime project has been to explore the potential for happiness for all beings, and to enact it in her own life. As part of that pursuit she received a masters degree in Cultural Studies from Claremont University before undertaking a deep study and practice of the open and esoteric texts of Tibetan Buddhism, and then broadened the her work to include other spiritual and humanist perspectives and practices. She helped found Inner Way LA in 2005 and has served in all capacities, including organizational positions as well as Spiritual Advisor and Resident teacher. Lauren lives in Marina del Rey, CA.
    Lauren Benjamin

    Each of the twelve courses consists of six classes, and each class includes a practice to help you directly integrate the teachings into your everyday life. Registrants for each course will have access to the archive of visual and audio recordings of the classes. Classes that will meet weekly and last 2 hrs.

    Each class includes a lecture and time for Q&A as well as either a live guided meditation or a recording to work with during the week. Participants who complete all twelve of the classes will receive a certificate of completion from Lama Marut’s spiritual center, Inner Way LA.

    • One course: $225.00 USD
    • Three courses: $500.00 USD
    • Complete twelve course package (save $900.00 USD): $1800.00 USD

    For more information on the Two-Year Intensive Series "Classical Texts & Authentic Practices of Eastern Spirituality"

    https://mindoasis.org/classes/classical-texts-and-authentic-practices-of-eastern-spirituality/

    WHEN
    December 06, 2020 at 4pm
    WHERE
    Online
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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  • Featured event

    Happiness in Trying Times
    with David Leonard

    Happiness in Trying Times
    with David Leonard

    Wednesdays 7:30 pm - 9 pm

    This is an online event

    Please RSVP below to get the link to online conference

    Join us for a talk on ways to cultivate and maintain a happy mind in trying times. We will discuss powerful mental skills and practices to sustain mental peace in difficult times and throughout the rest of our life.

    By donation.
    Your generous donation supports David and Inner Way LA. Click here to donate.

    David Leonard has practiced and taught meditation for over 50 years, after receiving teacher training in Sri Lanka where he was a monk for three and a half years in his early 20s. David has done over eight years of deep retreat, and maintains an extensive daily practice. His intuitive approach to practice is uniquely suited to western minds, and he has been influential in the training of some well-known western teachers.

    More teachings from David are now available at his YouTube channel, Mind Moment. Here's a video from that channel:

     

    WHEN
    December 23, 2020 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Online
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  • Featured event

    Happiness in Trying Times
    with David Leonard

    Happiness in Trying Times
    with David Leonard

    Wednesdays 7:30 pm - 9 pm

    This is an online event

    Please RSVP below to get the link to online conference

    Join us for a talk on ways to cultivate and maintain a happy mind in trying times. We will discuss powerful mental skills and practices to sustain mental peace in difficult times and throughout the rest of our life.

    By donation.
    Your generous donation supports David and Inner Way LA. Click here to donate.

    David Leonard has practiced and taught meditation for over 50 years, after receiving teacher training in Sri Lanka where he was a monk for three and a half years in his early 20s. David has done over eight years of deep retreat, and maintains an extensive daily practice. His intuitive approach to practice is uniquely suited to western minds, and he has been influential in the training of some well-known western teachers.

    More teachings from David are now available at his YouTube channel, Mind Moment. Here's a video from that channel:

     

    WHEN
    December 02, 2020 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Online
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  • Featured event

    Happiness in Trying Times
    with David Leonard

    Happiness in Trying Times
    with David Leonard

    Wednesdays 7:30 pm - 9 pm

    This is an online event

    Please RSVP below to get the link to online conference

    Join us for a talk on ways to cultivate and maintain a happy mind in trying times. We will discuss powerful mental skills and practices to sustain mental peace in difficult times and throughout the rest of our life.

    By donation.
    Your generous donation supports David and Inner Way LA. Click here to donate.

    David Leonard has practiced and taught meditation for over 50 years, after receiving teacher training in Sri Lanka where he was a monk for three and a half years in his early 20s. David has done over eight years of deep retreat, and maintains an extensive daily practice. His intuitive approach to practice is uniquely suited to western minds, and he has been influential in the training of some well-known western teachers.

    More teachings from David are now available at his YouTube channel, Mind Moment. Here's a video from that channel:

     

    WHEN
    December 09, 2020 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Online
    rsvp
  • Featured event

    Happiness in Trying Times
    with David Leonard

    Happiness in Trying Times
    with David Leonard

    Wednesdays 7:30 pm - 9 pm

    This is an online event

    Please RSVP below to get the link to online conference

    Join us for a talk on ways to cultivate and maintain a happy mind in trying times. We will discuss powerful mental skills and practices to sustain mental peace in difficult times and throughout the rest of our life.

    By donation.
    Your generous donation supports David and Inner Way LA. Click here to donate.

    David Leonard has practiced and taught meditation for over 50 years, after receiving teacher training in Sri Lanka where he was a monk for three and a half years in his early 20s. David has done over eight years of deep retreat, and maintains an extensive daily practice. His intuitive approach to practice is uniquely suited to western minds, and he has been influential in the training of some well-known western teachers.

    More teachings from David are now available at his YouTube channel, Mind Moment. Here's a video from that channel:

     

    WHEN
    December 16, 2020 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Online
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  • Featured event

    TURNING WEST– Medicine Wheel Wisdom for Times of Dissolution

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    SPECIAL TOPIC WORKSHOP:
    TURNING WEST– Medicine Wheel Wisdom for Times of Dissolution

    Dates: 1st Saturdays of the month Oct. 3rd, Nov. 7th, Dec. 5th
    Time: 11:00am-2:00pm PST
    Place: 
    Online via Zoom. Join live or by recording to watch at your convenience. 
    Cost: Sliding scale $25-$40 per session (Please pay at the highest rate that is sustainable for you. If you have financial concerns simply contact Mirahlovewisdom@gmail.com)
    Register: To receive a zoom link, contact Mirah at Mirahlovewisdom@gmail.com

    In this four part series we explore ancient wisdom from the medicine wheel, a potent spiritual tool recognized by numerous traditions. The guided inner journeys present opportunities to receive the healing gifts of this age.  The work provides spiritual context to current affairs, while offering pathways to cultivate sanity, meaning, and integrity amidst the chaos.
     
    Gathering in a group is especially relevant to the medicine of the moment. And we will lean into the practice of maintaining personal sovereignty while opening to group consciousness.
    This course is free for monthly donors. Become a donor now. Please register by emailing Mirah and let her know that you are a monthly donor.

    ABOUT MIRAH LOVE

    Mirah Love is a mystic who serves as a spiritual counselor and psychic. She works one on one and in groups. Her sessions offer practical tools for exploring our multidimensional nature and living with integrity. 

    Mirah is the founder and guide for Lady Wisdom, a community that researches and teaches energy healing for women. She was a tenured Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with her research in somatic consciousness. She has also held multi-year teaching appointments at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and The California Institute of the Arts. Mirah served as the resident teacher and spiritual advisor at the meditation center, Inner Way LA, and has taught around the world for 20 years on creative and spiritual development.
    WHEN
    December 05, 2020 at 11am
    WHERE
    Online
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  • Featured event

    Monthly Aura Clearing

    MONTHLY AURA CLEARING 

    Dates: 3rd Saturdays of the month: Sept. 19th, Oct. 17th, Nov. 21st, Dec. 19th
    Time: 11:00am-1:00pm PST
    Place: 
    Online via Zoom. Join live or by recording to watch at your convenience. 
    Cost:$20 per session (If you have financial concerns please contact Mirah)
    Register: To receive a zoom link, contact Mirah at Mirahlovewisdom@gmail.com

    These sessions offer meditative journeys that cleanse the major energy centers and all 7 layers of the personal aura. This fall we focus on chakra dynamics with an eye to discovering how inner relationships can shape outer experience and visa versa.
     
    Regular energy clearings of this in depth nature hone self-healing abilities while promoting physical health, emotional resilience, and mental clarity.

    This course is free for monthly donors. Become a donor now. Please register by emailing Mirah and let her know that you are a monthly donor.

    ABOUT MIRAH LOVE

    Mirah Love is a mystic who serves as a spiritual counselor and psychic. She works one on one and in groups. Her sessions offer practical tools for exploring our multidimensional nature and living with integrity. 

    Mirah is the founder and guide for Lady Wisdom, a community that researches and teaches energy healing for women. She was a tenured Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with her research in somatic consciousness. She has also held multi-year teaching appointments at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and The California Institute of the Arts. Mirah served as the resident teacher and spiritual advisor at the meditation center, Inner Way, LA, and has taught around the world for 20 years on creative and spiritual development.
    WHEN
    December 19, 2020 at 11am
    WHERE
    Online
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