to connect with others and ourselves,
to explore creativity in a meaningful way, and
to allow for inner growth for the benefit of all.
Please join us - All are Welcome
Sunday, October 20, 12:00 - 3:00pm
|As some of you may know, the founder and spiritual director of this Center, Lama Marut, began experiencing health problems mid-year. Recently, he has been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. Now, he is spending his days with his partner, Cindy Lee, in their peaceful home in the Australian countryside.|
|Central to Lama Marut’s vision when he founded this Center was to create a space for an inclusive community to connect with each other through compassion and wisdom. In light of the news about his health, we invite you to come to the Center to find strength and support in this community.|
Bring a favorite dish to share as we gather together in love and gratitude for all that Lama Marut has offered over the years to people at this Center and around the world.
Cindy wants everyone to know that he is surrounded by much love in his home and feels the love of friends and students near and far.
Integrating The Dance of Realities
7-week series, Tuesdays starting October 1st
Cost: $15 (Drop-ins welcomed)
This movement-based class will explore the connection between our daily life practices and how those experiences manifest in our physical bodies. Together we will create a safe and fun space using tools such as journaling, discussion, music, and dance to bridge the gaps between our experience in meditation and studies — to the integrated embodiment of them, in the here and now. How do we allow our body and mind to support each other? In this class, we will explore and deepen the mind-body connection, allowing for a more integrated human experience. No previous dance or meditation experience is necessary; all are welcome and encouraged to join.
This class is open anyone and everyone. No experience needed!
Wednesdays 7 - 8pm
Come together and experience gentle stretching to feel good, Qigong to break up stagnant energy, Tai Chi to move energy throughout the body, and meditation to calm the mind.
T’ai Chi Ch’üan is practiced worldwide by tens of millions of people, ranging in age from the very young to the very old. In addition to relaxing the body and mind, the art of Tai Chi will contribute to overall fitness and health. Tai Chi Chuan helps to balance energy within the body thereby improving a number of conditions such as backache, headache, high blood pressure, stomach disorders and poor metabolism.
With over 40 years of experience in wholistic healing as well as martial arts, Ara brings a dynamic and compassionate style to his teaching. Firmly rooted in the belief of “No Student Left Behind” Ara will always emphasize quality.
Bio: Ara Elian
With over 40 years of experience in holistic healing, as well as marital arts, Ara brings a dynamic and compassionate style to his teaching. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Cal State Northridge and continued his higher education at the Philosophical Research Society, Whirling Rainbow Institute, and Sophia Gnostic Ecclesia. Firmly rooted in the belief of "No Student Left Behind", Ara always emphasizes quality.
Suggested Donation: $10. No one refused admission due to lack of funds.
Meditation Day with David Leonard
Sunday, November 10, 11 am - 7 pm
Join us for an all day urban meditation retreat - a perfect opportunity for meditators of all levels and backgrounds to deepen or kick start their practice. This is a rare opportunity to spend the day meditating and discussing with a special guest teacher. Personal interviews will be available for those interested.
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. His teacher Venerable Sumatipala Nayaka Thera was a highly esteemed student of The Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. He trained under Venerable Nanaponika Thera in the canonical and philosophical aspects of Buddhism, and received meditation teacher training under his teacher and Venerable Pemasiri. 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.
Don’t miss this unique chance to gift yourself a day of mindfulness and a boost to your meditation practice.
Dance of the Clown
Sept. 8th - Oct. 13th (Weekly, Sundays Only)
Women's healing course
Herbs, foods and rituals for menstrual care
Saturday, October 19, 2 pm - 5 pm
Price - $75
Join Ayurvedic Practitioner, herbalist and WOMEN'S HEALING COURSE founder Erica Rey for a fall retreat focusing on the health of our menstrual cycles.
Our journey together will begin by RECLAIMING healthy relationships to out cycles and unlearning the shame placed on the bleeding body. We will then EMPOWER by learning Ayurvedic and Curanderismo HERBAL MEDICINES, FOODS and RITUALS for healthy menstruation - addressing common symptoms like cramping, heavy menses, pain, emotional imbalances, migraines, changed in digestion, etc. We will close by CONNECTING through ritual, meditation, gentle movement and specially crafted womb-healing herbal teas and refreshments to leave you truly feeling nourished and inspired to keep healing on your path.
The workshop is open to any and all who self identify as women.
SING UP TODAY BY SENDING PAYMENT THROUGH VENMO TO @E-REY
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN NEED
CALL (818) 621-0891 FOR ANY QUESTIONS
Erica Rey is a Latinx certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and yoga instructor who also offers herbal medicine, bodywork, and doula services. She is passionate about healing and is committed to accessibility and intentionality that allow these practices to be tools of resilience and sustainability for our communities. Erica holds a BA in World Arts and Cultures from UCLA, an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor certification from Kerala Ayurveda Academy, Certified Doula and Community Birthworker training from Matriz Birthwork and Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner and Herbal Medicine degrees from Southern California University of Health Sciences. Erica guides yoga at People's Yoga and offers Ayurvedic consultations and yoga at WeSpark Cancer Support Center.
|Wednesday 7-8pm||Moving Meditation (Tai Chi)|
|Thursday 7:30-9:30pm||License to Chill|