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 is 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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to allow for inner growth for the benefit of all.
  • Featured event

    Being a Buddha and a Badass: Discovering the Power of Inspired Action with Shadi Mogadime


    Being a Buddha and a Badass: Discovering the Power of Inspired Action with Shadi Mogadime

    Date: Saturdays, October 9 - October 30, 2021

    Time: 4:30pm - 6pm PST

    Cost: $137 (See payment section below)

    "What if care is the organizing principle of our society? Care that is creative and tenacious, relentless and wholesome, abundant and kind. The kind of fierce love that helped us survive the pain, loss, and heartbreak of 2020" JM Wong

    You are invited to join us for a 4-week course where we'll explore how compassion (for ourselves and others) is one of the best ways of dealing with challenging times, as well as a profound foundation for acting to create positive change. The paragons of humanity such as the historical Buddha, Christ, Martin Luther King Jr, Gandhi, and Mother Teresa, while imperfect, give us a model for cultivating compassion and other realizations for a conscious purpose-based life. As the Dalai Lama says: "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

    Being a Badass gives us the ability to cut through what gets in the way of our inspired action and enables us to stay the course through the ups and downs of creating meaningful change or birthing something new for ourselves, our family or community.

    Each 90-minute session of the course will include time for discussion, as well as effective practices and strategies to support your journey to the fulfillment of a passion project, a dream or change in your life.  

     

    Session 1: The Power of Inspired Action – Being both a Buddha and a Badass and how do you access the power of this extraordinary path 

    Session 2: Rooted in the Heart (Courage) – Connecting deeply with your heart and purpose to discover and ignite your inspired role and greatest contribution

    Session 3: Creating a Vision for Ourselves & Our CommunitiesActing inspired by wisdom and compassion and supported by clarifying your vision 

    Session 4: Idea to Achievement – Exploring universal frameworks and strategies for realizing your dreams, mission, or vision.   

    Bonus: Complimentary 30-minute 1-on-1 Action Discovery session with Shadi to help you discover the most important action(s) for you to take for the fulfillment of your heart's desires in life, work or mission. Next step or first step, this free integration session will give you greater clarity and focus and help you develop your unique strategy for taking inspired action.

     

    Your Course facilitator: Shadi Mogadime 

    Shadi (pronounced so it rhymes with buddy) has been a student of many modalities in 30+ years of spiritual and personal growth exploration. Her deepest dive is in esoteric Buddhism with her teacher Lama Marut and in the practices of meditation, yoga, and qigong as well as other wellness technologies. For the last five years, she has used these experiences and the knowledge she developed to mentor organizations and coach individual clients from around the world.  

    Shadi feels fortunate to have spent her 25-year professional career in the charitable sector fundraising and marketing for the missions of crucial humanitarian causes, arts & culture non-profits, and social change organizations. Along with her ongoing coaching and mentoring work, her current focus is a company she launched in December 2020 in response to requests from clients and community members called Conversations for World Change. Its mission is to help people realize and thrive as they live their mission in life and work.

     

    The course takes place online via Zoom

    Includes supporting materials and resources as well as recordings of all the sessions.

    WHEN
    October 09, 2021 at 4:30pm
    WHERE
    Online
    $137.00 USD ·
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  • Featured event

    Words Beyond Words: Exploring the Practice of Buddhist Poetry with Ruth Tsuria

    Words Beyond Words: Exploring the Practice of Buddhist Poetry with Ruth Tsuria

    Date: Saturdays, October 23, October 30, November 6, 2021

    Time: 3pm - 4pm PST

    Suggested donation: $20 (See payment section below)


    In this 3-part workshop, we will explore the practice of poetry, which has a long tradition in Buddhism - from Sidharrta to the Beat Generation. Together, we will look at some of the major themes, read heart-opening poems, and dabble in writing ourselves.

    You do not have to be a poet to attend - only to have an open heart and mind, and the willingness to explore using poetry as a practice to touch into unspoken truths, a space beyond space, words beyond words... Oh, and you may need a pen.

    Ruth Tsuria is an aspiring poet and meditation teacher. She is a professor of communication, studying the impact of words (especially in digital media) on our conception of the world. In these workshops, Ruth will combine her academic expertise with her love of poetry. 

     

    WHEN
    October 23, 2021 at 3:00pm
    WHERE
    Online
    $20.00 USD ·
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  • Featured event

    Deep Listening Sangha Gathering

    Deep Listening Sangha Gathering

    Date: Every second and fourth Monday

    Time: 7:15pm - 9pm PST

    Register: RSVP to receive a Zoom link

     
    The Deep Listening Sangha is a community in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. We meet on the second and fourth Monday evenings of each month to meditate and read and discuss Nhat Hanh’s widely read books. All are welcome to come and join us.
    WHEN
    September 27, 2021 at 7:15pm
    WHERE
    Online
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  • Featured event

    Happiness in Trying Times
    with David Leonard

    Happiness in Trying Times with David Leonard 

    Date: Every Wednesday

    Time: 7:30pm - 9pm PST

    Register: RSVP to receive a Zoom link

    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
    September 22, 2021 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Online
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