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.
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  • Featured event

    The Four Thoughts

    The Four Thoughts
    Facilitated by Venerable Samten

    Dates: October 27th, November 3rd, November 10th, November 17th
    Time: Tuesdays at 6:30 - 8:30 pm PST (Los Angeles time zone)

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    Join us to receive teachings from Venerable Gyalten Samten, and gain insight into the Four Thoughts that establish a solid foundation to engage fully in the path of liberation. To make real progress in eliminating our suffering and the suffering of others, it is important to have a clear realization of our current situation and the actual causes of our suffering.

    We all know how difficult it can be to establish and maintain healthy habits that we know are beneficial, let alone a Dharma practice that leads to liberation from suffering. Practicing the Four Thoughts brings a deep realization that inspires an appropriate state of mind to be on the path very firmly, motivated to make the best use of the rare and precious human rebirth you have right now.

    The Four Thoughts are: 1) Precious Human Rebirth, 2) Impermanence and Death, 3) Karma, Cause and Result, and 4) Faults of Samsara 

    Bio

    Barkha Madan (Gyalten Samten) is a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist order. Her first encounter with a Buddhist monastery was at the age of ten at Rumtek, Sikkim. The pristine beauty of the monastery combined with a playful interaction with young monks gave rise to a spontaneous wish to live there. However her pleas were labelled ‘whimsical’ and duly dismissed. In the spring of 2001, Barkha met His Holiness, the Dalai Lama at Dharamshala. Deeply influenced by the compassionate actions of His Holiness and the Buddhist philosophy - particularly the concept of Bodhicitta - she enrolled into a Buddhist philosophy course.

    In 2012 embracing her inner calling she decided to give up her film career. Following the advise of Venerable Zopa Rinpoche she took ordination by the great Tibetan master His Eminence, Venerable Choden Rinpoche at Sera Jey Monastery, Karnataka, India. Since then she has spent a great deal of time engaged in meditation retreats, study, centre management and as a meditation facilitator at various Dharma Centres in India and the USA.

    WHEN
    October 27, 2020 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    Online
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  • Featured event

    Breaking Through Judgement & Jealousy Into Joy

    SPECIAL TOPIC WORKSHOP:
    Breaking Through Judgement & Jealousy Into Joy

    Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    Time: 5 pm - 6:30 pm PST/8 pm - 9:30 pm EST
    Place: Online via Zoom -- Join live, or by recording to watch at your convenience 
    Cost: $30

    Workshop Description:

    Do you find yourself struggling with judgement?

    Do you lose touch with your joy and appreciation because of your jealousy?

    Join ONYI for an insightful, fun, and cathartic workshop and healing session to help you navigate and transform jealousy and judgement.

    During this workshop, you will:

    - Hear ONYI’s intuited guidance, structured teaching, and personal reflections about the mechanics and effects of jealousy and judgement

    - Learn practices and gain tools to help navigate these feelings and emotions

    - Have safe space to share and work through your experiences around these topics

    - Receive group energy work to heal aspects of you that are still working through jealousy and judgement (of yourself and/or others)

    Additional Info: An audio recording will be available for 1 week after for those who want to re-listen or who missed the live virtual workshop

    Registration Link: https://www.onyi.love/calendar/jealousy-to-joy-workshop-oct-2020

     To Register:

    1. Click on the link above
    2. Click on "October 27" on the calendar that appears
    3. Click "Continue"
    4. Please enter your registration information, and when asked about how you learned about this workshop, please click "Inner Way LA"

    ABOUT ONYI

    My name is Felicia Richards, and I am often referred to as Onyi—an abbreviated version of my Igbo name Onyinyechi which means God’s gift. I am a Divine Songstress, Energy Worker, Creative, and Teacher, amongst other things, who heals through sound, touch, and word. I utilize my voice and other instrumentation to create powerful sonic experiences in one-on-one and group settings, and also create and hold space for sacred ritual and ceremony. I am a Certified PureBioenergy therapist, an Oloriṣa (Oṣun and Obatala), and a channel/medium for information from various aspects of the divine, which I communicate via intuitive readings, spiritual life and business coaching, and simple conversation.

    A big part of my own personal healing has been remembering my Spiritual nature. My connection to Spirit runs deep; however, I had forgotten, or perhaps didn't tap into, the fullness of this relationship until I arrived at my late 20’s. It was then that I truly became open to the vast array of philosophies, systems, and practices to which I had never been exposed. While I am a practitioner of Ifa (a traditional cultural, philosophical, and spiritual system developed by the Yoruba people of West Africa), I am a lover of all expressions of Spirituality. All of the experiences I have had, people I have encountered, and ideas I have contemplated thus far (and over many lifetimes) have led me to the conclusion that God is ALL of it…the All that Is.

    I believe that Spirit is [in] everything and that Spirituality boils down to the way we interact with ourselves and the world(s)—seen and unseen—around us. It is how we connect to the Source that is [and created] us. Every reflection of the All that Is—available through each person, place, thing, and circumstance—teaches us the lessons we need to learn when we need to learn them. They help us to remember who we are…they remind us that we are whole.

    So I am here to be of service as the specific piece in the puzzle of Existence that my soul came here to be. My work is to ground the ethereal and assist individuals in raising their vibration. I am a mirror reminding you that you have permission—you have always had it—to be who you are. I am dedicated to companioning you along your journey towards remembering your nature, [re]connecting to your awareness, developing self-love, and maintaining balance—all while navigating the ebbs and flows of this beautiful life.

    WHEN
    October 27, 2020 at 5pm
    WHERE
    Online
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  • Featured event

    Touching Into Compassionate Wisdom

    TOUCHING INTO COMPASSIONATE WISDOM: A HALF-DAY ONLINE RETREAT WITH JEREMY GRAVES

    Dates: September 27, October 25, November 22
    Time: 9:00am-1:00pm PST
    Place: 
    Online via Zoom
    Suggested Donation: sliding scale $30 - $60 (No one turned away due to lack of funds)
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    As we ride the waves of emotion and change during this time of pandemic and social upheaval, we can still take care of ourselves wisely and kindly through a nourishing spiritual practice. Now is the perfect time to join us, online, for Inner Way LA’s half-day virtual retreat, appropriate for meditators of all backgrounds and experience levels. This retreat will give you an opportunity to pause, breathe, check in with yourself, and get more grounded. In our time together, we will focus especially on cultivating mindful presence, inquiry, and a compassionate relationship toward ourselves and others.

    We will be led by Jeremy Graves, co-author of the bestselling meditation manual The Mind Illuminated. Jeremy is a long-time contemplative practitioner, with years of intensive silent retreat experience. He has studied mindfulness of breathing, vipassana in the Mahasi and Goenka traditions, and the divine abodes, and enjoys helping other meditators with these practices.
    WHEN
    October 25, 2020 at 9am
    WHERE
    Online
    $30.00 USD ·
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