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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Inner Way LA is an inclusive community and space
to connect with others and ourselves,
to explore creativity in a meaningful way, and
to allow for inner growth for the benefit of all.
  • Featured event

    License to Chill

    This is an online event. Please register to get the link to online conference.

    Meditator, DJ and Music Producer Darin McFadyen (aka FreQ Nasty, Dub Kirtan All-Stars, Yoga of Bass) will explore the initial stages of the Samatha- Vipassana Mindfulness technique as taught by his meditation teacher Upasaka Culadasa. Learn how to start a meditation practice, what to meditate on, and the point of meditation. Classes are informal and suitable for all levels. Happily offered by Middle Way LA and 
    YogaofBass.com

    Darin has trained in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition under Lama Marut, and he’s currently a student of Meditation Master Upasaka Culadasa. Darin also teaches a series of talks with Claire Thompson both live and online at YogaofBass.com highlighting the intersection between Music, Art and Spirituality.

    Thursdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm

     

    WHEN
    May 28, 2020 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Online
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
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    rsvp
  • Featured event

    Radical Resourcing

    Radical Resourcing:
    Integrating Buddhist Meditation, Neuroscience, Psychology, & Addiction Theory
    Facilitated by Blake Abramovitz

    Date: Fridays - an ongoing all levels class. Drop-ins welcome
    Time: 7:30 till 9:00pm PST (Los Angeles time zone)
    Price: $10 per class, $35 for a 4 week pass, $70 for an 8-week pass 

    To Register: Please contact blakeshields@yahoo.com

    As part of IWLA’s Pandemic Resilience Program, Blake Abramovitz offers this ongoing meditation-based mental and emotional wellbeing course. By integrating insights and practices from Buddhist mindfulness meditation and the evolving fields of yoga, neuroscience, western psychology, and addiction theory, Blake responsibly and empathetically guides beginning and intermediate meditators into profoundly liberating encounters with even the most difficult dimensions of their experience.

    Bio

    After many years as a hard-partying Hollywood actor, I heeded a deeper calling to find a more balanced and fulfilling life purpose. I dedicated myself to serious yoga and meditation practice and study, training extensively with an array of L.A.'s most dynamic and respected teachers in both disciplines. The resources I’ve developed as a result of my studies have brought profound healing to the wounds of my rocky childhood and has allowed me to flourish mentally and emotionally. I’ll be sharing these practices alongside insights on how neuroscience, psychology, and addiction theory support and expand our path to wholeness, allowing us to radically increasing our overall life satisfaction and happiness. Tho I am a meditation teacher of eight years now, I remain fiercely devoted to creativity as a spiritual path and still practice as a poet, musician, playwright, and actor.

    To learn more about Blake, visit www.veniceyogi.com.



    WHEN
    May 29, 2020 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Online
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    Google map and directions
    rsvp
  • Featured event

    Transform Resistance, Fear, and Anxiety Using a Creative Practice

    Transform Resistance, Fear, and Anxiety Using a Creative Practice
    Facilitated by Douglas Paul Smith

    Date:  Saturdays from May 30 (4 weeks)
    Time: 12 noon to 1:15 pm PST (Los Angeles time zone)

    Price: $35 for 4-week course.

    Payment refunded within 24 hours of the finish of the first class if the course isn't to your liking

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    As part of IWLA’s Pandemic Resilience Program, Artist and author Douglas Paul Smith teaches this 8-week course on how to use the creative process to liberate ourselves from resistance, fear, and the emotions that hold us back in life. We will learn how to develop our own unique creative practice and easily drop into our flow while becoming centered and unshakable during challenging times. (not just for artists but all creators)

    Douglas Paul Smith is the author of ‘The Infinite Artist’ and the founder of’ Divine Creativity Productions’ and ‘The Artist Coach’ which empowers artists to liberate themselves while achieving personal mastery. His passion for coaching artists was born from a decade of teaching ‘Art As Meditation’ classes—his own version of the ancient eastern principles of creativity as taught by the late Chögyam Trungpa in the 70’s and 80’s. Douglas is a long-time practitioner of Zen Calligraphy and has studied Yogic philosophy and meditation extensively in the traditions of Tibetan Gelugpa, Shambhala, and Zen Buddhism. He is formally trained as a Contemplative Arts Instructor at Shambhala Art International, in Los Angeles.

    Douglas’ work as a painter, illustrator, and designer spans decades, his style consistently reminiscent of primitive art and children’s drawings. Having thrown out all technical conventions from his design training, Douglas’ work demonstrates a Basquiat-like focus on the immediacy and innocence of the unlearned hand. The flavor of much of his work stems from his fascination with Buddhism and meditative development of the mind—and a deep interest in how we can transform negative emotions and thought patterns through the creative process. His life’s work has revolved around creating from a space of unknowing, where he is not the doer but is wholly merged with the process of creation itself. Douglas is currently working on a feature-length documentary about a U.N. journalist, entitled, My Darling Comrade. He lives in Switzerland.

    To learn more about Douglas please visit www.divinecreativity.org


    WHEN
    May 30, 2020 at 12pm
    WHERE
    Online
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    Google map and directions
    rsvp