to connect with others and ourselves,
to explore creativity in a meaningful way, and
to allow for inner growth for the benefit of all.
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
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
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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.
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
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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