to connect with others and ourselves,
to explore creativity in a meaningful way, and
to allow for inner growth for the benefit of all.
Concentration is Key
Price: $15-$20 suggested donation for drop-ins
After years as a sometimes focused, sometimes hard-partying Hollywood actor, I decided to plunge into serious yoga and meditation practice.
I had always wanted to undertake such a journey, had read a thousand books about it and could think of nothing more meaningful, but it had always seemed somehow beyond my grasp. Call it low self-esteem left over from a rocky childhood. And so it was a profound overcoming when I finally pushed through my fear, and began.
Dharma Circle with Chris Weeks
1st Monday, from January 6th
Saturdays, 7 March - 11 April 2020
6pm CT (4pm PT/5pm MT/7pm ET)
Brought to You by Senior Students of Lama Marut
The CLASSICAL TEXTS AND AUTHENTIC PRACTICES OF EASTERN SPIRITUALITY curriculum offers a progressively unfolding, comprehensive course of study in the wisdom and practical application of Eastern spirituality as it pertains to modern life.
The curriculum as a whole is comprised of twelve courses to be taught over two years. When taken together, these stand-alone courses constitute an extensive course of study in the classical scriptures and principal practices of Eastern spirituality.
Based on Lama Marut’s original translations and relevant, applicable interpretations of the Sanskrit classics of the Hindu, Buddhist, and Yogic traditions, each course consists of six weekly two-hour interactive online classes, including lecture, discussion, and guided meditation portions.
These courses cover a wide range of teachings and practices from an inclusive, comparative, and non-sectarian point of view. They are designed to provide an in-depth, systematic, and coherent foundation and overall framework for any serious spiritual practitioner.
The success of one’s meditation sessions and the application of mindfulness throughout the day requires certain adjustments in lifestyle as well as instruction in the actual techniques for “mindful living.” In this course, we review and offer practical ways to apply the authentic teachings on mindfulness drawn from the classical spiritual texts dealing with the subject.
Topics include: “Living a Life Conducive to Mindfulness,” “The Practice of Mindfulness and the Obstacles to It,” “Taming the Mind,” and “Mindfulness in Action.”
Benefits of the Course:
Based on selections from the Buddha’s Mahasatipatthana Sutta, Kamalashila’s Bhavana Krama, Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, and Svatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
Brian Reid completed an 18-course foundational program and 18-course advanced program in Tibetan Buddhism in 2010 guided by Lama Marut. He formerly served as the Executive Director and Board Vice President at Lama Marut's flagship center in Los Angeles. Today, Brian serves as a Senior Teacher at Inner Way LA and teaches nationwide and abroad.
Each of the twelve courses consists of six classes, and each class includes a practice to help you directly integrate the teachings into your everyday life. Registrants for each course will have access to the archive of visual and audio recordings of the classes. Classes that will meet weekly and last 2 hrs.
Each class includes a lecture and time for Q&A as well as either a live guided meditation or a recording to work with during the week. Participants who complete all twelve of the classes will receive a certificate of completion from Lama Marut’s spiritual center, Inner Way LA.
For more information on the Two-Year Intensive Series "Classical Texts & Authentic Practices of Eastern Spirituality"
Community Gathering with Cindy Lee
Sunday, March 15th at 4:30 pm
Price: $25 or whatever you can afford
Dear All,It is nearly four months since the death of dear Lama Marut. A somewhat sudden and unexpected event such as this gave many of us a shock, a chance to reflect and a time to grieve. Like those of you who have been in mourning, I have been processing this loss with sadness and gratitude. One of the joys that has emerged is related to this community: the people who have been a part of Lama Marut’s and my Dharma practice and teaching over the years. Because of this, Inner Way LA has offered to host a “satsang” or conversation with me so that I can thank and speak with the community. Many kind people have asked how I am doing, what I am doing and what has been happening, so I thought I could answer the sangha’s questions and open up a discussion of sorts (although we will be navigating both live and online spaces.) The satsang will be anchored around the topic of death and dying, grief and loss: my favourite topics right now! But I would like to speak to whatever is on your mind and will try to address what I can in relation to any questions that come in. I will be in Australia. Inner Way LA will open up the physical center for the community. Others are welcome to join online via Zoom.
Suggested Donation: $25 or whatever you can afford
Find Your Voice - A standup comedy class
Tuesdays, March 17, 24, 31, April 7
Show: Saturday, April 11
Time: 7:00 - 10:00pm
“Solange has a talent for recognizing and drawing out the strengths in people which enables them to develop their unique comedic voices.” — Joe F.
“It’s a safe place and Solange has a plethora of comedic knowledge that she shares freely. I highly recommended this class and throughly enjoyed it!”—Ashleigh S.
“Solange has a gift at knowing your persona and guiding you toward it. She provides a steady structure to grow material.”— Jocelyn R.
|Wednesday 7-8pm||Moving Meditation (Tai Chi)|
|Thursday 7:30-9:30pm||License to Chill|