Wise Awareness Practice Group
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST
Our approach to practice is based on the teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, which encourages the cultivation of wise awareness in all aspects of life. Therefore, in addition to formal sitting practice, our group will also practice while engaging in a variety of activities. There may be weeks when we will meet for a hike, at a public event, to shop, etc., or virtually via Zoom. We will notify you when this is the case. But unless otherwise noted, our regular group will be held at Inner Way.
Thank you for your interest in this group! We are so excited to be starting a new L.A.- based sangha — especially one of this nature. We look forward to watching our sangha grow, alongside you and other friends on the path. Hope to see you soon!
OPENING TO LOSS: MINDFULNESS, MOVEMENT, AND GRIEF GROUP WORKSHOP
Date: March 3, 2024
Time: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm PST
To register please click here
Does it sometimes feel like the world has moved on while you're stuck in a perpetual state of grief, unable to find your way back to a sense of normalcy?
Do you feel like you're navigating through a fog, where even the simplest tasks seem overwhelmingly difficult?
Have you noticed friends and family tip-toeing around you, unsure of how to offer support without intruding on your grief?
Does it seem like time has lost its meaning, with days blending together in a blur of sorrow and longing?
Do you feel guilty for moments of happiness or laughter, as if betraying the memory of your loved one by finding joy in life again?
Have you experienced moments where the pain feels unbearable, leaving you wondering if you'll ever find relief from the ache in your heart?
When you're ready, you're ready.
This is a space for those seeking to navigate the overwhelming and painful journey of grief. If you experienced a recent loss -- or at any time in your life -- you are welcome here. This is also a space for those anticipating an upcoming loss. All are welcome.
A safe, supportive, and non-judgmental refuge in a community of tenderness and support.
Explore healing through a unique blend of mindfulness and experiential group techniques designed specifically for those living with grief. Engage in gentle introspection as mindfulness practices help cultivate awareness of emotions.
Through light movement (we will get out of our seats), you will be able to creatively express your feelings, foster a deeper understanding of your grief journey, and continue to heal in a supportive environment.
One group processing session will be offered (via Zoom) in the days following the workshop for all participants.
This workshop is NOT therapy but it will be therapeutic.
Location will be provided upon registration. Light snacks and tea will be served.
Facilitated by our Brian Stefan (California Grief Center) and Brandon Gross (Brandon Gross Therapy).
More Info · [email protected]
Sunday Dharma Lounge
Join us last Sunday of the month for a serene and uplifting Sunday Dharma Lounge event. It's a golden opportunity for us to come together, nurture ourselves, and strengthen the bonds of our beautiful community.
The essence of this event lies in creating a sacred space where we can embark on a journey of self-discovery and deep connection. Come together to sip coffee and tea, read spiritual texts, engage in enriching discussions, meditate, and bond as a community.
No matter your experience level, all are welcome!
Facilitated by our community members.
Supply medicine and consumables and others to Health Care Institutions
Health of Ukrainian People is a non-profit organization that offers direct humanitarian aid to Ukrainian children and adults, provides much needed support to various healthcare organizations, and is working to improve the quality of life of people affected by the war.
Being a local organization they have the flexibility and knowledge to respond quickly where it is most needed. They are authorized by the Health Ministry of Ukraine to take part in supporting the healthcare infrastructure.
- Health care facilities of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine
- in particular the Heart Institute
- Health care institutions of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine
- in particular the Shalimov National Institute of Surgery and Transplantology, the MM Amosov National Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery, the Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics
- Other public health facilities
- in particular KNP "Kyiv City Clinical Hospital G17"
- Provision of Health Care Institution with everything needed (the main project)
- Psychological help to medical workers
- Online courses for doctors about injuries
- Battle Trauma Electronic Atlas
- Doctor’s certificate (ID)
- Body armor and helmets for doctors and ambulance workers