Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dharma Punx: Pasadena, NoHo, L.A.

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Come meditate...Dharma Punx, ATS Buddhist Meditation Society, RR (
The Mass Meditation Initiative Los Angeles
There are opportunities to practice Buddhist meditation and continue your recovery from sex, drugs, or anything else in Los Angeles.

PasaDharma Meditation is a drop-in (free/by donation) class that helps weekly participants establish a daily mindfulness and meditation practice. It is also a preparation center for the Mass Meditation Initiative (presented by

There are readings from Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Alan Watts, D.T. Suzuki, Noah Levine, and others. Guided serenity meditation is followed by kinhin (Japanese Zen "mindful walking"), loving kindness meditation, Sanskrit and Pali chanting, Buddhist teachings, discussion, yoga, sharing, and vegan snacks.
Dharma Punx are peer-led groups with decentralized centers across the United States.

Beginning October 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM a new location is opening in the Valley. Dharma Punx and Refuge Recovery are peer-led groups. The one that used to meet in Studio City with Jordan Kramer will now be meeting at La Maida Inn. The emphasis here is on addiction recovery with a Buddhist approach to the 12-Steps, a kind of AA for atheists, agnostics, and anyone else wishing to avoid the preaching that can come with many meetings:
Mass Meditation at One Love Music &Art Festival, Oct. 20-22, 2017 (

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