Friday, December 29, 2017

Alternative New Year's Eve plans (events)

Ashley Wells, S. Auberon, CC Liu, Crystal Quintero, Ananda, P. Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly
Top New Year's Resolution for 2018: MEDITATE! (Dharma Meditation Initiative)
Don't like the Dalai Lama but like Tibetan Buddhism? Try the Kadampa tradition.
    Join a group of like-minded individuals for an annual New Year's Eve celebration! Ring in 2018 in a meaningful and positive way, with compassion and beneficial intentions! Kadampa will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages from 9:30 to 10:45 pm. Then Gen Kelsang Rigpa will give an introduction to the New Kadampa Tradition's practice of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, which is a beautiful arrangement of prayers and mantras, then engage in the practice itself. As midnight approaches, Gen Rigpa will guide participants in a meditation into 2018. Cost: $15. Register. More info.
    Dharma Meditation Initiative, Los Angeles
    PasaDharma - Dharma Meditation Initiative Los Angeles - Dharma Punx Valley
    Shambhala, Los Angeles
    New Year's Eve marathon meditation, Eagle Rock (

    Dharma Punx: Against the Stream
    New Year's Eve Intention Setting in Hollywood+Santa Monica (
    Buddhist 12-Steps by Noah Levine is called Refuge Recovery. Visit a center on Jan. 4th.
    Self Realization Fellowship
    (SRF, Glendale, California, Hindu-Christian meditation)
    Come meditate during the first week of the New Year and the founder's birthday.

    Dec. 31: Sunday Group Meditation 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Dec. 31: Sunday Lecture Service 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Meditation 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
    Jan. 1: Monday Evening Meditation 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Jan. 2: Open Meditation Tuesday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Jan. 2: Study Group 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jan. 4: Open Meditation Thursday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Vegan New Year's Eve "No Meat & mingle"
    Vegan Spirituality: No Meat & Mingle Dinner and Dance Party, New Year's Eve, 2018
    This event is FREE after 9:00 PM. To pay for dinner, which starts at 7:00 PM, go here:
    Dave the Organizer of Los Angeles Roaming Vegan Potlucks (Facebook) says if we want to come to the vegan dinner portion (7:00-9:00 PM), the deadline to pre-pay for the discounted $25 price to guarantee a ticket is Saturday (12/30/17) at 11:59 PM. A limited number of dinner tickets will be available at the door for $40.

    Rose Bowl pre-parade party (Pasadena)
    There is the biggest free party in L.A. going on in Pasadena, Colorado Blvd. pre-parade

    FREE New Year's Eve Bash, DTLA
    FREE: New Year's Bash 2018 in DTLA at the biggest meetup in the world

      New Year's Eve in Joshua Tree
      New Year's Eve 2018 at Joshua Tree (LA-20s-30s-Just-Social-Club) (We Heart Camping)
      Los Angeles Buddhist Vihara
      Visit a Sri Lankan Buddhist temple in Pasadena, L.A., first thing New Year's Day

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