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We are a non-profit organization committed to offering monthly events emphasizing tools to practice a unique system of mindfulness. We are proud to feature teachers who have studied with Shinzen Young. Our teachers incorporate his innovative teachings into EXTRA-ORDINARY methodologies and diverse approaches to personal liberation through the practice of meditation. Follow Us on Facebook.
March 23,2019 from 10 – 5pm
“Making Friends with Fear and Anxiety”
A Daylong Meditation Workshop with Jessica Graham and Christopher Kelly, Ph.D.
Fear and anxiety are natural and useful parts of being a human, but they are also at the center of a lot of our suffering. This day long retreat will offer practices for deepening your acceptance of mental and emotional discomfort to reduce suffering. You will get tools for finding relief from these challenging emotions, as well as techniques for fully experiencing them to reveal the deep wisdom they might offer. Through guided meditation, instruction, and discussion, you’ll begin a new relationship with the fearful and anxious aspects of self, releasing you to more freedom and flexibility.
Jessica Graham is a meditation teacher, author, and sex, relationship, and spiritual guide for couples and individuals. She is a contributing editor of the meditation blog, Deconstructing Yourself, in which her popular series, Mindful Sex, appears. She co-founded The Eastside Mindfulness Collective, dedicated to exploring secular spirituality through mindful living and learning. Jessica also founded Wild Awakening, to help people become more human through psycho-spiritual evolution, using meditation and self-inquiry. In her book, Good Sex: Getting Off Without Checking Out, Graham demonstrates that a deep spiritual life and an extraordinary sex life are not mutually exclusive. This keenly personal and unflinchingly frank guide helps readers apply mindfulness in sex without losing the fun and adventure. Good Sex is available wherever books are sold. You can connect with Jessica on Instagram at @jessicaclarkgraham and at www.yourwildawakening.com.
Christopher Kelly, Ph.D. is an award winning teacher who has taught at several major universities including the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the University of Maryland, College Park. He has studied the nature of consciousness for over twenty years, receiving degrees in physics and philosophy. He is a dedicated practitioner having had the good fortune to study on retreat with some of today’s most insightful teachers including: Adyashanti, Shinzen Young, Luang Por Pasanno, and Soryu Forall. He is the author of two books, including A Theory of the Good.
Event Location: Middle Way LA
6512 Arizona Ave.
Playa Vista, CA 90045
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Full Scholarships are available. Please contact Carol Houst at 310-927-1025 to apply.
In addition our beloved teacher Shinzen will be joining us for a day long retreat this June!
Saturday June 29th from 10 – 5pm
His focus for the day long and registration will be added to this page June 1st, 2019.