What is an Acharya

I will never forget the first time I met an acharya. For the previous couple of months, I had been spending as much time as I could at the Los … Continue 

The Compassion of Unconditional Love: What Karuna Training Offers

An introduction to Karuna Training and Contemplative Psychology will be offered for the first time in Los Angeles by Shastri Sandra Ladley. The following is a personal account by Miriam … Continue 

The Magic of Qi Gong

Why practice qigong? from an article by Sophie Léger NOTE: Our own Kate Summers also trained with Eva Wong and will be leading a Qi Gong Levels 1 & 2 … Continue 

Place Your Thoughts Here- An Excerpt

The following is an excerpt from LA sangha member Steven Saitzyk’s dharma art book, PLACE YOUR THOUGHTS HERE. Steven will be giving a talk: Dharma Through Art at the Westside … Continue 


10 Everyday Mindfulness Practices

Mindfulness and meditation go together like muscles and strength-training. Mindfulness is an attribute we exercise during meditation, and meditation is a practice (I believe the best practice) to cultivate mindfulness. … Continue