Join us as as we meditate with and learn more about The Lotus Institute, an organization that blends Buddhist teachings with science, movement, music, and art. During this event, we will have an Introduction with Matt Dorma, somatic exercises led by Mona Abutaleb, a guided meditation with Peggy Ward, a talk on the 3 Pillars presented by Larry Ward, and an interactive Q&A with everyone.
We are fortunate to host Paula Arai who will offer readings from her new book published by Shambhala Publications: The Little Book of Zen Healing. She will also share about the background of the book and there will be time for Q&A.
After surviving the devastation of the Blitzkrieg, Karski swears allegiance to the Polish Underground and risks his life to carry the first eyewitness reports of war-torn Poland to the Western world, and ultimately, the Oval Office. Escaping a Gestapo prison, bearing witness to the despair of the Warsaw ghetto and confronted by the inhumanity of […]
Join us for an informal panel discussion about the war in Israel and Palestine with guests living in the region.
Join ROSHI ILIA SHINKO PEREZ for a presentation: Visualizing her light and purifying waters we will not only soothe our hearts and purify our karma but also that of others. Mantra Recitation: 108 recitations of her mantra.
Join Roshi Michel Engu “NoCanDo” Dobbs & Moshe “Mr. YouWho” Cohen This is the final session of a 2-part series celebrating Bernie Glassman’s life and legacy.
Join Roshi Anne Seisen Saunders, Brenda Chiko Hess, Sensei, and Roshi Paul Genki Kahn Celebrating Bernie Glassman’s life and legacy. This panel discussion will focus on Bernie’s work at the Zen Center of Los Angeles
Can Hula practice be Zen practice? What is Zen practice and what is Hula practice? Roshi June has been exploring/practicing these two disciplines for the past 30 years. They are both part of who she is. The Hawaiian cultural practice of Hula is deeply spiritual, and nature based. It tells a story about a place, a person, or an […]
It is evident that humanity is facing an existential threat with global warming and climate change. It is also evident that we are facing a serious biodiversity crisis – ecosystems undergoing major alterations and species threatened with extinction. Mr. Harrison will lead a discussion on these juxtaposed environmental threats, particularly from the perspective of freshwater […]
Since Bernie Glassman, Jishu Holmes, Eve Marko, and Andrezej Krajewski began the annual Bearing Witness Retreat at the old site of the death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oświęcim, Poland in 1996, the Zen Peacemakers have been returning for over twenty-five years to continue to bear witness to oneness in diversity, in the place that became a […]