Have you ever attended a large gathering where you were asked to observe a moment of silence? There’s something incredibly powerful about a large group of people turning their attention to a singular focus in silence. That same experience can be felt through group meditation. Los Angeles is home to some of the best teachers and meditation centers in the world. These teachers even travel the world, and they’re here on our doorstep.
Here are 5 Indoor Group Meditation Centers in Los Angeles to sync your synergies at:
1. La Shambhala - Free guided instruction and dharma talks are available to the public at their Eagle Rock center, and their Westside, Orange County, Carpinteria and Ojai locations. We also offer a wide variety of classes and retreats in meditation, Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, and many other contemplative disciplines. Drop in on any of our weekly programs for newcomers.
2. Malibu Hindu Temple- a temple of the Hindu god Venkateswara, built in 1981, is located in the city of Calabasas near Malibu, California, in the Santa Monica Mountains. It is owned and operated by the Hindu Temple Society of Southern California. Built in the traditional South Indian style, it is frequented by followers of Hinduism in Southern California. The priests are situated and live on the grounds of the temple. The temple has many gatherings for ceremonies, and provides numerous space for meditation, picnicking, it has a full stage for special cultural and Hindu programs.
3. Prajnaparamita Buddhist Center- Located in Santa Monica, this center is the second Kadampa Buddhist Center in Los Angeles. Opened in 2006, its purpose is to provide a facility where the people of west Los Angeles can train in meditation and other practices of Kadampa Buddhism. The center offers a range of meditation classes, study programs, chanted meditations and weekend events. The classes combine guided meditation with practical advice on how to reduce stress and solve problems in daily life. Taught by Westerners, the meditation classes are very easy to understand and are suitable for both beginners as well as advanced meditation practitioners.
4. The Insight Center- This center is dedicated to teaching mindfulness meditation to professionals and the general public.We offer mindfulness meditation classes, workshops, meditation groups, private consultations, and individual and group psychotherapy.Our mindfulness meditation classes are taught in a friendly, accessible and non-ritualized fashion that is free of dogma and promotes insight and reflection.
5. Ananda Los Angeles- Ananda is a global movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, who showed how everyone can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality. Yogananda’s teachings embrace the truths that underlie all the great religions. People from all faiths and backgrounds are welcomed at Ananda.
The benefits of meditating are powerful and freeing. Along with syncing synergies with those seeking a higher vibration, you will also discover inner resources that can change your everyday life. While some are skeptical, there have even been numerous studies that have shown that a large group of people meditating together has a measurable effect on the greater population. Meditating together also lets us come together in shared intentions for change. On a global scale, we have witnessed many times how a small handful of people strongly unified by a common intent can profoundly influence a larger group of people.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead
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