Finding Joy and Ease: Living the Dharma in Everyday Life


  • InsightLA 14th st. 1826 14th Street Santa Monica, CA, 90404 United States

Tuesday Evenings from 7:15 - 9:15pm

The Buddha offered many practical teachings for "householders": those of us whose lives are devoted to work, family, friends, and community in addition to formal meditation and Dharma practice. How do we wake up in the world, just as it is today? The Dharma and daily life are really not separate. 

Join us as we learn to develop ease, happiness, and joy, regardless of the changing conditions of our moment to moment experience. We will learn to inhabit our lives with more awareness, drawing from timeless teachings like the 5 precepts, mindful communication practices for difficult conversations, and practices to open the heart. In this class, we'll explore what it means to truly live the Dharma both on and off the cushion. 

There will be time for meditation, teachings, discussion and some exercises to take home. 

This class is appropriate for those students with previous meditation experience who have taken an introductory mindfulness class or a Buddha's Path class previously. 

Through meditation, instruction, and group discussion in this class, we will explore the teachings of the buddha. 

Cost: This class is a Dana based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Dana means giving. The suggested donation for this class series, which includes 6 classes, is $180 dollars.

$30 per person of an average size class at InsightLA covers the cost of paying teachers, administrators, rent and outreach, as well as covering the participation of students who will pay less.

Please give generously. Your act of generosity is significant. The Buddha taught that all of the beautiful qualities of heart and mind begin with generosity: Generosity dissolves the separation of self and other… Giver receiver and gift intertwined. Everyone has a role to play in supporting the whole community practicing to their fullest potential.