Community Events

Love says, “I am everything.” Wisdom says, “I am nothing.” Between the two, my life flows.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Samarasa Social Night

Join us as we open our doors for a night of community. We’ll provide the space for you to come and enjoy games, movies, tea, conversation, tarot, crafts, music…whatever fills your soul. All are welcome.

7:30pm – Last Friday of Every Month

Next Social Night – January 25

 

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Meditation in Motion with Lucy Wilson

Join us every month for a guided, continuous, moving meditation combining elements of yoga, dance, and improvisational movement. This practice provides the space to consciously strengthen your mind-body relationship, discover your body’s natural movement patterns, and explore the subtle body. Come prepared to move and sweat.

1:30pm – Fourth Sunday of Every Month

Next Meditation in Motion – Sunday, January 27

By Donation

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Rooftop Kirtan with Michael Hathaway

Join Michael Hathaway and friends on the 4th Sunday of every month at the Samarasa rooftop! We’ll be chanting sacred sanskrit Mantras, singing the various names of the Divine while we look out over views of downtown LA and Echo Park. Come sing in community, or just take in the sound healing!

No experience necessary. Song sheets will be provided. Drop-ins welcome.

Featuring:
Tulsi Devi – response vocals
Tom Camillo – bass
Christophe Ambrosino – guitar
Liza Simone – percussion
Greg Thiry – hang drum

7:30pm – Fourth Sunday of Every Month

Next Kirtan – Sunday, January 27

$20 Donation suggested but not required; all are welcome!

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

5Rhythms® Dance Meditation with Daniela Peltekova

Through the magical power of freeform dance as spiritual practice and the body as a fine instrument, within the container and guidance of the 5Rhythms®, we explore the depth of ourselves as authentic, emotional beings. Creative movement and dance allow for the healing electricity of life force to flow through the veins, energize the bones and relax the muscles. We surrender all stress, open up to what is present and follow the gateways to intuition and inspiration.

The 5Rhythms® is a freeform dynamic movement-based practice, created by Gabrielle Roth. Dance, spontaneous and original within every body, is the medium and the medicine in the 5Rhythms® practice. There are no right or wrong moves, no choreography or steps. The 5Rhythms® practice is designed for everybody, regardless of age, shape or experience. Dress to sweat. (www.5Rhythms.com)

7:30pm – Third Friday of Every Month*

Next 5Rhythms® – Friday, February 1*

*Extra session in February!

$20

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Sound Bath

Join Victoria Birch for 60 minutes of deep relaxation and reiki healing as the primordial tones of the gong, gemstone and crystal alchemy singing bowls, and other ancient sound healing instruments carry you into a state of sublime relaxation and meditation. Let go of all that no longer serves you. Leave feeling rebalanced and rejuvenated.

Sound bath benefits include: activating higher states of consciousness, relieving anxiety, stress and insomnia, improving ability to concentrate, decreasing depression, relieving physical pain, releasing emotional trauma, clearing the subconscious mind, and strengthening nervous and glandular systems.

What to wear and bring: comfortable clothes, a bottle of water, and any extra padding or pillows (yoga mats, blankets, and eye pillows will be provided)

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time to set yourself up.

7:30pm – Second Friday of the Month*

Next Sound Bath – Friday, February 8

$20 pre-sale, $25 at the door

*Will take place the first Friday in March and April.

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Women’s Circle

Join Amanda Boleman for a women’s gathering honoring our original source of knowing: the body. Learn to tune in to the body’s wisdom and get curious about how your body communicates with you. Please feel free to bring a meaningful object for our shared altar (you will get it back at the end of the circle).

1:30pm – Third Sunday of Every Month

Next Women’s Circle – Sunday, February 17

By donation

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.