Community Events

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

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Women’s Amba Movement + Cacao

Amba is a movement form created for women to feel whole, centered, and strong from the inside out and for you to embody your true feminine essence, beauty, and power.

In Amba, you will be guided to honor your nature by moving the way nature moves.

This 2-hour workshop will start with a cacao ceremony and intention setting and we will continue with fluid movements, breath work and it will end with a sound bath meditation and a closing sharing circle.

Next Amba + Cacao – Friday, November 15 – 7 to 9pm

$25 Suggested Donation at the door

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Mental Yoga: The Work of Byron Katie

Join Samarasa Co-founder, Susan Marrufo for a day of self- inquiry or “mental yoga”. The Work of Byron Katie is a simple, direct and profound process of self-inquiry. Anybody can do it, all it takes is an open mind. It is the path to an enlightened mind summed up in 4 questions and a turn-around. With The Work, we learn to identify, question and “unlearn” stressful thoughts that keep us from experiencing the joy of reality as it is. Come if you’re curious!!

Sitting and watching Susan and [the other student] do the work yesterday caused a MASSIVE shift in me and I honestly don’t think I’m going to be the same. For the first time I understood who I was, apart from my thoughts. I was able to notice that my beliefs weren’t the truth and I pulled away all the lies and felt peace I’ve never felt before. And I’ve been carrying it with me ever since.”

– Ally (Past workshop participant)

Next Session – Saturday, December 14

Introduction to Self-Inquiry: The Work Of Byron Katie (required for first-timers) – 10a-12:30p  –  $20

Group Facilitations  –  2-4:30p  –  $15

Full Day (Intro + Group Facilitations): $25

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Eben Oroz

LA Dreamwalk

Join Eben Oroz for a pilgrimage from our center in Echo Park through the streets of Los Angeles to the Santa Monica beach. This 17-mile hike is bookended by breathwork, and followed by a well-earned cleanse in the ocean.

WHEN: Nov 23. 6am – 4pm
WHAT: 1 hour of breathwork, 6-7 hours of meditative hiking past the La Brea tar pits and LACMA, 1 hour breathwork, followed by a refreshing and cleansing ocean swim
WHO: Anyone!
COST: Optional Donation
BRING: Comfortable walking shoes, towel, swimsuit, water bottle, and sugary/carby snacks – fruits would be best.

Next LA Dreamwalk – Saturday, November 23

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).

Next Women’s Circle – Friday, December 13 – 7-9p

$20 Suggested Donation

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Monthly Sit with Duncan Trussell

Duncan Trussell is a comedian, host of the well-known podcast, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, and a student of mindfulness meditation. You know him, you love him and now you can have more of him at Samarasa. He is the guest facilitator the first Sunday of every month at our donation-based community meditation, open to all.

Next sit with Duncan – Dec. 15th at 10:30a

Duncan guides the first sit of each month AND they continue throughout the month for a donation-based community meditation EVERY Sunday at 10:30a with a different facilitator. Join us in community and mindfulness every week! Check out our weekly schedule for our other regular meditation offerings.

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Sound Bath

Join Erika Segura 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)

Sound Bath starts promptly at 7:30 and late entry will not be allowed. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time to set yourself up.

Next Sound Bath – TBD

$20 pre-sale, $25 at the door

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Sunset Rooftop Kirtan

Join us for this special event on the Samarasa rooftop! Michael Hathaway returns and this time will be joined by David Nichtern for an incredible summer night experience.

We’ll be chanting sacred sanskrit Mantras, singing the various names of the Divine while we watch the sun go down with views of the Hollywood hills, downtown LA and Echo Park. Come sing in community, or just take in the sunset sound healing!

Next Kirtan – TBA

$20 Suggested Donation

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.