Community Events

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

Nisargadatta Maharaj

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 – Sunday, May 17 – ONLINE

Intro to The Work of Byron Katie  10:30a-12:30p: $20

Afternoon Group Facilitations*  1:30-4p:  $15

Full Day (Intro + Facilitations): $25

*Morning Intro session required for first-timers. Returning Byron Katie students may skip the morning session and join just for afternoon facilitations, if they desire.

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 online sit with Duncan – May 3rd – 9-10a Pacific

Duncan guides the first sit of each month AND they continue throughout the month for a donation-based community meditation EVERY Sunday at 9a 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.

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 1.5-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 – TBD

$25 Suggested Donation at the door

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Sound Bath

Join us for 75 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 8 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

$25 pre-sale, $30 at the door

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Men’s Group

A chance for men to come together once a month in community. Through group dialogue, deep listening exercises, meditation and somatic experiencing techniques, we will create a space where we encourage ourselves and each other in brotherhood, not competition. Male-identifying people only, please.

Next Men’s Group – TBD

$20 Suggested Donation

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 – TBD

$20 Suggested Donation

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.