Community Events

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

Nisargadatta Maharaj

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)

Next 5Rhythms® – Friday, November 23

7:30pm

$20

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.
Suggested donation $20, but all are welcome and any donation is appreciated!

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

Next Kirtan – November 25 
7:15-8:45pm

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. All bodies are welcome.

Next Meditation in Motion – Sunday, December 9

12-1:15pm

By donation

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Women’s Circle

Join Anne-Marie Corley and 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 – Sunday, December 9
3:30-5pm

By donation

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

The Byron Katie “Work” Group

We come together regularly to do the work of Byron Katie – questioning the thoughts that cause us suffering in order to experience the peace of a mind at rest. A simple system of self-inquiry. 4 questions and a turn-around. Come do The Work with us!

Saturdays as scheduled.

Next Meeting – TBA

By donation.

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Sound Bath

Victoria Birch is a certified sound healer, Kundalini Yoga teacher, crystal healer and Reiki practitioner based in Los Angeles. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and frequently visits India where she has studied and taught yoga. From these experiences Victoria brings a transmission of ancient wisdom from the Himalayas and beyond and a deep understanding to her teaching and healing practice.

In 2016 Victoria was blessed to receive the name Vedya Sangeet Kaur, the Princess/Lioness who is a sacred embodiment of the celestial wisdom and harmony that is experienced through constant meditation upon the divine sound of the universe or music.

Vedya means knowledge or wisdom. Sangeet is music and harmony. Kaur is the Princess or Lioness  who walks with grace and strength throughout her life. Her teacher Yogi Bhajan taught that everyone can attain this divine state and encouraged all to manifest it. Victoria hopes to share the wisdom of these teachings with all men, women, and children through her teaching and healing practice.

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.