Community Events

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

Nisargadatta Maharaj

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)

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 – Friday, September 13 – 7:30 to 8:30p

$20 pre-sale, $25 at the door

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Join us once a month for a group mindfulness meditation. These semi-guided sessions include a combination of seated and walking meditations.

All levels of experience are welcome.

Next Guided Meditation – September 15 – 2 to 5pm*

*Late entry will not be allowed, but you are welcome to leave early. 

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.

Samarasa Seva – Community Clean-Up + Yoga

We absolutely love our neighborhood and we want to give back. We’re inviting Samarasa staff, teachers, and students (that means YOU!) to come together to help clean up Echo Park, and the surrounding sidewalks and streets. And when you give back to your community, give back to yourself with a free yoga class.

Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Please wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen. Bring your reusable water bottle and your friends!

Next Samarasa Seva – Saturday, September 21 at 9am

Participants are welcome to take yoga at 9a or 10:30a.

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 – Saturday, September 21st – 7 to 9p

$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 – Friday, September 27 – 7 to 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’ll be meeting us here the first Sunday of every month to facilitate a donation-based community meditation, open to all.

First Sunday of Every Month

Next Community Sit – Sunday, October 6 – 10:30 to 11:30a

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 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, October 11 – 7 to 9pm

$25 Suggested Donation at the door

Please contact info@samarasacenter.com for inquiries.