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Note: No class on July 16.

Learn to be present with various impulses, to recognize that it is their nature to peak and diminish all on their own. Join us either by Zoom online or in-person at the Santa Monica Meditation Center.

Surfing the Waves of Experience
In this weekly guided meditation, you’ll be invited to surf the waves of cravings, urges and emotions in a non-reactive, kind and observational manner.

As we expand our capacity to remain present with various impulses, we recognize that just like a wave, they arise and dissipate all on their own.

By allowing for the shifting energy of this natural process, we find our lives become infused with ease. 

Expect a 5-minute introduction followed by a 30-minute guided meditation and ending with 10 minutes for Q&A with the teacher.

Who is this practice for?
This meditation is suitable for all and especially supportive for beginners and those in recovery.

Where is this event located? 
This event takes place in person at the Santa Monica Meditation Center and via Zoom online. All attendees will receive a welcome email that includes the Zoom details. If you will be attending in person, please ignore the Zoom details.

For those attending in-person, find directions and accessibility information here. Please consider carpooling and click Sign Up to the left for ride-share options.  

By Donation:
Although this is a donation-based class, registration is required.

Suggested donation: $15

James Rosser, LCSW Teacher

James has meditated for over 30 years, beginning in 1987 with James Baraz. He graduated from InsightLA’s Facilitator Training Program, InsightLA’s Dedicated to the Dharma Program, and  Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP Inaugural Class). James is also a  Trained Teacher for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. He is a... Read more

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