Ava Louise Stanton, LCSW

Teacher

Ava Louise Stanton is a long-time Zen student, beginning with 10 years of study as a founding member and resident of the Providence Zen Center with Zen Master Seung Sahn. She and Trudy Goodman had practiced there in the 1970’s, and she joined the teachers at InsightLA in 2010. She’s a certified Mindful Self Compassion teacher, and currently teaches Mindful Self Compassion and Deepening Self Compassion, and leads daylong retreats at InsightLA.

Ava was recognized by her teacher, Tony Patchell (Russian River Zen Center, Sonoma County, CA), as a Lay Entrusted teacher in the Suzuki Roshi lineage through the San Francisco Zen Center. Please come join the two morning sittings she leads each week, on Mondays and Fridays at 14th Street in Santa Monica. No experience necessary. Please check the Sitting Groups listing for times.

As a psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Monica, CA, Ava works with meditation students and other adults. She leads small groups for people interested in cultivating self-compassion. Her website is AvaLouiseStanton.com


Upcoming Events

Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
June 17, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
June 21, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
June 24, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
June 28, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
July 1, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
July 5, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
July 8, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
July 12, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
July 15, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
July 19, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
July 22, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
July 26, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
July 29, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
August 2, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
August 5, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
August 9, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
August 12, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
August 16, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
August 19, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
August 23, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
August 26, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
August 30, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
September 2, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
September 6, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
September 9, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
September 13, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
September 16, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
September 20, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
September 23, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
September 27, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
September 30, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
October 4, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
October 7, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
October 11, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
October 14, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
October 18, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
October 21, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
October 25, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
October 28, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
November 1, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
November 4, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
November 8, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
November 11, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
November 15, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
November 18, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Friday Class

Friday
November 22, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
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Online Just Show Up Zen | Monday Class

Monday
November 25, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PT
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