Buddhism resources in West LA?
January 20, 2011 10:51 AM Subscribe
Can you suggest Buddhist resources - churches, sanghas, gompas, meditation groups, communities - in the Los Angeles Area?
posted by jnnla to Religion & Philosophy (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have practiced mindfulness meditation for quite some time and have been tangentially interested in both Buddhism / Taoism for about the same amount of time. I do not, at the moment, consider myself a Buddhist in any way...but I would be interested to learn more about it in a group environment, or at the very least see if it might be something I want to practice with more than a peripheral interest. To this end I am looking for resources in the Los Angeles area that might accommodate someone like myself who is a curious and open-minded new comer. Ideally this would be a welcoming Buddhist church of some sort that is used to inquiries from curious individuals. I live on the West side of LA - Santa Monica would be an ideal location.
Some of the resources I have found via Google and Google Maps (especially in Santa Monica) tend to describe themselves in terms that sound gimmicky to me. I'm not looking for quick-fix, life-improvement, seminar-style "Buddhism" - but instead actual down to earth real resources...which is why I thought I'd query the hive mind. Thanks!