The Joy of Letting Go - November 2, 2019

The Buddha said we suffer because we cling and if we let go we have peace. But that's more easily said than done. What are we supposed to let go of? How do we do it? What do we do if things come back? Come spend a morning discovering where you're stuck and begin the practice of letting go. There will be dharma, sitting and walking meditation and conversation. 10a - 4p Register Here


Mary Stancavage has practiced meditation, yoga, and cultivated a spiritual practice for over 30 years and in 2009 was empowered to teach Buddhadharma. Mary is based in the Los Angeles area and teaches classes, retreats and does individual mentoring. She has taught at mindfulness at recovery centers, has co-facilitated Year-to-Live groups since 2008, and has had a weekly dharma class for over decade. She also was a director at Against the Stream for ten years. Mary completed the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at the Sati Center and served as volunteer chaplain at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. She also served as Executive Director of the Mind Body Awareness Project from 2016 to 2018. Mary sits on the boards of the Buddhist Insight Network and CLUE: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice. Along with teaching she continues to investigate what it means to live with an undefended heart. Fun fact: Mary has a Masters Degree from UCLA and worked as an archaeologist in the Middle East. More info can be found at her website,

Mary will also be facilitating our regular Sunday morning meditation and Dharma talk the following day at 10am.

Don Givens