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A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz @ Camera Obscura Art Lab
Jul 22 – Aug 25 all-day
4th Street Recording’s Republic: Robbie Fitzsimmons & His Band with Biorhythm @ Harvelle's Santa Monica
Aug 21 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chan Meditation: Beyond Mindfulness @WeWork [Santa Monica] @ WeWork - Santa Monica
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MUST BRING YOUR PHOTO ID and check in as guest of Shana.  After a long hours and stressful day of work, why don’t you come and join to meditate? Meditation is proven to reduce stress and improve your mental and physical health. Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn Orthodox Buddhist meditation transmitted from Great master Xuan Hua.  What is Chan? In Chan meditation, the results are solid and concrete. You will be much more relaxed and peaceful by increasing your concentration power. This class will teach some of the basic meditation techniques of Chan, the school of Buddhism that places the greatest emphasis on meditation. The powerful techniques of Chan meditation will help you develop greater focus and concentration with an immediate and practical application to your life, enhancing your work and daily routines. As your concentration power grows, you will become calm and centered. You will become healthier and function more effectively at whatever you put your mind to. Unlike mindfulness or guided meditation, our focus is to develop your Samadhi power and experience solid results. Furthermore, it is imperative to build strong foundation which will help you keep making progress along the way. When we think of meditation, we automatically relate it to “relaxation” or “feeling good”. In fact, Chan Meditation, one of the most powerful meditation schools, advocates to sit and endure discomforts while meditating in sitting posture. In fact, only hard work and consistent effort will produce genuine results in meditation training.  What we’ll do – Learn sitting posture & some techniques of meditation. – Learn about Samadhi power and levels. – Silent meditation 15~30 mins (We will decide that day) – Questions and answers, socializing. What to bring MUST BRING PHOTO ID in order to get into the meetup location. It is recommended to have a towel or small blanket to cover the legs while meditating.  Instructor: Shana Han Shana Han is the founder and CEO of Hansderma, Inc. She has successfully established her business on her own after moving to the United States in her late 20s. She is now a frequent speaker and meditation instructor at various conferences and expos. For the past years, Shana has dedicated her time to practice Chan Meditation and Mahayana Buddhism in order to overcome her personal struggles. Because she got so much out of this practice, she decided to share this wonderful experience with others. With her teacher’s help, Dharma Master YongHua, she started to teach Chan Meditation. August 22, 2018 (Wed) 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Room 2F WeWork Santa Monica 520 Broadway Suite 200, Santa Monica CA 90401 https://www.meetup.com/fulllotus/events/253234828/   6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Room 1K WeWork Culver City 5792 West Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90016 https://www.meetup.com/fulllotus/events/253234855/   August 29, 2018 (Wed) WeWork Santa Monica 520 Broadway Suite 200 Santa Monica CA 90401 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM – 2F https://www.meetup.com/fulllotus/events/253260125/ 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM – 2D https://www.meetup.com/fulllotus/events/253260130/

Navigating The Job Search: A LinkedIn Workshop @ General Assembly
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hey job seekers!  Do you get the sense that your LinkedIn isn’t working for you as hard as it should? Let’s change that. Learn how to stand out to recruiters in this powerful hand’s-on evening about LinkedIn with LA-based recruiters and LinkedIn experts. We’ll start with a short networking session, with light food and drinks, then we’ll move on to hearing from our experts. Finally, we’ll break out into small groups where you’ll have a chance to talk with recruiters & LinkedIn experts who will provide LinkedIn feedback and suggestions in a small group setting.   This event is limited to 30 people so the atmosphere remains intimate and everyone has a space for their laptop. LA’s famous Headshot Truck is offering a 15% discount to the SMCLA community. If it’s time to get or update your headshots for social, this is a convenient and affordable way to get high-quality headshots fast. Use promo code: SOCIAL15 Find locations, dates and packages: https://www.headshottruck.com/la-home Bring your laptop and be sure to schedule your headshot before the event!

Excavating Memory writing session w/ LD Wedgeworth @ Camera Obscura Art Lab
Aug 25 all-day
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am

JOIN US FOR BRUNCH AND MUCH MORE ON SATURDAY 8/25 @11AM We want to dedicate this day to you and thank you for all of you support. The day will include but not limited to: Trainer approved cheat day (pancakes, dessert…) Drinks Raffles RSVP ONLY!

Imperial Crowns @ Harvelle's Santa Monica
Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cultivating the Expressive Body with Jeremy Hahn @ Camera Obscura Art Lab
Aug 26 all-day
Poetry & the Imagination with Dinah Berland @ Camera Obscura Art Lab
Aug 26 – Nov 11 all-day
Adodi. The African American Cruise @ Harvelles Blues Club
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sea Tea host the African American cruise co host ADODI DJ Cameron.  Start boarding from pier 40 at 6:pm Sailing 7:30 to 10:pm Serving a complimentary buffet dinner.