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Zen Center Los Angeles

Metro Station: Wilshire/Normandie, Purple Line

Walking Distance: 11 minutes/0.5 mile

Address: 923 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles 90006

Phone: (213) 387-2351

Hours: Thurs- open sitting and dharma talk. Check website for service schedule.



zen center

The Buddha Essence Temple offers "zasen meditation" zen sitting to awaken the mind. They offer intro to Zen Buddhism classes, Buddhist services and seminars for the advanced student. In the stillness of meditation, you can hear the sound and spirit of the zen masters.





First Congregational Church

Metro Station: Wilshire/Vermont, Red Line or Purple Line

Walking Distance: 10 minutes/0.5 mile

Address: 540 S. Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles 90010

Phone: (213) 385-1341

Hours: Worship every Sunday 11am


first congregational

Home of the annual Bach Festival. First Congregational Church houses the largest church pipe organ in the world. On Thursdays at noon, the musical director selflessly shares its ethereal sound and spirit with free pipe organ music concerts. A secret "best of L.A." attraction.





International Buddhist Meditation Center

Metro Station: Wilshire/Vermont, Red Line or Purple Line

Walking Distance: 11 minutes/.06 mile

Address: 928 S. New Hampshire Ave., Los Angeles 90006

Phone: (213) 384-0850

Hours: Sunday 11am-noon & 7:30- 9pm; Friday 7:30pm -9pm



international Meditation

Founded by scholar and author, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Venerable Dr. Thich Thein-An, the International Buddhist Meditation Center was one of the first centers to ordain western monks. Dr. Thein's vision was to create a center that brought the various branches of Buddhism together in one place, and make the traditions accessible to western students. Open sitting is offered every Sunday from 11:00- 12:00. The center also hosts Urban Dharma with Rev. Kusala on Fri. and Sun. evenings from 7-9:30.





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