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The Venues


Conference Brochure

The full 2009 Inaugural Conference brochure is now available for download . You may also wish to read the various parts of the brochure on line below.


The Venues

Against the Stream Meditation CenterAgainst the Stream

4300 Melrose Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

Phone: (++1) (323) 665-4300

Email: service at againstthestream dot org

Website: www.againstthestream.org

Map: Against The Stream

Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society was founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx and Against The Stream, to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested. Its mission is to create and sustain communities of healthy, accountable, wise and compassionate people from every walk of life. ATS welcomes people from all racial, economic, sexual, social, political and religious backgrounds and preferences and believes that the path of awakening is attainable by all and should be available to all. It provides a meditation and Buddhism Center for a largely under-served population. The Society received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS and is tax-exempt, non-profit corporation.

ATS opened the doors of its Center in February 2008 and has offered several weekly classes, day-long and year-long programs, class series and special events. And true to its mission, no one was ever turned away because of lack of funds. Another part of its core mission is a commitment to social action, and Sangha members have begun to feed the homeless, work with gang and prison populations and those in recovery centers. ATS is also laying the foundation for the future by instituting Teacher and Facilitator training programs. Against the Stream plans to remain at the forefront of American Buddhism, a tradition influenced and inspired by the wisdom and compassion teachings of all the Buddhist traditions.


Trinity Church

4274 Melrose Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

Website: trinityla.org

Some events, including lunch, will be held across from the ATS Center at Trinity Church, a diverse, inclusive, and lively parish of the Episcopal Church.


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