ABC News anchor Dan Harris (author of the No. 1 New York Times best seller 10% Happier) used to think that meditation was for people who collect crystals and use the word “namaste” without irony. But having a panic attack on live television led him to become one of meditation’s most vocal public proponents. At this enlightening conversation, Harris will talk about his hilarious and instructional new work, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, with New York Times–bestselling author and podcast host Sam Harris (The End of Faith, Free Will, and Waking Up).
At this illuminating workshop, learn about socially relevant topics, exchange ideas and opinions, and be inspired to take action. Facilitated by Naomi Ackerman of The Advot Project—which teaches communication skills and art to at-risk girls and young women—the interactive discussion will focus on the struggles and triumphs of formally incarcerated youth in LA.
Find your center and quiet your mind with meditation teacher Alison Laichter, founder of the Jewish Meditation Center in New York City. Drawing from the long history of contemplative practice within Judaism, Laichter infuses meditation techniques with Jewish language, intentions, texts, and understanding for an inclusive and illuminating session.
Book Soup at the Skirball! In anticipation of Father’s Day, join Michael Chabon—celebrated author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Manhood for Amateurs, and Moonglow—as he talks about his new collection of heartfelt, humorous, and insightful essays on the meaning of fatherhood.