• Dan Harris

    Dan Harris—Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

    Wednesday, May 2, 8:00 p.m.

    This program is now sold out.

    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).

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  • social good LA

    Social Good LA

    Sunday, May 6, 2:00 p.m.

    FREE

    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.

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  • Alison Laichter

    Jewish Meditation

    Tuesdays, May 15, June 19, 2:00 p.m.

    FREE

    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.

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  • Michael Chabon

    Michael Chabon—Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

    Wednesday, June 13, 8:00 p.m.

    $20 plus tax and fees

    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.

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