Welcome to MLA

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- Buddha

Mindful Living Alliance (MLA) is a non-profit organization for people who are interested in seeking true happiness through the practice of meditation.

Our grounds and all events are open to you and everyone without any discrimination and regardless of one's religion, gender, ethnicity,... MLA offers free meditation instructions, meditation retreats, beginners' classes, and book studies. Please explore our site to learn more about our community, classes, events, downloads, and how to join/support MLA.

May you be well, happy, and peaceful!

Event Spotlight
  • Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    “Right Efforts and Mindfulness Meditation”, presented by Bhante Vimalaramsi - Do you meditate? What is mindfulness meditation? How do you practice it with the right efforts? What is the right effort?
    Bhante Vimalaramsi will explore these questions with us - a Dhamma talk showing us how to practice mindfulness meditation effectively in an active lifestyle.
    Location: Community Room
    Saratoga Library
    13650 Saratoga Ave,
    Saratoga, CA 95070
Regular Events

First, Third, and Fifth Sundays of the Month, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Second Sunday of the Month
9:30 AM - Noon

Fourth Sunday of the Month
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Vipassana Mini-Retreat
  • Upcoming: 6/26, 7/24, 8/28, 9/25/2016
  • Location: 1302 Lillian Avenue,
    Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Click here for full event calendar.