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, January 24, 2016
    9:30 AM - 11:10 AM
    “Memorial / Mini retreat”, lead by Dr. Ying Chen - A mini retreat combining with MBS memorial retreat to honor our dear Sangha member, Chris's father's passing away on Jan 18th.
       9:30 - 10:30am - Sitting
       10:30 - 11:00am - chanting (metta sutta)
       11 - 11:05am - sharing merit
    Location: 1302 Lillian Avenue,
    Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Sunday, February 28, 2016
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    “Mindfulness in Everyday Life”, presented by Dr. Thynn Thynn - Ever wonder how you could practice Dhamma and mindfulness while staying fully engaged and keeping your competitive edge in your chosen career/profession? Dr. Thynn Thynn will give us the answer - a Dhamma talk showing us how to achieve this based on her personal practicing experiences.
    Location: Community Room
    Saratoga Library
    13650 Saratoga Ave,
    Saratoga, CA 95070
Regular Events

Second and Fourth Friday Morning of the Month, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Group Meditation class
  • Upcoming: 2/12, 2/26/2016 (no class on 1/22/2016)
  • Location: 1302 Lillian Avenue,
    Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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

Second Sunday of the Month
9:30 AM - 01:00 PM

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

Once a Month - Friday, 12:20 PM - 01:30 PM

  • Beginners mindfulness meditation class
  • Upcoming: 1/22, 2/26, 3/25, 4/22, 5/27, 6/24/2016
  • Location: San Jose Public Library,
    West Valley Branch
    1243 San Tomas Aquino Rd.,
    San Jose, CA 95117

Click here for full event calendar.