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"Exploration: Meditation x Entrepreneuring" with George Haas & Ben Smith

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The Red Door

1618 North Fairfax Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90046

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Do meditation and entrepreneurship go together?

Come find out Monday nights in LA. I recently partnered with my long time friend and meditation teacher George Haas to see if mindfulness and business go hand in hand. If you don't know, George is a genius and nationally known meditation teacher. I'm the loony entrepreneur.

You're invited to come every monday night at 730pm at 1618 N Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles. We'll also be globally livestreaming every Monday night on Instagram HERE.

Format: We'll be doing a 30 minute sitting meditation, then doing 60 minutes of group conversation, Q&A, and much, much more. Expect tons of actual useful, tactical information you can use in everyday life.

You do not need ANY meditation or entrepreneur experience at all. All levels welcome and appreciated. Everybody of all shapes, colors, sizes, and beliefs are welcome and appreciated as well.

Come join us!

-Ben and George


ps-- The best parking at 1618 N. Fairfax is south of Sunset Ave. Uber/Lyft is always encouraged. If you need extra help, let us know and we will figure it out, no problem.

pss-- A little more about us:


George began his path with a period of light-weight spiritual seeking (and heavy-duty drug and alcohol use). In 1978, he began a serious exploration of the 11th step of the 12-Step tradition, working primarily with concentration to reduce the anxiety of living sober. In an effort to make sense out of, and live with, the mounting AIDS deaths of the 1980s, Mr. Haas began walking the Red Road (traditional Native American spiritual practices) and reading Buddhist texts. Moving to Los Angeles from Manhattan in 1992 to work in the film and photography trades, George began sitting Vipassana at Ordinary Dharma in Venice, and reading extensively. In 1998, he began study with his current teacher, Shinzen Young, and Vipassana Support International, where he is now a senior facilitator. George offers a guided-meditation via conference call Monday through Saturday mornings, 7:30-7:55am, and teaches privately via Skype, phone, email, text & IM, which Los Angeles Magazine included on its Best of LA 2011 list as “Best Online Buddhist Meditation.”

For more information check out his website: or call him at 213-820-7800.


Ben is a longtime LA tech veteran and host of the popular entrepreneur podcast & show "Chancebending". Ben is also a serial entrepreneur and the managing partner at Chancebending Ventures, a digital media parent company, as well as a full-service digital consulting agency servicing early stage startups to Fortune 500 clients.

Ben previously founded Blayze Inc. (acquired by Vobile in Feb 2014). Prior to that, Ben was an early Google and YouTube business exec behind YouTube’s biggest partnerships and strategic efforts. Ben created many first of its kind social media partnerships on the web, and lead YouTube’s efforts with Hollywood for years. He helped bridge the gap between Hollywood and Silicon Valley, leaving YouTube HQ to be the company's first businessperson in Los Angeles.

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The Red Door

1618 North Fairfax Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90046

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