Workshop: "Karma Yoga: Transforming Self-Care into Social Change" with Arjuna O'Neal

Traditionally understood as “the yoga of action,” Karma Yoga means to perform work to the best of our ability in a state of mindfulness, without being overly attracted to the outcome or results. That is, using the ordinary actions of your life as a means of “waking up.” Essentially, everything you do—from household chores like washing the dishes, to “important” duties, like your job—becomes a way of nourishing the Universe that nourishes you.

This workshop with Arjuna O’Neal will consist of two parts. First, in an opening lecture, participants will be introduced to the principles of Karma Yoga and its application to lived experience. Following the lecture, participants will commute to the Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) in Santa Monica, one of the largest social services agencies in Los Angeles that provides fully integrated services to homeless, victims of domestic violence, at-risk youth, indigent Veterans, and people dealing with severe physical or mental illness or substance abuse. There, participants will exercise learned Karma Yoga principles by preparing and serving a vegan dinner to residents under the direction of OPCC head chef, Darshana Thacker.

To Attend
Online registration is open (click Buy Tickets button). In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show.

Please call the Center for Religion and Spirituality at 310-338-2799 or e-mail

About the Speaker
Arjuna O'Neal was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. His surroundings were polluted with gangs, violence and drugs. Arjuna holds a MBA in Business Administration, a BA Science in Business, 300 hour (RYT) certified Yoga Instructor. He founded a nonprofit that facilitates his passion to help young people understand the importance of a mindful and healthy lifestyle.

Sunday, February 25 at 1:00pm to 6:00pm

University Hall, 3324
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Event Type



LMU Extension, Center for Religion and Spirituality, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Yoga Studies - Graduate


Extension Yoga Studies



$45 per person




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