ARDOR

is a wellness center, gathering space, and a thoughtfully curated boutique featuring western herbs, tinctures, potions, clothes, and pretty curiosities, most all of which we source from our talented, creative friends.

We produce events that explore ritual, myth and consciousness.

We believe in kindness and compassion. We trust in the power of plants. We bow down to the mineral kingdom. The animal kingdom too. We love ceremony. Explorations. Pataphysics. LEDs. Contemplations. Sharing. Resonance. And yoga.

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Getting to Ardor

Bendix Building
1206 Maple Ave
Suite #840
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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for upcoming events
treasures from the shop
and snippets of what we're reading, listening to and vibing on.

Menstruation

As Ceremony and Practice

Open to all including but not limited to people who will, do, or have bled; and those who love them.

Sliding scale - $15-$35

GATHER WITH US

The New Golden Summit

Stunning pictures of the spiraling mountains that lead to the remote Buddhist Temples on Mount Fanjing in China’s Guizhou province. From The Atlantic.

Hanuman Jayanthi

Some of you readers know that Hanuman brought us, Erica + Spiro together, so this is a most special holiday for us personally. For those of you don’t know the story, you can read about it here.

ON DOING NOTHING

As resistance, as art, for simple sanity, and as the simple truth of being present, here and now. Viva la doing nothing! Read on Boing Boing.

Unariun Disco

with Director Jodi Wille: including a UNARIUS Mixtape; recently-unearthed and extremely rare Unarius videos from the 70s and 80s; AND a rare new transfer of the Unarius psychodrama: THE DECLINE AND DESTRUCTION OF THE ORION EMPIRE – PART 4: RELIGIOUS DECEPTION AND SPIRITUAL TRUTH (Dir. Archangel Uriel, 1980, 30 mins.) RSVP.

W E

A refresher on Alan Watts’ views of the self—as a “skin-encapsulated ego” and beyond. Read on Big Think.

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"the prevalent sensation of oneself as a separate ego enclosed in a bag of skin is a hallucination which accords neither with Western science nor with the experimental philosophy-religions of the East."

Birthday Sale

Between now and May 5th we're celebrating our one year birthday. Can you believe it? (Nearly) everything in our boutique is on sale - use code "HBDLAYC" for 15% off online; or visit us in the store for 15-70% off.

ELEVATE ME

Local Los Angeles maker Wendy Polish has excellent taste with a clear nose for the divine. Her hand-poured candles are spirit-elevating!

$60