What's Love Got to Do With It?
When we heard that Jennifer Aniston was turning to Buddhism to deal with her divorce from Brad Pitt, we couldn't help but think of the Tina Turner Bio Pic featuring Buddha as the driving force in her resolve to get beyond Ike. The situations are completely different but we make no claims at knowing why our brain associates like it does.
Supposedly, Ms. Aniston is taking classes locally to get a better understanding of her faith. If you're looking to get closer to Buddha yourself, you'd probably do no better than to start at UCLA's Center for Buddhist Studies. If you're looking for a place to meditate, congregate, and get better control over your destiny, there are several Buddhist Temples/Centers in town including the San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and the Shambhala Meditation Center.
Want a more immersive experience? The Zen Center of Los Angeles has a residential program for those seeking full time practice of Zen philosophy.