Portrait of Jokai Blackwell

Living Zen is a project of Tenryu Jokai Blackwell offering regular dharma talks via podcast, writings and news of upcoming events.

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  • ICD Sunday Meditation & Dharma Talk

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Sunday April 9, 2023
    ONLINE - Presented by Insight Community of the Desert

    This Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk will be held live **Online via Zoom ONLY** from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

    There will be time for meditation, a dharma talk, and time for your comments and questions.

    For more information, visit ICD’s website.

    NEW LINK: To join by Zoom, click the Zoom Link.



  • ICD Tuesday Night – Meditation as Refuge

    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Tuesday April 18, 2023
    Online - Presented by Insight Community of the Desert

    Meditation as Refuge extends a weekly invitation to everyone who would like to explore meditation as a support for their spiritual development. The intention is to focus on realizing our innate capacity for care, compassion and mutual respect. This event welcomes everyone, beginning meditators and experienced practitioners alike.

    Cost: Donation basis, there is no charge to participate. ICD center and teachers are supported by your generosity. Please give from your ability and heart.

    NEW LINK: To join via Zoom click here.

  • 2023 Boundless Spring Retreat

    Thursday April 20, 2023 - Sunday April 23, 2023
    Yokoji Zen Mountain Center

    Please join Long Beach Meditation at Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center for a nourishing and serene weekend retreat dedicated to the practice and art of silent meditation. The Boundless Spring Retreat offers an invaluable opportunity to be immersed in the stillness and rugged beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains. Together we will return to the fundamentals of awareness practice, embracing the simplicity and power of seated meditation, walking meditation, dharma sharing, nutritious meals, and precious time in community.

    The retreat includes guidance in meditation techniques as well as dharma talks from the LBM teachers. You are welcome to join us regardless of your level of experience in meditation. We will break our silence Sunday morning with a council circle, followed by lunch.

    Yokoji currently requires all visitors and overnight guests to be fully vaccinated.

    Registration & Payment

    Additional details can be found on Long Beach Meditation’s event page including registration and payment options.