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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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  • LBM Sunday Sit & Dharma Talk

    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Sunday July 3, 2022
    Online or In-Person! Presented by Long Beach Meditation

    This event will a hybrid of Zoom and in-person attendees for those fully vaccinated. Details can be found here.

    Everyone is welcome to attend LBM’s main Sunday sit where we gather to meditate and have a discussion with our guiding teacher. Sitting together we find support, guidance and the energy to do the challenging work of awakening. Please join us!

    This Sunday Sit will include:

    • Meditation
    • Dharma Talk
    • Q & A Discussion

    Suggested Donation $15

    • Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/9014566014
    • Password: 042020
    • Meeting ID: 901 456 6014
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  • Meeting The True Dragon – Zen Practice Online

    10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Saturday July 9, 2022
    Online - Presented by Long Beach Meditation

    Join us for a morning of Zen meditation. We will alternate periods of zazen (seated meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation). Jokai Roshi will offer a dharma talk, followed by an opportunity for one-on-one private interview. Our meeting will be conducted in essential silence with instruction offered at the beginning. This meeting is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. Attendance is particularly encouraged for those wishing to deepen their realization of Zen.


    10:00AM – Welcome and Introductions
    10:05AM – Zazen, Seated Meditation
    10:35AM – Kinhin, Walking Meditation
    10:40AM – Zazen, Seated Meditation
    11:10AM – 5 Minute Break
    11:15AM – Dharma Talk
    12:00PM – One-on-One Interviews
    (During interviews, zazen continues until closing with two 25 minute sitting periods interspersed with a walking meditation)
    1:00PM – Metta Chant and Closing

    Registration and Payment

    Please see Long Beach Meditation’s event page to register.