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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  • LBM Sunday Meditation & Dharma Talk

    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Sunday June 4, 2023
    Online or In-Person! Presented by Long Beach Meditation

    This event will a hybrid of Zoom and in-person attendees.

    Everyone is welcome as we gather to meditate and have a discussion with our guiding teacher, one of our LBM teachers, or a special guest. Sitting together we find support, guidance and the energy to do the challenging work of awakening. Please join us!

    This Sunday Program 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
    • Dial in on your phone (Voice only) +1 669 900 9128
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  • An Evening of Zen – Online

    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Tuesday June 6, 2023
    Online - Presented by Long Beach Meditation

    Join us for an evening 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 guidance 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.


    6:00PM – Welcome and Introductions
    6:05PM – Zazen, Seated Meditation
    6:35PM – 5 Minute Break
    6:40PM – Dharma Talk
    7:20PM – One-on-One Interviews (NOTE: During one-on-one interviews, zazen continues from 7:20PM – 8:30PM with 2 x 30 minute sitting periods interspersed with a walking meditation)
    8:30PM – Closing

    Registration and Payment

    The class is being offered for $25. For LBM Sustaining Members, we are offering the course at a discounted rate of $20.

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

  • ICD Sunday Meditation & Dharma Talk

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Sunday June 25, 2023
    ONLINE - Presented by Insight Community of the Desert

    This Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk will be held live **Online via Zoom** 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 the event page.

    To join by Zoom, click the Zoom Link.