ICD Sunday Meditation & Dharma Talk

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Sunday September 26, 2021
Online - Presented by Insight Community of the Desert

Please join for this weekly meeting and teaching. Everyone is welcome.
There will be a 30-minute meditation, a 30-minute Dharma talk with plenty of time for comments and questions from the Sangha.

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.

To join via Zoom click here.

2021 Serene Mountain Retreat

Friday October 1, 2021 - Sunday October 3, 2021
Yokoji Zen Mountain Center
Friday, October 1st at 3:30pm – Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00pm

The unique setting and purpose-built grounds of the Yokoji Zen Mountain Center will ensure that participants can sink deep into the silence of the mountains, enjoying the peace and tranquility that this valley offers.

This is a welcome opportunity to experience a focused meditation retreat with our guiding teacher, Jokai Blackwell Sensei and the LBM Sangha.


At long last, we have the opportunity to gather together for an in-person meditation retreat. The foundation of the weekend will be immersion in silence and stillness amidst the natural surroundings of forest, mountains and sky. The retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, healthy vegetarian eating, resting, falling asleep and waking up, all within a container of silence. Yokoji Zen Mountain Center provides an ideal environment for this practice. You are welcome to join us regardless of your level of experience in meditation.

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


  • The retreat includes guidance in meditation techniques as well as dharma talks focused on deepening our present awareness.
  • We end silence Sunday morning with a talking circle followed by breakfast.
  • Check-in starts Friday, October 1, 2021, 3:30pm. Checkout is Sunday, October 3, 2021, 2:00pm

Registration & Payment

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