Awake in the World


Wholeheartedly experiencing the challenge and beauty of everyday life through the art of meditation.

As we enter a new year, Long Beach Meditation is excited to begin a new program of Saturday workshops on everyday topics relevant in our daily life. The practice of meditation finds its fullest expression in the midst of our work, relationships and family. The ancient teachings of wisdom and compassion are available now, in a modern context. Please join us. These classes are suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.

  • May 18th - The Human Condition - Jokai

  • June 1st - Unwinding Habits - Robert

  • June 15th - Don't Know Mind - Tim

May 18, 10-12:30pm

The Human Condition - Guiding Teacher Jokai Blackwell

In our modern era the ever increasing demands of our fast-paced society can make finding an active balance between work, family commitments and self-care a daunting task. The path of the human being is not always an easy one.

June 1, 10-12:30pm

Unwinding Habits - Robert Lurye

Cultivating mindfulness in daily life and through formal meditation practice can illuminate unhealthy habits shadowed in darkness that lead to distress and suffering.




Bay Shore Church
5100 The Toledo
Long Beach, CA 90803

We meet in the Gabrielson Chapel of the Bay Shore Church on The Toledo and Granada in Belmont Shore.

Parking: There is a free lot across Granada Ave. There is free public parking available except from noon Saturday through noon Sunday. Street parking is also available. Please observe all parking signs.

ADA Accessible

Equipment: We have different styles of zafus (firm sitting cushions), zabutons (floor mats), benches and comfortable chairs on hand.

Questions?: Email us at

Please consider bringing

  • A snack or drink for yourself and/or to contribute.

  • Your own sitting gear, if preferred.

  • A donation/dana for the teacher.

  • Wear loose-fitting clothes and shoes that are easy to slip on and off.

  • An extra wrap like a blanket or shawl to keep warm during the sits.

Please Note:

  • DO NOT wear scented perfumes and fragrances.

  • TURN OFF your cell phone for the duration of the event.

  • Arrive at least 5 minutes early to get settled.

Financial Assistance: No one is turned away for lack of funds! If you are unable to pay all or part of the fee, please email us at