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.

  • Jan 5th - Yoga Nidra - Tim

  • Feb 2nd - Guidelines for Happiness - Khaydroup

  • Feb 16th - Freedom from Views - Franz

  • Mar 2nd - Walking our Own Path - Susy

  • Mar 16th - Difficult Emotions - Jokai

  • Apr 6th - Mindfulness Meditation - Jampa

  • Apr 20th - Fear and Fearlessness - Jokai

  • May 4th - Peaceful Abiding - Brad

  • May 18th - The Human Condition - Jokai

  • June 1st - Unwinding Habits - Robert

  • June 15th - Don't Know Mind - Tim

February 16, 10-12:30pm

Freedom From Views- Franz Manfredi

In the earliest recorded teachings, The Buddha often refers to the negative effect of attachment to fixed views, dogmatic opinions, or even correct views not confirmed by personal experience and only accepted on faith. In describing the intellectual landscape around him, he warned against "the wrangling of views, the jungle, the impassable thicket of views" contained in the metaphysical and religious thought of his day.

March 2, 10-12:30pm

Walking Our Own Path - Susy Keely

We live in an age where access to a wide range of wisdom teachings and methods is unprecedented. The upside to this is that we are free to explore and experiment with different approaches. The downside is the potential for a kind of information-overload or confusion about how different practices relate. Together we will examine and clarify the components of a well-balanced meditation practice including the cultivation of stability, the cultivation of heart, and the cultivation of wisdom.

March 16, 10-12:30pm

Difficult Emotions - Guiding Teacher Jokai Blackwell

In encountering difficult emotions, we are presented with the opportunity to have our meditation practice become a true vehicle of transformation. Sitting in stillness and becoming intimate with our true, vast nature, whatever needs to be seen is seen and whatever needs to be felt is felt. The resolute seat of meditation is the refuge from which we grow our roots ever deeper into our life just as it is, finding the freedom that transcends both easy and difficult.




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