Meditation for Beginners

Join Franz Manfredi, every Monday, for beginners guided meditation! He'll be helping those new to meditation and mindfulness establish a regular practice and learn the basics. Suitable for first-timers as well as more experienced meditators. Take advantage of this time to get some simple tips on how to begin meditating on your first visit!


Mondays from 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:
5100 E. The Toledo.
Long Beach, California 90803

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

Parking: There is a city owned lot across Granada, it says No Parking, but only noon Saturday through noon Sunday. Otherwise it's free. There is also street parking.

Important Note: There is a wheelchair ramp to the left of the main entrance.

Cost: There is no charge. A suggested donation of $10 helps us to keep our doors open, compensate teachers, and make classes available for those who cannot afford them. If you would like to join us in this practice of dana or generosity, please consider contributing:

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • We begin with a discussion, followed by different meditation practices including the 5 senses, body scanning, breath meditation and group discussion. We conclude with at roughly 8pm with the metta (loving-kindness) chant.
  • We have cushions, zafus, benches and comfortable chairs on hand, but you are welcome to bring your own sitting gear.
  • Come early to help setup, do your own practice or meet some wonderful people!