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Workshop: The 12-Link Chain of Dependent Origination

  • Long Beach Meditation 5100 East The Toledo Long Beach, CA, 90803 United States (map)

Seeing the 12-Link Chain of Dependent Origination Through the Lens of Liberation

Led by Tim Colohan

Feeling trapped by something inside of you, that appears and disappears?  


In this workshop we will examine these messengers of bondage and discover how they can help us wake up to our inherent freedom. Grasping to one link of bondage, we get all 12! Letting go of any link, we lose all 12!

This is a simple practical approach that shows us how to break this chain that covers our heart-mind/light and shows us how to live wholeheartedly in a messy fractious world.

This workshop will consist of meditation practices as well as a Dharma talk and discussion with Tim.  Pen and paper optional!

Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm


Refunds are available up to 24 hours before the course.




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 only permitted parking in the lot 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.

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    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


    Tim Colohan

    A senior Dharma Teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen. Tim started training with Zen Master Seung Sahn in Los Angeles in 1985 and then traveled to Korea to participate in his first of many 90-day silent Kyol Che retreats in 1995. He currently teaches at various locations in California and is completing certifications in Yoga Nidra and iRest Integration. His intention is to use these protocols to help veterans, the homeless, and other under-served communities.