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Foundational Series: Dharma Study Class - The 4th Noble Truth (Part 1 of 3)

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

Led by Khaydroup Zangmo

This is the second class in this series on the Four Noble Truths and will be the first class in a series of three classes on the fourth truth, the truth of the path out of suffering. The Buddha laid out a clear eight-fold path, giving complete instructions to end suffering. The path consists of three distinct areas: discipline, meditation and wisdom. This first class will focus on the area of wisdom consisting of the first two parts of The Noble Eight-Fold Path, right view and right intention.

Right View
How to see deeply and correctly? This is the real question that we need to answer. This is to have a clear understanding, a knowing how to look in order to see properly without being deluded.

Right Intention
Right Intention is the conscious mapping that determines all that we think say and do. If we know how to align our intentions with the wish to wake up to our greatest potential as human beings, overcoming suffering is within reach.

The workshop format will include:

  • Opening sitting meditation
  • An overview of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
  • The first two parts of the Eightfold Path explored: Right View and Right Intention: what are these concepts, why do we start with them and how do we practice them in our own lives?
  • Q & A and group discussion will follow each presentation
  • Closing sitting meditation

As part of LBM’s foundational teachings series, this class will be Dharma study focused with time for brief sitting meditation at the beginning and end. This class will be complemented by a morning of meditation practice based on this class and offered by Guiding Teacher Jokai Blackwell Sensei on August 18th. To gain the most benefit, it is recommended to attend the meditation practice class two weeks after this Dharma study class.

This workshop is suitable for meditators of all levels.


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 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.

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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

    Khaydroup Zangmo


    Khaydroup Zangmo has been meditating since 1982.  In 1990 she moved to France to devote 6 1/2 years to learning to understand her own mind through two 3-year 3-month meditation retreats. She discovered that through meditation training, each one of us has the capacity to relax, be aware, and see clearly how we create conditions either for stress and dissatisfaction in our lives, or the opposite, contentment and ease. Since 1997 she has been teaching meditation both in the US, Europe and online . Khaydroup has been teaching at Long Beach Meditation since 2014.