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Retreat: Cultivating the Heart of the Buddha: Metta

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

Led by Franz Manfredi

Come explore the practice the Buddha called “The Supreme Abode” as we immerse ourselves in the Buddha’s teachings on Metta (Loving kindness) as a path of radical self transformation. We will examine the Metta Sutta (teaching on Metta) and explore practical intuitive techniques that can be applied in every area of our lives.

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm

$40

Cancellation
Refunds are available up to 24 hours before the course.


 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LOCATION

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 info@longbeachmeditation.com.

    Please consider bringing

    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 info@longbeachmeditation.org

    • A snack or drink for yourself and/or to contribute.
    • Your own sitting gear, if preferred.
    • A donation/dana to help compensate our 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.

    Franz Manfredi

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    Franz is a Community Dharma Leader at the Long Beach Meditation Center where his passion to share the teachings of the Buddha springs from the revolution they have created in his own life. He spent his youth life studying and practicing Hindu meditation and philosophy, which included several pilgrimages to Bengal, India (where he received tantric initiation and instruction in the Dakshina Kali tradition), and Vrindavan, India (where he received Vaishnava initiation and Mantra meditation instruction). After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in World Music performance (India/Indonesia), Franz started a family in Long Beach where he and his sons live today. For the past five years Franz has made an in-depth study of Early Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation rooted in Theravada Buddhism guided by the teachings of Gil Fronsdal.