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May Contemplation

“The Buddhist way of working with the mind has profound implications for how we as individuals think about change. In Western theories, the hope is always that emptiness can be healed, that if the character is developed or the trauma resolved that the background feelings will diminish. If we can make the ego stronger, the expectation is that emptiness will go away. In Buddhism, the approach is reversed. Focus on the emptiness, the dissatisfaction, and the feelings of imperfection, and the character will get stronger. Learn how to tolerate nothing and your mind will be at rest. Psychotherapy tends to focus on the personal melodrama, exploring its origins and trying to clean up its mess. Buddhism seeks, instead, to purify the insight of emptiness.”

Mark Epstein in Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart:

A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness – Lessons from Meditation and Psychotherapy

Meditation Schedule

Virtual and hybrid meeting information can be found below.

On-location meetings comply with public health recommendations.

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May 2024

Thursday Morning Meditation Practice Group 

May 2, 9:00 - 9:45 am

Teacher: Annette Lombardi

Topic: "Mindfulness Meditation"

Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/926255490?pwd=NVBEUUdVYVhvM0ozQmlrckRqU29oUT09

Dial in Number(669) 900-6833 & Meeting ID: 926 255 490, Password: 628733

South Bay Beach Meditation

May 5, 9:00 - 10:00 am

with Yoon Merrill

Outdoor Meditation

At the Ocean

on the Beach

Tuesday Evening Meditation Practice Group - Hybrid Meeting

May 7, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Teachers: Eric McCullum & Maureen Shannon-Chapple

Topic: TBA

Zoom Link:  https://zoom.us/j/87389972938?pwd=uHBvP6boPL2FVoCUNzN4EVGAubQOj1.1

Dial In: (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 87389972938, PASSWORD 1821

On Location: The Neptunian Woman's Club, 920 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach

Thursday Morning Meditation Practice Group

May 9, 9:00 - 9:45 am

Teacher: Annette Lombardi

Topic: "Mindfulness Meditation"

Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/926255490?pwd=NVBEUUdVYVhvM0ozQmlrckRqU29oUT09

Dial in Number: (669) 900-6833 & Meeting ID: 926 255 490, Password: 628733

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center Labyrinth Sit

May 12, 10:00 - 11:00 am 

Simple Sit and Check-In

With Christine Campisi

Outdoors at the Labyrinth

Tuesday Evening Meditation Practice Group - Hybrid Meeting

May 14, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Teachers: Eric McCullum

Topic: TBA

Zoom Link:  https://zoom.us/j/87389972938?pwd=uHBvP6boPL2FVoCUNzN4EVGAubQOj1.1

Dial In: (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 87389972938, PASSWORD 1821

On Location: The Neptunian Woman's Club, 920 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach

Thursday Morning Meditation Practice Group 

May 16, 9:00 - 9:45 am

Teacher: Annette Lombardi

Topic: "Mindfulness Meditation"

Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/926255490?pwd=NVBEUUdVYVhvM0ozQmlrckRqU29oUT09

Dial in Number: (669) 900-6833 & Meeting ID: 926 255 490, Password: 628733

South Bay Study Group

May 16, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Teacher: Eric McCullum

Topic: "Lojong Mind Training"

Text: Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, by Norman Fischer

Enrollment Required

Sunday Morning Practice Group - Special Series: Spiritual Biography

May 19, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Teachers: Peggy Kersulis & Eric McCullum

Topic: "Spiritual Biography, Your Journey of Awareness"

Suggested Text:   The Grace in Living: Recognize It, Trust It, Abide In It, by Kathleen Dowling Singh 

Enrollment Required

Tuesday Evening Meditation Practice Group - On Location Only

May 21, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Teachers: Eric McCullum 

Topic: TBA

No Online Meeting - In Person Only

On Location: The Neptunian Woman's Club, 920 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach

Thursday Morning Meditation Practice Group 

May 23, 9:00 - 9:45 am

Teacher: Annette Lombardi

Topic: "Mindfulness Meditation"

Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/926255490?pwd=NVBEUUdVYVhvM0ozQmlrckRqU29oUT09

Dial in Number: (669) 900-6833 & Meeting ID: 926 255 490, Password: 628733

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center Labyrinth Sit - Canceled

May 26, 10:00 - 11:00 am 

Canceled

Location not Available

Join us next month on June 9 & June 23

Tuesday Evening Meditation Practice Group - Hybrid Meeting

May 28, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Teachers: Eric McCullum & Maureen Shannon-Chapple

Topic: TBA

Zoom Link:  https://zoom.us/j/87389972938?pwd=uHBvP6boPL2FVoCUNzN4EVGAubQOj1.1

Dial In: (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 87389972938, PASSWORD 1821

On Location: The Neptunian Woman's Club, 920 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach

Thursday Morning Meditation Practice Group 

May 30, 9:00 - 9:45 am

Teacher: Annette Lombardi

Topic: "Mindfulness Meditation"

Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/926255490?pwd=NVBEUUdVYVhvM0ozQmlrckRqU29oUT09

Dial in Number: (669) 900-6833 & Meeting ID: 926 255 490, Password: 628733

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