Calendar

March 2021

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March Contemplation

Our March contemplation is by R.H. (Reginald Horace) Blyth, (1898-1964), an educator, translator, and author. As a British expatriate in Japan, he taught English while studying haiku and practicing Zen Buddhism with D. T. Suzuki. During WWII, he was sent to an internment camp in Kobe where he translated haiku masters and wrote texts that influenced the post-war cultural exchange, especially in emerging forms of poetry in the U.S.​

Blyth’s books, Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics; Haiku; and History of Haiku, reintroduced the artform within the context of mindfulness and awakening. "Haiku shows us what we knew all the time, but did not know we knew; it shows us that we are poets in so far as we live at all," he wrote. This existential idea gave voice to a new consciousness in English language haiku, and seeded its growth in popularity from the Beat generation to the modern haiku of today.​

Robert Aitken recalls Blyth introducing him to haiku and Zen while they were imprisoned together in Japan, in a Tricycle article here.  Read how the Beats discovered Blyth in another Tricycle article here. Learn about haiku and mindfulness in our “Spring Breeze" Haiku Workshop. Registration is now open in the Special Events section of our website, here.

Meditation Schedule

** Our Meditation Practice Groups are meeting online until further notice**

Virtual Meditation Practice Group information and Zoom links can be found below.

Outdoor Meditations comply with public health recommendations including masks and physical distancing.

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Redondo Beach Meditation Practice Group 

March 2, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Teacher: Eric McCullum

Topic: Being Upright, Meditation and Inner Integrity

Zoom Linkhttps://zoom.us/j/295110713

Dial in Number: (669) 900-9128 & Meeting ID: 295 110 713

Dharma Book Club

March 3, 11:30 am  - 12:30 pm

Moderator: Annette Lombardi

Book Selection: A Fierce Heart, by Spring Washam 

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

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

Hermosa Beach Meditation Practice Group 

March 4, 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

March 7, 9:00 - 10:00 am 

The beach sit is back (!) with Eric McCullum

Redondo Beach Meditation Practice Group 

March 9, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Teacher: Eric McCullum

Topic: Being Upright, Meditation and Meeting the World with Integrity

Zoom Linkhttps://zoom.us/j/295110713

Dial in Number: (669) 900-9128 & Meeting ID: 295 110 713

Hermosa Beach Meditation Practice Group 

March 11, 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

Special Event "Spring Breeze" Haiku Workshop

March 14, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Guest Teacher: Deborah P Kolodji

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4693042464

Meeting ID: 469 304 2464

Dial in Number: (669) 900-9128 

Redondo Beach Meditation Practice Group 

March 16, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Teacher: Ali Hedayat

Topic: Natural Awareness

Zoom Linkhttps://zoom.us/j/295110713

Dial in Number (669) 900-9128 & Meeting ID: 295 110 713

Hermosa Beach Meditation Practice Group 

March 18, 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 Meditation and Haiku Walk

March 21, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Meditation at the Labyrinth

11:00 am, Self-Guided Haiku Walk

Redondo Beach Meditation Practice Group 

March 23, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Teacher: Eric McCullum

Topic: TBA

Zoom Linkhttps://zoom.us/j/295110713

Dial in Number: (669) 900-9128 & Meeting ID: 295 110 713

Hermosa Beach Meditation Practice Group 

March 25, 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

Special Event "Spring Breeze" Haiku Submissions Review

February 28, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Guest Teacher: Deborah P Kolodji

Topic: Haiku Submissions Review

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4693042464

Meeting ID: 469 304 2464

Dial in Number: (669) 900-9128 

Dharma Kitchen

March 30, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Moderated by Eric McCullum with Guests TBA

Topic: TBA

Zoom Linkhttps://zoom.us/j/295110713

Dial in Number: (669) 900-9128 & Meeting ID: 295 110 713

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