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April 2021

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April Contemplation

Since Earth Day occurs in April, we chose Thich Nhat Hanh for our contemplation.  Poet, peacemaker, Buddhist scholar, and worldwide teacher of ethical, engaged Buddhism, Thich Nhat Hanh is a voice for lovingly caring for ourselves, others, and our planet. 
 

During the Vietnam War in response to the terrible suffering, Thich Nhat Hanh began Engaged Buddhism--a way of actively applying dharma teachings and insights to suffering in the world.  “To ensure a future, we must act today,” he urged.  For his peace efforts, he was exiled from Vietnam and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr. who called him “An apostle of peace and nonviolence”.

 

His teachings guide deep ecology, which recognizes the interconnectedness of all life on earth.  He calls this teaching interbeing.  “Everything relies on everything else in the cosmos in order to manifest—whether a star, a cloud, a flower, a tree, or you and me.” For more on interbeing, go here. For an interview on his deep ecology, go here.

Thich Nhat Hanh experienced a massive stroke in November of 2014 which left him unable to speak or write, but just prior to that he was asked by the UN Convention on Climate change to write a statement for them.  It became a guiding document at the Paris Climate Change meeting in 2015.  It begins, “Falling in  Love with the Earth: This beautiful, bounteous, life-giving planet we call earth has given birth to each one of us, and each one of us carries the earth within every cell of our body.” To read his statement go here.

For more on his life, teachings and writings (more than 130 books!) go 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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Hermosa Beach Meditation Practice Group 

April 1, 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

Redondo Beach Meditation Practice Group 

April 6, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Teacher: Eric McCullum

Topic: Friendship as a Path

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

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

Hermosa Beach Meditation Practice Group 

April 8, 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

*Note Change of Date: This month only

April 11, 9:00 - 10:00 am 

Join us at the beach with Oetsu

Palos Verdes Meditation Practice Group

April 11, 1:00 - 2:30 pm 

Teacher: Peggy Kersulis

Topic: TBA

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

Meeting ID: 469 304 2464

Dial in Number: (669) 900-9128 

Redondo Beach Meditation Practice Group 

April 13, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Teacher: Eric McCullum

Topic: South Bay InsightLA Global Outreach with iACT

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

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

Hermosa Beach Meditation Practice Group 

April 15, 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 

April 18, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Meditation at the Labyrinth with Peggy Kersulis

Redondo Beach Meditation Practice Group 

April 20, 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 

April 22, 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

Palos Verdes Meditation Practice Group

April 25, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Teacher: Peggy Kersulis

Topic: TBA

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

Meeting ID: 469 304 2464

Dial in Number: (669) 900-9128 

Dharma Kitchen

April 27, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

with Valerie Richards & Cheryl Tchir, Moderated by 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 

April 29, 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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