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Past Events

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Dharma Workshop
Finding Our Way Through Poetry

Guest Speaker

Jennie Linthorst

 

Moderated by 

Donna Mackay

August 13, 2023

Online Zoom Presentation

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Taking Care: Nurturing our Relationship
to Family, Community and Nature

Guest Speaker

Tenzin Kiyosaki

 

Moderated by 

Donna Mackay

May 14, 2023

Online Zoom Presentation

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Mindfulness for Well-Being
and Personal Growth

Guest Speaker 

Wendy Block

Moderated by Maureen Shannon-Chapple

May 9, 2023

Online Zoom Presentation

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Entering the Dharma Gate of Spring:
The Season of Renewal

Half-Day Retreat

 

with Eric McCullum, Maureen Shannon-Chapple, Cheryl Tchir

Qi Gong with Valyn Carenza-Pack

March 19, 2023

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

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Bardo Practice
The Liturgy & The Experience

Guest Speakers

Eric Brus & Janine Grillo Marra

Moderated by Peggy Kersulis

February 26, 2023

Online Zoom Presentation

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The Lightness of Being
In the Darkness of Winter

 Daylong Retreat

with Wendy Block, Peggy Kersulis,

Eric McCullum, Annette Lombardi, Cheryl Tchir 

featuring Bob Incitti, Himalayan Sound Bowl Meditation

December 3, 2022

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

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Improv: Insight Thru Improvisation
Saying "Yes" To What Is

Dharma Workshop 

Fundraising Event

with Christen Sussin & Kathy Popoff

October 15, 2022

St. Cross Episcopal Church

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Compassion for all Beings
Expanding our Awareness with Pets

Guest Speaker

Paloma Cain

Moderated by Eric McCullum & Maureen Shannon-Chapple

September 27, 2022

Online Zoom Presentation

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Imagination
in Meditation

Guest Speaker

Beth Sternlieb

Moderated by Eric McCullum & Maureen Shannon-Chapple

August 16, 2022

Online Zoom Presentation

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Celebrating
Our Sangha

Half-Day Retreat

with Peggy Kersulis, Annette Lombardi

Maureen Shannon-Chapple & Cheryl Tchir

May 7, 2022

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

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Dharma Workshop
Cintya-Bhavana

Guest Speaker

Elizabeth Rovere

Moderated by Peggy Kersulis

April 10, 2022

An Online Zoom Presentation

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Experiences 
of Death

Guest Speaker

Tenzin Kiyosaki

Moderated by Peggy Kersulis

March 1, 2022

An Online Zoom Presentation

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Opening To Life
As It Is

Half-Day Retreat

with Peggy Kersulis, Annette Lombardi

 Eric McCullum and Cheryl Tchir

 

December 12, 2021

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

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Investigating the Dhamma: Deeping Practice Through the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Guest Speaker

James Busby

 

Moderated by Eric McCullum

 

October 19, 2021

An Online Zoom Presentation

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Neurodiversity
and Meditation

Guest Speaker

Pete Grella

 

Moderated by Eric McCullum

 

September 14, 2021

An Online Zoom Presentation

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Exploring the Paramis:
The Releasing Heart

Guest Speaker

Karen Redding

 

Moderated by Ali Hedayat

 

August 17, 2021

An Online Zoom Presentation

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What Are
You Practicing?

Guest Speaker

Gullu Singh

 

Moderated by Eric McCullum

 

July 13, 2021

An Online Zoom Presentation

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Exploring the Paramis:
Essential Qualities of a Wise Heart

Guest Speaker

Karen Redding

 

Moderated by Eric McCullum

 

June 8, 2021

An Online Zoom Presentation

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"Spring Breeze"

Haiku Workshop

Guest Teacher

Deborah P Kolodji

 

Moderated by Peggy Kersulis

 

March 14, 21 ,28, 2021

An Online Zoom Presentation

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Awake in the Wild
Mindfulness in Nature

Guest Speaker

Kelli Schonher

 

Moderated by Peggy Kersulis

 

February 28, 2021

An Online Zoom Presentation

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Yoga Nidra

Waking Up to Deeper Intentions

Guest Speaker

 Valyn Carenza-Pack

 

Moderated by Peggy Kersulis

 

December 27, 2020

An Online Zoom Presentation

Anniversary Celebration

Anniversary Celebration

Presented by The South Bay InsightLA Teaching Collective

 

Moderated by Christen & David Sussin

with BhaktiMa Kirtan

 

October 27, 2020

An Online Zoom Presentation

 We Sit Together Special Event

We Sit Together

Half-Day Retreat

Presented by Peggy Kersulis and Eric McCullum

Qi Gong with Gayla Gabriel

 

May 31, 2020

An Online Zoom Presentation

The Power of Remembering Special Event

The Power of

Remembering

Guest Speaker

Jason Siff

Moderated by Ali Hedayat

 

May 19, 2020

An Online Zoom Presentation

Equinimity and the Worldly Winds Special Event

Equanimity and

The Worldly Winds

Half-Day Retreat

Presented by Peggy Kersulis and Eric McCullum

 

March 21, 2020

An Online Zoom Presentation

Nirvana & Samsara Special Event

Nirvana & Samsara:

Suffering, Liberation, and Balancing it All

Guest Speaker 

Trudy Goodman

Moderated by Eric McCullum

 

February 25, 2020

Beach Cities Health District Chapel Room

Connecting to our Buddha-Nature Special Event

Connecting with 

Our Buddha-nature

Guest Speaker 

Scott Tusa

Moderated by Eric McCullum

 

January 9, 2020

Beach Cities Health District Chapel Room

Dharma Book Exchange Special Event

Dharma

Book Exchange

Year-End Community Event

Moderated by Peggy Kersulis and Eric McCullum

 

December 22, 2019

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

Opening to the Sacred in Everyday Special Event

Opening to the

Sacred in the Everyday

Daylong Retreat

Presented by Peggy Kersulis and Eric McCullum

Tai Chi with Valyn Carenza-Pack

 

November 3, 2019

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

Beyond Mindfulness Special Event

Beyond Mindfulness: An Introduction and Exploration of the Buddhist Path of Awakening

Guest Speaker 

Scott Tusa

Moderated by Eric McCullum

October 3, 2019

Beach Cities Health District Chapel Room

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