Weekly Meditation group starts at Catalyst Community Center

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saturday zen meditation long beachThe Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center will launch a regular Zen meditation program in Long Beach.  The first meeting is planned for Saturday, April 10 in the East Village.

Starting at 8 a.m. there will be basic meditation instruction, followed by meditation until 9 a.m. Then there will be a brief period of work practice and social time. During this time participants can help to set up the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market, and even shop at the market.

From 9:45 a.m. until about 10:45 a.m., there will be a free public talk about Zen practice given by Arthur Wayu Kennedy, one of Tenshin, Roshi’s senior students.

Those who cannot make the entire program, should feel free to attend whatever part they can. After the talk, there will be time for participants to socialize and eat lunch at the Farmer’s market or at a local restaurant.

The meditation meeting will be at the Catalyst Community space, located at 430 East 1st Street, between Linden and Elm Ave in downtown Long Beach. Contact Thomas Meier for more information by email at thomas@entertheunknown.org.

Depending on the interest showed by Long Beach residents, this may become a regular weekly program.

Yokoji-Zen aspires to build a city center where a community of residents will not only practice meditation together, but also apply that practice to their jobs and their personal lives. The goal would be to not only make Zen practice more accessible, but could also help Yokoji to develop social services that reach out to underprivileged populations.

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