What we're about

It is the mission of Long Beach Meditation to offer a welcoming space for all to learn the healing arts of meditation and mindfulness. We practice the profound teachings that align with the Buddha’s path to awakening.

Our programs are open to all regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual preference or identity, creed, or religion. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and community.

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Mindful Yoga

Bay Shore Community Congregational Church

Transitioning from stillness to movement and back again, we pay particular attention to the Buddha's first foundation of mindfulness: Mindfulness of the Body. Come join us for an hour of yoga preceding the Wednesday Sit. These sessions will focus on maintaining awareness of the breath and body during a gentle to moderate level yoga asana practice. After ending with a deep relaxation, you will be left feeling calmed and refreshed. An ideal state for an evening meditation! Parking: There is a city owned lot across Granada. There is also street parking. Important Note: There is a wheelchair ramp to the left of the main entrance. Cost: Free with a suggested donation of $15 to help keep our doors open, compensate teachers, and make classes available for those who cannot afford them. If you would like to join us in this practice of dana or generosity, please consider contributing.

Wednesday Evening Meditation

Bay Shore Community Congregational Church

This is our midweek sit and is recommended for experienced meditators - including those who have taken the Beginners' Course, retreat or anyone who has an established meditation practice. There will be a 45 minute silent sit, followed by a peer-led discussion. Everyone is welcome! Parking: There is a city owned lot across Granada, it says No Parking, but only noon Saturday through noon Sunday. Otherwise it's free. There is also street parking. Important Note: There is a wheelchair ramp to the left of the main entrance. There is no charge for the Wednesday Sit. A suggested donation of $10 helps us to keep our doors open, compensate teachers, and make classes available for those unable to afford them.

Sunday Mindfulness Meditation

Bay Shore Community Congregational Church

Everyone is welcome to our main sit where we gather to meditate and have a discussion with our guiding teacher or special guest.Sitting together we find support, guidance and the energy to do the challenging work of awakening. Please join us! See our page for more info: http://www.longbeachmeditation.org/weekly-sits/#/sunday-sit/

Guided Mindfulness Meditation

Bay Shore Community Congregational Church

Join Franz Manfredi, every Monday, for guided meditation! He'll be helping those new to meditation and mindfulness establish a regular practice and learn the basics. Suitable for first-timers as well as more experienced meditators. Take advantage of this time to get some simple tips on how to begin meditating on your first visit! Parking: There is a city owned lot across Granada, it says No Parking, but only noon Saturday through noon Sunday. Otherwise it's free. There is also street parking. Important Note: There is a wheelchair ramp to the left of the main entrance. Cost: There is no charge. A suggested donation of $10 helps us to keep our doors open, compensate teachers, and make classes available for those who cannot afford them. If you would like to join us in this practice of dana or generosity, please consider contributing!

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Guided Mindfulness Meditation

Bay Shore Community Congregational Church

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