1st Annual Los Angeles Buddhist Beach Volleyball Championship!

This is a past event

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Santa Monica Beach (North)

14782 Pacific Coast Highway · Santa Monica, CA

How to find us

Either near lifeguard station #18 or at the volleyball courts. We'll have a sign.

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That's right! We call it Buddha Ball! Any Sangha can put together a team! So far we have the Thich Nhat Hanh Sanghas of Los Angeles, vs. Against the Stream. If you practice with another Sangha, please invite them! The more the merrier! If you are planning in coming to compete, please e-mail JC (the assistant organizer) through meetup.

We are going to start the day with a little mindfulness practice! The first hour and a half will be dedicated to mindful (silent) beach clean up, sitting meditation, and walking meditation. This is very basic introductory practice; if you can sit, walk, and pick up trash, you already have all the skills necessary!

At around 11 we will transition to warming up for volleyball, picnicking, and hanging out at the beach. At 12 noon the show down begins!


9:30 - 9:50am Sitting meditation
9:50 - 10:30am Mindful Beach Clean Up (bring your own bags if you remember and gloves if you want them)
10:30 - 10:50am Twenty minutes of walking meditation in the sand
10:50 - 11:00am Closing and transitioning to traditional fun at the beach!
11:00 - 12:00 Warming up on the Volleyball court and sharing food!
2:00 - 4:00 practicing nothing to do... no where to go... unless of course you have somewhere to go.

During the tournament, you can play on the team that is keeping score for victory or defeat, cheer on your team or all the teams, or play some relaxed just for fun volleyball in the other courts.

Where: If you can do Google maps the address is: 14782 Pacific Coast Hwy, Los Angeles, CA, United States. If you are using a map, it is at the intersection of Entrada and the PCH, on the north side of Santa Monica. We will meet out near the life guard station #18.

Parking: There is a small lot right at Entrada & PCH. It is $10 for the day. There is some street parking on Entrada and there is a pedestrian pass under the PCH.

Bring your friends, family, sunscreen, bags for beach trash, gloves if you want them, sun hats, sand socks, sunscreen, water, and vegan snacks to share. If anyone has volleyball lines bring them too!

To find us:
We will gather out near the life guard station # 18. Between 9:30 and 11: Look for people cleaning the beach, meditating, or walking mindfully, and join us in silence. After 11:00 we will transition to the courts near the restrooms across from Patrick's Roadhouse.

I look forward to a great day at the beach!