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Jul 14
California, Arizona, Regions
Heal the Beach

The new Shambhala group Social Action LA holds its first event, a beach cleanup day at Venice Beach

by Chris Bomba and Jason Elias

Finally, we scheduled our first Action In the World, and decided to volunteer at a Heal The Bay Beach Cleanup at Venice Beach here in California. The day went great. We started with meditation on the beach and a contemplation, tthen went on to walk the beach as a team looking for trash, plastic, styrofoam, straws and plastic bags – any trash that was manmade. We then finished with lunch together.

All in all, it was wonderful.  A beautiful morning, contemplative practice, building friendships in the Sangha, and something of benefit for the world. We have many ideas for the future and look forward to connecting with the larger Shambhala Community worldwide.

Starting with a contemplation

Open Blue Sky

Sitting in the Sand

Cleaning up

Lonely Warrior at Work

Big Smile, Open Heart

All Together Now!

Heal the Beach

Photos by Jason Elias, all rights reserved; permission of photographer required for any use beyond this article.

Jason Elias and Chris Bomba serve as leaders and organizers for Social Action LA

Jason Elias

Chris Bomba

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