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BE Meditation Group

1944 S. Beverly Glen Blvd Suite 5
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Website: www.benonprofit.org

Description of Organization

BE Meditation Group began in June of 2016 with a single purpose; to promote and support organizations bringing meditation into the mainstream. In conjunction with their partner, Black Zen, a movement initiated to improve the health and well-being of minorities, BE Meditation Group is bringing the practice of meditation into the community, with a focus on women and minorities, with its Onsite Meditation program.

BE Meditation Group’s approach to meditation adjusts for cultural differences to make meditation accessible, relatable and effective across a dynamic range of individuals. The guided meditation offered enhances the ability for anyone to start and stick with it. Women and minorities have a unique set of challenges and in conjunction with their partnership with Black Zen, BE Meditation hopes to assist these groups gain control of their minds, while creating a better life for themselves and their families.

Grants(s) Awarded

In 2017, the Frederick Lenz Foundation made a Women in Buddhism grant in the amount of $2,500. The bulk of the grant was attributed to acquiring professional meditation practitioner training for the team members providing and recording meditations. These funds were also utilized to fully fund the operational start-up costs for the business, including the purchase of accounting software, a dedicated computer, and printer.