Access To Zen Meditation Group

Latest Sangha Updates: 

  • A2Z Meditation Group will meet at EBMC all Mondays of November as we’re co-sponsoring the Love Series

  • For 2019, we are studying Zen ancestors. For full info or to listen to talks from these meetings,

    go to "Teachings" tab and "Dhama Talks" drop-down. Or just click HERE!

  • In-person drop in or join us on Zoom — ID: 272-155-964, or visit this link

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When: Mondays, 7—8:30 pm (Greeters are at the front door beginning at 6:45 pm. Please arrive no later than 7:15 so they can join some of the meditation). — Feel free to enter the actual group space/yoga room whenever you come. You will not be interrupting us! :)
Where: Port Workspaces : Kaiser Mall location, 344 20th Street**, Oakland CA 94612, Yoga Room. (about 2 blocks from the 20th Street exit of 19th St. BART station; **Please use this entrance and not the one by 24-hour fitness!)



Topic arise out of everyday life. At times, a topic will be presented as a series. Feel free to come  for a part of or for the full series.


Cushions and chairs provided by A2Z Sangha. Please bring your own paper/notebook and pens. Our space is wheelchair accessible. 

WE NEED YOU!  Please VOLUNTEER to be a Greeter or help Set-up each week to contribute in sangha care-taking!

  • Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jason, to sign-up!

  • Volunteer Sign-up list HERE

Honor-Giving Scale

The teachings are given unconditionally. To support this Dharma event & A2Z, we offer this sangha-determined model:

Sliding-scale: (with income -match guide)

  • Pay-it-Forward: $30 / visit (more than $75K)

  • Standard: $25 / visit (between $35 -$75K)

  • Limited Income: $20 / visit (less than $35K)

  • Pledge Members: Please sign-in with a Greeter. Your on-going support is appreciated!

  • No one turned away for lack of funds due to economic hardship.

Please put cash or check in provided dana/honor-giving container. Send PayPal payments to:  

Would you like to support this meditation group on a regular basis? 

Become a Pledge Member!

  • Pay-it-Forward: $120 / month (more than $75K)

  • Standard: $100 / month (between $35 -$75K)

  • Limited Income: $80 / month (less than $35K)

  • Just 'Cause ("No funds turned away for lack of self"): Self-determined Amount/month or any time

Please send reoccurring PayPal payments to:   --- Pledges which comes in before the 7th of each month is appreciated as it helps us to know our expenses will be covered. Thank you!

General format

  • 30 minute zazen/meditation (with robe chant after)

  • 30+ minute Dharma talk

  • 20+ minute Q&A or a small group discussion

  • At times, practice suggestions

  • Dedication of merit

  • Socializing

Most sessions are audiotaped. If we videotape, it will be only of Rev. Liên or  guest teacher(s). Note: Q&A will include participants’ voices

Remote Participation

If you would like to participate remotely, you can do so with Zoom. ** Please follow the sliding-scale presented above under "Honor-Giving Scale". Thank you for your support!

If you’re new to Zoom or to our meditation group, visit this link. This will download Zoom client onto your computer and automatically launch the meeting. Zoom is available for Windows and Mac computers as well as Android and iPhone devices.

If you already have Zoom client you can use this Meeting ID to connect


We’re usually on Zoom at 6:45PM PST, 15 minutes before the 7 PM meditation starts. Please connect between 6:45 and 7. —- ***Having ear-phones/buds seems to help a lot. The Yoga Room is in the middle of the building so audio reception can be low. Sometimes just pushing the volume-up button helps; even if it’s turned all the way up already.

To preserve people’s privacy these meetings are not recorded on Zoom. If you have any problems using Zoom, please email Anton <>

Feel free to bring friends, family, benefactors, neutral persons, difficult persons, and all beings—ALL are welcomed!