Access To Zen Meditation Group

Latest Sangha Updates: 

  • Support us at our new location ---Give time! We need more "Greeters" as Port is a bigger, windier space. Contact Anton at <anton@kovalyov.net>
  • Support us with rent or supplies. Give resources via PayPal at  dana@accesstozen.org
  • NO meeting on 10/9
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When: Mondays, 7:30—9PM
Where: Port Workspaces (Kaiser Mall location), 344 20th St., Oakland CA 94612

 
 

Topic

For 2017, we will be studying The 4 Noble Truths. (mostly :))

We are a drop-in group. While classes often are presented as a series, feel free to come for a full series or on a individual basis.

Supplies

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

Dāna/Donations

Suggested dāna/donation: $15-20 per visit. No one turned away for lack of funds.

At every meeting, we have two containers for dāna/donation:

  1. Dana for teachings: this will go directly to the teacher for her teachings.
  2. Dana for care-taking of the group: this will go towards paying for the supplies and other expenses to keep the group going.

The more you can give, the more people can join as this is open to all. If you have a PayPal account, you can send your dana electronically to the following accounts:

  1. Dana for teachings: joyinzen@att.net  
  2. Dana for care-taking of the sangha: dana@accesstozen.org

General format

  • 30 minute zazen/meditation
  • 20-30 minute Dharma talk
  • 20+ minute Q&A or a small group discussion
  • Practice suggestions and dedication of merit

Some sessions will be videotaped but only of the teacher or  guest presenter(s).

First Mondays

Most months, the 1st Monday is “Sangha Day” (30 minutes of sitting --- with detailed meditation instructions & posture suggestions --- and then sangha/community socializing).

Remote Participation

If you would like to participate remotely, you can do so with Zoom. 

If you’re new to Zoom or to our sitting 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

272-155-964

The meeting starts at 7:15PM PST, 15 minutes before the 7:30PM meditation. Please connect between 7:15 and 7:30.

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

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