Access To Zen Meditation Group

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When: Mondays, 7:30—9PM     (please arrive by 7:45 so our Greeters may be able to join the meditation)
Where: Port Workspaces (Kaiser Mall location) Yoga Room, 344 20th St., Oakland CA 94612

 
 

Topic

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

Supplies

Cushions and chairs provided by the space. 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 make the group accessible to all!

Honor Giving System

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

Sliding-scale fee: (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 container. Send PayPal payments to:  joyinzen@att.net  

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 one/self"):  <$80 ->$120/ monthly or any time

Please send reoccurring PayPal payments to:  joyinzen@att.net   --- Pledges which comes in on the same day at the beginning of each month is appreciated as it helps us to know our expenses will be covered. Thank you!

General format

  • 30 minute zazen/meditation
  • 30+ minute Dharma talk
  • 20+ minute Q&A or a small group discussion
  • Dedication of merit and socializing. At times, practice suggestions.

Some sessions will be video- or audiotaped -- only of the teacher or  guest teacher(s).

Remote Participation

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

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!