Access To Zen Meditation Group

Latest Sangha Updates: 

  • 2019 Awake Program ORIENTATION: Monday, Nov. 26, 8 p.m. (w/ meditation at 7:30. To join online, use Zoom ID below)

  • To listen to talks from these meetings, go to "Teachings" tab and "Dhama Talks" drop-down. Or just click HERE!

  • Our Zoom ID: 272-155-964, or visit this link

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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, 344 20th Street, Oakland CA 94612, Yoga Room. (about 2 blocks from the 20th Street exit of 19th St. BART station)

 
 

Topic

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.

Supplies

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!

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:  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"): Self-determined Amount/ monthly or Any Time

Please send reoccurring PayPal payments to:  joyinzen@att.net   --- Pledges which comes in 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 (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 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. ***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 <anton@kovalyov.net>

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