at Santa Monica Meditation Center, (1430 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90404)
Welcome to the Friday morning sitting group at InsightLA. We use simple sitting and walking forms from the Soto Zen tradition to bring cohesion to our efforts as we keep silence for an hour together.
If you are joining us for the first time, please come at 7:15am so we can show you the form and answer any questions you have before we begin together promptly at 7:30am.
We'll alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation, and end with a brief reading and discussion.
First Fridays Zen Discussion
Following the Friday morning sitting group (from 7:30 to 8:30am), Ava Stanton and senior students will discuss different aspects of the Zen practice we do together.
Whether you are a long-time Zen student or a curious newcomer, please join us for sitting and discussion the first Friday of every month. We will have discussions about the forms we use in practice at InsightLA, the readings we use, and questions you bring.
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