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We reserve the right to cancel a class or event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If InsightLA cancels an event you’ve registered for, you will be offered a full refund. If an event has to be postponed for any reason, you will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer your registration to the same event at the new, future date.

Donations are not refundable.


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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Date/Time Friday, April 7, 2023
    7:30 AM - 8:45 AM PT
  • Next Available Date Friday 14 April 2023

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Just Show Up and begin your day with sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks and discussion.

Join InsightLA teacher Ava Louise Stanton and the Zen Sangha practice group online every Friday at 7:30am.

Zen Sangha

Just Show Up Zen Sangha is an online Zen practice group. We are serious about our practice, but in a casual and friendly manner, as reflected in our name, Just Show Up.

As lay practitioners, we use the particulars of our daily lives to inform our practice. In this sense, Just Show Up means to be fully present in showing up for our lives, whatever the circumstances. 

We are a part of the San Francisco Zen Center diaspora.  Ava Louise Stanton is our leader.  She is a Lay Entrusted teacher in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi. 

We are honored to be part of InsightLA, as one of the many practice communities available for people worldwide.  

If you would like to join us, or if you have any questions, please email us at or visit

Who is this practice group for?

We welcome you to join us, whether you are totally new to Zen meditation or an experienced practitioner. Expect sitting and/or walking meditation, dharma talks and discussions. 

Where is this practice located?

This is an online event. Join us LIVE on Zoom from the comfort of your own home.


7:15am Zoom room opens for meet and greet
7:30-8:45am formal practice (Fridays)

On Mondays, we meet for 30 minutes, ending at 8am. Click here to register for Monday’s class.

By Donation:

Although this is a donation-based class, registration is required.

Suggested Donation: $25

Ava Louise Stanton, LCSW Teacher

Ava Louise Stanton is a long-time Zen student, beginning with 10 years of study as a founding member and resident of the Providence Zen Center with Zen Master Seung Sahn. She and Trudy Goodman had practiced there in the 1970’s, and she joined the teachers at InsightLA in 2010. She’s a certified Mindful Self Compassion... Read more

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