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WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY SITTING PROGRAMS

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Zen Center of San Diego is conducting two Zoom meetings, one for Wednesday sitting and the other for Saturday. The program will begin at 6:20 pm on Wednesdays and 8:50 am on Saturdays. You can access the meeting on your computer or your phone. You are cordially invited to join us.

Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday Program Link: click here.

The Meeting ID is 898 0610 3358.

Our Wednesday program begins at 6:20. It has two periods of meditation followed by a discussion, often on a brief presentation made by a student.

6:20                Gather in silence for sitting
6:30-7:00    Sitting
7:00-7:10     Mindful Break
7:10-7:40     Sitting*
7:40-7:45    Mindful Break
7:45-8:15     Discussion
8:15-8:20     Vows, bows, closing

*Note: We plan to offer the chance for breakout groups during this period about once per month.

Saturday Schedule

Saturday Program Link: click here.

The Meeting ID is 816 2356 0104.

Our Saturday Program begins at 8:50. It includes three periods of meditation, a service with a group reading, and a talk or discussion.

8:50                  Gather in silence for sitting
9:00-9:30      Sitting
9:30-9:40      Mindful Break
9:40-10:10     Sitting
10:10-10:20    Mindful Break
10:20-10:45   Sitting
10:45-10:55   Service
10:55-11:00    Mindful Break
11:00-11:45     Talk, circle sharing, or discussion
11:45                  Vows, bows, closing

REQUEST FOR DONATIONS: MATCHING GRANT
Some members of our ZCSD community have anonymously offered to match donations to the Center up to $2,000. They will match your donation dollar for dollar, so even a small donation will have double the impact on the Center. ZCSD relies on donations to help support our practice. The Coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on both our expenses and income. For many of us, practice through ZCSD has been transformative in our lives. Donations to ZCSD as a non-profit organization may be tax deductible.

We welcome your support.

You may donate online via Paypal:


Checks can be sent to:

ZCSD
2047 Felspar Street
San Diego, CA 92109-3551

ANNOUNCEMENT
Ezra Bayda and Elizabeth Hamilton are no longer teaching at ZCSD.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE
When live activities can resume at the Center, the regular practice schedule will recommence as follows:

Dawn Sitting: Weekdays, Monday-Friday 6-7 AM

Tuesday Evening: Two Sittings, 6:30-8:00 PM

Wednesday Evening: Two Sittings, 6:30-7:40 PM; Practice seminar follows (until about 8:20 PM)

Saturday Morning: Work practice 8:30 AM, Three Sittings and Talk 9:00-Noon

All are welcome.
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