Practice Group

Access to Zen Practice Group ***

When:           Mondays 

  • NEW ** NEW (just across the street from our last location):         ** 799 Market Street, 5th floor, San Francisco, CA 94102. The closest intersection is 4th and Market. (Entrance is next to Ross clothing store.)
  • Please sign-in with the security guard — to see Anton Kovalyov at Medium office. You may then be given a badge, be keyed up, or just able to go directly up to the 5th floor. 
  • Upstairs someone from A2Z/Awake will greet you.

Time:             7:30 – 9 pm

Topic:            For 2017, we will be studying The 4 Noble Truths in-depth
Supplies:     Cushions & chairs provided by the space. Please bring your own paper/notebook and pens
Dana* range:  $15 – 20/visit suggested dana/donation.**
No one turned away for lack of funds.

At every meeting, we have two baskets/envelopes for dana/donation:

  • Dana for teachings – this will go directly to the teacher for her teachings.
  • Dana for care-taking of the Sangha – this will go towards paying for the supplies and other expenses to keep the group going. See the link below in the Sangha pages section for a breakdown of how much we collect and spend.

The more you can give, the more people can join as this is open to all. If you have a PayPal account, you can send your dana electronically to the following accounts:

  • Dana for teachings –
  • Dana for care-taking of the sangha –
Giving by PayPal is also possible via the link at the left side-bar.


We are a drop-in group. While classes often are presented as a series, feel free to come for a full series or on a individual basis. 

General Format:**
  • 30 minute zazen/meditation
  • 20-30 minute Dharma Talk
  • 20+ Q & A or small group
  • Practice Suggestions and Dedication of Merit
Most week, we’ll audio tape a class and post it on the series page. Some sessions videotaped but only of the teacher or  guest presenter(s).
** Most months, the 1st Monday is “Caretaker Meeting” (still 30 minutes of sitting and then time for sangha care-taking business items & socializing.)
Remote participation:

If you would like to participate remotely, you can do so with Zoom. 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.

If you have any problems using Zoom, please email Anton <>.

Sangha pages:

The following pages are protected by a password. Please ask one of the Sangha members if you would like access.

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

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