Sitting Groups

Santa Monica Friday Morning Soto Zen Sitting Group

7:30am-8:30am Friday
Santa Monica
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.

If you have any questions, please contact me at
Location Details:
InsightLA 14th Street
1826 14th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

*This location has a handicap accessible ramp.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)
This is a donation (dana) class/event.
Items to Bring:
Cushions and chairs are available.
Contact Information: or 310-450-1821