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The Freeway Zen group meets three times a week. You are welcome to attend any or all sessions: 


1. On Mondays on Zoom, 10 - 11:10 am for discussion and sitting meditation.


2. CURRENTLY ON HOLD UNTIL END OF AUGUST (check back).On Sunday afternoons, 3 - 4:30 pm "on ground" at Chalice Unitarian Universalists, 2324 Miller Ave., Escondido for discussion, sitting and walking meditation, and optional individual meetings (daisan) between teacher and practitioner. Instruction on how to meditate will be provided to newcomers during the first 30-minute sitting period.



3. On Thursday evenings for still, silent meditation via Zoom from 7 - 9 pm. Feel free to sit for as long or as short as you wish. Sign in via Zoom, turn your video on, but keep yourself muted.

Here are the links for Monday mornings and Thursday evenings:


Meeting ID: 825 2920 7438

Passcode: 994083



Meeting ID: 873 3453 7774

Passcode: 380224

We are grateful to Chalice for providing us with space for our weekly meditations. In acknowledgment, we put out an envelope at each meeting labeled "Donations for Chalice."



To study the Way is to study the self;

To study the self is to forget the self;

To forget the self is to be enlightened by

the 10,000 things;

And to be enlightened by the 10,000

things is to remove the barrier between

self and other.

     Dogen Zenji

Zen practice emphasizes the following qualities:

     Stillness:  settling down in mind and body.

     Perseverance: staying with all the ups and downs of our lives.

     Clear seeing:  clarifying our conditioned beliefs and strategies.

     Willingness:  acknowledging and embracing whatever life presents--including anger, fear, shame, and

          confusion--as the path of awakening.

     Loving-kindness:  awakening to the loving-kindness and compassion that are the nature of our being.



"Unceasing change turns the wheel of life, and so reality is shown in all its forms.  Peaceful dwelling as change itself liberates all suffering sentient beings and brings them to great joy."

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