Information About Our COVID-19 Response
Due to shelter-in-place orders in the San Francisco Bay Area, all of Assaya Sangha's events are currently held online through Zoom. Although our intention is to one day be a community that gathers in person, we recognize that our sangha has grown to include women outside of the San Francisco East Bay. When it becomes safe and appropriate to start our in-person offerings, we will have a plan in place for virtual participation as well as remote support for those who feel connected to us but not local.
To keep our Zoom Rooms secure from unwanted visitors, we only allow women who are registered with our website to gain access to the zoom links. For more information on how to register, go to How to Join Our Site. Below is a sampling of our weekly offerings.
Assaya Sangha offers a weekly schedule of daily practice offerings. These offerings are welcome to all women. You can find out more about each of these offerings including zoom links under the upcoming offering page.
Daily from 7 am - 8 am PCT
These morning meditation offerings are lead by different teachers throughout the week. The routine can differ depending on who is teaching but the basic offering includes guided or silent meditation, reflection, questions, and answer period. Thursday mornings also include some music or chanting.
Sweatpants Dharma: The atmosphere may be cozy but the Dharma goes deep!
Wednesday Evenings from 7pm - 8:15 pm PCT
This is our weekley meditation and Dharma talk. We recognize that in this era of COVID, many in our community are tiered and experiancing screen/zoom fatigue at the end of the day. We encourage you to put on your PJs or sweatpants, bring a cup of tea and make your self comfortable. We asspire to make this gathering a nurishing, inspiring, and enlightening experinace. Currently this evening is led by Guiding Teacher, Kate Munding or a guest teacher. See schedule for details.
7:00 -7:30 sitting meditaiton
7:30 - 8:00 Dharma Talk
8:00 - 8:15 Q&A and dedication of meritt
Sunday Community Gathering
Sundays from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
We value community and belonging as part of the spiritual path. To help faciliatate the develoupment of real spiritual community (sangha), this offering is centered around giving community members the oportnity to connect, reflect on Dharma topics, and listen to each others wisdom and stories. New members are always welcome. These offerings are facilitated by an Assaya Sangha Teacher who often offers a Dharma theme for the day. We end our session with our two sangha questions, "Is there something you need that the community could offer?" and "Is there something you would like to offer to the community."
3:30 - 3:40 Meet and greet
4:40 - 4:15 Meditaiton followed by song or reflection
4:15 - 4:35 Small group breakouts
4:35 - 4:45 Large group discussion
4:45 - 5:00 Two sangha questions and dedication of meritt
In addition to our weekly offerings, we have had several ongoing community organized offerings. These are peer organized by Assaya Sangha members under the guidance of the Leadership Circles.
Mask Making Sewing Bee
More information coming soon!