June 19, 2012
North Beach Sitting Group

North Mountain Zendo, the Zazenkai group in the North Beach Neighborhood of SF, has changed its morning sitting time from 6am to 7am.

Zendo Space

Zendo Space

We meet every week day.

“North Mountain has always been focused on ‘neighborhood Zen’,” says Zachary Smith (An Shi Dai Gi) who has run the group for over 3 years, “and it just turned out that 7am was a much more manageable time for this neighborhood.” The group is hosted by the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center at 660 Lombard Street.


Zachary Smith


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