The Gay Buddhist Fellowship supports Buddhist practice and the spiritual concerns of the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies in the San Francisco Bay Area, the United States and throughout the World. GBF’s mission includes offering the wisdom and compassion of diverse Buddhist traditions, and cultivating a social environment that is inclusive and caring.

COVID-19 Era

All in-person Programs at GBF on Bartlett Street are postponed indefinitely. We continue to meet online using Zoom.
In Health and Community,
GBF Board of Directors

Wednesday, April 21 – Group Discussion at 7:30pm.  On Wednesdays we meet informally via Zoom for 30 minutes of meditation followed by group discussion.

Sunday, April 25 Dharma talk by JD Doyle will follow 30 minutes of meditation that starts at 10:30am.

JD Doyle serves as a Core Teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) and has served as a Board member and was the co-founder of the LGBTQI meditation group. JD is in the Spirit Rock Meditation Center teacher-training program and was in the Dedicated Practitioner Program (DPP2) and the Community Dharma Leader Program (CDL4). JD has practiced Buddhism since 1995 in the U.S., Thailand, and Burma. For over twenty-five years, they worked as a public school teacher, focusing on issues of equity and access. JD holds a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies from Cornell University and a Masters degree in Language and Literacy and Sociocultural Studies from the University of New Mexico. JD identifies as gender non-conforming. They are committed to celebrating the diversity of our human sangha, addressing the impact of racism on our communities, expanding concepts of gender, and living in ways that honor the sacredness of the Earth.

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GBF Cares is available to provide supportive assistance to house-bound members of our community, who live in the San Francisco-Oakland area, by running errands, buying groceries or providing other assistance. If you would like to offer your support to the sangha or would like assistance please contact me, Michael, at michael@AltshulerAssociates.com.

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2261 Market Street #456-A
San Francisco, CA 94114

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