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, January 13 – Group Discussion at 7:30pm.  On Wednesdays we meet informally via Zoom for 30 minutes of meditation followed by group discussion.

Sunday, January 17 –Dharma Duo: David Hunt & Jason Torres Hancock  will follow 30 minutes of meditation starting at 10:30am.

David Hunt is a middle age white, queer, cis man who has been studying and practicing Buddhism for several years in different traditions, most recently in the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions. He grew up in the midwest, attended school in the east, and lived in New Orleans prior to coming to CA in 2004. Professionally, he works at the intersections of performing arts (circus), education, and youth development as Executive / Artistic Director for Prescott Circus Theatre, a 36 year old nonprofit in Oakland. His work as an educator and arts administrator has developed alongside training and performing in theater and circus. From 1994 – 2017, he performed juggling and on slack rope for theater, circuses, TV, and film (Water for Elephants), and in 2008, helped to create Circus Bella, an SF based open air circus. David makes home with his partner and dogs and has been a part of the parenting and caregiving for two college aged not-really-anymore-children. He’s been attending sessions with the Gay Buddhist Fellowship since 2016.

Jason Torres Hancock is a performing artist with a background as an actor both in the United States and in England and has performed as a dancer in ballet and modern dance in San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, and New York City. Since 2002, he has created dance/theatre works as a solo-artist and for his performance collaborative, GROUP, focused on investigating the outsider experience shared by minority groups in American culture. He holds a MA in Mythological Studies with a Depth Psychology Emphasis from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a MFA in Theatre: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University. At Naropa he was introduced to Tibetan Buddhist contemplative practices and the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He currently brings his diverse background in the performing and moving arts with contemplative practices to offer private sessions in Life Coaching and Movement Coaching. Jason has been a member of GBF since 2016.

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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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