10:30 am to 12 noon
Every Sunday at 10:30am we meditate together for 30 minutes, followed by a talk or discussion till 12 noon. Everyone is then welcome to stay and socialize over refreshments till approximately 12:30, after which those who are interested usually go somewhere local for lunch.
Our sittings are held at the San Francisco Buddhist Center,37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco.(Look for the red door near 21st St between Mission and Valencia Streets).
MUNI: 14 Mission or 49 Van Ness-Mission, alight at 21st St, walk ½ block.
BART:24th and Mission,walk 3½ blocks.
PARKING:on street or in adjacent New Mission Bartlett Garage. Sunday meters start their toll at noon; you can prepay with coins; some meters allow you to use credit cards or SF parking meter cards.
Bevan Dufty is the Director of HOPE (Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement) for the City and County of San Francisco. In 2012, He was elected to serve as a member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. In 2002, he was elected to represent the City’s 8th District on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, succeeding Mark Leno. He was re-elected as Supervisor in 2006 and was termed out in 2011. Bevan will be talking about the impact of poverty and homelessness on members of the gay and lesbian community. While Bevan’s focus must necessarily reach all San Franciscans, he has made a commitment to explore how the gay community can best be engaged and how poverty and homelessness has affected gay residents of San Francisco in the past and what challenges face us as a community in the future.
Longtime GBF members David Margolis and Dave Limcaco will share in the dharma duo program.
Thomas Phillips is the Proprietor of Praxis: Counseling Services, a health and wellness consultancy based in San Francisco, CA. He is a certified therapeutic body worker and a nationally-certified exercise trainer with over 15 years of experience leading wellness retreats for men. Thomas has served as Co-President of the Association of Certified Sexological Bodyworkers (ACSB), as a volunteer massage therapist for clients at the Immune Enhancement Project for over 20 years.
From his childhood in a devout American Baptist household through his coming out experience and years working with gay non-profits to his recent brief stent working for a Roman Catholic monastic community, Bob will share how he has tried to use these very different life experiences in his pursuit of personal insight and spiritual health.
John Coleman is a Jesuit priest, an associate pastor at Saint Ignatius Church in San Francisco. He holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, where he specialized in the sociology of religion. As a Jesuit he is naturally interested in spirituality and its practices.
Because our landlord host SF Buddhist Center needs to use the space we rent for their annual ordination ceremony, there will be no GBF meeting on this Sunday.
Come for a body-centric, experiential Qigong session, via a repeat engagement with Emilio Gonzalez. Emilio has been practicing Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan since 1973. A senior student of Grand Master Kai Ying Tung, he taught Tai Chi at 50 Oak Street in San Francisco for over twenty years. In the 1990s, he established a special Qig Qigong for Health class for people with HIV and other chronic illnesses. He also taught at San Francisco State University, at Mills College, and at various national conferences on Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1996, he produced a best-selling Qig Qigong video that was broadcast on PBS.