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Calendar: June-August 2017

Sunday Sittings

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. We ask for a $10 or more donation to pay for our monthly bills.

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.

June 4-Bill Scheinman
Bill Scheinman has been teaching mindfulness since 2001 and leads corporate mindfulness workshops
throughout the Bay Area as well as classes in mindfulness-based stress reduction.
He is a senior facilitator with the Potential Project, teaches online mindfulness classes with
eMindful, and works with individuals as a mindfulness coach. He is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s
Community Dharma Leaders program and is a former president of the Board of the San
Francisco Insight Meditation Community. He is the author of the mindfulness guide, Moment By
Moment, and he blogs about mindfulness and dharma on his website,
stressreductionatwork.com.

June 11-Dorothy Hunt
Dorothy Hunt serves as the Spiritual Director of Moon Mountain Sangha, teaching at the request of Adyashanti. She has practiced psychotherapy since 1967 and is the founder of the San
Francisco Center for Meditation and Psychotherapy. Self-inquiry, as taught by Ramana
Maharshi, led to the first of a series of awakenings. In meeting Adyashanti, she was invited to
see beyond identifications with either the Absolute or the relative. Dorothy is the author of Only
This! and Leaves from Moon Mountain, a contributing author to The Sacred Mirror, Listening
from the Heart of Silence, and the on-line journal Undivided. Dorothy offers satsang, retreats,
and private meetings in the Bay area and elsewhere by invitation. For more information, please
visit www.dorothyhunt.org

June 18
Joe Rodriguez
Joe Rodriguez is a Zen practitioner in the Suzuki-Roshi lineage, studying under Fu Schroeder,
the Abiding Abbess, at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center. He serves as a board member of the
San Francisco Zen Center. As an executive and a LGBT activist, his practice is to bring
awareness, truth, and forgiveness to daily life. His topic will be “Pink, Proud, and Present:
Realizing our Buddha Nature as LGBT Practitioners.”

June 25
Jonathan Reynolds
Jonathan Reynolds has trained extensively in the fields of Buddhist meditation, classical yoga,
and both Eastern and Western philosophies. His teaching of meditation is influenced by Jack
Kornfield, whose wisdom has infused him with compassion, playfulness, and story. Jonathan
earned his Masters Degree in Holistic Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University,
and his ongoing interests are focused upon integrating the practices of meditation, therapy,
embodiment, and conscious relationship. His professional offerings include therapy sessions at
Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, personal meditation instruction, and professional
consultation. Jonathan is also co-founding editor of the Journal of Holistic Psychology. For
further information on his work, please visit: www.ayogisway.com

July 2
Open Discussion

July 9
Daigan Gaither
“Healing and Oppression”
Rev. Daigan Gaither began Buddhist practice in 1995 in the Vipassana tradition and then began
to study Zen in 2003 with Ryushin Paul Haller Roshi. He received Lay Ordination in 2006, when
he was given the name Daigan or “Great Vow.” He received Priest Ordination in July 2011. His
work, practice, and free time include many hours devoted to community service in a variety of
ways, including his work as one of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and as a volunteer at
Zen Hospice Project. He has spoken nationwide on a variety of issues and has sat on a number
of boards and committees that serve community and social justice.

July 16
Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss has practiced in the Zen and Theravada traditions of Buddhism for over 25
years, including several years of Zen monastic training. She completed teacher training with
Jack Kornfield through Spirit Rock, leads a Wednesday evening sitting group at SF Insight, and
teaches classes, workshops and retreats internationally. Pamela is also an executive coach and
the Founder of Appropriate Response, a company dedicated to brining the principles and
practices of Buddhism into the workplace.

July 23
Laura Burges
Ryuko Laura Burges, a lay entrusted Buddhist teacher in the Soto Zen tradition, lectures and
leads retreats at different practice centers in Northern California. A teacher of children for 30
years, she trains other teachers to bring mindfulness practice into the elementary classroom.
Laura co-founded the Sangha in Recovery program at Zen Center and has a particular interest
in the intersection of Buddhism and Recovery. She is the abiding teacher at the Lenox House
meditation group in Oakland.

July 30
David Lewis
David Lewis has been following the dharma path for over 40 years and has a degree in
comparative religious studies. He started out in the Tibetan Shambhala tradition and has been
practicing vipassana meditation since moving to San Francisco 30 years ago. For the past 10
years he has been teaching and practicing intensively. David is a member of the Mission
Dharma sangha, where he teaches an introduction to insight meditation class. He is a long time
member of the Gay Buddhist Fellowship and also leads a weekly sitting group for seniors every
Friday morning. David is currently enrolled in the Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Advanced
Practitioners Program and has been on the teaching team for Spirit Rock retreats.

August 6
Open Discussion

August 13
Sr. Merry Peter
Sr. Merry Peter, SPI, found her vocal on through the Radical Faeries in 1987, and served as a missionary in Toronto before moving to San Francisco in 1999. Her life-long activism focuses on HIV-AIDS, queer youth, civil rights and social justice. Her efforts include partnerships to provide street-level health services to sex workers, legal aid for LGBTQ refugees and resistance to police violence. She is a poet, writer, and former sex-worker. As an ordained minister, she joined the 3ght for equal marriage in San Francisco in 2004 and regularly performs wedding ceremonies. She lives on the coast with her husband of 18 years. You can reach her directly via email at merrypeter@thesisters.org

August 20
Eve Decker
Eve Decker began practicing Vipassana meditation in 1991. She has been teaching dharma
since 2006. She has released two CDs of original, dharma based music. She leads groups on
‘Metta-for-Self’ and a monthly ‘Sit-and-Sing-Sangha’ in her hometown of Berkeley CA. She is a
graduate of the Path of Engagement and Community Dharma Leader training programs at Spirit
Rock Center in California. For more on Eve see her website at www.evedecker.com.

August 27
David Lewis
David Lewis has been following the dharma path for over 40 years and has a degree in
comparative religious studies. He started out in the Tibetan Shambhala tradition and has been
practicing vipassana meditation since moving to San Francisco 30 years ago. For the past 10
years he has been teaching and practicing intensively. David is a member of the Mission
Dharma sangha, where he teaches an introduction to insight meditation class. He is a long time
member of the Gay Buddhist Fellowship and also leads a weekly sitting group for seniors every
Friday morning. David is currently enrolled in the Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Advanced
Practitioners Program and has been on the teaching team for Spirit Rock retreats.

 
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