Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Calendar: July-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.

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

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

August 27
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.

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