Calendar: December 2019, January & February 2020

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.

Our sittings are held at the San Francisco Buddhist Center, 37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco–between 21st St and 22nd St. (Look for the red door near 21st Street. Bartlett Street is between Mission and Valencia Streets).


MUNI: 14 Mission or 49 Van Ness-Mission, alight at 22th St, walk ½ blocks.

BART: 24th and Mission, walk 3½ blocks.

PARKING: on street or in adjacent New Mission Bartlett Garage.

December 1 – Open Discussion (11/28 Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend)

December 8 – Daigan Gaiter
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.

December 15 – Heather Sundberg
Heather Sundberg began teaching meditation in 1999. She has completed the four-year Spirit Rock’s Insight Meditation Society Teacher Training. Beginning her own meditation practice in her late teens, for twenty years+ Heather has studied with senior teachers in the Insight Meditation and Tibetan traditions, and has sat 1-3 months of retreat a year for the last fifteen+ years. She is a Teacher for Mountain Stream Meditation Center in the Sierra Foothills, and also teaches classes, daylongs and retreats nationally, especially at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. For more info, visit

December 22 – Open Discussion (Christmas)

December 29 – Open Discussion (New Year’s)

January 5 – Amanda Reim
Amanda Ream facilitates the QSangha for the queer community at SF Against the Stream, Oakland Dharma Punx and the Social Justice Sangha at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland. She also practices with Generative Somatics and is a union organizer with domestic workers. She lives in Oakland.

January 12 – Dale Borglum
Dale Borglum is the founder and Executive Director of The Living/Dying Project. He is a pioneer in the conscious dying movement and has worked directly with thousands of people with life-threatening illness and their families for over 30 years. In 1981, Dale founded the first residential facility for people who wished to die consciously in the United States, The Dying Center. He has taught and lectured extensively on the topics of spiritual support for those with life-threatening illness, caregiving as a spiritual practice, and healing at the edge of illness, of death, of loss, of crisis. Dale has a BS from UC Berkeley and a PhD from Stanford University. He is the co-author of Journey of Awakening: A Meditator’s Guidebook and has taught meditation for the past 35 years.

January 19 – 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,

January 26 – Open Discussion

February 2 – 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. She is a featured spiritual teacher in the book, Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom. Dorothy offers satsang, retreats, and private meetings in the Bay area and elsewhere by invitation. For more information, please visit

February 9 – Suzannah Stason – Qigong
Suzannah Stason, L.Ac, has been teaching Qigong in the Bay Area since 2010 and is a licensed acupuncturist in San Francisco and Berkeley. She loves bringing qigong to the public and has a passion for self-healing, meditation, and awakening practices. For more information, go to her website at

February 16 – Dave Richo
Dave Richo, Ph.D, MFT, is a psychologist, teacher, and writer in Santa Barbara and San Francisco who emphasizes Jungian, transpersonal, and spiritual perspectives in his work. He is the author of How to Be an Adult in Relationships. For more information, visit

February 23 – Open Discussion