Saturday, Nov 22, 2014
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Calendar: Oct – Nov 2014

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.

CALENDAR

Sunday Speakers

SEPT 28 – Carol Newhouse

Carol Osmer Newhouse has studied Insight Meditation for more than twenty years and has been teaching for ten.  Her root teacher is Ruth Denison, who was empowered by the great meditation master U Ba Khin of Burma.  She has also studied with Dr. Rina Sircar at CIIS and Dr. Thynn Thynn in Daily Life Practice.  She is the founding teacher of the Lesbian Buddhist Sangha in Berkeley.

OCT  5 – David Lewis  “The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Part Two”

David Lewis has been following the dharma path for 40 years and has a degree in comparative religious studies. He attended his first retreat in the Shambhala tradition at the age of 17 and has been practicing insight meditation since moving to San Francisco over 25 years ago. David teaches an insight meditation course at the Mission Dharma sangha, led the Gay Buddhist Fellowship’s 2013 fall residential retreat, and facilitates a weekly meditation group for seniors. He is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Dedicated Practitioners Program.

OCT 12 – Bill Weber

Bill Weber is a senior Vipassana practitioner and a graduate from Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders program. He teaches beginning meditation classes and daylongs. He has studied for the past ten years with Eugene Cash, among others, and has fifteen years of extensive retreat practice. He is also a documentary filmmaker and video editor.

OCT 19 – Open Discussion

OCT 26 – Ram Charan Biharilal

Born into a musical family, Ram Charan has been singing from a young age. In 1989 he traveled to India where he became immersed in the devotional and non-dual spiritual traditions (returning regularly over a period of 25 years for extended periods of intensive study).  Feeling deeply moved by and connected to the devotional music of India, he studied and practiced singing of bhajan and kirtan as an expression of love for the Divine. He incorporates chanting into a daily practice and enjoys sharing the consciousness-altering vibrational field invoked by group chanting.

NOV 2 – Daigan Gaither

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 where 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 as well as having sat on a number of boards and committees that serve community and social justice.

NOV 9 – David Lewis  “The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Part Three”

David Lewis has been following the dharma path for 40 years and has a degree in comparative religious studies. He attended his first retreat in the Shambhala tradition at the age of 17 and has been practicing insight meditation since moving to San Francisco over 25 years ago. David teaches an insight meditation course at the Mission Dharma sangha, led the Gay Buddhist Fellowship’s 2013 fall residential retreat, and facilitates a weekly meditation group for seniors. He is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Dedicated Practitioners Program.

NOV 16 – Jennifer Berezan

Jennifer Berezan is a unique blend of singer/songwriter, teacher, and activist. Over the course of eight albums, she has developed and explored recurring themes with a rare wisdom. Her lifelong involvement in environmental, women’s, and other justice movements, as well as an interest in Buddhism and earth-based spirituality, is at the heart of her writing. She teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religion. Her on-going class (since 1997) is entitled “The Healing Ecstasy of Sound” and explores music as a spiritual practice from a wide range of cross cultural, traditional and contemporary perspectives.

NOV 23 – Open Discussion

NOV 30 – 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 http://davericho.com/

 
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