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. 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.
12/1 Joe Goode
Joe Goode is the artistic director of the Joe Goode Performance Group and a professor in the
department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. He has had a meditation practice since 1979 and has incorporated Buddhist principles and
meditation practices into his choreographic works. His work blends theater, dance, spoken word and focuses on the fallibility, the imperfection of being
human. Goode believes that the creative impulse is a step toward the alleviation of suffering. He teaches workshops for people interested in
unearthing this impulse called “Writing From the Body”, “Start Simple” and “Finding the Bones”.
12/8 Clint Seiter
has been a long-time sangha member in both GBF and the Green Gulch Zen Buddhist communities. During his involvement in these communities, he
has been the lead muffin baker in Green Gulch for 25 years and the head of GBF’s monthly “feed the homeless” dinners at Larkin Street Youth Center
for over 20 years. Clint will discuss his involvement in “engaged Buddhism” in both these projects and how they have become an integral part
of his Buddhist practice.
12/15 Dale Borglum
Dale Borglum is the founder and Executive Director of The Living/Dying Project. He is a pioneerin the conscious dying movement and has worked directly with thousands of
people with life-threatening illness and their families for over 30 years. In1981, Dale founded the first residential facility for people who wished to dieconsciously 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.
12/22 David Lewis
David Lewis has been following the dharma path for over 40 years and has a degree in comparative religious studies. He attended his first retreat in the Tibetan
Shambhala tradition at the age of 17, and has been practicing vipassana meditation since moving to San Francisco 25 years ago. For the past 5 years he has been 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 a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Dedicated Practitioners Program and has been on the teaching team for Spirit Rock retreats.
12/29 Open Discussion
01/05 Open Discussion
01/12 Heather Sundberg
Heather Sundberg began teaching meditation in 1999, primarily to youth and families. A graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders program, she is currently
in teacher training under the guidance of Jack Kornfield. Beginning her own meditation practice in her late teens, Heather has studied with senior teachers
in the Vipassana and Tibetan traditions for over fifteen years and has sat 1-3 months of retreat a year for over a decade. She has been the Family Program
Teacher and Manager since 2001 and is a teacher for the weekly Women’s Class. She brings to her teaching a passion for the depth of retreat practice, combined with a playful creativity for integrating the teachings into daily life.
01/19 Charles Garfield
Charles Garfield, PhD, is Founder, Shanti and Shanti National Training Institute; founding faculty at Metta Institute End of Life Counseling Program; Visiting
Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry at the the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley; and a mathematician on the Apollo Eleven first lunar landing
program. Dr. Garfield is a Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of California Medical School, and a former Board member
at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He has published ten books including Sometimes My Heart Goes Numb: Love and Caregiving in a Time of AIDS;
Psychosocial Care of the Dying Patient; and Stress and Survival: The Emotional Realities of Life Threatening Illness.
01/26 Sean Feit
Sean teaches the Dharma as a path of inquiry and integration, and draws on 20 years of devotion to meditation and yoga. He was a monk in Burma in 2002, and has
studied with many wonderful teachers including Jack Kornfield, Sylvia Boorstein and Eugene Cash (Dharma, meditation), David Moreno and Alice Joanou (yoga), and
Steve Hoskinson (Somatic Experiencing). Sean teaches at Yoga Tree, Yoga Garden SF, Piedmont Yoga, and SF Insight, and leads kirtan, offering the practice of
Bhakti Yoga as an integral aspect of a heart-centered Path. Sean is authorized to teach meditation & Dharma by Jack Kornfield.
Sean is certified as an SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner) and E-RYT200/RYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). He is a graduate of the Dedicated Practitioner’s
Program and the Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.