“The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.”

– Third Zen Patriarch


GBF is a non-denominational sangha based in San Francisco, California that attracts teachers from all schools of Buddhism to offer their perspectives on the intersection of dharma and queer life in modern times.

Sunday Meetings

Join us every Sunday morning, 10:30 am, on Zoom only. Starting July 31, 2022, we will not meet in person until conditions change to enable it.

Wednesday Meetings

Join us every Wednesday evening, 7:30 pm, on Zoom only

Coming Events

Donald Rothberg

Donald Rothberg

August 14, 2022

Donald Rothberg, Ph.D., a member of the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Center, and a teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center, teaches retreats and groups on concentration and insight meditation practice, lovingkindness practice, transforming the judgmental mind, m...


As practicing Buddhists, we cherish the unique potential of each individual, and each individual’s unique mission in the world that only they can accomplish. We believe that each person has the ability to contribute positive value to society in their own unique way.  

GBF welcomes people of all races, backgrounds, and gender and sexual identities…

Recent Talks

Bob Isaacson

Bob Isaacson is President and co-founder of Dharma Voices for Animals…

Alan Levin, M.A. L.M.F.T.

Alan Levin, M.A. L.M.F.T., is a long time explorer of the interface of psychological and spiritual development, social/political activism and the ceremonial use of entheogenic plants and other substances.

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