Syra Smith

San Francisco Buddhist Center 37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA

Syra Smith is an artist, facilitator, and mindfulness educator interested in deep ecology and manifesting a culture where we can turn toward fearless abundance and generosity. 

Small Group Discussions

San Francisco Buddhist Center 37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA

Group discussions are a perennial favorite at GBF, allowing us to get to know each other in a way that speaker-led dharma talks do not always offer.

Joe Rodriguez

San Francisco Buddhist Center 37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA

Topic: “Taking Refuge By Evacuating Gay Afghan Refugees”

JD Doyle

San Francisco Buddhist Center 37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA

JD Doyle serves as a Core Teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) and has served as a Board member and was the co-founder of the LGBTQI meditation group.

Steven Tierney

San Francisco Buddhist Center 37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA

Steven Tierney is Professor Emeritus of Counseling Psychology at CIIS. Steven began his Buddhist practice in 1993 and is now an ordained priest in the Soto Zen lineage of Suzuki Roshi.

Small Group Discussions

San Francisco Buddhist Center 37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA

** PRIDE WEEKEND ** Group discussions are a perennial favorite at GBF, allowing us to get to know each other in a way that speaker-led dharma talks do not always offer.

Small Group Discussions

San Francisco Buddhist Center 37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA

Group discussions are a perennial favorite at GBF, allowing us to get to know each other in a way that speaker-led dharma talks do not always offer.

Ann Gleig – Part 1

San Francisco Buddhist Center 37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA

TOPIC: "Losing Our Religion"
Ann Gleig is an associate professor of Religion and Cultural Studies at the University
of Central Florida. She is the author of American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond
Modernity (Yale University Press, 2019). This talk is the first of a two-part series.

Ann Gleig – Part 2

San Francisco Buddhist Center 37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA

TOPIC: "The Shifting Landscape of Buddhism in America"
Ann Gleig is an associate professor of Religion and Cultural Studies at the University
of Central Florida. She is the author of American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond
Modernity (Yale University Press, 2019). This talk is the second of a two-part series.

Eugene Cash

San Francisco Buddhist Center 37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA

Eugene is the founding teacher of San Francisco Insight. He’s passionate
about practicing 24/7, supporting awareness, investigation, and realization in daily
life.

Daigan Gaither

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Rev. Daigan Gaither (he/him) began Buddhist practice in 1995 in the Vipassana
(Insight) tradition, and then began to study Zen in 2003. He received Lay Ordination
in 2006 where he was given the name Daigan or “Great Vow,” and received Priest
Ordination in July 2011.

Liên Shutt

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Rev. Keiryū Liên Shutt is a lineage holder in the Shunryu Suzuki tradition. Born to a
Buddhist family in Vietnam, she received her meditation training in the Insight and
Zen traditions in the US, Thailand, Japan, and Vietnam.