Hatred will never cease by hatred.
By love alone will it end.
This is an eternal law.”

– The Buddha

 

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Note: In-person meetings at the San Francisco Buddhist Center are suspended starting July 31, 2022.

Upcoming Sunday Speakers

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August

Donald Rothberg

Donald Rothberg

August 14, 202210:30 am - 12:00 pmZoom Only

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...

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August

Ari Lathuras

Ari Lathuras

August 28, 202210:30 am - 12:00 pmZoom Only

Ari Lathuras has been practicing meditation for approximately 35 years. She has received teaching from many renowned Buddhist teachers over the years.

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September

Small Group Discussions

Small Group Discussions

September 4, 202210:30 am - 12:00 pmSan Francisco Buddhist Center

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.

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September

David Richo

David Richo

September 11, 202210:30 am - 12:00 pmZoom Only

David Richo, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, writer, and workshop leader. His latest book is Ready: How to Know when to Go and when to Stay. (Shambhala, 2022)

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September

Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin

September 18, 202210:30 am - 12:00 pmZoom Only

Kevin Griffin is a Buddhist teacher and author known for his innovative work connecting dharma and recovery, especially through his 2004 book "One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps".

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Kevin Griffin
02
October

Sean Feit Oakes

Sean Feit Oakes

October 2, 202210:30 am - 12:00 pmZoom Only

Sean Feit Oakes, PhD, teaches Buddhism and somatic practice focusing on the integration of meditation, trauma resolution, and social justice.

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Sean Feit Oakes
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October

John Martin

John Martin

October 16, 202210:30 am - 12:00 pmZoom Only

John Martin teaches Vipassana (Insight), Metta (Loving Kindness) and LGBTQIA+ meditation retreats. He leads an ongoing weekly Monday evening meditation group in San Francisco.

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October

Anjali Sawhney

Anjali Sawhney

October 23, 202210:30 am - 12:00 pmZoom Only

Anjali Sawhney (she/her/s) is a Certified Integral Life Coach from New Ventures West in San Francisco, 2006 and a trained international Leadership Embodiment Teacher (somatic coaching based on Aikido & Mindfulness) with founder Wendy Palmer, 2011.

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October

Bob Stahl

Bob Stahl

October 30, 202210:30 am - 12:00 pmZoom Only

Bob Stahl, PhD, has founded eight Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in medical centers in the SF Bay Area and is currently offering programs at El Camino Hospital in Mt. View, Ca.

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November

Jokai

Jokai

November 6, 202210:30 am - 12:00 pmZoom Only

Jokai relocated to California from the UK in 2000 to study with Tenshin Fletcher Roshi at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center. Jokai Roshi emphasizes the direct experience of awakening using contemporary language and time-honored methods.

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November

Alistair Shanks

Alistair Shanks

November 13, 202210:30 am - 12:00 pmZoom Only

Alistair Shanks is the Volunteer Program Manager at Zen Caregiving Project where he has worked since 2004, first as a hospice volunteer and training facilitator, and in his current position since 2016.

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Every Wednesday & Sunday

Password: 276525
Meeting ID: 982 393 0924

WEDNESDAY DISCUSSION GROUP

7:30-9:00 PM PACIFIC

(ZOOM ONLY)

Meditation  (7:30 – 8:00 pm)
Discussion (8:00 – 9:00 pm)

We meditate together and then discuss a variety of topics ranging from creative spiritual inspiration to applications of practice in everyday life. 

 

SUNDAY SPEAKER PROGRAM

10:30 AM TO 12 NOON PACIFIC

(ZOOM only)

Meditation  (10:30 – 11:00 am)
Dharma Talk (11:00 – Noon)
Refreshments (Noon – 12:30 pm)

GBF teachers are from all schools of Buddhism and speak on the application of the dharma in modern times. Following our program, those who are interested usually walk somewhere local together to socialize over lunch.

LOCATION*

We gather (when pandemic conditions permit, which is not the case for August 2022) at the San Francisco Buddhist Center at 37 Bartlett Street in San Francisco’s Mission District. 

Bartlett Street is between Mission & Valencia. Look for the red door near 21st Street.

* Masks and vaccination required

 SFBC is wheelchair accessible.