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

– The Buddha


Join us on Zoom or In-Person at the San Francisco Buddhist Center.

Upcoming Sunday Speakers

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Apr 14, 2024
Kevin Griffin is a Buddhist teacher and author of 9 books known for his innovative work connecting dharma and recovery, especially through his 2004 book “One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps.” He has been a Buddhist practitioner since the 1980s and a teacher for three decades. He reaches a broad range of audiences in dharma centers,...
Apr 21, 2024
GBF will hold Small Group discussions while some members are away at the 5-day Spring Retreat at Vajrapani in Boulder Creek. 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 allow. We will meditate, followed by discussing a topic suggested by our Facilitator....
Apr 28, 2024
Syra Smith is an artist, facilitator and Dharma Teacher interested in deep ecology and manifesting a culture where we can turn toward fearless abundance and generosity. Her grandmothers are Choctaw-Chickasaw and include those among the first freed black African women to own land in her country. Syra’s studies and practices are deeply rooted in the heart and along the path...
May 5, 2024
Tetsugen Tom Baker is a Soto Zen priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi. He was ordained by Shinki Mark Lancaster at Dragon’s Leap Temple in 2017. He practices in the “Marketplace Priest” tradition. Long active in the Meditation in Recovery group, he was a founder of the off-shoot monthly Zen Men in 2015. Tom works in the Geriatrics Division...
May 12, 2024
Dale Borglum founded and directed the Hanuman Foundation Dying Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the first residential facility in the United States to support conscious dying. Working with Ram Dass and Stephen Levine, Dale helped found the conscious dying movement in the West. He has been the Executive Director of the Living/Dying Project in Santa Fe and since 1986...
May 19, 2024
René Rivera is a meditation teacher, restorative justice facilitator, and leader, working and learning in all the spaces in-between race, gender, and other perceived binaries, as a queer, mixed-race, trans man. René teaches heart-centered, trauma-informed meditation, at the East Bay Meditation Center and other meditation centers. He has co-led the first residential meditation retreats for transgender, nonbinary, and gender-expansive people....


Every Wednesday & Sunday

Password: 276525
Meeting ID: 982 393 0924


7:30-9:00 PM PACIFIC


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. 




(ZOOM & In Person)

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.


We gather 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.

 SFBC is wheelchair accessible.