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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Aug 18, 2024
Donald Rothberg, Ph.D., is a member of the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Center, a guiding teacher for the Marin Sangha in San Rafael, California, and a regular teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, California, Southern Dharma Retreat Center, InsightLA, and New York Insight. He teaches retreats and groups on concentration and insight meditation practice, lovingkindness practice,...
Aug 25, 2024
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. He completed his clinical residency, (CPE), at UCSF and currently serves as a chaplain at both the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses. He has a Master’s degree from...
Sep 1, 2024

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. We break into small groups of 4-6, both in-person at SFBC, and in Zoom ‘breakout rooms’.

Sep 22, 2024

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. We break into small groups of 4-6, both in-person at SFBC, and in Zoom ‘breakout rooms’.

Oct 6, 2024
JD Doyle serves as a core teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) and has served as a board member and was the cofounder of the LGBTQI meditation group. JD is in the Spirit Rock Meditation Center teacher-training program and was in the Dedicated Practitioner Program (DPP2) and the Community Dharma Leader Program (CDL4). JD has practiced Buddhism since...
Oct 13, 2024

David Richo, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, writer, and workshop leader. He shares his time between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. Dave combines psychological and spiritual perspectives in his work. His latest book is “Ready: How to Know When to Go and When to Stay.” (Shambhala, 2022). The website for books, talks, and events is www.davericho.com.

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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 & 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.

LOCATION

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.