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

– The Buddha

 

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Upcoming Sunday Speakers

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May 26, 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’.

Jun 2, 2024
Pamela Weiss is a dual-lineage Buddhist teacher in Soto Zen and Theravada, and the author of “A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism.” She sits on the Spirit Rock Teacher Council, and teaches through San Francisco Insight, San Francisco Zen Center and Brooklyn Zen Center. Pamela lives in San Francisco with her husband and little dog, Grover. Find her...
Jun 9, 2024
Melvin Escobar is a core teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center, a licensed psychotherapist, and a certified yoga instructor. Melvin has walked the path of service for much of his life, drawing on his experiences as a queer man of color born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Having encountered the priceless wisdom embodied in Buddhism and Yoga, he...
Jun 16, 2024
John Martin teaches Vipassana (Insight), Metta (Loving Kindness) and LGBTQIA+ meditation retreats. He leads an ongoing weekly Monday evening meditation group in San Francisco. He serves as Co-chair of the Guiding Teachers Council for Spirit Rock. His practice has been supported by twelve years as a hospice volunteer: including five years at Shanti Project during the AIDS crisis, and seven...
Jun 30, 2024
Bob Stahl, Ph.D., 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, California. He serves as an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the School of Public Health at Brown University Mindfulness Center...
Jul 7, 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’.

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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.