Small Group Discussions

San 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.

David Richo

San Francisco Buddhist Center

Topic: Healthy Anger. 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)

Anjali Sawhney

San Francisco Buddhist Center

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.

Bob Stahl

San Francisco Buddhist Center

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.

Jokai

San Francisco Buddhist Center

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.

Alistair Shanks

San Francisco Buddhist Center

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.

Laura Burges

San Francisco Buddhist Center

Ryuko Laura Burges, a lay entrusted dharma teacher in the Soto Zen
tradition, lectures and leads retreats at practice centers in Northern California.

Small Group Discussions

San 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.

Prasadachitta

San Francisco Buddhist Center

Prasadachitta was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2011 and he became the Chair of the San Francisco Buddhist Center in April 2022.

Small Group Discussions

San 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.

John Martin

San Francisco Buddhist Center

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