“If you’re invested in security and certainty,
you are on the wrong planet.” 
– Pema Chödrön

 

Syra Smith

Apr 28, 2024,

10:30 am

- 12:00 pm

San Francisco Buddhist Center

37 Bartlett Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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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 toward awakening more fully to the truth of freedom in our lives.

A lifelong meditator and SF Bay Area native, Syra began her personal meditation practice as a teen in 1988 and has been practicing in the Theravada Buddhist tradition since 2009. She graduated East Bay Meditation Center’s Commit to Dharma program in 2011 and became a Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader in 2017. Syra teaches Insight Meditation and mindfulness throughout the SF Bay Area and beyond and proudly serves as Core Teacher with the San Francisco LGBT Sangha. Syra is honored to serve as Board President as well as on the Guiding Teachers Council with San Francisco Insight. More information and her teaching calendar are available at https://projectroot.org/