Remaining Spring dates: Apr 10, 17, May 1, 8 , 15 ,22

 Mon 7-8:45pm, CIIS 1453 Mission St, SF, rm 216

Meditation group open to beginners or experienced meditators. We sit together, followed by a talk explaining the practice and the teachings behind them, with time for questions and discussion. Come once or come regularly. We practice Insight Meditation, the basis of Mindfulness Practice, from the Buddhist tradition.

Please bring photo ID (to show at ground floor desk) and leave time for check in. Suggested donation $10-20, nobody turned away for lack of $.   You can also donate online here to anushkasangha(at)

SF Dharma Center Project: A group is forming to establish an urban Insight Meditation center in San Francisco! A place for classes, sitting groups, community activities, service work, and more. If you are interested in helping make this happen please sign up here! We want to buy a place, so need help with real estate, fundraising, organizing, graphic design etc. If you have a potential place also let us know!

This project is being done in collaboration with Howie Cohn, Eugene Cash and Pam Weiss, who all teach Insight Meditation in San Francisco.

The advisory board for this project includes: Carol Wilson (IMS), Narayan Helen Liebenson (CIMC), Joseph Goldstein (IMS), Sharon Salzberg (IMS), Jack Kornfield (Spirit Rock), Gil Fronsdal (IMC), Larry Yang (Insight Community of the Desert), Pascal Auclair (Voie Boréale/True North), Bonnie Duran (Seattle POCAS), Ayya Tathaaloka (Dhammadharini Vihara), Catherine McGee (Gaia House, UK)

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2017 Retreats

Mar 27-31 Insight and Awakening Retreat, Spirit Rock, w Will Kabat-Zinn

May 5-7 Common Ground sangha, Minneapolis MN

May 12 Mindfulness & Technology, Spirit Rock Daylong

May 19-21 Seattle Insight weekend

June 24- July 2 Insight Meditation Retreat,  Gaia House, w Catherine McGee,

July 14-23 Insight Meditation Retreat, Spirit Rock w Joseph Goldstein & Kamala Masters, Greg Scharf

Sept 1-4 Discovering Freedom: Labor Day Retreat, IMS w Pascal Auclair

Sept 5-10 Freedom & Ease of Being: LGBTIQ Retreat, IMS w Pascal Auclair, Jean Esther

Sept 18-24 Finding Freedom in the Body w Bob Stahl, Christiane Wolf Spirit Rock

 Oct 13-15 Hawaii Vipassana weekend, Honolulu

Nov 2-5 Texas Vipassana weekend, Margaret Austin Center, Mariposa Sangha

Dec 29- Jan 7 Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Years Retreat w Catherine McGee, Yanai Postelnik, IMS